B.C. teachers will not receive a professional designation. The government nixed the idea over the summer, disallowing a bylaw proposed by the B.C. College of Teachers (BCCT) that would have allowed teachers to place the letters CT – for certified teacher – after their names, just as nurses use RN and engineers, P. Eng. Click here […]
This journal article appears in the July 2011 issue of the British Journal of Music Education (28,2). Abstract: The music industry in the 21st century uses digital technology in a wide range of applications including performance, composition and in recording and publishing. Much of this digital technology is freely available via downloads from the internet, as […]
The iPad could be the hands of Grade 5 and 6 science students this fall if school trustees like the idea of partnering with Apple Canada. A report to school trustees says eight school districts including Kamloops-Thompson, Abbotsford, Delta, Richmond, Surrey, Victoria, Vancouver and West Vancouver have spent the last year and a half developing the […]
Impact, a new teacher evaluation system currently being used in Washington combines emphasis on classroom observations and student test scores to assess how well students are being taught. To read the full article, published by the New York Times, click here.
Last evening, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) won a strike mandate from its members, with limited job action expected to start Sept. 6 when schools re-open. Of those who cast ballots, 90 per cent voted in favour of a strike if there is no progress in contract talks over the summer. Click here to read the full post […]
Geoff Johnson, a former school superintendent suggests that universities and school districts should collaborate with the government to reinstate internship programs within the teaching profession. Click here to read the full article.