SXSW EDU 2019
LGBTQ-Inclusion in the Classroom: Where to Start?
In 2012, the FAIR Education Act went into effect in California. It mandates that all K-12 history and social studies curriculums highlight the LGBTQ+ community and its accomplishments. Wouldn’t it be great to see something like this nationwide?!
But where do we start as educators - both in and out of CA? How do we build LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms? How do we broach conversations with our students and their families? Come and join us as we tackle these timely questions.
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- Bring LGBTQ+ educators and allies together for an in-depth conversation about our identities and inclusion in the classroom.
- Discuss/share best practices, resources, partners, curriculums, and more that make LGBTQ-inclusion an easy and fulfilling experience for all.
- As a group, create a "Next Steps" list, one that can help guide educators on how to continue building inclusive classrooms for LGBTQ+ youth.
Justin Tindall, Dir Education & Global Programming, It Gets Better Project