Skip Navigation
We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, provide ads, analyze site traffic, and personalize content. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies.
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.


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


  • 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: July 3, 2020


Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional
  • Teacher


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

Session Length

6-8 weeks

Session Format


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.


Request information for your affiliate

Are you an affiliate staff person or leader? Please submit this form to get more information about this professional learning resource and we’ll be in touch.

Are you an affiliate?

Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and local affiliates.
Librarian leans over seated students at the library who are reading a book

Education News Relevant to You

We're here to help you succeed in your career, advocate for public school students, and stay up to date on the latest education news and trends. Browse stories by topic, access the latest issue of NEA Today magazine, and celebrate educators and public schools.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.