Media Advisory - Teacher leaders from across the country to discuss Cyberbullying policy at Annual meeting in Moncton, N.B.



    OTTAWA, July 3 /CNW Telbec/ - A national policy on cyberbullying and the
release of a national public opinion poll on education are two of the topics
to be addressed by delegates attending the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF)
Annual General Meeting (AGM), at the Delta Beauséjour in Moncton, New
Brunswick, July 10-12, 2008.
    Delegates will also map out the organization's budget and activities for
the coming year. According to CTF President Emily Noble, the AGM theme
Education... a Sea of Knowledge to Discover ties beautifully the geographic
location of the AGM in New Brunswick to the inherent worth of teaching and
learning.
    "This year's AGM is hosted by the Association des enseignantes et des
enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick (AEFNB), which is celebrating a
milestone in its history. The year 2008 coincides with the 50th anniversary of
the incorporation of the Association des instituteurs acadiens (AIA)
(Association of Acadian Teachers), which led to the establishment of AEFNB in
the late 1960s.
    "We are certainly honored and pleased to celebrate this anniversary which
marked the history of the Acadian teaching profession in New Brunswick,"
explains Noble.

    Here are sessions open to the media:

    
    Thurs., July 10
    7 p.m.:         Greetings: His Excellency Herménégilde Chiasson,
                    Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick

                    Welcoming remarks by CTF President Emily Noble, which
                    will include key findings of the public opinion poll on
                    education

                    Welcoming remarks by Marcel Larocque, President of the
                    Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
                    francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick, host of the CTF AGM

    Fri., July 11
    11:30 a.m.:     Awards Presentation:

                    Through its Special Recognition Awards, CTF will honour
                    two outstanding education leaders whose professionalism,
                    creativity and dedication have advanced the teaching
                    profession in Canada

                    The Public Education Advocacy Award recognizes
                    non-teachers who have made major contributions to promote
                    public education in Canada

                    For the first time, CTF will present an award to an
                    Outstanding Aboriginal Educator who has demonstrated
                    leadership in Aboriginal education and excellence in
                    teaching that reflects an Aboriginal culture

    1:30 p.m.:      Presentation on Green Street, a recently launched CTF
                    program that seeks to engage students and teachers in
                    environmental learning and sustainability education

    Sat., July 12
    9 a.m.:         Presentation on Cyberbullying

    10:40 a.m.:     Election of President-designate (to assume presidency in
                    2009) and election of CTF vice-presidents for a one-year
                    term
    

    The CTF AGM is the highest legislative body of the national federation
which is held every year to report on activities for the past year and to
establish the budget, priorities and activities for the coming year. The AGM
engages the delegates of Member organizations in debate and discussion on key
issues and resolutions that have an impact on public education, students and
teachers nationally.
    CTF speaks for 220,000 teachers in Canada as their national voice on
education and related social issues. CTF membership includes Member
organizations in every province and territory in Canada as well as an
Affiliate Member in Ontario. CTF (http://www.ctf-fce.ca) is also a member of
the international body of teachers, Education International
(http://www.ei-ie.org).




For further information:

For further information: Contact: Francine Filion, Director of
Communications, (613) 688-4314 until July 9 and (613) 899-4247 (cell);
Comments: Emily Noble, CTF President, (613) 899-4209 (cell)


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