At a Glance
- LGBTQ+ Rights
- Positive School Environments
- support our LGBTQ+ students
In our current divisive and challenging climate, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) students struggle to find their safe spaces, especially in schools.
To help members support our LGBTQ+ students, NEA is offering online blended learning courses to educate members about a variety of LGBTQ+ topics and to inspire action. These courses will help members create a more inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students.
NEA LGBTQ+ blended learning courses will be facilitated by NEA-trained blended learning facilitators. Participants will receive a certificate for 15-hours of professional development upon completion.*
Register now! Space is limited.
*You will need to confirm the PD hours with your school or district.
Enrollment is Now Open for our Fall Session
OCT 11 ― NOV 19
Registration closes October 1
The LGBTQ+ Blended Learning Series includes six (facilitated) courses:
- Taking a Stand: Creating a Safe School for LGBTQ+ Students
Learn the importance of creating safer spaces for LGBTQ+ students, and explore what creates safe and unsafe spaces in schools.
- Walking the Talk: Classroom Strategies for Addressing LGBTQ + Bias
Learn classroom strategies that address LGBTQ+ bias and how to apply an anti-bias, anti-racist lens to your teaching practice.
- Making the Case: Communication Strategies on LGBTQ+ Issues
Learn effective messaging and communication strategies for talking to constituents about the need to address LGBTQ+ related bias in schools, advocating for LGBTQ+ affirming policies, and providing LGBTQ+ inclusive education.
- Exploring Connections: The Intersections of Race, Gender, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Learn about the impact that intersecting social identities have on LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people and how to support students who, because of their intersecting identities, often face systemic barriers and disadvantage.
- Safe and Supportive Working Environments: A Right for LGBTQ+ Educators
Learn about employment protections available for LGBTQ+ employees at the federal, state, and local levels – and how you can advocate for an inclusive workplace.
- Supporting Transgender, and Questioning/Queer Students
Learn about LGBTQ+ terminology, LGBTQ+ transitions, how to create safer schools for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC students, and how the Racial Justice in Education Framework flows through all these topics.