Teach About Women provides curriculum, PD, workshops, and student-facing programs to help K-12 educators make gender equity part of every aspect of school life. Our signature workshops can be adapted for your unique school community.
Women, Gender and History
Audience: History departments, K-12 and college | Facilitator: Georgina Emerson
How can we, as history teachers, hit the major notes of our courses in ways that shed light on gender dynamics, and women's experiences, and intersectionality? In this workshop, we discuss teaching practices and share resources to give teachers the knowledge and skills to discuss women and gender in the past with confidence.
Liberatory Writing Practices: A roadmap for Humanities teachers
Audience: K-12 teachers interested in writing as pedagogy | Facilitator: Georgina Emerson
This is a workshop for any teacher that wants to use writing to explore liberation. Liberation in the broadest sense as anti-bias, feminist, intersectional, resonant, and celebratory, especially of BIPOC communities and voices. While most teachers want to incorporate anti-bias and equity work into their curriculum, they often lack specific steps for designing units and planning lessons. These theme/question pairings offer teachers a roadmap for using writing to reframe how they organize their materials. Teachers leave the workshop invigorated by new ideas and excited to use writing to deepen their students understanding of the world and themselves . For an example of how this method works, take look at our 2021 Gender Equity Institute Resources.
Cultivating Resilient Masculinities Workshop Series for Boys Schools
Audience: K-12 Boys School Faculty and Staff | Facilitators: Jason Ablin and Georgina Emerson
In this workshop, we lay the foundation for understanding the challenges and possibilities for creating healthy and successful school environments for students. By exploring our own individual and collective expressions and thoughts on masculinity and gender, the faculty works collaboratively to outline a clear path forward for learning and communal growth.
Theory to Practice: Make Intersectional Feminist Pedagogy part of your daily teaching
Audience: Teachers and Advisors in every department, grades 5-12 | Facilitators: Kemeyawi Wahpepah
Intersectional. Feminist. Critical. All these are words that appear more and more in front of pedagogy. But how can teachers, advisors and mentors to students in K-12 schools truly embrace these principles? This workshop is all about the practical, day-to-day ways we can incorporate critical intersectional feminist pedadogy into our teaching. We will begin with a brief history of intersectionality, as coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, and then explore specific ways that teachers and advisors can infuse these principles into content, activities and assessments.
Teach About Power: Empowering Our Students to Question, Educate & Advocate
Audience: Teachers and Advisors in every department, grades 5-12 | Facilitators: Kyako Donald & Georgina Emerson
How can we teach our students not just to educate themselves but to become liberatory educators in their own right? Drawing on the research-driven framework proposed by Zoretta Hammond on culturally-responsive teaching and the brain, Georgina Emerson and Kayko Donald, a teacher and her student-intern, co-created a program called Teach About Power to guide students (ages 12 to 18) to question, educate and advocate for what truly matters to them. Our step-by-step lesson plan allows students to clarify and spread their own messages through rigorous academic engagement. Attendees will get a chance to go through the process themselves: to question, educate, and advocate based on case studies.
Queer liberatory spaces: Transforming your K-12 school into a place where every student can raise their voice
Audience: K-12 faculty, staff and administrators | Facilitators: Brandie Waid & Georgina Emerson
Although we have seen a positive turn in attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people in the US, 2021 has brought an unprecedented number of anti-LGBTQ+ (especially anti-trans) legislation and attacks, the majority of which directly target LGBTQ+ youth and their families. As educators, we must support our students in becoming inclusive, ethical leaders who can create a better future for LGBTQ+ communities. In this session, we explore how schools can create queer liberatory spaces that feed into purposeful, problem-solving programs where students can center the experiences of LGBTQ+ folx. Taking a three-pronged approach, presenters use real world examples of content, practices, and school-wide policies to guide discussion.