LGBTQ+ Trainings

LGBTQ Trainings
Educators play a critical role for LGBTQ students as adult allies and advocates. According to GLSEN’s national research on the experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools, nearly 4 in 5 LGBTQ students don’t see positive LGBTQ representation in their curriculum, and nearly 9 in 10 experience verbal or physical harassment at school.

General Information:

  • Courses are offered free of charge to all WEA Members.
  • Space is limited to 30 participants.
  • Trainings will be held via Zoom.
  • Clock Hours will be provided.
  • Contact Jill Dahlen if you have questions or need to cancel your registration.

Implicit Bias - Introduction and LGBTQ 

Monday, October 18, 2021

In this course, participants are introduced to implicit bias research, resources, and concepts, including microaggressions and micro-insults. Participants will also develop an understanding of [1] how our beliefs, values, and experiences inform implicit biases related to LGBTQ issues, and [2] how our implicit biases and behaviors impact others (students, colleagues, families, etc.). Because student success is dependent on a sense of belonging, participants work on strategies to make the classroom and school system more inclusive. Participants will learn how to help provide students form the LGBTQ community a safe environment to learn with the goal of increasing student engagement and academic success. Up to 3 clock hours available.
Register: October 18, 2021

Implicit Bias - Interrupting Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Community

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Sunday, December 12, 2021

This research-based course for educators explores vocabulary to help educators understand gender terminology, binary gender systems, and student perspectives about their experiences as LGBTQ+ youth. Up to 3 clock hours available.
Register: November 7, 2021December 12, 2021