Gender Creative Kids: http://gendercreativekids.ca
The BCTF offers a variety of free workshops to teachers that aim to develop skills to interrupt, address, and challenge homophobia and transphobia within our classrooms and school communities. The following workshops are available for booking through the BCTF.
To request a workshop, please use the Faxback Workshop Request Form . Include alternate dates, if any.
You may also contact Ashley Gurat in the Professional and Social Issues Division at 604-871-1857, or 1-800-663-9163 local 1857. She will determine availability of associates with a geographic match where possible.
This workshop will help develop an understanding of the risks facing trans* students, as well as the protective factors, gain increased familiarity with terminology used by the trans* communities and increased awareness of gender identity and gender expression. Best practices for supporting a student through gender transition within the school system will be covered. Although the focus is on trans* students, gender inclusive schools help all students to feel safe at school.
**It is recommended that you concurrently book a free CALL Out workshop which addresses the above topics with your students. For example, after this workshop is presented to your staff, then CALL Out will come in and do an age appropriate presentation for your students. 604-315-3668 or 1-877-515-3668 (toll free in BC).
Teachers often feel underprepared to teach sexual health, yet, there are required outcomes from K-12 in the BC curriculum. Issues such as porn and sexting, violence against women, gender diversity, and sexual orientation are often forgotten in the heteronormative curriculum. This workshop will help you to define what is missing from traditional programs and how to include it in your teaching, as well as give you the resources you need to teach sexual health from K-12.