Best Practice Guide

BCTEA-Best-Practices

Technology education in BC schools has changed in recent years as a result of funding cuts and the removal of maximum class size numbers by government. There are fewer technology education teachers, and those remaining are teaching larger classes with less supplies, equipment, and maintenance than ever before. In an attempt to address the resultant problems in program quality and teaching and learning conditions, the BC Technology Education Association (BCTEA), a provincial specialist association of the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), has compiled a comprehensive document outlining recognized best practices. Health and safety is an underlying theme in all sections.

To download the Executive Summary or the Complete Guide, click on the following links:

Executive Summary                         Best Practices Guide

 

Best Practices Guide Media Archive

 The Best Practices Guide has received some media coverage in various parts of the province. The BCTEA encourages all tech ed teachers in the province to present the BPG to their administrators and senior district management.

Here are links for media coverage on the BPG:

http://www.theprogress.com/news/132740613.html

http://www.cfjctv.com/story.php?id=5094

http://www.news1130.com/news/local/article/290782–teachers-too-many-kids-in-woodshop-and-metal-shop-classes

http://thetyee.ca/News/2011/10/27/BC-Tech-Education/

Consider contacting your local media and tell your story and promote the BPG in the best interest of our students and programs.