Monthly Workshops

OFSHEEA's monthly workshops are excellent ways to connect with other Family Studies teachers on the issues and topics that are most important to our subject area.

Check out the descriptions of some of our workshops below, and click to register.

All workshops are free for OFSHEEA members! There may be a cost for non-members to attend some workshops. Please see the description for each workshop for details.

Upcoming Workshops

Save the Date: Infusing Equity into Your Family Studies Classroom

Saturday October 15, 2022, from 9:00AM - 11:30AM

Equity! CRRP! Anti-Oppression Education! Bias! Power and Privilege! These are just some of the current hot topics in the media and in education discourse. This session will explore these important concepts and how they impact our classrooms. Participants will leave with practical and actionable lesson activities to take back to your school, department, and classroom.

Save the Date for this upcoming workshop, registration will open in September!

Previous Workshops

Diet Culture: Recognize It! Reject It! Revise the Narrative! Learning and Teaching About Body Acceptance, Weight Bias and Food Neutrality

Monday May 30, 2022, from 4 – 5:30pm

OFSHEEA has been collaborating with experts to create a new resource to help support you as a teacher of family studies address diet culture in your classroom. Over the past two months we released Part One and Two of this resource. On May 30th we will share the third part of the resource focusing on how you can REVISE THE NARRATIVE in your classroom. The focus of this workshop is to give you the resources needed to create engaging lessons that are free of diet culture. Opportunity will be provided for teachers to examine, discuss, and share current lesson ideas and resources for HFN1O/2O and HFA4C/4U (but the work will be applicable to all courses in the discipline).

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Family Studies:
Curriculum Connections

Wednesday May 25, 2022, from 4 – 5:30pm

This is the second (of two) workshops presented by OFSHEEA for the release of our curriculum advisory document. This workshop will focus on ways in which to make curriculum connections more explicit for 9 different family studies courses. For each course, overall and specific expectations that can be met by including First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives in course content will be explored.  Opportunity to engage in discussion with other Family Studies educators will be provided.