Presentation on theme: "BC Teachers Federation1 Working together to advocate for public education and better schools for BC."— Presentation transcript:
BC Teachers Federation1 Working together to advocate for public education and better schools for BC
BC Teachers Federation2 To engage individual members and schools. To demonstrate provincial unity. To get earned media across the province. To highlight the various themes in the Better Schools for BC plan.
BC Teachers Federation3 Presentations from the BCTF executive and locals to the Legislatures Select Standing Committee on Finance. Investing in public education
BC Teachers Federation4 Informing MLAs and provincial decision-makers of the cutbacks that have hurt public education in BC. Investing in public education
BC Teachers Federation5 Investing in public education Lobbying for more funding to reduce class sizes, improve the student-educator ratio, increase support for children with special needs, and restore learning specialist positions.
BC Teachers Federation6 Teachers across BC can wear End Child Poverty stickers. The band-aid sticker was designed to invite discussion about finding long-term solutions, not just quick fixes. Child poverty
BC Teachers Federation7 A petition drive will call on local and provincial governments to launch a comprehensive and accountable poverty reduction plan. Child poverty
BC Teachers Federation8 Mark December 10, the United Nations Human Rights Day, by shining a light on every child. Valuing diversity
BC Teachers Federation9 Light candles, or other lights, to represent each unique student at a school and celebrate diversity, promote antibullying, and show the value of inclusivity. Valuing diversity
BC Teachers Federation10 Large mark-ins at malls, or other public spaces, to give teachers the opportunity to connect with parents and the public. Authentic assessment
BC Teachers Federation11 Teachers will be able to talk about the authentic assessment they do every day in BCs classrooms. Authentic assessment
BC Teachers Federation12 Wear black on Black Monday to mark the 11th anniversary of Bills 27 and 28 and the damage done over the decade since. Bargaining rights
BC Teachers Federation13 Bargaining rights Lobby MLAs as they return to the Legislature and potentially debate new legislation on teacher bargaining.
BC Teachers Federation14 Specialist teachers in every school Public demonstrations with silhouettes of teachers to represent the hundreds of missing specialist teachers in BC. Call on government to restore learning specialist positions like teacher-librarians, counsellors, and special education teachers.
BC Teachers Federation15 Class size and composition Mark the start of the provincial election campaign with Burma shaves across the province. Put focus on education issues at the start of the campaign period by reaching out to local media outlets looking for local angles to the election.
Advocating for public education Get out the vote activities, including Burma shaves, to encourage members to vote and the public to make education a vote- determining issue. 16BC Teachers Federation
Lobby your new MLA Give teachers the opportunity to meet their new or re-elected MLA at a local-organized event. Let the MLAs hear from teachers and hold them accountable to make improvements to education. 17BC Teachers Federation