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.

 

 
 

 Introduction to

SOGI 1 2 3 Alberta

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VIDEO: INTRODUCTION TO SOGI 1 2 3 ALBERTA (6 min)
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An introduction to SOGI 1 2 3 in Alberta. This video features Alberta educators, students, parents, and community members exploring what it means to facilitate safe, welcoming, and SOGI-inclusive environments.

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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.

 

You can also find additional learning bursts created by educators in British Columbia on the BC educator site.

 

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.

 

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POWERPOINT
PRESENTATION

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FACILITATOR'S
GUIDE

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Download (FR)

VIDEO: SOGI Q&A (9 min)
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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)

 
 

You can also find additional learning modules created by educators in British Columbia on the BC educator site.
Topics include Curriculum Resources, Leadership and SOGI + Intersectionality.