Free BCTF workshops about antiracism
The following workshops are free professional development
opportunities for teachers and schools. It is recommended that schools
book these workshops two to three weeks in advance of the anticipated
date on which they will occur. All workshops are three hours in length.
To request these or other Social
Justice workshops for a school-based, local, or regional professional development
day, or a School Union Representative Training (SURT) day, please click on the “Book
this Workshop” link below the workshop description on the BCTF Social Justice Workshops
workshop teaches the key principles of communication by exploring the
differences between passive, aggressive, and assertive communication styles.
Participants will develop skills through a variety of exercises, role play and
practice, in order to effectively communicate in their classroom, schools,
union work, or personal lives.
Bafa Bafa (secondary)/Rafa Rafa (elementary)
(Cross-cultural simulation game)
Participants experience what it is like to live and cope in another culture. After the simulation, presenters will facilitate a discussion with the participants on what assumptions or perceptions they made, and the behaviour they witnessed about one another’s culture. Analysis of common ground and barriers between cultures will be explored. Other similar games and classroom activities will be provided in a handout package.
Incorporating Antiracist Strategies into BC's Revised Curriculum
(3 hours to full day)
This workshop looks at privilege in society and how the legacy of our
colonial past has shaped our present. It provides some youth perspectives
on racism in schools, and explores strategies to recognize and eliminate racism
in society, classrooms, schools, and community.
Racism in the Workplace and the Classroom
Antidiscrimination Response Training workshop is a powerful, practical way to
promote awareness, and empathy, and to develop the skills to effectively
respond to discriminatory remarks and incidents of racism, sexist, and
homophobia in the classroom and the workplace.
Strategies for Discussing Controversial Issues
Discussing controversial issues with students is
an important part of social justice, the inquiry process, and building the
skills for students to become active, engaged and critically-minded democratic
citizens. This workshop provides practical classroom strategies to discuss
controversial issues in a respectful manner.