BCTF New Teachers' Conference 2021
Community and connections for early career teachers
This year, the BCTF New Teachers' Conference will be hosted online. Events like the BCTF New Teachers' Conference bring together beginning career teachers who have been teaching for 5 years or less, members who are new to the district, members who are teaching new topics or grades, and teacher candidates from all over the province, and therefore offer unique networking and sharing opportunities. We encourage you to spread the word about this conference amongst your network. There will be many excellent workshops on a wide range of topics, such as Health and Safety, Aboriginal Education, Social Justice, Collective Agreement, Inclusive Education, French and Francophone education, etc.
In addition, we will have two renowned keynotes who will present and interact with participants on Indigenous topics. You an can read their bio below. There will be prizes to win at the end of the day and some fun activities such as Zumba and Yoga sessions for all!
The BCTF New Teachers' Conference is specifically designed for those who have been teaching for 5 years or less, members who are new to your district or members who teach new topics or grades.
Should you have questions or need more information, please send an email to email@example.com
Find the workshop descriptions HERE!
BCTF Member, please register here
Non-BCTF Member, please register here
Registration fee $25
Recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and Saskatoon's Living in Harmony Award, John Lagimodiere is a dedicated community builder and role model. President of ACS-Aboriginal Consulting Services and the Editor/Publisher of Eagle Feather News, Lagimodiere is also the recipient of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce ABEX Award Business of Aboriginal Business. John's enthralling performance as host of the award-winning national show, As If, on CBC Radio serves as another reason why he is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, master of ceremonies, and facilitator.
A Métis from Saskatoon, John struggled through school before eventually convocating with a Sociology Degree from the University of Saskatchewan, focusing on Aboriginal studies. In 1997, John started his business ACS-Aboriginal Consulting Services, delivering Aboriginal awareness eduction to adults across the province. Since then, John has had over 20, 000 people from government, education, and corporate sectors attends his seminars. A powerful speaker and skilled facilitator, John empowers his audience to become positive forces for change.
Dr. Shauneen Pete
Dr. Pete is from Little Pine First Nations in Treaty 6 territory (Sask.). Before moving to Victoria, Shauneen earned Full Professor at the University of Regina. While in Regina, she served as the Executive Lead: Indigenization. She also served as both the Vice-President (Academic) and Interim President at the First Nations University of Canada. She has been serving as the indigenous Resurgence Coordinator in the Indigenous Education Department at UVic since 2018.
Dr. Pete's areas of specialization include: teacher education, and the indigenization & decolonization of higher education. On a personal note, Shauneen has co-produced two TV shows, written for a magazine and she is a storyteller. Shauneen is a teacher, mother and grandmother.
Our Lunch Activities Leaders
Yoga with Line Zumba with Heather