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Social Justice Trainings Safety, Bias, & LGBTQ+ Issues
Professional Learning

Making the Case: Communication Strategies on LGBTQ+ Issues

This communications module provides educators with an overview of effective messaging and communication strategies to confidently advocate for LGBTQ+ students. Whether you’re talking to peers, stakeholders, or others about the importance of LGBTQ+ affirming policies and practices, this module offers guidance, insight, and role-plays.
Making-the-Case

At a Glance

Workshop content includes an overview of effective communication strategies on LGBTQ+ issues.

Topics

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Gender Equity
  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Positive School Environments
  • Professional Leadership
  • Racial & Social Justice

Outcomes

  • Identify common objections to LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and curriculum
  • Deliver a persuasive message in support of LGBTQ+ students and issues
  • Explain how BIPOC students often face increased hurdles and obstacles
  • Apply effective techniques when responding to inappropriate questions or arguments
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NEA Center for Social Justice

Last Updated: 02/24/2021

Details

Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional
  • Teacher

Grade

  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

2 hours minimum

Session Format

Virtual, In-Person, or Blended

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This module is part of our Safety, Bias, & LGBTQ+ Issues series.

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