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
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)
- 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
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.
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.