Supporting LGBTQ Students
What You'll Learn

You will learn how to support LGBTQ students by creating a safe space and a culture of inclusivity.

Who Should Apply
  • K12 Educators
  • Education Support Professionals
  • Administrators
  • Association Leaders
  • Teacher Leaders
  • Higher Ed Instructors
  • Aspiring Educators
6
micro-
credentials
15
Approximate hours each
Description
This stack is designed to help educators understand how to create a safe and inclusive classroom environment for LGBTQ students. You also explore how to advocate for LGBTQ policies for students and co-workers. You will have the opportunity to learn and use proper and respectful terminology as well as design lesson plans that are inclusive of LGBTQ students. You will also have the opportunity to learn about intersections of race, gender and sexual orientation and use this knowledge to create a positive classroom community of learners.

 

These micro-credentials are currently in the process of being revised to better align with the updated curriculum and are unavailable at this time. If you have already enrolled in one or more of these micro-credentials, you have until November 1, 2022 to complete your submission of the current version. 

ProgramDescriptionAction
Advocating for LGBTQ- Inclusive Policy
Educator effectively consults LGBTQ students and family members about what their needs are and then advocates for LGBTQ-inclusive policies to support these needs.
Types of Evidence Required: choice of letter OR poster OR video, written artifact, audio OR video

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Advocating for LGBTQ- Inclusive Workplaces
Educator advocates for LGBTQ-inclusive policy and protections for adults in the workplace.
Types of Evidence Required: presentation video OR screencast OR PowerPoint/keynote/Google Slideshow

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Creating Safe Spaces Inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer Students
Educator creates a safe space for LGBTQ youth in their school(s).
Types of Evidence Required: written artifacts, student work examples OR video OR photo slideshow, poster or video

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Developing LGBTQ Anti-Bias Curriculum
Educator uses anti-bias curriculum resources that are inclusive of LGBTQ issues.
Types of Evidence Required: written artifacts, annotated student work samples

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Examining the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
Educator demonstrates an understanding of the intersections of race, gender, and sexual orientation and how they connect with classroom culture, pedagogy, and student and staff relationships.
Types of Evidence Required: written artifact that includes student reflections OR student work samples OR photo journal OR presentation OR call logs

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Utilizing Proper Terminology to Talk About LGBTQ Topics
Educator expands their instructional understanding of LGBTQ terminology
Types of Evidence Required: written artifact, student work samples

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