After the exceptionally difficult past year, it is so important to recognize the phenomenal teacher-librarian work happening in our province. The BCTLA would like to congratulate the following winners:
|Larissa Kaminsky, Lord Kelvin Elementary||BCTLA New Teacher-Librarian of the Year|
|Kailyn Bell, McKenzie Elementary School||BCTLA New Teacher-Librarian of the Year|
|Doni Gratton, Hollyburn & Irwin Park||BCTLA Teacher-Librarian of the Year|
|Chris Evans, Retired||Val Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award|
|Richard Beaudry, Langley||Val Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award|
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Our AGM is on May 7th from 9 to 11 am. It will be held virtually on Zoom, as large meetings are still not permitted to be held in person until after the spring Rep Assembly. We will be holding elections for Executive Committee positions at this meeting. This link describes executive positions in greater detail. If you would like to put your name or a colleague’s name (with their permission) forward to join the executive, please indicate your interest to our president, Kristie Oxley, via email at email@example.com. Executive members must be active BCTLA members. We will also accept nominations during the AGM. All Chapter Councillors have been invited to attend this meeting. If you are not a Chapter Councillor but would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the registration link.
Have you ever had a passion or area of interest you’ve wanted to explore in greater depth as a teacher-librarian? Have you thought about researching those topics under a professional lens?
Register here for the BCTLA Guide to CSL’s Research Toolkit Webinar on April 6 from 3:15 to 4:45 pm PST. The meeting link will be sent to participants two days before the session.
This is about teacher-librarians engaging in research to further the profession rather than the practice of getting students to do research into a topic.
3:00 – Zoom opens
3:15 – Webinar commences
Part 1: CSL’s Research Toolkit Crash Course (60 minutes)
This section is about giving people an overview of research through the lens of the CSL Research Toolkit. Given the toolkit is there, this isn’t going to be word for word. It is an introduction focusing on the ‘need to knows’, participants can look to the toolkit for the rest.
Part 2: Tales of Treasure Mountain (~25 minutes)
This section is about giving people an idea about papers that have been presented at Treasure Mountain Canada, a school library learning commons symposium and think tank. What was required as a writer/co-writer, how they approached your their research.
Part 3: Q and A (Remaining time)
People will be able to ask questions of the group of presenters or to a specific person
4:45 – Webinar ends