Professional Development Workshops


Ensuring equity is essential for improving student achievement and promoting student and staff well-being. unlearn.’s Professional Development Workshops assist educators to develop and implement Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy (CRRP) by applying an equity lens to important social justice and human rights issues. Inspired by the Socratic philosophy, “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”, unlearn Workshops are an interactive and experiential learning opportunity for educators to develop new skills to support student success.The workshop takes participants on an in-depth journey through the concept of “unlearning” by examining our unconscious biases, beliefs, and conditioning. The capacity building workshops help educators to develop socio-cultural consciousness and promote inquiry-based learning. Our programs are designed to help schools meet the objectives set out by Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy.


Course Offerings:

  • Unconscious Bias, Stereotypes and Discrimination
  • Fostering an Inclusive School Culture
  • Power & Privilege: Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
  • Intercultural Competence & Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy
  • 2SLGBTQ+ Awareness: Gender and Sexual Identities 
  • Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation: Tradition, History and Culture
  • Wealth Inequality: Poverty, Health and Wellness
  • Our Environment: Climate Change and Sustainability


  • Strengthen Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy (CRRP) by applying an equity lens to important social justice and human rights issues.
  • Implement teaching practices that reflect the needs and realities of all students.
  • Explore practical strategies that will make equity and inclusion a part of your daily instruction. 
  • Uncover strategies and tools that capture student thinking across the curriculum. Determine the most effective ways to capture, show and share.
  • Identify and eliminate discriminatory practices.
  • Empower educators to facilitate equity, diversity and inclusion discussions.
  • Encourage inquiry-based learning connected to real-world settings over lessons in isolation.
  • Assists educators, staff and communities to better understand the perceptual, institutional and psychological processes that impact the way that people interact with each other.

Who Should Attend:

  • K-12 Classroom Educators: Teachers, ECE’s, Support Staff, Spec Ed.
  • School Administration: Principals, Guidance Counsellors and Department Heads.
  • District Administrators: Curriculum Leads, Supervisors, Coaches, Consultants, Coordinators.
  • Senior Administration: Director's, Superintendents, Trustees and Board Members.

    Course Fee and Number of Participants:

    Length of course:

    • 1.5 hours – 4 days (PD sessions can be modified to work with your timing)

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