Workshop Details
Workshop ID 1147
Title Teaching Physical and Sexual Health 4-7 (Jan 17)
Year 2021/2022
Subject Area Social Emotional Learning, Prevention & Diversity
Audience Group Counsellors;Elementary Teachers
Open to external participants? No

This workshop addresses teaching social and emotional changes and sexual health as part of the PHE curriculum and Personal and Social Core Competencies, so foundational to student well-being. In Grades 4-7 bodies and minds are changing. During this exciting time, students need information and conversations about physical and sexual health taught in a comfortable and safe way. Help your students feel confident in taking care of themselves and being proud of who they are becoming. 

Topics will include:

  • Media Literacy
  • Body Science
  • Consent
  • Social and emotional changes
Audience: Grades 4-7 teachers, Area Counsellors

Presenters: Jessy Wollen from Shift Education and Glen Hansman, Resource Teacher, VSB

Jessy Wollen from Shift Education is a teacher and certified sexual health educator. Through workshops, professional development trainings and resources, she forges the way for teachers, caretakers, parents and grandparents who want to learn how to talk to young people – including diverse learners – about sexuality without being weird about it.

Glen Hansman is a Resource Teacher in Vancouver. He also delivers the health curriculum for the grade 6 and 7 students at his school, which includes the teaching about bodily and social-emotional changes associated with puberty, protecting oneself and others against STIs and other communicable diseases, consent, human reproduction, and identity. Through previous work in elected role at BCTF, he was involved in provincial policy-making around the recent curriculum revisions (including input on what became the current PHE curriculum) drafts, SOGI education, and inclusive schools. Glen previously worked at District Learning Services as the VSB's anti-homophobia consultant.


Contact Information Paula Foran -
Registration Deadline
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Fee Required No


Workshop Number: 500.04
Teaching Physical and Sexual Health 4-7 (Jan 17)

Date: Monday, January 17, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Online(MS TEAMS)
Max Enroll/Seats Left: 50/0
EOC Provided: No