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Two BCTF members win Governor General’s History Award

Two BCTF members are off to Ottawa this week as recipients of the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching. Congratulations to Glen Thielmann from Prince George and Janet Ruest from Chemainus! The Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, will present our colleagues with this award in Rideau Hall…

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Digital discussions on professional practice

Glen Thielmann, Prince George teacher, blogs at Thielmann’s Web River I am wondering how to approach the subject of Trump’s America with my social studies students. With many others, I’ve watched on in both fascination and horror as the bizarro version of the American Dream has unfolded over the last eight months-the successful merger of…

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Government restores funding to adult education

After a two-year fight, adult educators and students celebrated the restoration of funding for tuition-free adult education as one of the new government’s first actions in office. I know so many Punjabi elders who wanted to achieve basic adult education but couldn't afford it. Thank you, @jjhorgan. #bced #betterbc — Manveer Singh (@manveerssihota) August 9,…

The BC Teachers’ Federation’s 33 Provincial Specialist Associations give teachers a community to exchange ideas on research, teaching strategies, curriculum development, and other shared goals.
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BCTF members take the lead with professional development conferences

On October 21, 2016, The BC Teachers’ Federation’s 33 Provincial Specialist Associations (PSAs) hosted a wide range of excellent professional development conferences in communities across BC. These conferences are part of the BCTF’s ongoing commitment to enriching teacher-led professional development and lifelong learning. Every year, the PSA conferences bring teachers together to collaborate, learn, and improve…

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