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The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is seeking 12 teachers to work with the Ministry of Education to review, modify, and endorse two key documents within a draft Quality Assurance Framework for online learning. The workshop sessions will include Grades K-5 and Grades 6-12 educators with experience in blended or online learning (OL) from standard or OL school settings across the province, as well as teachers not currently teaching online.

BCTF members selected will represent the BCTF as follows:

Grade team

Number of BCTF representatives

Grades K–5, Teaching online

5

Grades K–5, Not teaching online

1

Grades 6–12, Teaching online

5

Grades 6–12, Not teaching online

1

In addition to public school teachers, the Ministry will appoint educators with other roles, such as administrators and independent school teachers to this project. These committee members will not be appointed by the BCTF.

General information

Over the past two years, the Ministry of Education has been working with stakeholders and Rightsholders on projects supporting a new model for Online Learning (“The New OL Model”) in BC. These projects include a new Quality Assurance Framework. 

A draft “Framework for Quality Online Learning in BC” was produced in March 2021 by an academic panel of online learning professionals. This framework included two key documents: 1) a set of design principles and 2) a set of teacher review reflection questions. The design principles were developed by a group of approximately 40 Grades K–12 teachers from established online programs who shared how they designed, structured, and facilitated successful practices in online learning environments. The teacher review reflection questions address the social and cognitive aspects of online learning.

Once reviewed and modified by BC-certified teachers, these documents will form the basis of a new quality assurance process for online learning delivery in the future for BC online learning schools.

Workshop participants will be asked to provide input on topics including, but not limited to, the draft quality assurance framework, the design principles document, and the teacher reflection questions.

Upon completion of the workshop(s), educators will have helped to finalize 1) the design principles document and 2) the teacher reflection questions. These materials will become a key part of the quality assurance process for online learning across the province, informing both teaching and leadership practice.

Selected applicants will participate in a full-day or two half-day workshop(s) via Zoom in early November 2021. The total time commitment will be approximately 8 hours for workshop attendance, and 4 hours for preparation in November. TTOC costs will be covered by the Ministry, and any time required outside of meetings will be compensated according to government guidelines. More details will be provided by the Ministry.

Selection criteria

  • active BCTF membership status
  • awareness of the role and responsibilities of representing the BCTF and the teaching profession, including the ability to work collaboratively in a co-constructive team environment and meet deadlines
  • experience as a K–12 classroom teacher with either standard classroom or blended/online learning experience in the 2021–22 school year
  • knowledge of a Learning Management System (if an educator with blended or online learning experience)
  • familiarity with the redesigned BC curriculum
  • a balance of diversity—gender, Aboriginal, regional representation, etc., will be sought. Given the nature of this project, preference may be given to educators who self-identify as South Asian Canadian.


    To apply: 
    Complete the CV form here.
    Fax to 604-871-2286 or email your application to applications@bctf.ca.

    Direct enquiries to: Grahame Rainey, BC Teachers’ Federation, grainey@bctf.ca
    604-871-1845 or 1-800-663-9163, local 1845

Deadline for application:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

(late applications will not be accepted)

Because the BCTF has an affirmative action policy, applicants may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information as to whether they self-identify as a member of one or more equity-seeking groups. This includes women, racialized persons, Aboriginal persons, persons who are trans, gender diverse or Two Spirit, persons with a disability, and persons who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual.

 

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