Teaching Respect For All

9th Annual Teaching Respect For All: Creating Safe Schools and Spaces for LGBT Students Conference

Friday, March 17, 2017 @ The Schultz Center

Training Documents from Gender Spectrum
Advanced Organizer- Dimensions of Gender
Gender Inclusive Schools Tool kit
Transgender Students and School Bathrooms – Frequently Asked Questions

Training Support Documents:
Family Acceptance Project

For 8 years, Teaching Respect for All has been providing local educators,  counselors, social workers, current and prospective school teachers, youth workers and administrators with the knowledge and tools to successfully create an environment where all people, including LGBT people, are respected, free to express themselves and able to reach their full potential. This year, JASMYN is partnering with one of the nations leading organizations on gender inclusive spaces, Gender Spectrum, to provide a half day training that will provide participants with the tools and knowledge to create a safe and supportive environment for transgender and gender nonconforming students. Participants Will:

  • Develop an awareness of the dimensions of gender, including key terminology and concepts, perspectives from youth and educators about gender and basic tools and resources working with staff, students and administrators
  • Introduction into a Gender Inclusive Schools framework
  • Tools to help participants take perspective to practice through discussions of concrete strategies related to gender inclusive classroom, youth spaces and the school or work environment
  • Support understanding policies and legal issues
  • Discussion around commonly asked questions including bathroom and locker room safety, gender specific housing and gender specific programming

JASMYN is excited to partner with Gender Spectrum and bring in our lead presenter, Joel Baum, MS, Senior Director of Professional Development and Family Services, is responsible for all programmatic aspects at Gender Spectrum. He facilitates trainings, conducts workshops, develops curriculum, consults with parents/ professionals, and provides resources in service of a more compassionate understanding of gender and young people. He is a founding member and Director of Education and Advocacy with the Child and Adolescent Gender Center at UCSF-Benioff Children’s Hospital. Working throughout the United States and beyond, he is frequently called upon to help institutions think more expansively about the gender diversity of all children and teens, and ways to create more inclusive conditions accordingly. For 30 years, Joel’s work as an educator has focused on issues of social justice and equity. First as an award-winning middle school science teacher and school administrator, he has also served as a district administrator in Oakland, California, as well as a school reform coach with the National Equity Project. Joel is also a professor at California State University, East Bay in the Department of Educational Leadership When: Friday, March, 17th 2017 (DCPS Teacher Planning Day) Where: The Schultz Center Time: 10:30 AM: Registration 11:00 PM – 3:00 PM Conference Cost: Free BUT registration is Required (Lunch included) Click here to register

For more information please contact Emily Rokosch at erokosch@jasmyn.org or call (904) 389-3857