Sponsored by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the annual British Columbia Teachers’ Institute on Parliamentary Democracy is an intensive four-day professional development opportunity for teachers of social studies and related subjects in elementary, middle and secondary school. Participating teachers return to their schools with an enhanced understanding of parliamentary democracy and political process in B.C.
The next session of the B.C. Teachers' Institute on Parliamentary Democracy will be held from October 16-20, 2018 in Victoria.
Applications are being accepted until June 29, 2018.
Thank you to the 30 teachers from across the province who participated in the October 2017 session of the B.C. Teachers' Institute on Parliamentary Democracy. During an intensive four days in Victoria, the teachers collaborated to produce six engaging new lesson plans on topics related to governance, parliamentary procedure and democracy. Visit the Learning Resources page to access all lesson plans.
What would you take if you had to suddenly leave your home?
The Suitcase Project asked yonsei and gosei (fourth and fifth generation Japanese Canadian and Americans) what they would pack if uprooted from their homes at a moment's notice, like their ancestors had to during the internment in BC in the 1940s. The BCTF strongly supports examining historical wrongs during the intermediate grades through Social Studies. This exhibit displays the impact of this unfortunate part of Canada's history on Japanese Canadians both then and now.
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby BC V5E 4M7
When: Grand opening June 16th, 2 - 5 pm
Join the aquarium staff on this fun evening honoring educators who make a difference in the region.
Ocean Wise appreciates everything the teachers and educators in our region do to inspire the next generation of students. They want to show their love of teachers with a special night just for you! This event is FREE to all educators, principals, teacher candidates and non-formal educators! Enjoy a cash bar, giveaways and discounts of field trips!
Who? For all educators, administrators and support staff (19+ only)
Price: Free, but register to guarantee your spot
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium
June 28 2018, 5:30 - 9:30 pm New Westminster
Classrooms To Communities Education Network Solstice Celebration
Join other K-12 educators, post-secondary educators, community partners, collaborators and champions for change at this FREE networking event!
June 28 2018, 5:30–9:30PM
Judge Begbie's, New Westminster
To celebrate both the reopening of the Gallery after an extensive renovation and the 10th anniversary of revealing the vital and diverse Indigenous cultures of the Northwest Coast through the extraordinary work of Bill Reid and inspirational contemporary art the Gallery is pleased to offer FREE admission to the Gallery along with a whole weekend of free events at their downtown Vancouver location.
When: June 16th and 17th, 2018
Where: 639 Hornby St. Vancouver V6C 2G3
Times: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
More Information: https://www.billreidgallery.ca/pages/10-year-anniversary-activities
The Learning First Peoples Summer Institute is designed to support educators to bring quality, authentic First Peoples teaching and learning into BC classrooms. Comprised of two different sessions, which can be selected individually, the sessions will introduce resources that focus on themes, issues and topics of importance to First Peoples learning and informed by the First Peoples Principles of Learning. Each session will include print resources, activities and opportunities for professional dialogue and networking.
August 20-22, 2018
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Aug. 20-21, 2018 English First Peoples 10, 11 and 12 Teacher Resource Guide
Aug. 22, 2018 First Nations Governance Models Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec) and Modern Day Treaty in BC Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec)
REGISTRATION & EVENT RESOURCES: www.fnesc.ca/summerinstitute
Event contact: Riannon Nahanee toll-free 1-877-422-3672 firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for community outings for your class or yourself? We will post information of interest to intermediate and middle years teachers.