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Professional Learning

Creating Safe School Climates for LGBTQ+ Students

This program teaches school personnel how to create a safe and inclusive school climate for all students and staff, with a focus on LGBTQ+ inclusion.

At a Glance

Designed for all members, particularly those committed to addressing bias around sexual orientation and gender identity (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning), this program teaches school personnel how to create a safe school climate for students and staff.

Topics

  • Bullying
  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Positive School Environments
  • Student Learning
  • Trauma-Informed Practices

Outcomes

  • Understand the obvious and subtle ways bias plays out in schools
  • Identify resources for creating schools that are safe for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Employ various approaches to designing and integrating lessons and activities that raise awareness of bias and empower students to advocate for change, especially around LGBTQ+-related bias
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: 07/03/2020

Details

Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional
  • Teacher

Grade

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Higher Education
  • Middle School

Session Length

6-8 weeks

Session Format

Blended

This is a program NEA makes available for affiliate use as a professional offering to educators.  NEA LGBTQ+ Blended Learning modules may already be offered through your local or state association.  Please contact your state or local association if you are interested in getting a blended learning cohort started.

 

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