The BC Teachers' Federation (BCTF) is seeking 12 public school teacher representatives willing to participate as BCTF representatives to the Ministry of Education’s Provincial Classroom Assessment Development Team in the areas listed below.
In addition to public school teachers, the Ministry will appoint educators from independent schools. These team members will not be appointed by the BCTF.
In order to support the new curriculum, the Ministry is seeking input on aligning classroom assessment frameworks with the new curriculum. Classroom assessment includes formative assessment, summative assessment, and communicating student learning to parents. The Ministry is seeking teachers from K‒9 who are well-versed in classroom assessment to provide ongoing feedback, input, and guidance in establishing an assessment framework, including the identification of necessary assessment resources.
Members will be appointed as representatives to the Provincial Development Classroom Assessment Team for a one-year period. The term of appointment will be from January 2016 to January 2017. TTOC costs and travel expenses for team members will be covered by the Ministry, and any time required outside of meetings will be compensated according to government guidelines.
Typically, the team meets three to four times during the year in Victoria, Richmond, Surrey, or Vancouver. Each meeting is scheduled for one to two days. Team members may also be asked to complete tasks individually to support the development of effective principles of assessment and provide materials in support of the new directions. More details will be provided by the Ministry.
teaching experience in grade levels and subject areas from K‒9
knowledge of approaches to assessment for, of, and as learning
experience in effective classroom assessment practices and proven leadership in this area,
e.g., provided workshops, mentoring, participated in provincial, district, local and/or school- based assessment committees
a thorough familiarity with the redesigned curriculum including an understanding of the core competencies and how they take expression in the curricular competencies
excellent writing skills and the ability to write lessons and support materials for teachers
the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, meet deadlines, and beenthusiastic and committed to an innovative approach to the redesigned provincial curriculum and classroom assessment
active BCTF membership status
awareness of the role and responsibilities of representing the BCTF and the teaching profession
balance of diversity—gender, Aboriginal, regional representation, etc., will be sought.
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Members of the classroom assessment development team will be expected to observe the requirements of copyright legislation.
Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. (late applications will not be accepted) British Columbia Teachers’ Federation 100-550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 4P2 604-871-2283, Toll free 1-800-663-9163, Fax 604-871-2289—bctf.ca
To apply: Complete the BCTF CV form
Fax: 604-871-2286 or email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct enquires to: Janice Neden, email@example.com, 604-871-1845, or 1-800-663-9163 local 1845
Because the BCTF has an affirmative action policy, each applicant may wish to provide on a voluntary basis, the information as to whether she or he is female or male, a person of colour, an Aboriginal, a person with a disability, or a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
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