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Continuing Education

Gender Diversity in Children & Youth: Inclusive & Affirming Care in Schools

Date: 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT October 27, 2018

This workshop for educators, school counselors, volunteers and other school personnel will focus on how we can work toward creating inclusive and affirming classroom and school environments for gender nonconforming, gender diverse and transgender students in K-12 schools. Workshop content will be informed by presenter Jenn Burleton’s more than 10 years of gender diversity-specific interaction with students and schools.

Content will include specific guidance on discussing gender identity and expression with elementary school students, how to best explain gender transition to students and parents, and the use of non-binary inclusive teaching tools for biology, history, and diversity curriculums. 

Read our recent Q&A with presenter Jenn Burleton on why this workshop content should be essential learning for all educators

The workshop will also includes guidance on implementing legally required policies, and navigating situations in which transgender, queer and gender diverse students are “out” at school, but not “out” in their home and residential environments. 

By the end of the workshop, attendees will be better prepared to:

  • Differentiate aspects of gender and sexual diversity – identity/expression/sexual orientation
  • Understand age-related developmental challenges that transgender students face
  • Model inclusive language, support for gender diverse students and how to address gender-based bullying
  • Engage parents & caregivers in discussion about a student’s gender diversity
  • Assess curriculum, lesson plans and classroom activities for gender inclusivity
  • Differentiate fact-based information and guidance from those driven by intolerant ideology 

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Instructor: Jenn Burleton, Founder and Executive Director, TransActive Gender Center

Cost: $125 before 10/3, $150 after, includes 6 CEUs, PDUs, or Washington Clock Hours. $50 student rate. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%. 

Lewis & Clark School Based Mentors and Supervisors: $50. Email to register

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    Please note: Student registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)

About the Presenter

Jenn Burleton, Founder and Executive Director, TransActive Gender Center
Jenn is considered to be an authority and nationally recognized leader on issues relating to transgender and gender diverse children and youth. In addition to her work at TransActive, she currently serves on Oregon Health & Science University’s Transgender Program Advisory Committee, and is part of the LGBTQ Child Welfare Workgroup for Multnomah County. She was recently awarded the 2014 Multnomah County “Sy Award” for lifetime commitment to social justice.


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