Center for Gender Equity Workshops

The Center for Gender Equity hosts a variety of workshops throughout the year.

Serving the Full Spectrum

A Workshop for Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, and Education Students.

April 21, 2018 | Pacific University | College of Education & Center for Gender Equity


The goal of this workshop is to facilitate a learning environment in which all students can thrive.  This workshop explores issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students in our public schools. It combines presentation, discussion, group activities, a panel of teachers and counselors, and a panel of students, all designed to give participants the tools to effectively support LGBTQ students.  We will discuss how to respond when LGBTQ students are targets of verbal or physical bullying in schools, designing inclusive classroom activities, and working with parents.

Jenn Burleton, Executive Director of Transactive is our plenary speaker. Jenn is an outspoken advocate on behalf of transgender and gender diverse children and youth. For over twenty years Jenn has played a primary role in raising local and national awareness of the challenges these children and their families face. She is a respected expert, visionary and leading thinker on gender identity and gender expression.

Date & Time: 9:00 - 3:00, Sat., April 21, 2018

Location: Pacific University, Hillsboro Campus, 190 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR


  • $30.00 - General Admission
  • $20.00 - Newly Certified Teachers (3 years or fewer)
  • $10.00 - Non-Pacific Students
  • Free to Pacific University Students


If you are a Newly Certified Teachers and students, register by emailing

Educators can receive a Certificate of Completion for attending the conference

Conference Schedule

9:00-9:30 | Registration
9:30-9:45 | Introductions
9:45-10:30 | Panel of LGBTQ Middle and High School Students

10:45-11:45 | Breakout Session 1

  • Intersectionality
  • Honoring Students’ Gender Identity: Pronouns
  •  Inclusive Children’s Literature

12:00-1:30 | Lunch: Information Tables of LGBTQ Resources

Keynote Speaker | Jenn Burleton, Director of Transactive Gender Center

1:30-2:30 | Breakout Session 2

  • Intersectionality
  • Honoring Students’ Gender Identity: Pronouns
  • High School and Middle School Counselors: Best Practices

2:30-3:00 | Schools Working with Community Resources
3:00-4:00 | Soiree with Wine Bar