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.
Opportunities: May 12, 2018, Whistler Hilton Resort, Whistler, BC Whistler Conference - Co-presented by myPita.ca, BCATML & BCTELA Faye Brownlie - AM: Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses with Indigenous Texts; PM: Critical Thinking in Language Arts James Denby & Robin Ulster - Am: Ditch the Devices: Unplugged Coding Games; PM: Design Thinking Across the Curriculum Bryan Gidinski - AM: Out Loud - Bringing Curriculum Out of the Closet; PM: Fact and Fiction - Making the Most of Research Jessica Johnson - AM: Weaving Indigenous Knowledge into Math; PM: Traditional Oral Storytelling Across the Curriculum BCTF members $130 until April 18th, $150 starting April 19th. TTOCs, Student Teachers, SEA's $70; $90 after April 18th. Select a morning and an afternoon workshop. Register at www.mypita.ca
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