Event Title

Creating a Trans-Inclusive Classroom

Start Date

16-10-2020 1:00 PM

End Date

16-10-2020 1:50 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

This session will explore how high school and college educators create a better classroom climate for non-cisgender students. Participants will learn tangible steps to design a trans-inclusive classroom. From modifying language used in lectures and assignments to creating a system to address fluid pronouns and gender identities, I will demystify updating the classroom to include trans students. Creating a trans-inclusive classroom promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity. Trans students cannot thrive in a space they feel excluded from. As the number of trans children and youth rise, educators need to create an inclusive learning environment. It is impossible for students to strive for excellence when their existence is ignored or made invisible. I encourage educators to explore the positive possibilities of a more trans-inclusive climate.

Speaker Information

Tori Neal, MA, PhD

Student and Instructor, Department of Sociology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

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Oct 16th, 1:00 PM Oct 16th, 1:50 PM

Creating a Trans-Inclusive Classroom

This session will explore how high school and college educators create a better classroom climate for non-cisgender students. Participants will learn tangible steps to design a trans-inclusive classroom. From modifying language used in lectures and assignments to creating a system to address fluid pronouns and gender identities, I will demystify updating the classroom to include trans students. Creating a trans-inclusive classroom promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity. Trans students cannot thrive in a space they feel excluded from. As the number of trans children and youth rise, educators need to create an inclusive learning environment. It is impossible for students to strive for excellence when their existence is ignored or made invisible. I encourage educators to explore the positive possibilities of a more trans-inclusive climate.