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BCTELA Book Club Summer 2019 -Deadline extended to Thursday July 18th!

Now Here This: BCTELA Summer Book Club 2019 is launching!

For those BCTELA members who love to do summer reading, we are resurrecting our book club! BCTELA members who apply by the deadline (July 12, 2019) via email with the application form will receive a free copy of the book The Peacemaker by David A. Robertson.

David, an Indigenous author who has published many books for school aged learners, is our keynote for the October 2019 conference. We thought this would be a great opportunity to read, discuss and share our ideas regarding the use of this book in our classrooms prior to hearing David speak.

We will host a Twitterchat on Wednesday August 28th at 7 pm with the hashtag #bctelabook2019 to facilitate our conversations across the province.

A twitter chat is a real-time conversation held over twitter using hashtags to link tweets and threads.


This is open to BC Teachers who are members of BCTELA. Download the application below, fill it out and email to Kate Campbell ( ) by July 12, 2019. Use subject line “BCTELA Bookclub.”

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This will be an exciting day you won’t want to miss!! Our keynote is DAVID A. ROBERTSON, an award-winning Indigenous writer. His books include When We Were Alone (winner Governor General’s Literary Award), Will I See? (winner Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award), The Evolution of Alice, Sugar Falls (YA graphic novel) and more!

Deadline to submit program proposals is March 8, 2019. Please download and fill out the document below.Email as an attachment to Katie Marren:

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Don’t Forget to Enter Student Work in the BCTELA Writing Contest!

Selected winners will have their writing published in Voices Visible and will receive a copy. It is an exciting way for B.C. learners to have an authentic experience with writing and being published!

The submission deadline is April 30, 2019.

You must be a BCTELA member to have your students entries qualify. You can join online through this website, or go to the BCTF website and choose BCTELA as a your PSA for only $35 for the year (payment is through BCTF).

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Winning students receive a copy of the published book. If you would like to order copies from this or previous years, please use the form below!

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Share this with teachers in your district!! This contest is open to all grade levels!

Quick turnaround on this BCTF ELA teachers!         Jan. 16th is the deadline

The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is seeking 18 public school teachers willing to participate as BCTF representatives to the Ministry of Education’s Framework for Classroom Assessment Teams in the following areas: Science (Grades 10–12), English Language Arts (Grades 10–12), and ADST (Grades K–12).

Being a PSA member is one of the selection criteria that will be considered in the selection process for this posting.

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