How Teachers & Counselors Can Support Trans & Non-Binary Students at School - 10/19 at 3:30 pm ET ​

 

Thriving, Not Just Surviving:
How Teachers & Counselors Can Support
Trans & Non-Binary Students at School

 

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 3:30 pm (ET) 

What can teachers and counselors do to create and maintain positive, supportive classrooms where transgender and non-binary students can thrive? In this webinar, the third segment of MAEC’s “Thriving, Not Just Surviving” series, K-12 teachers and school counselors will share the practices, norms, and activities they bring to the classroom to support LGBTQIA+ students, especially trans and non-binary students.

MAEC’s webinar will:

  • Identify and describe actionable steps to create LGBTQIA+ friendly classrooms
  • Identify resources and best practices to support LGBTQIA+ students in school
  • Address how to model inclusive language and activities in the classroom
  • Increase educators' ability to intervene in and respond to harmful words and actions by students or others in schools

 

Panelists:

  • Carolyn Falcone, SAP Coordinator in Garnet Valley School District (PA)

  • Sarah Kamya, School Counselor at PS 191 – The Riverside School for Makers and Artists (NY)
  • Nichole Kaumann Mellus, Teacher in Garnet Valley School District (PA)
  • Jill Pedroso, Teacher in Upper Dublin Township (PA)
  • Sherry Scott, Counselor in Carroll County Public Schools (MD)

 

Co-Facilitators:

  • Marianna Stepniak, Program & Communications Associate at MAEC
  • Michelle Nutter, Senior Educational Equity Consultant at MAEC

Don't miss the rest of the "Thriving, Not Just Surviving" webinar series

 

WEBINAR 1: Centering the Needs of Trans and Non-Binary Students at School

Following a brief introduction of gender identity terminology, and an overview of the recent Title IX regulations, this webinar focused on a discussion with our trans and non-binary youth panelists on what educators and administrators can do to create and maintain positive, supportive school climates where LGBTQIA+ students can thrive.

WEBINAR 2: How Administrators can Support Trans and Non-Binary Students at School

In MAEC’s June webinar, a panel of trans and non-binary students identified what educators and administrators can do to create and maintain positive, supportive school climates where LGBTQIA+ students can thrive. This webinar focused on a discussion with school and district administrators on the policies and practices they have implemented to support LGBTQIA+ students at school.

 
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