Taking learning outside is a concept long embraced in the Burnaby School District. With the emphasis on outdoor learning in our back-to-school restart plans, teachers are seizing opportunities to immerse education in nature.
On Wednesday, Lake Trail Community Middle School recognized Orange Shirt Day with an awe-inspiring interactive activity that students and staff had been preparing for much of September.
The Burnaby School District has received both local and national recognition for its support of families who have recently immigrated to Canada or arrived as refugees.
BCSTA’s Professional Learning Committee has been hard at work curating a diverse and exciting professional development program as part of the association’s annual general meeting this April. Below we highlight just some of the speakers that will engage with our members.
Our board of directors and staff are proud to wear pink today, February 26, to stand against all forms of bullying and discrimination. Pink Shirt Day originated in Nova Scotia when two grade 12 students defended a grade 9 student who was being bullied for wearing pink.
BCSTA’s Northern Interior Branch (NIB) consists of eight school districts: Cariboo-Chilcotin, Quesnel, Central Coast, Prince George, Peace River South, Peace River North, Fort Nelson, and Nechako Lakes. We meet four times per year, twice in host member districts and twice during BCSTA’s annual general meeting (AGM) and the annual BCSTA Trustee Academy.
As technology continues to proliferate all around us, I have wondered about the impact artificial intelligence (AI) will have on education, especially on teaching and learning. You need not look very far to see its ubiquitous presence in our lives.
A unique program at Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools (NLPS) encourages young women to consider a career path in the trades through hands-on learning. The Careers Technical Center (CTC) in School District 68 runs trades introduction programs starting with short programs in Grades 6 and 7 allowing students to build projects like planters or birdhouses.
Weaving Indigenous content into the everyday curriculum is important to all School District 47 educators, but many need support. The First People’s Curriculum is now mandatory everywhere in B.C., from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
This year, BCSTA is offering up to three scholarships of $500 each to graduating public-school students who have shown exemplary citizenship in their school and community.