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After missing the past two years, our popular Docs For Schools Teacher Conference returns!
Below is an outline of the day so that you can begin to approach your admin about participating. Registration and final details will be available mid-January.

Questions? Contact Lesley Sparks

Friday, February 25, 2022

This year's theme is Gender, Diversity and Inclusion.

Key Facts:
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Online, so any elementary and secondary teacher in Canada may participate
  • Length: Full day (TBD, but likely 9:30 am - 2:30 pm ET)
  • Registration: Will be available on this page in January
  • DocumentaryChanging the Game - watch the trailer
  • Special Guest: Quinn - If you're a fan of women's soccer in Canada, you will recognize Quinn. They were the first out transgender athlete to win a medal at the Olympics (and a gold, to boot!)
  • Conversation: Presented in partnership with Athlete Ally, A Conversation About the Power of Inclusion in Sport with Quinn and Hulu's Changing the Game film producer Alex Schmider*
  • Presentation: Transgender Storytelling & Cultural Impact (GLAAD) - Alex Schmider* will be performing double duty and will also present this session with a Canadian perspective. 
* Alex Schmider is an award-winning film producer and the Associate Director of Transgender Representation at GLAAD where he advises media and entertainment industry leaders, and consults with production companies, editorial teams, brands, and corporations on how best to approach transgender characters, storylines, marketing, social impact campaigns, and gender inclusion on digital platforms. He is a producer of the Hulu Original Documentary Changing the Game (2021) and Netflix Original Documentary Disclosure (2020). Named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for media in 2017, Schmider was most recently recognized on them's 2021 Now List of LGBTQ+ visionaries.
Thank you to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO for their patronage of this conference.