The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is excited to announce TeachBC, their new website and online database to share teaching resources. It is now available online at


TeachBC is an online resource of teaching materials, lessons, and research relevant to the K‒12 BC curriculum. Through the generosity of BC public school teachers, the website is public and open to everyone. Teachers and organizations can share their teaching resources or educational research by registering and uploading their materials or providing links. Anyone can browse and download the resources for classroom or professional use. Browsing is easy: users can search by subject, grade level, resource type, title, description, language, and more.

TeachBC uses a Creative Commons license; this means the materials are not copyrighted in the traditional sense. They will be freely available to use in classrooms, but not for profit. The database will be open to searching and downloading of resources, and will be a source of high-quality BC-based research.

Teachers and prospective teachers are encouraged to help us build this resource by uploading your teaching materials, lessons, and research. It is an easy process:

  1. Go to “Share your resources”
  2. Register with your name and email
  3. Start sharing!

This will grow to be a valuable resource for BC teachers, built by BC teachers. Please share this news with your colleagues and encourage them to share their teaching resources.

The conference program features a range of sessions that will interest teacher-librarians and educators from all levels, and anyone interested in improving their teaching skills in literacy (e.g. visual, critical, etc.), research, and technology.  Please contact Heather Daly if you have questions: or 604-937-6380.

Keynotes include: Dr. David Loertscher, San José State University School of Library & Information Science and Chris Kennedy, CEO / Superintendent of Schools, School District #45 West Vancouver.  Featured speakers include: Dr. Joanne de Groot, Dr. Ann Ewbank, Adrienne Gear, Judith Comfort, and over thirty other amazing educators.

October 18 and 19

Riverside Secondary School, Port Coquitlam

Detailed program information and registration is now available here.

~text from the BCTLA Coquitlam 2012 Website

Read the latest news on the B.C. Teacher’s labour dispute and walkout  from The Vancouver Sun online news source. 

Full article here.

Original source article here.

By Kim Nursall and The Canadian Press, THE CANADIAN PRESS June 29, 2012

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Read The Vancouver Sun’s Report Card: A letter of thanks from a grateful parent to B.C. teachers.

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By Janet Steffenhagen, June 21, 2012. 5:08 pm • Section: Report Card

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Read the latest news on B.C. teachers’ negotiations and rallies in The Vancouver Sun’s Education News: The Report Card.

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by Janet Steffenhagen, June 20, 2012. 12:44 pm • Section: Report Card

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Read the latest news on Premier Clark’s anti-bullying strategy for BC schools: ERASE Bullying (Expect Respect And a Safe Education). Full article here.

By Katie Hyslop, 2 Jun 2012

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From The Vancouver Sun: Read BCTF president Susan Lambert’s letter to B.C. Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association‘s president Jameel Aziz regarding the teachers’ labour dispute in B.C.

Full article here.

Posted by Janet Steffenhangen,   MAY 24, 2012

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Read the latest news on year-round education in British Columbia from The Tyee here. Third in a three part series.

By Aleksandra Sagan, 4 May 2012,

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Read the latest news on year-round education in British Columbia from The Tyee here. Second in a three part series.

By Aleksandra Sagan, 3 May 2012,

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See the latest news update on the B.C. School Trustees’ Association Annual General Meeting and teacher bargaining in British Columbia.

Full article here: The Report Card by Janet Steffenhagen, April 30, 2012. 9:44 am

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