LGBTQ Students: Meeting Academic, Social, and Emotional Needs | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


LGBTQ Students: Meeting Academic, Social, and Emotional Needs - #IMW23006

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 4.5 CEUs, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
Participants in this course will learn the history of the LGBTQ movement, key terminology, how preconception and discrimination impact the LGBTQ community and review strategies for fostering LGBTQ-inclusivity in schools. Participants will examine myths and perceptions, as well as curriculum and best practices associated with LGBTQ students. Participants will be provided multiple opportunities to engage in discussions and activities that refine and define strategies and practices focusing on meeting the comprehensive needs of LGBTQ students. 

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of the course:

1. Identify myths and perceptions relating to LGBTQ
2. Design teaching strategies and lessons that include LGBTQ perspectives
3. Understand how to support parents and stakeholders around LGBTQ inclusivity and creating safe spaces for all students
4. Identify strategies to promote understanding between LGBTQ students and their peers, parents, and school
5. To demonstrate proficient knowledge of outreach organization and activities that provide students, parents, and school community the knowledge and techniques to support LGBTQ students


By Julie Serrecchia
Reviewed 11 months ago
I love that the Connecting Link brings teachers together to share experiences, learn best practice, and grow as professionals!

By Barbara Mann
Reviewed 3 years ago
The instructor is extremely timely and excellent with comments and responses. This is a class I have been looking for and hoping to find online so I could complete it at my own pace

By Kyle Ruiz
Reviewed 11 months ago
The instructor was available, organized and responsive to all my questions and needs.

By Michelle Vendegna
Reviewed 6 months ago
Excellent instructor, timely, engaging, highly knowledgeable

Interactive courses are delivered via Zoom at specific times with a live instructor.

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04/10/23 - 05/07/23
Apr 10 - May 07, 2023
Zoom Meetings will be on Wednesdays (Apr 12, 19, 26, May 03, 2023 ) from 5:00pm – 6:30pm Central Time.