Taking a Stand: Creating Safer Schools for LGBTQ+ Students
Mondays (1/9; 1/23; & 2/13) at 7pm ET/CT/PT
In this course, we will introduce the importance of creating safe spaces for LGBTQ students, and especially those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). We will review NEA’s Racial Justice Framework, data from the nation’s leading research organizations on LGBTQ youth, and discuss how we as educators can intentionally create safer spaces for LGBTQ students.
By the end of this course, you will expand your awareness about school safety issues for LGBTQ students, analyze the factors that affect their safety, and develop action plans to create safer spaces for LGBTQ students in your learning community.
This course has the following learning goals for all participants:
- Identify factors that contribute to a safe/unsafe learning environment for LGBTQ+ students
- Identify additional barriers to safety for BIPOC students who are also LGBTQ+
- Learn how to become an LGBTQ+ ally
- Create an action plan on how to create safer schools for all students