|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.|
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  how our beliefs, values, and experiences inform implicit biases related to LGBTQ issues, and  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, 2021; December 12, 2021