Lessons, Activities and Information
Designed by Assistant Professor, Dr. Denise Handlarski, this video series includes information to help support teachers and students about the issues we face when learning about sexuality. Teacher videos are designed to help educators by providing background to areas within sexual education that are most important to their students. Similarly, the Student videos in this series are designed for students to gain greater knowledge and understanding around similar topics such as consent, gender and sexual diversity, and common questions.
"Students deserve access to good information about healthy sexuality. Good, evidence-based, informational sex ed can lead to a reduction in bullying, improved student mental and physical health, and better outcomes around reducing teen pregnancy and rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections. These videos provide students with information they need, and also provide teachers with ideas and resources to help them deliver quality sex education."
Additional Resources (Help/Support/Places to get further answers)
Planned Parenthood Toronto, Teen Health Source (live web chatting and phone)
Kids Help Phone
Local Sexual Assault Centres
Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU, by Cory Silverberg
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health, by Robie H. Harris
Sex (ED) the Movie, Dir. Brenda Goodman
Public Health Websites/Resources
For example, https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/your-health/sex-sexuality/
Environmental & Sustainability Education in Teacher Education
Faculty Queering Education through Publications
Created by Dr. Karleen Pendleton Jimenez
Posted October 2018
Secret Path: Lesson Plans and Artwork
Inspired by Chanie Wenjack; Music by Gord Downie; Illustration by Jeff Lemire
Lessons created by School of Education 1st Year Teacher Candidates; Artwork created by Intermediate students from PVNCCDSB; Lead and Edited by Mitch Champagne; Designed and Edited by Rich McPherson.
Treaties Recognition Week
Created by the School of Education
Posted October 2018
Orange Shirt Day
Created by the Durham District School Board and Nicole Bell
Posted September 2017
Sisters in Spirit: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
Created by Nicole Bell
Posted October 2017
What Works? Research Into Practice
The research summaries in this collection highlight promising teaching practice at the classroom level. Produced by a partnership between the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat and the Ontario Association of Deans of Education, the articles are written by scholars at Ontario universities who are experts in the field of education.