Community Parent Seminars

Each year, Marburn offers a series of Community Parent Seminars, which focus on a variety of topics related to learning and learning differences such as ADHD, dyslexia, and executive functioning.

The seminars discuss topics including reading, writing, spelling, math, and self-management as they relate to students who struggle in school.


Developing Gender-Inclusive Spaces to Learn and Grow
Presented by Jacqueline Nelson - Partner, Pollyanna, Inc. (Click for Speaker Bio)

April 4th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

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Gender diversity refers to the extent to which a person’s gender identity, role, or expression differs from the cultural norms prescribed for people of a particular sex as assigned at birth ( For children and adolescents, the gap between societal expectations and their lived reality can have detrimental effects on their mental health and sense of belonging if that chasm is not recognized by the adults who support these students on a daily basis. Facilitated by Jaci Nelson of Pollyanna, Inc., this seminar is an introductory discussion of gender diversity and explores strategies and resources for developing gender-inclusive environments at home, school, and beyond. 

The seminar will support participants by:

  • Addressing common misconceptions about the intersectionality of gender and child development;

  • Defining key terms, including equity, inclusion, allyship, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and social construct;

  • Offering research-based evidence and developmentally appropriate tips for addressing gender with students; and,

  • Providing rationale for student affinity spaces and strategic home/school partnerships.

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Presented in Partnership With:

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This program is supported by:
Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation
Adam Stuart Linhart Memorial Fund

Worthington Industries