Professional Development Resources

 
 
 
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Tools of all sizes for learning individually and collectively.

By using these videos and presentations, educators can move their conversations with colleagues from the "why" to the "how" of SOGI-inclusive education—whether in a workshop, at a staff meeting, or on a lunch break. If you are a curious parent, this page is a great way to learn more.

 

 
 

5-Minute Learning Bursts

 
 
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Watch and Discuss

SOGI 1 2 3 Learning Bursts are five-minute videos designed as catalysts for discussion. Each video features educators, students, parents, and/or community members exploring a particular area of SOGI-inclusive education.

Ideal for staff meetings, small group work, impromptu conversations, and personal learning.

 
 

SOGI 1 2 3 OVERVIEW (5 min)
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An introduction to the key components of SOGI-inclusive education.

SOGI 1: POLICIES AND PROCEDURES  (5 min)
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Best practices for developing and implementing effective SOGI-inclusive policies and procedures

SOGI 2: INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENTS (5 min)
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Tips and tricks for creating a safe, welcoming, and SOGI-inclusive school environment for staff and students.

 

SOGI 3: CURRICULUM RESOURCES (5 min)
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How to integrate SOGI at all grade levels of the BC K-12 curriculum

SOGI Q&A  (5 min)
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Answers to common questions about SOGI and how it relates to inclusive education

BC SOGI Educator Network  (5 min)
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An overview of the BC SOGI Educator Network, which brings together BC educators interested in SOGI-inclusive education

 
 

40-Minute Learning Modules

 
 
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Customize and Engage

SOGI 1 2 3 Learning Modules are designed for engaging other educators in a customized or out-of-the-box learning experience. Each module includes three downloadable resources: a video, an editable PowerPoint presentation, and a Facilitator's Guide—complete with speaker's notes, discussion questions, activities, and worksheets.

Ideal for lunch-n-learns, professional development days, and workshops.

 
 
 

 

MODULE / SOGI Q&A (40 min)

Do you have any unanswered questions? This module reviews the basics of SOGI and its connection to student safety. It provides information for critically assessing your school/district through a SOGI lens and suggests ways to create a SOGI-inclusive classroom. The accompanying materials are available for download in English and French.

 

VIDEO: SOGI Q&A (9 min)
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POWERPOINT
PRESENTATION

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FACILITATOR'S
GUIDE

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Download (FR)

 

 

MODULE / Inclusive Environments (40 min)

"Not excluding" is not the same as "including." This module looks at easy ways to send a clear message of support to students and families. It discusses inclusive signage and language and their effects, the importance of GSAs in elementary and secondary schools, and the types of goals educators can set for creating a more inclusive school. The accompanying materials are available for download in English and French.

 

VIDEO: INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENTS (11 min)
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POWERPOINT
PRESENTATION

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Download (FR)

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FACILITATOR'S
GUIDE

 

Download (PDF)

Download (FR)

 

 

MODULE / Curriculum Resources (40 min)

When SOGI topics appear in the curriculum, all students feel included. This module enables educators to brainstorm how and where they can implement SOGI in their curriculums. It also shows how to access SOGI resources (books, videos, lesson plans) on this SOGI 1 2 3 website and encourages educators to set a personal goal to implement a lesson plan in their classes. The accompanying materials are available for download in English and French.

 

VIDEO: CURRICULUM RESOURCES (10 min)
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POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

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Download (FR)

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FACILITATOR'S GUIDE

Download (PDF)

Download (FR)

 

 

MODULE / SOGI Leadership (40 min)

Who can lead SOGI inclusivity? This module emphasizes the importance of SOGI leadership at all levels of the education system. It engages educators in critically assessing their school/district's SOGI policies and procedures, as well as engages them in practicing leadership scenarios and creating a realistic plan should a SOGI-related issue arise.

 

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POWERPOINT
PRESENTATION

Download (PPT)

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FACILITATOR'S
GUIDE

Download (PDF)

VIDEO: SOGI LEADERSHIP (9 min)
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