About Women's History Month Conference Gender and Ped.

Audience: Middle and High School Teachers, Advisors, and Administrators.

The goal

Join us as we share ways to infuse gender equity into every aspect of our teaching.

All of our workshops emphasize:

  • Intersectional perspectives.
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • Community impact.
  • Turn-key resources.

The Program

Breakfast, lunch, and a reception are all included in the price of registration. Each workshop will run for 90-120 minutes, leaving us time for discussion and collaboration throughout the day. Attendees are encouraged to join us for meals and stick around to toast the day.

More Inclusive Questions – Georgina Emerson

Not like other girls – Chiarna Morton

Starting in lower school, girls of color are bombarded by subtle social cues and mixed media messages that can have a profound impact on their identity development. Over time, these compounded messages have the potential to inflict negative social, emotional, and psychological impacts, leaving students of color particularly susceptible to stereotype threats and internalized racism. In our time together we will look at the research, review ways to support positive identity for girls of color, and take away at least one practice you can apply in your classroom.

Queer and Trans Consideration – Brandie Waid

From the time we enter PK-12 schooling, students receive messages about the bodies, identities, and behaviors that are socially acceptable and those that are not. While subtle, many of these messages are related to gender identity, gender expression, sex assigned at birth, and romantic and physical attraction, and can have substantial consequences for the positive identity development of queer and transgender girls and non-binary students. In this session, we will begin with a mathematics-focused example of what it means to enact a queer and trans pedagogy. That example will be used as the basis for exploring a framework of queer and trans pedagogy: The Mathematical Queeries Framework, as well as extrapolating elements of the framework to other content areas. Teachers will be provided time to consider how these elements might be infused into their own classrooms in order to promote the educational thriving of their 2SLGBTQIA+ students.

Exploding the Archive– Carley Moore

How can we use primary documents (letters, photos, oral histories) to complication our thinking around what constitutes a historical archive? What happens when we examine and open up archives to include marginalized people, voices, and documents? Working excerpts from Panpocalypse by Carley Moore and The Yellow House by Sarah H. Broom, this workshop will offer strategies for helping teachers and students use primary documents and hidden archives to get at a people’s history. Teachers of every subject can use these practices to encourage their students to question what constitutes knowledge and the power dynamics behind those choices. Our ultimate goal is to encourage students to understand themselves as historical actors in ongoing struggles for liberation.