Remember that there is a TTOC email listserv that is available through the BCTF website. There are lots of tips and ideas that are shared through the list, and you are able to connect with other people from around the province. bctf.ca/cgi-bin/mailinglistssub.pl
TeachBC.bctf.ca is a relatively new website that is full of lesson plans for a single day, or a range of days. If you are called out into a subject area that you are not familiar with, please check out the web page for ideas and extra help. You can also upload any of your lesson plans that you wish to share.
You are part of the teaching force, and safety/security is part of your job as well. Always ask the principal or secretary for any pressing information you may need to know before starting the day. Also, ensure you have a set of keys for the day in order to be able to keep yourself and the students safe at all times. If you are unsure about an issue or situation, contact the WVTA immediately.
PD Opportunities for TTOCs:
BCTF New Teachers' Conferences 2019 April 5, 2019 - Vernon Lodge, Vernon, BC; Keynote Speaker - Dr. Deborah MacNamara May 10, 2019 - Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo, BC; Keynote Speaker - Tracy Myers Registrations open February 14, 2019; special rates for New TTOCs. Watch for more conference and registration information on the WVTA and BCTF websites.
Whistler Conference - Presented by myPita.ca in partnership with Aboriginal Education Association May 10, 2019 - Whistler Hilton Resort, Whistler, BC Deborah MacNamara - AM: Making Sense of Anxiety; PM: The teaching factor: Enhancing students access through relationships Diane Henry - Am: Infusing Aboriginal content; PM: The Secret Path Genna Cohen- AM: Planning for ELLs in your class; PM: Fun French fillers and games Sheldon Franken - AM: Building your SEL toolbox; PM: Rethinking Social Studies BCTF members $130 until April 10th, $150 starting April 191h. TTOCs, Student Teachers, SEA's $70; $90 after April 10th. Select a morning and an afternoon workshop. Register at www.mypita.ca