3 Credits / 45 Hours
in-service credit only
Understanding the LGBTQIA+ Community and how we can Support our Students and their Families
*New Course Summer 2021
More and more students today are identifying as LGBTQIA+. This requires more understanding and awareness by educators on gender identity and sexual orientation in order to make sure our students feel safe and accepted at school. It is important to understand the history of LGBTQIA+ and all of the terms that are included in order to help support our students. There are many challenges that LGBTQIA+ youth face today and it is important to provide them with resources and supports in order to make them feel safe and accepted. In addition to our students, parents need help as well. It is important to learn how to help both our students and parents navigate through these new experiences in order to support their children. This course is for all K-12 educators and related service providers.