Welcome to the PITA- Early Career Wiki- resources for new teachers in BC.

This Wiki was started by Ray Myrtle as part of the StartUP! program in 2008 when the Start UP! program began a part of PITA. Since the Wiki's inception, the StartUP! program has become a non-profit cooperative, to enable us to offer workshops for primary teachers, and so that early career teachers will have the opportunity to be more connected to the events and have input as cooperative members, to the workings of the Start UP! group. It is now called StartUP! Your Class Cooperative.

This Wiki continues to be managed by Ray Myrtle & shared by myPITA and StartUP! Your Class Cooperative as a place for new teachers to find resources and share resources.


Go to the Start UP! Website: www.startupyourclass.ca for information about the Start UP! Program events.

How to use this wiki (it's like a library):

Use the links on the left to find your way through the rest of the site.
Use the discussion tab on the top of each page to begin or continue a conversation about a topic.
Go to the 'getting started' page if you are posting for the first time.
Anyone can edit a page with a few exceptions, like this page, please and change with care.
If you know of events, feel free to add information from your district etc. on the events page
See www.startupyourclass.ca (it's like a common's area for professional conversations) for discussions, events etc.

Short Cuts:

To the Start UP! Website: www.startupyourclass.ca

To the Start UP! Your Class Gr. 4-7 workshop resources page

Start UP! registration site: http://bit.ly/startupreg

To the Pita Website: www.pita.ca

To the PITA Registration site: http://bit.ly/regPITA

You will need to JOIN this wiki to add pages, or to upload:

TO JOIN THIS WIKI - in order to add pages and upload- you will need to provide a valid school or university email.
  • Click on the 'Join (this wiki)' and complete the form including your actual name and any valid school email*
  • Include your login name so you can be found in the list.
  • Include your favourite grade.
  • If you are a member of startupyourclass.ca, you may already be a member of this wiki - indicate in the message that you are a Start UP! site member, and your login will be created.

That's it!
Once approved, you will be able able to upload and add pages, in the meantime you can edit, download and read everything.
Once you are a member, log in. Then you can go to the Member's page if you wish, add your contact info and find colleagues to connect with, and of course upload and download to the wiki.

Trouble? Contact Ray at ray.myrtle@gmail.com

*We want access to parts of the wiki to be for teachers only so that we can post student work and tests, and to enable better discussions.

All teachers are welcome to view and contribute by editing. All BC Teachers are welcome to join.