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May 21st PD Conference

May 21st PD Conference

Are you interested in the opportunity to facilitate or provide a workshop on our May 21st Conference? This is being planned as a virtual conference, considering the uncertainty of the Covid restrictions through the spring.  The District PD committee wants to focus on reflecting and celebrating the work that we have been doing, honouring the […]

RED for BC ED

RED for BC ED

Teachers call for stronger safety measures from PHO as WorkSafeBC reports large jump in COVID-19 claims New WorkSafeBC data shows a 250% increase in occupational COVID-19 infection claims in the education services sector since early December, intensifying BC teachers’ calls for enhanced safety protocols in schools. BC teachers are at a significantly greater risk of […]

New Teacher Grant

New Teacher Grant

The District PD committee has established a New Teacher Grant of $2000 for the 2020-2021 school year. This is for any teacher who has 5 years or less teaching experience in BC, or any teacher who is new to their role. If you have used all of your individual school PD funds then you can apply for […]

Social Justice Training Opportunity

Social Justice Training Opportunity

BCTF Workshop for Grade 4-8 teachers on April 7th, 2121.

Start a Book Club to Honour Black History Month

Start a Book Club to Honour Black History Month

Win 5 copies of The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole for your staff at start a Book Club by entering a draw. How does it work? Find the post on our VTA Member Facebook page. Like the post OR Name your school in the comment section. The draw will be made February 16th, 2021. […]

LOVE EARTH EXPO 2021

LOVE EARTH EXPO 2021

Be a part of the SD22 Love Earth Expo – Celebrate Earth Day Every Day! Greater Vernon Museum & Archives will feature School District 22 student projects, artwork, demonstrations and displays in celebration of Earth Day 2021. It will take place April 19-30, highlighting a variety of SD22 Evironment Stewards’ work from kindergarten to secondary […]

Okanagan Zonal Pro-D: Coping in a Time of COVID

Okanagan Zonal Pro-D: Coping in a Time of COVID

Registration is now open for our February 12th Virtual Zonal Pro-D Conference.The theme is Coping in a Time of COVIDThis will be one of our best pro-d conferences. We have eight internationally recognized featured speakers along with thirty-two highly credentialed and experienced presenters.Click on the registration link to ensure you reserve your spot now!https://www.mycota.ca/conferences/february-pro-d.html

New Teachers Conference

New Teachers Conference

On Feb 26th, the BCTF is offering an online New Teachers Conference.  The registration fee is only $25!   The District PD committee has committed a total of $2000 to support  new teachers who are interested in attending. If the teacher is in a contract, they can apply for an Ed Leave to have a paid leave for that conference […]

BCTF Virtual AGM

BCTF Virtual AGM

We are looking for 6 VTA members to attend the BCTF Virtual AGM from March 20-23. Email Dave MacKenzie at lar@vernonta.com for more information.

Job Opportunity: VTA Mentorship Coordinator

Job Opportunity: VTA Mentorship Coordinator

This coordinator position is funded and directed by the Vernon Teachers’ Association, and is distinct from the District Mentorship Program. This coordinator will continue to work alongside the District in supporting their mentorship program.