From Perspectives to Practice: Creating Gender Inclusive Schools

For questions, contact Debbie Pinkerton 920.236.0548

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Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Jackie Schoening
Agency Assistant: Debbie Pinkerton (920) 236-0548
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: CESA 6 Conference Ctr-Collaborations
2/5/2016 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM


Gender inclusive schools are schools that support all students, including transgender and gender expansive students.  The first half of this workshop will help you gain an understanding of the complex dimensions of gender, including key terminology and concepts related to gender.  It will also provide you with perspectives from children, youth, and families about their own gender, and introduce a framework for Gender Inclusive Schools and practices that will support all students.  The second half moves from perspectives to practice, and offers specific steps and strategies that individuals and schools can implement to create greater acceptance of gender diversity for all students

Learning Objectives:

·         Learn the differences and interconnectedness among biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

·         Understand the experiences of transgender and gender expansive students in schools.

·         Gain a framework for understanding the expansiveness of gender and how that is limited by the gender binary framework of most schools and communities.

·         Learn Tier 1 practices that normalize, protect,  and support gender diversity among students and adults.

·         Learn Tier 2 practices that specifically provide extra support for transgender and gender expansive students.

·         Learn Tier 3 strategies to support transgender students and their families through social transitions and issues related to that process.

Who should attend?

· PreK-12 educators, school counselors, social workers, special education teachers, school psychologists, building principals

Registration fee:

  • FREE for CESA 6 Safe and Healthy Schools and Communities representatives of network member districts (up to 3 participants) $50 for each additional registration. *Note: Those registered for the Safe & Healthy Schools and Communities network meeting are automatically registered for this event *
  • $40.00 per person for all other registrations


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.