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The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is seeking 10 public school teacher representatives to participate as BCTF representatives to two Ministry of Education committees tasked with selecting graduating student provincial scholarship winners for the 2022–23 school year.

BCTF members selected will represent the BCTF on one of two scholarship committees:

Ministry of Education Scholarship CommitteeNumber of BCTF Reps

BC Excellence Scholarship Committee
This $5,000 scholarship recognizes 55 well-rounded high school graduates. Recipients demonstrate service and leadership, both at school and in their communities. Recipients also demonstrate a focus on their future career or post-secondary study goals.

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BC Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship Committee
This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment to and aptitude for a career in K-12 teaching.
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In addition to public school teachers, the Ministry may appoint educators from independent schools to this project. These team members will not be appointed by the BCTF.

General information
Members selected to work on these two committees will have the following tasks:

  • Part A: Evaluate applications (remotely and independently)
    • Participants will evaluate applicant resume packages.
    • Established criteria and scoring rubrics will be provided.
    • Resume packages will be provided through a secure transfer service.
    • A basic BCeID will be required.
    • This work needs to be completed in April 2023.

  • Part B: Attend adjudication sessions (online, as a committee, and during instructional time)
    • Pathway to Teacher Education: Tuesday, May 19, 2023 (full day).
    • BC Excellence: Wednesday, May 10 (full day) and Thursday, May 11, 2023 (morning only).
    • These sessions will be held remotely as a group via videoconference.
    • Participants will discuss their independent scoring, the merits of the applications, and choose recipients by consensus.

Term and remuneration
TTOC costs, where required, for committee members will be covered by the Ministry, and any work time required outside of the meetings will be compensated according to government guidelines. Committee members will serve under a Letter of Agreement that will confirm conditions and procedures for remuneration from the Ministry of Education.

  • Part A (BC Excellence Committee): invoice for up to two and a half days (17.5 hours) of independent work, to a maximum of $1,000
  • Part A (Pathway to Teacher Education Committee): invoice for up to one and a half days (10.5 hours) of independent work, to a maximum of $600
  • Part B: invoicing to be determined together with release requirements.

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
  • balance of new members and those with previous experience on the Ministry Scholarship committees
  • a variety of educators, from classroom teachers to career program teachers and school counsellors
  • experience in scholarship adjudication, administration, or counselling
  • balance of diversity—gender, Aboriginal, regional representation, etc., will be sought.

In addition, successful applicants must commit to being available for the following meetings:

BC Excellence Scholarship Committee  
DateTimeLocation
Wednesday, May 10, 2023Full dayOnline
Thursday, May 11, 2023Morning onlyOnline


BC Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship Committee  
DateTimeLocation
Tuesday, May 9, 2023Full dayOnline

 To apply
Complete the appropriate 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:
Monday, December 12, 2022, 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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