'My Friend Has Two Mums': Gender and Sexuality in Early Childhood
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‘My Friend Has Two Mums’ - an online PD course exploring gender and sexuality in early childhood
As society changes, the issues we face in early childhood change. Things we may have never thought of impacting on our work, now do. Things like sexuality and gender.
Our services are now working with children who identify with a different gender, with same sex parents, with openly gay and lesbian educators. And, importantly how we deal with these issues are part of the National Quality Standard!
But how do we learn about them? We now know a lot about gender and sexuality than we probably did when you studied at Uni or TAFE. But, till now, there has never been a course where you could learn about things such as:
- • how to do inclusion right for children and families of all genders and sexualities
- • what the I in LGBTI+ actually means
- • unknowing discrimination of children and families
- • rainbow families
- • heterosexual, lesbian and gay educators
But now there is.
‘My friend has 2 mums’: exploring gender and sexuality in early education and care, is the course you need to learn all the things you’ve wondered about.
The best things about this course?
1. It’s inexpensive. Only $220 for the whole course.
2. You can do it from home. Every three weeks you get a 20-30 minute video to watch, a reading, a practical task, and Dr Red Ruby Scarlet’s ongoing support via a Facebook Live every three weeks to talk you through the topic and answer any questions.
3. You can fit it in. The course runs for 9 months, but only demands an hour and a half from you each month.
4. It’s delivered by subject matter experts. People like Professor Kerry Robinson, Anthony Semann, Stephen Gallen – 15 different presenters in all.
5. It’s practical. It will relate to your service, your role, your children, your colleagues, now.
6. It’s NESA approved. If you are a NSW teacher you get over 20 hours accredited training for this one course.
7. It’s a MutiVerse course. It’s been developed by Dr Red Ruby Scarlet so it will be fun, lively, colourful, and practice driven.
Course Content and Presenters:
The 20-30 minute content videos will consist of interviews between Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and those listed below.
Content 1. Queer Thinking in Early Childhood - Professor Kerry H Robinson
Content 2. The National Quality Framework - Nicholas Stewart
Content 3. Putting Inclusive Policies in Place - Anthony Semann
Content 4. Using Anti-Bias Approaches - Jill Huntley
Content 5. A Transgender Early Childhood Educator Sharon Priestley
Content 6. Heterosexuality as an Identity - Michael McGirr
Content 7. Cross Cultural Transitioning - Teighan & Tammie Cosier
Content 8. Queer Pedagogies - Stephen Gallen
Content 9. Intersex Identities - Dr Agli Zavros-Orr
Content 10. Raising Non-Binary - Rachael Antcliffe
Content 11. Leadership and Life - Sarah Louise & Ace Dean
Content 12. Surprise Guest!
Content 13. Rainbow Families - Ashley Scott and Cathy Brown
Once you have registered for this course you will be added to a secret Facebook Group called "My Friend Has Two Mums" where you will receive all of the course content. The Facebook group is secret so that participants have a safe space to learn, discuss and share. The expert videos, readings, and tasks, will be uploaded every three weeks and Dr Red Ruby Scarlet will host a Facebook Live in between to support you with the content. Tasks are encouraged for all participants for deep learning and are necessary for those claiming NESA hours in NSW.
Art work by Liv
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