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Creating LGBTQ+ & Gender Inclusive Schools: A Human Rights Campaign
2100 Building
Seattle, WA
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Hilltop Educator Institute Presents:
Creating LGBTQ+ & Gender Inclusive Schools: A Human Rights Campaign
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Facilitated by Heather Kawamoto

Location: 2100 Building - 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144


Issues about gender in our schools are emerging as never before. As government, communities, schools and classrooms work to support the learning of every child, gender diversity (even in Seattle) is an area that is new for many educators.  As loving adults, we play an important role in turning around potentially negative situations for LGBTQ+ and non-binary children by helping to foster a school climate that promotes acceptance of diversity and security for all.

This workshop will look at policy, practice, teaching strategies and curriculum that will help you create a welcoming environment for students of all gender identities.  The morning session will focus on developing a framework for creating a gender inclusive school, which includes:

- How to respond to challenging questions related to gender.
- How to support gender expansive and transgender students

The afternoon session will focus specifically on creating LGBTQ inclusive schools, and will includes:

- Looking at simple ways to develop LGBTQ+ inclusive classrooms
- Discovering ways to develop a LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum
- Being able to better answer questions from students and families related to LGBTQ+ topics
- Becoming familiar with sexual orientation and gender identity terminology

By the end of this workshop, participants will be empowered to create school settings where every child's gender is seen, understood, and honored.  

About the Presenter

Heather Kawamoto currently serves as the Manager of Equity in Education: Learning, Teaching, & Family Support at the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) in Renton, WA.  She / Her / Hers has spent the past 20 years working in Early Learning (King and Pierce Counties), and brings a vast amount of knowledge of how to make various schools, districts and learning environments - gender inclusive.

This event is FREE for all of City of Seattle DEEL staff and DEEL's early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, and the Step Ahead Program!

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Part of the Hilltop Educator Institute event series. Check out our other events!

The 2018-19 Educator Discussion Series is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing diversity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Thank you to the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) who has provided free registrations for all eligible City of Seattle DEEL early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, the Step Ahead Program, and ECEAP and City of Seattle DEEL Early Learning Staff for each workshop this year!

Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning

Many thanks to the Bertschi School whose generous support made this series possible:

The Bertschi School

A huge thank you to the Pride Foundation for their contributions to building a better, safer, and more equitable world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and our families in the Northwest:

The Pride Foundation

Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date.  Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event.  If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee.  Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Saturday Apr 13, 2019 8:30 AM - Saturday Apr 13, 2019 3:30 PM | Free - $165.00


2100 Building (View)
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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