GSafe Presents... Gender Inclusive Schools

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Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Jessie Sloan
Agency Assistant: Emily Nelson 6087864832
Location: CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Facility: Discovery Room
5/13/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Registration and refreshments available at 8:30 am.

Morning | Safe Zone Training

While every classroom should be a safe place for LGBTQ+ students, staff who have been Safe Zone trained are staff who have additional knowledge, resources, and skills to provide direct supports to students. GSAFE's Safe Zone trainings are fun, fast-paced, and informative.  Educators will learn and practice skills to directly support LGBTQ+ youth in a variety of situations.

Staff who are Safe Zone Trained will leave with:

  • Increased knowledge about LGBTQ+ identity and issues impacting LGBTQ+ youth
  • Increased ability to respond to questions about LGBTQ+ people and topics 
  • Increased ability to address anti-LGBTQ+ bias and behaviors
  • Increased ideas on how to reliably demonstrate support for LGBTQ+ youth

Afternoon | From Perspectives to Practice: Creating Gender Inclusive Schools

Gender Inclusive schools support all students, including transgender and nonbinary students. The first half of this workshop will help you gain an understanding of the complex dimensions of gender, including key terminology and concepts. It will provide you with perspectives from children and families, and introduce a framework of entry points for creating gender inclusive schools. The second half moves from perspectives to practice, and offers specifics steps and strategies that educators and institutions can implement to create classrooms and schools that support and nurture gender diversity for all students.

Participants will:

  • Learn about sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, including how they are connected to and different from each other.
  • Understand the experiences and concerns of transgender and nonbinary students and families, and gain tools and strategies for providing one-on-one supports.
  • Gain a framework that provides personal, structural, interpersonal, and instructional entry points for deconstructing the gender binary and create gender inclusive spaces
Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.