For Educators

Educator workshops are customizable and flexible in focus to meet your team where they’re at.

Join us for a fun, informative, and engaging workshop which will expand your team’s knowledge and confidence in supporting 2SLGTBQIA+ youth and integrating SOGI curriculum into your every day.

For more information contact info@outinschools.com

Presentation Themes

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Our SOGI workshops are a perfect introduction for your staff and educator team.  A 2-3 hour workshop highlights the importance of language, terminology and allyship through action, while guiding educators to become more confident and comfortable in learning how to incorporate SOGI inclusive learning into their everyday curriculum and environment. The Out In Schools team will work with your educators to customize any workshop to address specific needs that are arising in your school community, and provide you with the tools needed to create a thriving environment for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, staff, and families.

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Indigenous Perspectives

Beyond language and terminology, this workshop explores concepts of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer identities situated in the larger conversation of colonial impacts on concepts of gender and sexuality. Bridging the gap between TRC Calls to Action in education and SOGI education initiatives, this 2-3 hour workshop asks participants to engage in the deeper conversation of situating themselves in understanding the ongoing impacts of colonization in relation to gender, sexuality, community and culture.

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Custom Workshops

Looking for SOGI support but also wanting to have a deeper understanding of how colonialism plays into the conversation? Customize your experience with this 2-3 hour workshop explores the importance of meaningful representation and impact with a lack-there-of. Understanding the power of story, and whose stories are often left out of the narrative, we will encourage educators to step into broadening the narratives that are a part of their classroom environments and include tips, tools, tricks and resources for how to include representation from 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

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  • Engaging and impactful short films
  • Terminology and concepts
  • Impacts of homophobia, transphobia and other forms of discrimination and how they intersect
  • LGBT2Q+ history and current events
  • Creating, supporting and sustaining inclusive environments
  • How to step up as an ally
  • Curriculum tools and resources

Adults, Educators, Administrators and Staff workshops: $1200
We also offer group rates and subsidies to accommodate your budget.

Student presentations: $600
Sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

If cost is a barrier, please indicate this when submitting the booking form. Presentation fees help to cover part of the costs for artist and distributer fees, facilitator fees, travel and other incidentals. Out In Schools is a non-profit initiative, which relies on donations to keep our fee structure low and the program going

While we can always be flexible with the lengths of our workshops, they are multi-faceted and require the time to do well. We typically tailor them to your unique learning objectives in a 2-3 hour session.

Our workshops are tailored to meet your needs; we can support with language, terminology, policy and inclusion practices. We understand that many folks are coming from different places of knowledge and experience; we use our expertise to support dialogue through facilitated discussion, which will help your team grow and better understand the resources and knowledge experts available in your school community. 

We can present to groups of all sizes, however ideal number for an educator workshop ranges from 10-60 adults.

Upon request, we can deliver a Keynote address ranging in the 45 min-60 min length.

At this time, we are taking precautions and presenting digitally. We hope to be back on the road as soon as it’s safe to be!

Avery Shannon

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Program Coordinator

Danny Lybbert

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Program Coordinator

Miranda Rutty

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Program Manager

Gavin Somers

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Education Director

Jackson Wai Chung Tse 謝瑋聰

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Facilitator

Meika Johnson

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Facilitator

Moe Chowdhury

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Facilitator