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Thriving, Not Just Surviving

What can educators and administrators do to create and maintain positive, supportive school climates where trans and non-binary students can thrive? MAEC's "Thriving, Not Just Surviving" series explores this question with panelists across three webinars. In the first webinar, transgender and non-binary students describe the policies and practices that help and hurt them in school settings. Using the major themes from the first webinar, school and district administrators discuss how they develop policies and implement practices that prioritize the safety and well-being of trans and non-binary students. Teachers and counselors close out the series with a discussion about activities, language, and best practices to create LGBTQIA+ friendly classrooms.

Thriving, Not Just Surviving: How Teachers & Counselors Can Support Trans & Non-Binary Students at School

Date of the event: October 19, 2021

Guests: Shane Jensen, Sarah Kamya, Nichole Kammann Mellus, Michelle Nutter, Jill Pedroso, Sherry Scott and Marianna Stepniak,

Description - What can teachers and counselors do to create and maintain positive, supportive classrooms where transgender and non-binary students can thrive? In this webinar, the third segment of MAEC’s “Thriving, Not Just Surviving” series, K-12 teachers and school counselors shared the practices, norms, and activities they bring to the classroom to support LGBTQIA+ students, especially trans […]

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Thriving, Not Just Surviving: How Administrators Can Support Trans & Non-Binary Students

Date of the event: July 27, 2021

Guests: Seth Daub, Kimbrelle Barbosa Lewis, Michelle Nutter, Michael Roth, Marianna Stepniak, and Barrett Wilkinson

Description - In MAEC’s June webinar, a panel of trans and non-binary students identified what educators and administrators can do to create and maintain positive, supportive school climates where LGBTQIA+ students can thrive. This webinar focused on a discussion with school and district administrators on the policies and practices they have implemented to support LGBTQIA+ students at […]

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Thriving, Not Just Surviving: Centering the Needs of Transgender and Non-binary Students at School

Date of the event: June 29, 2021

Guests: Preston Heldibridle, Michelle Nutter, Shiwali Patel, Marianna Stepniak, Ash, Claire, Esmée, La'Tavia, Nic, Noah, Noe'aah, and Reed

Description - As anti-trans laws clash with Pride month, trans and non-binary students need advocates at school now more than ever. Following a brief introduction of gender identity terminology, and an overview of the recent Title IX regulations, this webinar focused on a discussion with our trans and non-binary youth panelists on what educators and administrators can […]

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