1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
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Some 75 percent of transgender and gender nonconforming (GNC) youth feel unsafe at school because of their gender expressions and identities (GLSEN, National Center for Transgender Equality & MAP Project, 2017). Many educators believe that ensuring safety for transgender and GNC students expands, not compromises, their commitment to all students. However, most have not received training that allows them to support this vulnerable population. In this institute, educators from all K–12 settings are welcome and will
Understand the unique and intersectional needs of transgender and GNC youth.
Gain understanding about transgender and gender nonconforming youth to address common misconceptions.
Explore specific laws, policies, and youth data for participant-specific states and regions, including Title IX.
Analyze model policies and best practices for districts, schools, and classrooms.
Collaborate with other elementary, middle school, or high school educators to create short- and long-term plans relevant to participants' settings.