Thank you for attending the Trans Alaska Summit! This page of resources is to help you as you build your own transgender information classes – remember to speak from your own authentic voice! Each of us brings our own spin to presenting on these topics, and through education, changing the world one heart and mind at a time.
The resources shared here are not for mass distribution. They are unpublished, and if shared, please give credit where credit is due. That includes the handouts from the Trans Alaska Summit class that I presented:
- Designing and Presenting Trans Education Classes
- Trans Resources 2018 by Oliver Smith and Lee Harrington (from UAA presentation)
- Our Intimate Selves: Examining Sex, Gender, Orientation, Intimacy, Relationships Styles and Sexual Behavior
Here are the first 6 chapters of my unpublished teaching skills book – my hope is that they will give a few tools around designing classes, holding the room, figuring out what type of educator you are. It is still under development.
- Chapter 1 – Your Unique Voice
- Chapter 2 – Effective and Ineffective Presentations
- Chapter 3 – Preparing to Present
- Chapter 4 – Understanding Your Audience
- Chapter 5 – Varieties of Students
- Chapter 6 – Speaking Skills and Body Language
- Acknowledgements and Teaching Resources
Let’s compare a few Power Point PDFs to see how I addressed different audiences based on goals and locations – national statistics, state statistics (University of Colorado), screens put up for pauses to have MoHagani Magnetek read poetry/spoken word (Homer), length of time (Rotary)… if you are doing Power Point, consider what actually needs to be on it, how you can not just read the screen, but also what you can use to not replicate your work every time.
- Homer Alaska for Nursing Students and general population (note the full definitions added by MoHogani, and spaces for spoken word)
- University of Colorado for medical professionals
- Rotary Club in Anchorage for folks who didn’t know about trans issues at all, during the Fair Anchorage Campaign
There are also lots of resources I have up on the Traversing Gender website, including all of these amazing resources other people have already made that you can either use or be inspired by. And here is the Alaska breakdown from the US Trans Survey, The Williams Institute 2016 Study, and there is more stuff out there 🙂
Keep up the great work, and thank you for helping others on the journey of understanding gender.