Jul 28

Registration Deadline: Supporting LGBTQIA and Gender Diverse Students


About This Event

This course, intended for anyone who works in a K-12, including teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, administrative, and support staff, is an introduction into the challenges that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) students face in schools on a daily basis. By understanding terminology, historical context, and the preconceived notions we ourselves carry about the LGBTQIA+ community, we can begin to creating intentional, inclusive, and supportive learning environments.

We will explore myths and perceptions, the prevalence and effects of bullying, unintended bias in schools and classrooms, and the laws and policies in place that affect our LGBTQIA+ students. This course will give you the tools to start developing a more inclusive curriculum, navigate conversations around gender and sexual orientation, and foster a respectful and engaging environment where all students can thrive.

Learn more at https://www.fitchburgstate.edu/academics/continuing-education/center-professional-studies/courses-equity-and-social-change/supporting-lgbtqia-and-gender-diverse-students-k-12-environment.

Sponsored by the Center for Professional Studies.