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Friday, February 28 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Gender Identity

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We will explore what it means to be transgender, non-binary, cisgendered, and gender diverse. How is sex assigned and how is that different from gender? What is intersex? How are gender expression and gender identity connected and different? Why are there so many terms? Most importantly, what does it all mean for me in my classroom? All teachers and staff are required to uphold the Safe and Caring Schools policy, the new Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity policy (EPSB), as well as new legislation (Bill 10) around inclusion of gender diversity in classrooms and schools. Additionally, what is Bill 8 and how are the changes going to affect my GSA/QSA? This session provides teachers with knowledge, inclusion practices, best practices, and a safe place to ask questions to better their understanding of inclusion of Gender Minorities within their teaching practices.


Rin (Mandy) Lawrence

Rin (Mandy) Lawrence is a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. Rin has been a teacher for five years within two Alberta school districts, and has partaken in school community GSAs since beginning their teaching career in 2013. Rin sits on the Edmonton Public Schools Local 37 Diversity... Read More →