New Course for Teachers: Safe Spaces and Affirming Faces: Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Schools

LMU Extension introduces “Safe Spaces and Affirming Faces: Supporting LGBTQ Youth in schools.

This course introduces teachers to the history of LGBTQ movements and key terminology, describes how bias and discrimination impact the LGBTQ community; and reviews strategies for enhancing LGBTQ-inclusivity in schools. Additionally, teachers will gain insight into using online communities as safe spaces for encouraging LGBTQ-youths’ self-expression, identity development, and relationship building. Throughout the course, teachers are invited to connect inclusive approaches to their school- and classroom-based practices, so they can create safe, nurturing spaces that facilitate learning among LGBTQ students and their allies (peers who may not identify as LGBTQ, but support those who do and advocate for their rights).

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