Resources for Teacher Candidates

Professional Development Conference

The Professional Development Conference is an annual 2-day conference for teacher candidates. One full day is dedicated to Elementary & Middle Years (BEEM) and one full day is dedicated to Secondary (BEDS). Hosted on-campus, this event follows a typical conference schedule, with keynote speakers, break out sessions (50/80 minutes), and a panel discussion. Attendance is mandatory as this conference is a part of EDUC 315.

Please visit the Professional Development Conference page to learn more about the upcoming event.

Inclusion for Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Official Website

A Call to Action: LGBTQ youth need inclusive sex education
Alberta's Teaching Sexual Health website
All-Gender, Multi-User Elementary School Washrooms
Anti-discrimination Response Training (A.R.T.) — What can YOU do when you witness discrimination?
Being Safe, Being Me: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey
Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education
Every Teacher Project
A Family’s Story
Gender Pronouns
Guidelines for Frontline Staff on Gender Identity
Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures
Maps - Sexual Orientation Laws
Options For Sexual Health (Vancouver Based Sexual Health Organization)
Possible Inclusion Statements for Course Outlines (3 versions)
A Primer on Gender Identity in the Workplace
Public Health Canada Q&A Guide to Sexual Orientation in Schools
Public Health Canada Q&A Guide to Gender Identity in Schools
Sexual Health of Youth in BC Report
SOGI Education Film & Video List
SOGI Goals and Best Practices
SOGI-Inclusive Environments (includes videos, programs, glossary)
SOGI-Inclusive Policies & Procedures
SOGI-Inclusive Resources (includes lesson plans)
SOGI Scenarios for Teacher/Administrator Development
What's in a name? Navigating mispronunciation and misgendering with grace in student advising

Resources and Books to Learn More About Gender Diversity

2018 Top SOGI Book Choices for Students and Teachers
Gender 101 – BC’s Transgender Health Information Program website
Questions and Answers: Gender Identity in Schools (2011) by Public Health Agency of Canada
Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools (2015) by coalition of American organizations such as Gender Spectrum and National Center for Lesbian Rights
Supporting Transgender and Transsexual Students in K-12 Schools: A Guide for Educators (2012) by Canadian Teachers’ FederationGender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children by Diane Ehrensaft
The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes (2016) by Diane Ehrensaft
Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools (2010) by Elizabeth J. Meyer
Sexual Health Information Disparities Between Heterosexual and LGBTQ+ Young Adults: Implications for sexual health
The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, Volume 25, Number 2, 2016, pp. 74-85 by Maxime Charest, Peggy J. Kleinplatz, and Jessie I. Lund
Supporting Transgender & Gender Creative Youth (2014) by Elizabeth J. Meyer and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals (2008) by Rachel Pepper and Stephanie Brill
The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens (2016) by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney

Lesson Plans and Other Curricula

BC Teachers Foundation
Gender Spectrum
The Gender Spectrum Handbook (2014) by Pride Education Network
Out in Schools Films and Curriculum
Pride Education Network – This website has book lists for teachers.
SOGI 123
List of films and videos for the classroom
VSB Pride Blog
Welcoming Schools (K-7)

Ressources en français

AcommeAlliéEs!
Comité pour la diversité sexuelle et l'identité de genre (CSQ)
Belle ressource de la petite enfance au primaire et secondaire. Guides pédagogiques, activités pour la salle de classe, listes de suggestions de littérature abordant\Enseigner avec fierté au BCTF – Glossaire sur l’éventail du genre\Guide CHEO sur la diversité et l’identité de genre\Guide “Diversité sexuelle et de genre: Ressource pédagogique inclusive” du Nouveau Brunswick (ainsi qu’un guide sur la création et la mise en oeuvre d’un comité de la diversité sexuelle, de genre et leurs allié(e)s dans les écoles
Guide des pratiques d’ouverture à la diversité sexuelle et de genre en milieu collégial et universitaire
Guides pédagogiques pour le primaire et le secondaire du Comité pour la diversité sexuelle et l’identité de genre du CSQ (Centrale des syndicats du Québec)
L’identité sexuelle au Canada: une publication de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada​
Liste du Comité pour la diversité sexuelle et l’identité de genre du CSQ (Centrale des syndicats du Québec)
L’orientation sexuelle au Canada: une publication de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada​
Modules sur le site Bien-être@l’école
Site Internet Enfants Transgenres
Association Lab-Elle: Sélection d’albums illustrés qui promeuvent l’égalité fille-garçon
Éditions Talons Hauts: Des livres qui bousculent les idées reçues​

Livres illustrés

Tango a deux papas, Béatrice Boutignon
Le safari de Zak, Christy Tyner
Ulysse et Alice, Ariane Bertouille
Et avec Tango, nous voilà trois!, Justin Richardson et Peter Parnell
Tu peux, Élise Gravel
Tous différents, Todd Parr
Fourchon, Isabelle Arsenault
Mes deux papas, Juliette Parachini-Deny
La princesse qui n’aimait pas les princes, Alice Brière Haquet
Le petit garçon qui aimait le rose, Jean Taboni Misérazzi
Cristelle et Crioline, Muriel Douru
Marre du Rose, Nathalie Hense
Les deux mamans de Petirou, Jean-Vital de Monléon
Dis. . . mamanS, Muriel Douru
Jean a deux mamans, Ophélie Texier
Un mariage vraiment gai, Muriel Douru
Philomène m’aime, Jean-Christophe Mazurie
Je me marierai avec Anna, Thierry Lenain
Fille ou garçon ?, Sabine de Greef et Fleur Camerman

Romans/ BD

George, Alex Gino (traducteur Kerline Jean-François)
Garçon manqué, Liz Prince (traducteur Philippe Touboul)
Le monde de William

Trousses

PRISIM - Trousse d'outils SOGI pour l'élémentaire

Comment Commencer un club SOGI et/ou un club de diversité

Au secondaire
À l’élémentaire

Sustainability Education
Marine Plastic Litter Educators Kit
This resource engages students and teachers from coast-to-coast-to-coast to increase awareness of the problems that marine plastic litter causes for our oceans and the environment, and empower them to take action. Resources are available in English and French.

Teaching

Designing Learning
A resource guide for planning and preparing learning experiences for practicum and when entering the profession
Learn Magazine
Published by BC Teacher Regulation Branch (BCTF) – current issue
Rick Hansen School Program
Curriculum materials re: disabilities, access, inclusion, social responsibility, maximizing potential (English and French)
UNICEF – Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history.
Voices into Action or Parlez et Aggisez — Free, online humanities resource
Equipping today’s youth with knowledge about human rights’ topics like racism, genocide, hatred and wars (both past and present) can potentially combat indifference and abolish the cycle of intolerance still prevalent in our world today. ERAC-approved original videos (with first person testimonials) and thought provoking activities for secondary students.