Join the VTLA for Winter Tonic, our fabulous annual social and professional development evening. This year Winter Tonic will be on February 27, 2017. Stay tuned for more details!
Thursday, February 18
4:00- 8:00 pm
Gladstone Secondary School
4105 Gladstone Street
Friends of the School Library presents
Liz Schultze from Cinematique
Understanding How Advertising Manipulates Kids
Parents, students and staff are invited to join us on
Wednesday, October 28th from 7 – 9 pm in the Eric Hamber Library
to hear Liz speak about media literacy.
5025 Willow Street, Vancouver
Where: Charles Dickens Elementary Library
Sushi and other snacks provided starting at 3:45. We are very lucky to have Kenzo Lackmance of Kibune Sushi, Yew and Cornwall, making sushi for us at the AGM. The meeting will begin at 4:00pm. Bring a book you have read recently and would recommend for other school libraries if you would like to share. VTLA Executive to be elected at this meeting.
2014 BCTLA Conference October 23 and 24, 2014
Celebrating our 75th Anniversary!
Held at Granville Island with the Vancouver Writers Fest
$75 – Friday Conference (special price for the 75th Anniversary)
$40 – BCTLA membership, $15 for students, TOCs, retirees, $63 for Non BCTF members
$35 – Thursday night Gala Award Dinner at Bridges restaurant, 3 course dinner
Your $75 registration includes:
a USB with Vancouver TL created materials (Pro-D on a Stick)
Continental breakfast catered by Bread Garden.
Vendor displays at False Creek Elementary
Thursday, October 23 at 6pm
Gala Awards Dinner at Bridges restaurant! Special Guests!
Seating is limited so register early! Registration starts September 15 2014.
Friday, October 24 at 8 am
Please note! Pay parking at Granville Island. No free parking available at the school.
Wear your walking shoes and be prepared for rain – of course!
8 to 9:30 AM – Register at False Creek Elementary School.
9:40 AM – Walk over to your Writers Fest venue for the 10 AM program.
11:30 – lunch at False Creek Elementary. Last chance to shop with vendors!
12:30 – Walk over to Granville Island for your 1 pm Writers Fest program. Vendors pack up and leave.
Thank you for coming to beautiful Vancouver and
supporting the Vancouver Writers Fest.
Congratulations to all of us for 75 years of excellent service to the students,
teachers and parents of British Columbia!
The BCTLA summer institute this year is a good one! Buffy Hamilton is coming August 26!!!
Buffy Hamilton is best known in the school library community as the Unquiet Librarian. She is an ALA Cutting Edge Library Service Award Winner, and a Library Journal Mover & Shaker award recipient.
The third session looks particularly exciting: Participatory Culture
“What are the qualities that distinguish sites of participatory learning and how might school libraries contextualize their role as co-learners that can collaboratively construct the possibilities of print and digital information, and new literacies, through inquiry-driven work? After a presentation of these principles and and concepts, we’ll engage in small and large group exploration of the possibilities, strategies, and real-world examples across a range of library environments to re-imagine the modern school library.”
Get more information about this exciting day and register online HERE.
Please note: this professional development event is planned by teachers for teachers. There are no union barriers to teachers attending this event. Coming together as colleagues to share and build our practice is a powerful way to counteract the stresses of our current bargaining situation.