Lesson series

Gender Inclusive Classrooms

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In this course, we will learn more about the challenges that 2SLGBTQ+ students face. We will look at why inclusive language is so important. We will review current terminology and definitions to better understand the gender spectrum and gender identities. We will look at principles of human rights and equity to improve school culture in order to build capacity and to support the learning of all students. We will provide a list of best practices on how to create gender inclusive classrooms for all. This e-course offers research and perspectives that foster gender inclusive language. 

The Five Key Chapters of the Program Include:

Defining Terms

Gendered Language

Examining the Data

Student Voice

Best Practices

Course Lessons

Carrie McLaren 

BA and BEd
Carrie McLaren’s passion for languages has been a vital part of her successful career as a Spanish and French high school teacher. Head of the Modern Language Department at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts, Carrie has made lifelong learning a priority throughout her career. From international exchanges in Spain and Mexico and an immersion program in Costa Rica to continuing education courses at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Carrie has kept up-to-date on the current theories of modern language education.
Patrick Jones - Course author