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.
  • Notify Jill Dahlen if you need to cancel your registration.

Implicit Bias - Introduction and LGBTQ

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 7:00am 

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:  July 14, 2021


Implicit Bias - LGBTQ and Gender and Intersectionality

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 10:00am 

In this course, participants 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. Participants will also focus on gender and the intersectionality of implicit bias and -isms that lead to microaggressions and inhibit success in the classroom and the workplace. Participants will work on solutions to address the multiple oppressions that students may be facing in the classroom and community for the purpose of improving student achievement.
Register: August 2, 2021