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Presenter(s): Tracy Flynn

Date: August 25, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Room: 603

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Family

Welcoming Schools: Talking to Elementary Students about Gender

In this session, participants will be introduced to the national Welcoming Schools program that works with educators, administrators, families, and staff to improve elementary school climates with training, resources, and lessons to embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ-inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and gender-expansive students.  Participants will explore developmentally appropriate ways to talk with elementary students about gender—including the opportunity to practice responding to predictable student questions and comments—as well as lesson plans and books that help educators to create gender-inclusive classrooms for all students.