Sat, Sep 03|
"Creating Safe, Welcoming, and Inclusive Environments for All Students"
This workshop will focus on addressing the rights and needs of students with diverse gender identities and expressions.
Time & Location
Sep 03, 2022, 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Las Vegas, 401 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
About the Event
"Creating Safe, Welcoming, Inclusive Environments for All Students"
Saturday, September 3, 2022; 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
The Center — serving the LGBTQIA+ community of Nevada
401 S. Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89101
A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WILL BE PROVIDED!
A 45 minute lunch break on your own
(a cafeteria is available at the location)
This workshop will focus on addressing the rights and needs of students with diverse gender identities and expressions. Providing a safe, inclusive, supportive, and respectful learning environment for all students is the ultimate goal of educational equity. This workshop will offer vocabulary, opportunities for reflection and discussion, as well as tools for how to apply gender inclusive best practices.
In this workshop, you will also learn about the language and culture of the LGBTQ+ community and discuss the difference of labels and identities. Key terminology and best practices for enhancing LGBTQ+ inclusivity in schools will also be addressed, as well as engaged and informative discussion about the differences between sexual orientation and gender expression. There will also be the opportunity to explore non-binary ideas. Throughout the workshop you will be invited to explore inclusive approaches to school- and classroom-based practices to create safe, nurturing spaces that facilitate learning among LGBTQ+ students and their peers. Finally, you will have the opportunity to engage in open and authentic conversation about the logistics of how to implement processes and procedures to meet the needs of all students.
Using the knowledge and techniques from this workshop will enhance your knowledge to support LGBTQ+ students with both interpersonal and institutional strategies for creating a positive and inclusive environment.
$25 for Support Staff
$45 for NASA Members
$65 for Non-NASA Members
ALL are welcome, including anyone in a non-administrative position!
Participants will earn .5 credit (7.5 hours) toward license renewal!
This workshop ALSO counts for step advancement in Clark and most Nevada School Districts!
In CCSD, those in non-administrative licensed positions may count this workshop for license renewal AND ALSO 2.5 CUs - THOSE IN NON-ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS EARN BOTH!
(unlimited CUs in this category for those in non-administrative positions)
In CCSD, administrators and professional-technical administrators may count this workshop for license renewal OR 2.5 hours toward step-advancement - not both for administrators.
(maximum of 30 hours per advancement cycle for administrators in this category)!
BIOGRAPHIES OF PRESENTERS
Director of Advocacy and Training
The LGBTQIA+ Center of Southern Nevada
Since moving from Florida to the Las Vegas valley in 2007, Holly Reese has been passionately involved with advocacy for the LGBTQIA+
Community. She sat on the Board for Bettys Outrageous Adventures, a lesbian social group with more than 3,000 members, worked with Gender Justice Nevada, a transgender-focused non-profit as the Queer Anti-Violence Project Advocacy Services Coordinator from 2012-2015 and helped establish Las Vegas TransPride. Reese is currently the Director of Advocacy and Training for The Center, Las Vegas. Holly has been on staff since 2014. She created and managed several programs at The Center including:
- ACT III - The Centers Senior Programs
- Identi-T - The Centers Transgender Programs
- Center Advocacy Network- The Centers Victims Advocate Program
- Switch- a clothing program which provides free clothing, accessories, and makeup for transgender and gender non-conforming clients, as well as for LGBTQ+ clients in need of professional clothing for employment.
In addition, Reese developed curriculum for Pivot and CAN. Pivot is an evidence-based psychosocial family group which focuses on keeping families with an LGBTQ+ identified youth intact, and CAN is an Advocate Training class which is certified by the NACP (National Advocate Credentialing Program). Holly has developed and engaged in LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion trainings and anti-violence work which address topics ranging from HIV awareness/prevention and sex/gender inclusivity to Intimate Partner Violence among queer communities for government and non-profit organizations across the nation, providing training for agencies such as Youth and Foster Care agencies, Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Clark County, Department of Children and Family Services Systems of Care and Juvenile Justice among others. Reese is on Clark County’s Human Trafficking Task Force, serves on the Board of Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence as well as the Board of the A-Team, and serves on the steering committee for the Victims Assistance Academy of Nevada. Reese is the founding owner of Alphabet Soup 101, a diversity and inclusion training and consultant firm. In her free time, Reese loves travel, camping and spending time with her wife also named Holly, their 3 grown children and grandbaby, as well as their dog. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Greta Peay
NASA Deputy Executive Director &
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Infinity: Diversity Matters, LLC
Greta Peay joined the Clark County School District (CCSD) in 1987, following eight impressive years ofservice within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, Charlotte, North Carolina. She has dedicated thirty-nine years of service to the education profession. During her career, she served in several roles- elementary school level teacher and principal, middle school language arts teacher, Literacy and English Language Learner Specialist, Regional Professional Development Trainer of Southern Nevada, Director of Human Resources Support Staff Recruitment, and Equity and Diversity Education Director. She retired from the Clark County School District as the Chief Instructional Services Officer where she was responsible for:
- Assessment, Accountability, Research and School Improvement
- Adult Education and Alternative Education
- Athletics and Fine Arts
- CCSD Charter Schools
- College and Career Readiness
- Curriculum and Professional Development
- English Language Learner Programs
- Equity and Diversity Education
- Grants Department, Inclusive of Title I and Title II Federal Grants
- Indian Education Opportunities Program
- Magnet Schools
- Student Services Division, Special Education
Greta is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Infinity: Diversity Matters, LLC. She is also the DeputyDirector- Nevada Association of School Administrators. In addition to advocating for equity and social justice, she spends her time being a great wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, and a loyal friend to many. She is well known for her energy, radiant smile, and being a TRAILBLAZER!
HONORS and AWARDS:
The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board, 2020-2021
The Public Education Foundation Educator Hero Award, 2020-2021
The Champion of Educational Equity - City of Las Vegas, 2022
Excellence in Education: Dr. Stella Parson, 2018
Parent Citywide Impactful Women Trailblazer in Education, 2018
District Level Administrator of the Year- National Association of School Boards, 2016 Public Education Executive Leadership Academy, 2015
Educator of the Year - Black Caucus, 2013
Clark County School District Chief of Police Outstanding Leader Award, 2011
Clark County School District Hall of Fame, 2000
Minority Affairs Excellence in Education Award, 1989
Who’s Who Among Educators, 1980
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. A Public Service Sorority, 1975
- Ticket type
Support Staff - Non-Licensed
This ticket price is for support staff professionals only - that is non-licensed personnel like teacher aides, and non-licensed employees in educational support roles. Employment status will be verified after purchase.Price$25.00
+$0.63 service fee+$0.63 service fee
- Ticket type
This ticket price is for anyone that is a NASA member. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate "NASA Member" rate! NASA membership will be verified after purchase.Price$45.00
+$1.13 service fee+$1.13 service fee
- Ticket type
This ticket price is for anyone that is a Non-NASA member and/or any individual that wishes to attend this workshop. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate!Price$65.00
+$1.63 service fee+$1.63 service fee