Safety, Bias and GLBT Issues
Training Program - From the NEA & Partners
Creating great public schools for every child requires that all students are learning and succeeding. Unfortunately, students cannot learn where they do not feel safe and supported, and yet, schools are too often unsafe for students who are perceived as "different." One of the most common forms of bullying and harassment involves differences of sexual orientation and gender, and this targets not only students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT), but also students who are not.
NEA is pleased to announce the launch of a new training program to address safety, bias, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender(GLBT) issues. This new training program consists of two workshops, each 90-120 minutes long, that can be delivered separately or together.
The workshops are especially designed for people who are not gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, and who are interested in addressing bias regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.
The first workshop, "Taking A Stand: Creating Safe Schools for All Students," is an introductory workshop designed for all school personnel. It uses video clips and activities to examine the obvious and subtle ways that bias plays out in schools, and offers resources for creating schools that are safe for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The second workshop, "Walking the Talk: Classroom Resources for Addressing Bias," is an advanced workshop designed for K-12 classroom instructors. It examines various approaches to designing and integrating activities into the classroom that raise awareness of bias and empower students to advocate for change, especially around anti-GLBT bias.
Over 30 certified trainers in all regions are now available to deliver these workshops at little or no cost to schools and affiliates. For more information or to schedule a training, please contact NEA Human and Civil Rights, 202-822-7700, mailto:email@example.com
This training is a program of the National Education Association, in collaboration with the American Federation of Teachers, the NEA Health Information Network, and the Respect for All Project, and is made possible in part by the generous financial contributions of the Gill Foundation, the Liberty Education Fund, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Related LinkNEA Health Information Network -- This non-profit health affiliate of the NEA offers one-stop shopping for information about school health and safety issues.