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Positive Ways to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development  >  Supporting Self Development
How Gender is socially constructed in our culture as well in our classrooms.
March 20, 2018
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

This workshop is the third of a four-part series looking at how gender is socially constructed in our culture as well in our classrooms, how that affects our teaching and learning experiences of our students. Using research, including studies conducted by the presenter, participants will begin to learn how gender identity and gender expression form in young children. In this session, we will review story books to use with young children to explore gender identity and create questions and activities based on the stories to help further conversations with students on this topic. Understanding that questions around gender often come up impromptu during the day with children we will practice how to have conversations with young children in our classrooms around gender. We will also practice how to advocate for children when their gender expression is made fun of or "policed" bt other students.

A little bio about our presenter that will be teaching this four part series, Serene Rose O'Hara-Jolley, MaE, taught in early childhood and elementary learning environments in Florida and New York City. They were a founding member of the Diversity Working Group, in Brooklyn New York, a group that created workshops for teachers to facilitate weaving an anti-biased approach through a social justice lens into all curricular areas. They have taught in diverse and fully inclusive classrooms using this approach and look forward to sharing thise experiences with teachers in Alsaka.

thread Interior/Northern AK
1908 Old Pioneer Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Serene O'Hara-Jolley