Voices Visible Writing Contest Rules
Here’s the VV Poster 2016 2017 for your school so you can advertise!
Download the remainder of the 2017 Writing Contest Entry Form-BCTELA
We look forward to receiving submissions from all your talented students!
English Practice Call for articles:
In line with the BCTELA 2016 conference theme, English Practice invites you to submit teaching ideas, classroom inquiries and practice-focused research, reflective and critical narratives, poems, fiction and other arts-based renderings, as well as, book reviews for our upcoming issue.
Entitled Empowering Learners; Renewing our Practice this broadly-themed issue opens a space for exploration and conversation around all that brings a sense of empowerment, vitality, agency and deeper purpose to the learning and teaching of English Language Arts.
Questions to consider might include:
What does empowerment mean and look like for students? What role does language, literacy and/or literature have in student empowerment? How do I nurture a sense agency in my students? How might I use texts and/or literature to help students understand themes of power and agency? How do I maintain vitality and feel empowered as a teacher?
We have four sections to assist you in preparing and submitting your writing:
Deadline: March 15th, 2017. Anticipated publication Summer 2017.
Editors: Sara Florence Davidson and Ashley Cail
Please send your queries and completed submissions to:
Please see this page for our guidelines for submission.
See our previous journal, Fall 2016 Story and the Landscapes of Learning for inspiration!
Proposal for English Language Arts Grades 10-12 Curriculum
via Ben Pare
As with Grades K-9, the redesigned Grades 10-12 curriculum will support both disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning, encourage locally-developed curriculum, as well as enable a variety of learning environments and school and classroom configurations. This flexibility supports teachers and students wanting to organize learning through interdisciplinary inquiries that focus on project-based learning, problem-based learning, or learning through design. Central features of the 10-12 curriculum include the following:
It is proposed that there be two curricula within the Graduation English program: English 10-12 and English First Peoples 10-12. These two curricula are academically equivalent, and both are accepted for entrance to post-secondary education. It is also proposed that Communications 11/12 curriculum and the Communications 12 examination be discontinued as of September 2017.
The following is a draft of the redesigned curriculum for English Language Arts (ELA) 10-12. Your feedback on this draft is encouraged.
We welcome your feedback.
You can find a feedback link here on the 10-12 Draft Curriculum site.