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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Nov. 5 - (2 presentations will be combined)

Presentation 1: "Inclusive Schools & Communities for Queer Youth" by Nate Monson, executive director for the Iowa Safe Schools.
This webinar will dive deeply into the challenges facing LGBTQ youth in 2020. According to The Trevor Project's recent data, 40 percent of all LGBTQ youth have seriously considered suicide this year. Educators and community members play a critical role in creating safe, supportive, and affirming schools for LGBTQ youth.

Presentation 2: "Know Your Rights: Supporting Trans Students" by Jordan Mix, deputy director of education at Iowa Safe Schools.
In this webinar, participants will learn about what it means to be transgender, common obstacles facing transgender students, and state and federal rights protecting trans students in schools. Participants will leave the webinar with a new understanding of best-practices for teaching and supporting trans students, and strategies for how to advocate for their academic success.
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Nov. 19

"Every Kid, Every Day: Using Technology to Create a More Culturally Responsive Classroom" by Leslie Pralle Osborn, instructional technology consultant at Prairie Lakes AEA who is a leader in focusing on designing culturally responsive classrooms, social justice and empowering students through global citizenship, civil discourse and connected education.

This session will provide participants with an overview of what defines a culturally responsive classroom, strategies for making real change and technology tools to support that work. Participants will gain access to teaching tools and strategies, including graphic organizers and editable documents. The session will also include an opportunity to experience virtual tools to help enhance culturally responsive teaching methods.

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