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2018 Gender Odyssey

June 21–24, 2018

Los Angeles, California

Moving a Whole District Forward

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM–2:50 PM PDT
Rm 607
Workshop Description

Schools are responding to individual students' transitions as they happen. Is there a more proactive approach? What are the considerations for conversations with children, teenagers, parents, and administration as well as engaging community beyond the school system? Session presenters are representatives from districts and organizations who have worked proactively to support trans students while respectfully engaging school communities to address concerns, questions, and specific considerations. They will share their district process and community engagement strategies for creating inclusive environments for all students.

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Workshop Presenters

Aidan Key, Gender Odyssey and Gender Diversity
Presenter Bio

Aidan Key is the director of Gender Diversity, an organization that provides education to teachers, staff, counselors, and administrators regarding gender-inclusive schools grades K-12. Additionally, he provides support for families of transgender and gender-nonconforming children and teens through his parent support groups in Washington State. Key speaks regularly to universities and organizations seeking to expand their knowledge of issues related to gender identity in children and adults. He is also the founder of the Gender Odyssey conferences.

Scott Peacock
Presenter Bio

Scott Peacock serves as Deputy Superintendent for Leadership and Equity in Snohomish, WA. In 1991 he received a master’s degree in Teaching Social Studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton. For the past 25 years, he has lived in Snohomish with his wife and sons. Over that time he has served as a high school social studies teacher, an assistant principal, a middle school principal, and Assistant Superintendent for Leadership and Learning prior to moving into his current position.