2019 Strategies for Supporting Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Youth in Troubled Times (EDU119D)

Presented By: Dr. Jennifer L. Martin
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Learn the Best Practices to Interrupt Microaggressions and Proactively Support LGBTQ+ Students

Although lawmakers and school administrators have implemented many policies to ensure that transgender and gender-nonconforming students feel safe and welcome at school, the progress has been uneven. LGBT+ students in many states and schools still lack protections from discrimination due to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. And even the protections that exist are often inadequate or unenforced. The result: transgender and gender-nonconforming students do not enjoy the same academic and extracurricular benefits as their non-transgender peers.

Learn effective strategies and solutions to assist and support LGBTQ+ students both on an individual and institutional level in this webinar by industry expert Dr. Jennifer L. Martin. Dr. Martin will provide in-depth, advanced information regarding the LGBTQ+ student population, and bring you up to speed with the challenges they face in schools even today. She will share the latest research and best practices to help you learn what to do and what to avoid when supporting these students, and provide the tools to make changes within your curriculum, classroom policies and procedures, and even within your entire institution to better support LGBTQ+ students in their own language – both now and in the future. She will also apprise you of your responsibilities as a teacher or administrator to protect sexual minorities from harassment; explain the characteristics of allies and safe spaces, as well as the importance of Gay Straight Alliances and similar organizations.

After attending this webinar, you will know how to: apply the latest research on LGBTQ+ students; interrupt microaggressions and protect sexual minorities from harassment; and proactively support LGBTQ+ students in your school.

Session Highlights

This webinar will help you:

  • Understand and apply the latest research pertaining to LGBTQ+ populations
  • Understand the impact of LGBTQ+ microaggressions and how to interrupt them
  • Learn how to support LGBTQ+ students
  • Learn the characteristics of allies and safe spaces
  • Understand the experiences of sexual minorities in today’s schools
  • Understand teachers and administrator responsibilities to protect sexual minorities from school-based harassment
  • Understand the importance of Gay Straight Alliances (and similar organization)
  • Understand the LGBTQ+ acronym and various associated vocabulary terms
  • Understand LGBTQ+ based harassment

Who Should Attend

  • Higher education professionals
  • Pre-K teachers and administrators
  • Parents
  • School counselors
  • Allies of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Title IX coordinators
  • Directors of student services
  • Directors of technology
  • Director of student affairs/dean of students
  • Director of academic affairs/academic dean
  • Superintendents
  • Assistant/associate superintendents

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Dr. Jennifer L. Martin
Jennifer L. Martin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of education at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Martin worked in public education for 17 years, 15 of those as the department chair of English at an urban alternative high school for students labeled at-risk for sc... More info