Vancouver Sun: 2010 November 25
Teachers who shun social media and aren't on Facebook are at risk of becoming irrelevant to the digital generation, a technology guru told a B.C. College of Teachers conference Thursday.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
At the Radisson Hotel in Richmond on Feb. 25 and 26, 2011, this is a professional development opportunity designed specifically for new teachers – those in their first five years of teaching, and for student teachers. The Call for Workshop Proposals is now open.
Education’s shrinking share of the BC budget and GDP, enrolment projections, specialist teacher losses, and other information is available in easy-to-read graphs and tables in the BCTF’s latest publication on education funding.
"We've lost 25 per cent of the teacher librarians in B.C. We've lost I think 20 per cent of the learning assistants; we've lost counselors, we've lost all those specialist non-enrolling teachers that used to provide interventions for children who are diagnosed with learning challenges. So we need to restore that capacity to the system," says Lambert.
"If you're not providing library services to students, they don't have access to literature and resources, then that's a skill that's not getting developed. That's a literacy skill that's not getting developed."