​Module 1, Part I – Fostering Safe, Inclusive and Accepting Schools: Overview of Amendments to the Education Act

Mod 1 Part I.pngThis module is intended for school board employees as an overview to provisions of the​ Education Act that pertain to safe, inclusive and accepting schools as amended by the Accepting Schools Act (Bill 13, 2012) and to consider next steps for moving forward. Notes have been created to support you as you explain and lead discussions about these provisions of the Act and related policies, guidelines and practices. It is important to be familiar with the requirements in advance of your session presentation.

Module 1, Part II – Fostering Safe, Inclusive and Accepting Schools: Developing an Equity Lens

PMod 2 Part I.pngart II of Module 1 is intended for school board employees with a focus on understanding key concepts related to equity and inclusive ​​education and how educators and leaders, as members of their school communities, can assist in supporting safe, inclusive and accepting schools for all students.


 

Module 2, Part I – Roles and Responsibilities: Promoting Positive Student Behaviour: School and System Leaders

Mod 2 Part II.pngThis module is intended for school and system leaders. It focuses primarily on the school leader's roles and responsibilities in preventing and addressing inappropriate student behaviour, such as bullying and cyber-bullying, and promoting positive student behaviours to support a safe, inclusive and acc​epting school environment. It is beneficial for system leaders to make the connection with how boards are supporting school leaders in their role and to consider the system-level supports required for preventing and addressing inappropriate student behaviour, and promoting positive behaviour. The module focuses on the progressive discipline approach and makes linkages to a bias-free approach to progressive discipline.

Module 2, Part II – Roles and Responsibilities: Promoting Positive Student Behaviour: Teachers, Occasional Teachers, and Student Support Staff

Mod 2 Part II.pngThis module is intended for teachers, occasional teachers and student support staff. It focuses on their roles and responsibilities in preventing and addressing inappropriate student behaviour, such as bullying and cyber-bullying, and promoting positive student behaviours to support a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment.

Module 2, Part III – Roles and Responsibilities: Promoting Positive Student Behaviour: Early Childhood Educators, Office Staff, Lunch Staff, Bus Drivers, Custodians, Other Non-Classroom Staff and Service Providers

Mod 2 Part III.pngThis module is intended for early childhood educators, office staff, lunch staff, bus drivers, custodians, other non-classroom staff and service providers. It focuses on their roles and responsibilities in preventing and addressing inappropriate student behaviour, such as bullying and cyber-bullying, and promoting positive student behaviours to support a safe, inclusive​ and accepting school environment.

Module 3 – Fostering Positive School Climates

Mod 3.pngThis module is intended for school board employees to focus on considering the elements of a positive school climate for all students, including LGBT students, strategies for fostering a positive school climate, and how they as educators and leaders can contribute in all aspects of school life.

Module 4, Part I – Creating a Culture of Belonging: LGBT Perspectives: Building Understanding and Developing System-Level Strategies

Mod 4 Part I.pngThis portion of Module 4 is intended for school board employees to focus on key concepts, recent research and system-level strategies to foster safe, inclusive and accepting schools for LGBT students and all members of the school community. The module includes key terms and concepts, as well as statistics from various sources to illustrate the impact of bullying, harassment and discrimination at school. It provides participants with information about what is being done, and ideas about what more can be done at a system level to foster safe, inclusive and accepting schools for all students.  Part II of the module is intended for school board employees to take a closer look at school, system and individual level strategies.

Module 4, Part II – Creating a Culture of Belonging: LGBT Perspectives: Developing School, Classroom and Individual Strategies

Mod 4 Part II.pngThis portion of Module 4 is intended for school board employees to focus on strategies and actions at the school, classroom and individual levels to foster safe, inclusive and accepting schools for LGBT students and all members of the school community. It builds on Part I of this module, which sets the context for school board employees about the importance of supporting students who identify as LGBT and ​​highlights a range of system-level supports and strategies.

Module 5 – Student Voice and Engagement

Mod 5.pngThis module is designed for school board employees to focus on engaging students as part of a whole school approach to fostering safe, inclusive and accepting schools. ​

Module 6 – Parent and Community Engagement, A Whole School Approach

Mod 6.pngThis module is designed for school board employees to focus on engaging parents/guardians, parent councils, parent volunteers, members of the community who use the school (i.e. church groups, sports teams, community organizations) and other community partners through a whole school approach to safe, inclusive and accepting schools for all students.​