Menu

New BCTELA Wiki

We have started a wiki for BC English Language Arts teachers.  It’s kind of a digital incarnation of the novel title collection project we used to do. The difference this time is that a wiki updates immediately and is easily accessible to everyone.  If you’ve never used a wiki, come have a look.  We’d love to have participation from all over the province.

First, we’re collecting Canadian texts that you teach.  Next may be comics and graphic novels….

The Mathieu Da Costa Challenge

Check out this contest for your students:

The Mathieu Da Costa Challenge (MDC) is an annual writing and artwork contest open to youth between the ages of 9 and 18. The Challenge encourages young Canadians to embark on their own personal voyage of discovery by learning about the contributions that Canadians of different backgrounds have made in building our country.”

AGM

The BCTELA AGM will be held at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre in Burnaby (the site of our conference) on Friday, October 23rd at 3:45 pm. Information as to the specific room will be available from an executive member at the hotel on Friday.

At the AGM, executive members will report out on this years activities and there will be elections/allotments of next year’s portfolios. We welcome any interested members to attend.

Annual Conference & Day on Writing

Our conference is mere days away!  We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday (or Thursday, or Saturday).  Online registration is now closed.   If you have not yet registered, we welcome you to come early on your day of choice and register on-site as a walk-in.  There are spots left in the Thursday and Saturday institutes and in some sessions on Friday.  We’ll see you there!

Happy National Day on Writing!  It’s not too late to share a sample of your everyday writing.  Check out the galleries (including BCTELA’s) and add something of your own.

This is why we do it

Here are two examples of the passion and drive that our students can embody:

The first is a poetic inspiration for the future.

(more…)

National Day on Writing

As an affiliate on NCTE, BCTELA is participating in the National Day on Writing coming up on October 20th.  We invite any and all teachers and students in BC to contribute an example of their writing to the BCTELA Gallery. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the variety of writing we do every day.  Submit something today!

September 2009 President’s Bulletin

Over the past twelve months the BCTELA executive has reflected on BCTELA and its role. We identified our current “tent poles”: our journal (English Practice), our annual conference and our student writing journal (Voices Visible). We also realized that we needed to re-think our website to better reflect 21st century Literacies.


Download the 2009 President’s Bulletin in PDF format
to review with us the product of our reflective energies and to acquaint yourself with what we have in store for the coming year.

National Award Recognizes BCTELA Member

Celia Brownrigg has been chosen by BCTELA to receive the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Affiliate Leadership Development Award supported by a partnership between NCTE and Pearson Education. The award recognizes her as an early career teacher who has demonstrated a capacity for professional leadership.

Celia has served on the BCTELA Executive for three and a half years and continues to show an enthusiasm for supporting professional development.  She will be attending the NCTE Annual Convention in Philadelphia and will be recognized at the Affiliate Roundtable Breakfast.

Congratulations Celia!

Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: