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Friday, February 17 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Supporting a New Generation of Educators - Creating Inclusive Communities With LGBTQIA+ Educators and Students

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"Supporting all students is the mission that educators believe in and work toward. While this may be easy to say and get people to agree on, when it comes to implementation, it can seem like an overwhelming task to undertake. In this session we will explore simple and important ways for educational leaders to support students, families and educators that identify at LGBTQIA+. We will experience an activity that increases awareness of our gender bias by looking at how we relate certain visual and social norms on a gender spectrum. We will also take time to deepen our understanding of the differences between sexuality and gender and how important this is for students to feel welcome in an educational environment. We will discuss using inclusive language and how words matter. Participants will leave the session with tangible next steps that they can take to build an inclusive and welcoming program to support a new generation of educators.

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Mark Niemann

Curriculum Coordinator, North Coast School of Education
Mark lives with his husband and two young children in Petaluma. He has been in education for over 20 years, has taught from Kindergarten to Masters Candidates, and is enjoying seeing the education system from the parental lens.  He loves his job as a curriculum coordinator at the... Read More →

Jennifer Tillett

Coordinator of Professional Development, North Coast School of Education
Jennifer has been a passionate educator for over 18 years and comes from the secondary world.  In her current role as Coordinator of Professional Development, she gets the opportunity to serve teachers in various ways, from teacher induction to instructional coaching to program development... Read More →

Friday February 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am PST
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