AASA is sponsoring a three-part series that will focus on many issues, including policies for student athletes, responding to community concerns about transgender students, and how to develop a plan for a student transitioning from one gender to another. Noelle Ellerson, Director of Federal Advocacy, states that "these presenters are incredible and I think this will prove to be an invaluable PD opportunity for many Supterintendents". We have negotiated a discounted rate of $50 each for those AESA members that are not members of AASA.
Dates, Topics, and Registration
September 21, 2016
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Learn how to ensure the needs of transgender student athletes are appropriately met.
This webinar is for school leaders interested in learning how their districts can ensure the needs of transgender student athletes are appropriately met.
After the webinar, school leaders will be able to answer the following questions:
- What are the benefits of adopting inclusive policies and practices regarding transgender student athletes?
- How should school leaders address concerns about competitive equity if they have transgender students on athletic teams?
October 4, 2016
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Learn who transgender students are and how to discuss transgender students with all K-12 students, parents and community members.
This webinar will focus on building a superintendent's understanding of who transgender students are and how to present issues of gender, and gender transitions to students, teachers and members of the community in a helpful way.
After the webinar, participants will be able to answer the following questions:
- What terminology should leaders be aware of when discussing transgender students?
- How should you frame the concept of gender and the experience of students transitioning from one gender to another gender to students depending on their age?
- What is the best approach to discussing gender, and transgender students specifically, to teachers, members of the community, and school boards?
- How should school leaders respond to the following common questions:
a. Why should my child learn about gender in schools?
b. If you are talking about gender, are you talking about sexual orientation, too?
c. Won't my child be confused if we talk about more than two genders?
October 25, 2016
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Learn what the district's role is when you have students or school personnel transitioning from one gender to another.
This webinar will focus on the transition process for students and school personnel.
At the end of the webinar, school leaders will be able to answer the following questions:
- What is a transition for a f-m student for a m-f student/teacher and how does it work?
- What is a gender support plan and should my district develop one?
- What is a gender transition plan and should my district develop one for trans-students and teachers?
- What are best practices for handling a transgender student or teacher's public transition vs private one?
- How should school leaders address harassment of transgender students or personnel?