The BCTF has several new workshops available for locals to book:
New Teachers History and Relationships.
This component of the New Teachers SURT will introduce new members to their union. The topics covered include the structure of the BCTF and a brief history of the Federation. Participants will also discuss the importance of professional relationships, including the BCTF Code of Ethics, professional boundary issues, and the importance of the teacher/parent relationship. For more information, please see our Book School Union Representative Training Workshops page.
New Teachers Myth Busters.
New teachers are often unaware of the importance of our collective agreement and their rights and responsibilities as public-school teachers in BC. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the collective agreement and discuss the sections most relevant to them. The workshop emphasizes the importance of the local and the role that the Local President plays in upholding the provisions of the collective agreement. This workshop also introduces participants to the rights and responsibilities that teachers have when it comes to health and safety. For more information, please see our Book Professional and Social Issues Workshops page.
New Teachers Professional Learning.
BCTF members are fiercely protective of their rights to professional autonomy when it comes to their professional learning and pedagogical decisions. This component of the New Teachers workshop delves into professional autonomy by examining the Professional Development Lens and the differences between professional development and in- service, particularly as it relates to curriculum implementation. Participants will also become familiar with the services and supports offered by the BCTF, including the 32 Provincial Specialist Associations, the workshops program, and other PD opportunities. For more information, please see our Book Professional and Social Issues Workshops page.