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Creating an LGBTQ Inclusive Classroom 101 Professional Development - advance registration

People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st
3029 SE 21st Ave
Portland, Oregon 97202, USA (map)

Access Notes

Community room accessible by stairs or a wheelchair lift. Please ask a staff person when you arrive for access to the lift.

We are striving towards a no-scent space. Please don’t arrive wearing scents; it makes this space difficult or impossible to be in for folks with chemical sensitivities and other chronic illnesses. If you have questions or if you have an access need that isn’t addressed here, email tyler@peoples.coop!



What is this? A professional Development Workshop for educators and school staff from all levels to learn strategies for creating a more inclusive classroom for LGBTQ+ students. Develop skills for navigating conversations and becoming an ally in your school. We will cover small, simple steps, examples of lesson plans, and opportunities to troubleshoot real classroom needs.

Who is facilitating the workshop? Instructors come from the LGBTQ+ community and have professional experience in classrooms. Tory Waggoner, Teacher, M.Ed and Sam Skye, Child and Family Therapist, MA, LPC intern. They are the co-founders of Q+, a new organization offering workshops and consulting designed for educators to create an LGBTQ+ inclusive environment.

Who should attend? Any educator: classroom teachers, counselors, administrators, instructional assistants, etc. If you work in a school, you are invited to attend!

What will happen at the workshop? We will cover some of the basics of working with LGBTQ+ identified folks (vocabulary, statistics, etc.). We will also spend at least half of the workshop looking at specific, manageable steps you can take back to your school on Monday, including curriculum ideas.

Why should I attend? By attending this workshop you are showing your dedication to making your classroom and school an inclusive space for all students. You will take away strategies that you can incorporate easily to make your LGBTQ+ students feel safer and supported. You will also get 4 PDUs.

When is the event? Saturday, October 14th 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Where is the event? People's Co-op community room. The room is located upstairs, but has a wheelchair lift. The day of the event we will have signs posted to help you find the room. The room itself is a large, open space with several windows. There are a couple photos of the room on the Peopele's Co-Op website http://www.peoples.coop/community-room/. It will be arranged with folding tables and folding chairs, plus a projector for the presentation. We realize that for some folks sitting in hard chairs for extended periods of time can be difficult. If you need to bring items like cushions for your comfort, please do so. If you have additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us at qpluscontact@gmail.com. We would be happy to help with you with any accessibility concerns.

How can I get there? People’s Co-op is located near the 9, 66, and 10 bus routes, as well as the Orange Max Line. Parking can sometimes busy, but usually not too difficult. There are also bike racks available.

How do I attend? Register for the event here: https://goo.gl/forms/44jebb8grOvCt3n52 This first workshop is only open to 20 people, so register today to secure your spot!

Education · Portland, Oregon
Inspiring educators and professionals to bring inclusivity into everything they do. Offering training, consultation, and resources.