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2018 Gender Odyssey

June 21–24, 2018

Los Angeles, California

Gender Google for Schools

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM–4:20 PM PDT
Rm 603
Workshop Description

This session is dedicated to participant questions related to supporting transgender and gender-expansive students at school, as well as creating a school climate that addresses gender stereotyping to encourage classrooms to break out of the limits of the gender binary and to embrace the full spectrum of gender for all students. This FAQ is the equivalent of a live and in-person Google chat that you will not want to miss as each participant will be considered a valued expert in the field. Additionally, multiple “right” answers to each question will be explored for the broadest range of possibility in creating schools where students of all genders will thrive!

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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.

Asaf Orr, JD, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Presenter Bio

Asaf Orr joined NCLR in February 2012 as a staff attorney working on issues related to families and youth. In July 2015, he was named NCLR’s Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney. As part of that project, Asaf engages in litigation, public policy, and informal advocacy to safeguard the right of transgender and gender-expansive youth to be affirmed and supported for who they are.

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.

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