June 8, 2017
- BCTF out in the media prior to Legislative Assembly recall June 22
- Upcoming webinar on inquiry and professional learning
- Teachers and students speak out against “everyday racism” in CBC series
- Registration is open for the BCTF 2017 PSA Super Conference
BCTF out in the media prior to Legislative Assembly recall June 22
This week, the MLAs who were elected in the May provincial election were officially sworn in at the Legislature. British Columbians also learned that June 22 will be the first day those MLAs sit in session. It is likely that the current government will lose the confidence of the Legislative Assembly soon after and a new government will take over. Regardless of who ends up in the Premier's office and Cabinet, the BCTF has been actively calling for quick action in areas of the province where implementation of our restored collective agreement has stalled.
Here are a series of media stories on the BCTF's concerns and calls to action that you can share in your social media networks.
Vancouver Sun-BC education funding and teacher hiring marred by government uncertainty
News 1130-BC teachers hope new government will equal labour peace
Whistler Pique-Funding for teacher hires insufficient, union says
Times Colonist-It's time to reopen closed schools in Victoria
Nanaimo News Bulletin-BC government ignores ruling
Upcoming webinar on inquiry and professional learning
On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., the BCTF is hosting a webinar titled Living Inquiry-Stories from the Field. The BCTF's Teacher Inquiry program provides opportunities for teachers to come together to investigate their professional learning. The webinar will feature a panel discussion with Amanda Wardrop, Lily Kamarn, Henry Lee, and Jane Turner. RSVP online for this free professional development opportunity.
Teachers and students speak out against “everyday racism” in CBC series
Two sisters from Vancouver Island say their First Nations heritage led to them feeling alienated in the BC school system, unsupported by both adults and peers throughout their high school experience. The sisters spoke out about their experiences as part of Everyday Racism, a week-long series on CBC Radio's On the Coast that also featured BCTF President Glen Hansman.
Registration is open for the BCTF 2017 PSA Super Conference
Registration for the 2017 Super Conference is open! This conference is the collaborative effort of 25 BCTF provincial specialist associations (PSAs) and will host 6,000 participants and feature a huge variety of workshops, keynotes, and presenters. Participants will be able to choose from hundreds of sessions offered in a variety of formats, including lectures and hands-on learning opportunities presented at Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Vancouver, Telus World of Science, and Stanley Park Ecology Society. Register today!