Bryan Gidinski is an intermediate elementary school teacher with more than twenty years of teaching experience. In addition, he has worked as a Faculty Associate and Sessional Instructor, teaching courses in Language Arts Methodology and Classroom Management as well as facilitating teacher education modules with Diversity and Literacy themes. He currently holds a district leadership role as the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Support Teacher for Elementary Schools. He has demonstrated a passion for writing and enjoys facilitating rich writing experiences for students, so that they develop comfort and become experimental with language and composition. In addition, he has been very sensitive to the issues surrounding boys and their learning, and strives to provide instruction that is highly motivating for all students, and that allows students opportunities to achieve to their highest potential. He is also an advocate for ensuring that LGBTQ+ students and their families see themselves reflected in curricular resources, lessons, and conversations by promoting themes of diversity and acceptance.
He has been a popular presenter, presenting in a number of locations at conferences throughout British Columbia. His workshops are a combination of the theoretical and the practical. Throughout his workshops, his sense of humour, his creativity, and his experience are evident.
Bryan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a minor in English, and completed his professional teaching certification in PDP at Simon Fraser University. He completed graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, earning a Masters of Education in Language and Literacy Education.
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