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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by July 12, 2019. Use subject line “BCTELA Bookclub.”
Download (DOCX, 78KB)
We are busy planning our October 2019 Conference!! David A. Robertson is our keynote and we are so excited!!
Registration will be posted here when it is ready (likely a couple months before October 25th)
2019-20 Voices Visible Student Writing Contest!
Our entry forms for the upcoming school year (2019-20) are now available! Soon it will be time to start thinking about what will inspire student writing.
Download this form so you don’t forget to enter! Details & rules are outlined on the entry form.
Download (PDF, 111KB)
The Voices Visible writing contest is open to all students in BC from Grades 5 to 12.
This contest is free to enter for students of current BCTELA members. Contest entries
must be submitted by a BCTELA member who has paid their annual PSA fee.
All entries must be received by April 30, 2020.
Thank you to presenters who have shared their powerpoints from the Oct. 2018 BCTELA Conference. Some are posted below!
We enjoyed our time together and are grateful for the opportunity to network and learn from so many wonderful educators!
Think Alouds -Jeff Wilhelm
Download (PDF, 1.44MB)
Diving Deep Into Nonfiction -Jeff Wilhelm
Download (PDF, 1.32MB)
Download (PDF, 1.55MB)
Critical Literacy -Leyton Schnellert
Download (PDF, 1.19MB)
Fiction Reading -Kyla Hadden
Download (PDF, 329KB)
Primary Readers & Writers-Faye Brownlie
Download (PDF, 1.85MB)
The Podcast Project -Lisa Green
Download (PDF, 1.55MB)
Exploring the New ELA 10-12 -SD 41 Team
Download (PDF, 1.37MB)
Understanding Identity – Vicki Roberts, Seanna Hyndman
Download (PDF, 788KB)
Download (PDF, 97KB)
Core Competencies (link) -Kelsey Keller
The website is Kelseykeller.com and the power point is under handouts and PPTs (password: neverland).
Inquiry Based Literature Circles -Tanya Hobbs
Link to prezi – http://prezi.com/qljiysffuxtv/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
Download (PDF, 147KB)
Register Me Now:
Register BCTELA 2018 Conference
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**Please note the correct address of the new Moody Middle School location!
BCTELA’s annual conference brings together passionate educators who are committed to
teaching practices that respect, engage, and include all learners. This year’s sessions will
focus on topics that empower learners to take ownership of their learning, connect ELA to
the core competencies, consider gender identities; infuse aboriginal perspectives and
principles of learning; and explore exciting possibilities in ELA 10-12.
-EMPOWER YOUR TEACHING: Cognitive apprenticeship
and inquiry to promote powerful reading, composing and
The keynote will explore how inquiry as cognitive
apprenticeship is THE model of instruction for developing
motivation, as well as developing deep conceptual and
procedural understanding that leads to transfer and application
of learning in the real world.