PRISM Elementary Edition—Toolkit for Safe and Caring Discussions About Sexual and Gender Minorities

The PRISM toolkit was created to help teachers promote safe and supportive classroom discussions about sexual minorities and gender variance. PRISM is an acronym for “Professionals Respecting and supporting Individual Sexual Minorities.” Like the brilliant and varying colours of the rainbow refracted through a prism, Alberta`s students are a vibrant kaleidoscope of diversity. A diverse classroom environment is rich in possibility for teaching and learning for both students and teachers. An inclusive school environment allows all students to feel safe and to thrive.

The PRISM toolkit provides opportunities for elementary school teachers to explore content related to sexual orientation and gender variance.

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Click here for a PDF of this document in French.


Other supporting documents:
Safe Spaces poster
Safe Spaces brochure
Sexual orientation and gender identity policy brochure
Diversity, Equity and Human Rights brochure
GSAs and QSAs in Alberta Schools: A Guide for Teachers
Here Comes Everyone teacher resource
That's so gay is so yesterday poster
Safe and Caring Schools for Lesbian and Gay Youth: A Guide for Teachers
Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools for LGBTQ Students: A Guide for Counsellors
Safe and Caring Schools for Transgender Students: A Guide for Teachers
Safe and Caring Schools for Two Spirit Youth: A Guide for Teachers and Students
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Recommended Fiction and Non-fiction Resources for K-12 Schools
We Are all the Same in Different Ways (PowerPoint)