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Professional Learning

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students - Micro-credentials

This stack of six micro-credentials is designed to help educators understand how to create a safe and inclusive classroom environment for LGBTQ+ students.

At a Glance

Educators will also explore how to advocate for LGBTQ+ policies for students and co-workers and have the opportunity to learn and use proper and respectful terminology as well as design lesson plans that are inclusive of LGBTQ+ students.

Topics

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • LGBTQ Rights
  • Positive School Environments
  • Student Learning

Outcomes

  • Learn how to advocate for inclusive policies
  • Create welcoming learning spaces
  • Promote a school-wide culture of inclusivity
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: 07/22/2020

Details

Audience Role

  • Affiliate

Grade

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

Session Length

Approx. 15 hours per micro-credential

Session Format

Blended

Educators will learn about intersections of race, gender, and sexual orientation and use this knowledge to create a positive classroom community of learners.

Individual micro-credential topics include: 

  • Advocating for LGBTQ+-Inclusive Policy
  • Advocating for LGBTQ+-Inclusive Workplaces
  • Creating Safe Spaces Inclusive of LGBTQ+ Students
  • Developing LGBTQ+ Anti-Bias Curriculum
  • Examining the Intersections of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation
  • Utilizing Proper Terminology to Talk About LGBTQ+ Topics

NEA Micro-credentials are offered at no cost to NEA members. Non-NEA members will be charged a $125.00 scoring fee per micro-credential at the time of submission. The full list of available NEA micro-credentials can be found at:  https://nea.certificationbank.com/

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