Course Description

In this course you will build a foundational understanding of how and why creating safe and affirming learning conditions for LGBTQ+ youth, educators, and families is critical for student success.

This course will develop your knowledge of LGBTQ+ experiences and perspectives with an intersectional focus. In this course we highlight the importance of working through individual learning and mindset before bringing new content and practices into your school or classroom. You will learn about laws, policies, and opportunities for advocacy, as well as gain practical strategies to implement in your context.

This course will leverage our LGBTQ+ Affirming Resource Bundle, as well as many other relevant resources from experts in the field. You will see these resources featured throughout the course.

Course Details

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for any K-12 educators.

What can I expect?

This course's on-demand content includes short videos, readings, asynchronous discussion, and opportunities to apply this work to your own context. In total, we expect this entire course to take up to 15 hours.

There may be optional synchronous learning opportunities during the course. Registration for these live sessions will be announced once the course begins.

If you'd like to do this course alongside colleagues - that's great! Plan to pace activities within the course for independent completion and then engage in discussion at a PLC or meeting.

How long do I have to complete the course?

The content of this course is available from November 14 through February 28, 2023.

Will I get a certificate of professional learning hours?

You will receive a certificate of professional learning for 15 hours immediately after completing the course and for the time of each synchronous meeting after attendance.

Please reach out to your school district to ensure they will accept these certificates.

This course is free to all!