The Montessori Event

Jennifer will be presenting twice at the American Montessori Event in Washington, DC in March 2019. She will be offering a pre-conference intensive on Wednesday, 3/20 and a session for administrators on Thursday, 3/21. Join Jennifer in D.C.!

NWAIS

Jennifer will be back in the Pacific Northwest in December for a program on Navigating Gender and Sexuality Diversity in PreK-12: Frameworks, Values and Practice for the Northwest Association of Independent Schools. (NWAIS). This workshop will focus on concepts and language for understanding human identity development and creating developmentally appropriate practice. By using individual school missions and the Gender and Sexuality Diversity framework, participants will have hands-on opportunities to explore critical questions about curriculum, practice, programs and policies. Join Jennifer at the Bertschi School on December 07, 2018.

NJAIS

Team Finch Consultants is excited to be speaking at the Equity and Justice/Diversity and Multicultural Forum Dinner at The Pingry School on November 1, 2018 from 4:30-8:00. The working title is LGBT: The Little Acronym That Couldn’t Anymore (because it got too big). Our conversation will be about frameworks that support gender and sexuality inclusivity in PreK-12 Schools. Join Jennifer at The Pingry School on November 01, 2018.

NYSAIS

Treat yourself to a few days at Mohonk Mountain House and attend Redefining Student Support K-12: Meeting the Physical, Emotional, Social, Educational, & Health Needs of Generation Z. Join me, Rob Tuckman and Justine Fonte as we tackle these Big Questions. (1) Who is in charge of supporting the “whole” GenZ student? (2) What does that support look like? (3) How can the Student Support Professional (SSP) maintain their own health and wellness?! For counselors, psychologists, health educators, nurses, deans, advisors, residential life staff, coaches or teachers. Join us at the Mohonk Mountain House on October 29, 2018.

Third Space Podcast Feature

Thanks to Jen Cort for inviting Team Finch Consultants to participate in her new podcast on VoicEd Radio, “a 24/7 Internet-based Radio Station dedicated to both broadening and deepening the conversations we have about education.” Third Spaces are the places outside home and work where we gather to share our ideas. Jen’s focus is equity, diversity, and inclusion; find conversations this month with Rosetta LeeRosalind WisemanTre Garnett, and Rodney Glassgow. Jennifer Bryan’s podcast airs next month!

CATDC

Jennifer looks forward to returning to Los Angeles and presenting Navigating Gender and Sexuality Diversity in PreK-12 for the California Association of Teacher Development and Collaboration. (CATDC). As our 21st Century understanding of human diversity expands, PreK-12 educators must be able to engage with issues related to gender and sexuality intentionally, competently and confidently. Join Jennifer at The Oaks School  September 26, 2018

WW2018: WONDER WOMEN

Team Finch is part of the Leadership + Design team behind WONDER WOMEN, a lively, deep, playful, empowering and practical learning opportunity for aspiring women leaders in Education. Join Jennifer in Providence, RI June 25-28th, 2018.

Voices Envisioned

In May 2018 Jennifer will be the keynote speaker at Oakwood School in Los Angeles. Voices Envisioned is a series of events for Oakwood students, families, and faculty/staff/administrators to explore important issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

NYSAIS

On Monday, April 9, Jennifer will be leading her workshop Gender and Sexuality Diversity for Young Children at The Brick Church School in New York City for the New York Association of Independent Schools. The workshop will focus on the concepts and language with which to create developmentally appropriate practice. The event is currently sold out!

CATDC

On February 21, 2018 Jennifer will be leading a workshop, Navigating Gender and Sexuality Diversity in PreK-12 at The Oaks School in Los Angeles.

ISAS

One-day ​workshop on February 8th ​with ​Jennifer ​Bryan, ​PhD. ​that ​explores ​the ​role ​of ​gender ​and ​sexuality ​for ​Pre-K, ​Kindergarten, ​and ​Elementary ​students. ​ ​As ​our ​21st ​Century ​understanding ​of ​human ​diversity ​expands, ​PreK-6 ​educators ​must ​be ​able ​to ​engage ​with ​issues ​related ​to ​gender ​and ​sexuality ​competently ​and ​confidently.

NWAIS

On February 2, 2018 Jennifer will be leading a workshop, Navigating Gender and Sexuality Diversity in PreK-12: Frameworks, Values, and Practice at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, WA.

The Meridian School

On February 1st, Jennifer will be presenting ‘Navigating Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Inclusive Schools: Helping ALL Students Thrive’ at The Meridian School in Seattle, WA. The event is free and open to the public, and pizza and childcare is provided for children K-5!

Why do we need to address gender and sexuality in educational settings and at home? Are all genders treated equally? How does gender affect your child’s sense of self, interaction with peers, and learning style? Bring your observations, your questions, and your curiosity to this lively discussion!

NYSAIS

January 17 – 19th 2018, Jennifer will join her colleague Deborah Roffman in presenting Sex, Gender and Sexuality: Educating Students, Supporting Families, and Creating Safer School Communities.

This three-day, didactic, experiential and interactive program will afford hands-on opportunities for attendees to apply core concepts to real-life school scenarios as well as classroom-based teaching. Jennifer and Deborah will provide the language and the conceptual frameworks educators need to understand the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual aspects of gender and sexuality development.

AMERICAN MONTESSORI SOCIETY WINTER RETREAT

The American Montessori Society’s Winter Retreat is an annual gathering of Montessori school administrators in January in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The event offers impactful professional development, a featured speaker who leads participants in the exploration of topics relevant to school leaders, collaboration and networking with Montessori peers, and relaxation in a peaceful and gorgeous environment. Jennifer is thrilled to be the 2018 featured speaker, presenting From the Dress-Up Corner to the Senior Prom: Navigating Gender & Sexuality Diversity in Schools.

HEARD IN RYE

Heard in Rye is a speaker’s bureau which brings in distinguished experts in parenting and education for speaker events in Rye, NY with the aim of building community through supporting parents. On November 17, 2017 Jennifer participated in the panel discussion Understanding Gender Diversity: Raising Open, Accepting, and Diverse Children, along with Genevieve Weber, Ph.D. and Aron Janssen, M.D.

High Mountain Institute

In August, Jennifer spent two days at the High Mountain Institute in Leadville, Colorado. Her work with the faculty and staff was recently featured in the HMI newsletter. Check out Workshopping Inclusivity!

WW2017: WONDER WOMEN

Team Finch is part of the Leadership + Design team behind WONDER WOMEN, a lively, deep, playful, empowering and practical learning opportunity for aspiring women leaders in Education. Join Jennifer in Palo Alto at the Castilleja School in July for WW2017.

SHAMBHALA NYC

On May 23, join TFC and Shambhala New York City community members in a partial screening of the award-winning documentary film QUEER CITY. A panel of experts, including Team Finch’s Jennifer Bryan, will lead a discussion of the meaning of identity, the fluidity of gender identity, and the Buddhist concepts of relative and absolute identity.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS ADMISSIONS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER NEW YORK

On May 17, over 90 admissions staff from greater New York schools will join Jennifer in strategizing how to incorporate the Gender and Sexuality Diversity (GSD) framework into inclusive admissions practices.

THE MEDIATION AND TRAINING COLLABORATIVE

On May 10, Jennifer will lead members of TMTC in taking an updated look at Gender and Sexuality Diversity (GSD) and how our gender identities may affect mediation and training dynamics. Join us in Northampton, MA.

RACE INSTITUTE

Join Jennifer in participating in the Race Institute for K-12 Educators at Germantown Academy outside of Philadelphia on May 4-6. At Team Finch Consultants, we too believe “it is the job of all educators to support the positive racial identity development of students”. Jennifer will join a group of 20 educators to work together to build positive racial identities so that we can support our students and colleagues in their racial identities. Register now!

NYSAIS WORKSHOP

Jennifer travels to Poughkeepsie Day School on April 17, 2017 to present “Gender and Sexuality Diversity: Frameworks, Values, Practice” to preK-12 Educators. The workshop will focus on the concepts and language with which to create developmentally appropriate practice. Using school mission and the Gender and Sexuality Diversity framework, participants will engage with critical questions about human identity development, ideal conditions for learning, teaching methods and curriculum design, and policies and programs. Register now!

INCLUSIVE TEACHING AT PRINCETON

Join Jennifer on March 29, 2017 for an interactive discussion of Identity and Authority in an Inclusive Classroom. When does identity enhance or undermine the presumed expertise or authority of the teacher? How do dynamics of identity influence the classroom experience for students and teachers alike? Jennifer will lead undergraduate and graduate educators in grappling with these questions. Click here for more information.

CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS SCHOOL SEMINAR

Jennifer is excited to present and discuss her work with the CFS community and general public on March 21, 2017.  The evening is part of the Cambridge Friends School Seminar Series, which brings thought leaders who are “who are breaking new ground, at the cutting edge of their fields, tackling relevant issues, or making a significant difference in their communities”.  Click here for more information.

NAIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Jennifer will join Catherine Steiner-Adair in presenting a workshop on “Gender Equality Education: Preparing 21st Century Students for Work and Love” at the 2017 National Association of Independent Schools annual conference on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  Jennifer and Catherine will address new ways of thinking about social-emotional learning (SEL) as we prepare students to form healthy intimate relationships. Click here to register and for more information.

MULTICULTURAL RESOURCE CENTER @ ADVIS

On January 17, 2017, Jennifer will present a one-day workshop for the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools titled, “Beyond the Binary, Exploring Gender Identity & Sexuality in Independent Schools.” Jennifer will collaborate with Dr. Linda A. Hawkins, co-Director, Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic, and Samantha Taylor, Clinic Coordinator and Director of Education, Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Register here!

NYSAIS WORKSHOP

On January 11, 2017, Jennifer travels to New Paltz, NY to present a one-day workshop, “Sex, Gender and Sexuality: Educating Students, Supporting Families, and Creating Safer School Communities,” for the New York State Association of Independent Schools. Working with Deborah Roffman, Jennifer will provide educators of all kinds the language and the conceptual frameworks educators need to understand the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual aspects of gender and sexuality development.  Click here to register and for more information.