November 10, 2020

Livestream event with Teri Mooring set for Thursday, November 12

The BCTF is still working with the Chair of the Labour Relations Board (LRB) as well as lawyers representing BCPSEA and government, on our application for an enforcement measure or other troubleshooting tool to resolve disputes with school districts regarding the health and safety guidelines. We expect to hear more from the LRB by Thursday at the latest. BCTF President Teri Mooring will host a Livestream this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. to help provide more details and take questions. You can submit those questions by emailing covidquestions@bctf.ca. To watch the Livestream (which will include closed captioning), go to http://www.livestream.com/bctf/updates and use the password bctf2020. You can also see past editions using the same link and password. They are all available to watch on demand. 

BCTF Employment Opportunity: Director of Communications and Campaigns

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of the Communications and Campaigns Division (CCD) leads the creation and implementation of all strategic communications initiatives in support of the BCTF’s leadership priorities. The Director, CCD has overall responsibility for all aspects of the effective operation of the division. This requires a broad range of skills in strategic communications, media relations across multiple platforms, issues management, political action, campaign planning, public opinion research, graphic design, community outreach, training for local leaders and activists, editorial advice, event planning, team building, and more. The deadline to apply is November 25, 2020. View the job posting online for additional details and application instructions.

November/December edition of Teacher magazine is online

The November/December issue of Teacher magazine is now available. This edition highlights the amazing work BC teachers do everyday and draws attention to some of the challenges that teachers continue to face. Send your article ideas, photos, letters to the editor and resource reviews for upcoming editions to teachermag@bctf.ca

First Page student writing challenge

The First Page student writing challenge is accepting submissions until November 26, 2020. Students in Grades 7 to 12 are invited to write the first page of a novel set 150 years in the future. Click here for more information, classroom resources, and submission guidelines.