LGBTQ+ Identity in the School Community: Confronting Barriers to Acceptance

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LGBTQ+ Identity in the School Community: Confronting Barriers to Acceptance

Join educators Leander Houston-Enjady, Vanessa Valenzuela and Omar Salem of the AFT Identity Affirming Classroom Team (I-ACT) along with Share My Lesson for this session on methods to address diversity in our schools and communities.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Now Available on Demand

We are becoming increasingly aware of the true diversity our school community holds. In discovering this true diversity many institutional barriers and internalized biases are showing in explicit and hidden ways. The school climate and policies can prevent the wider acceptance and celebration of individuals at all levels of the school community. By reflecting on personal prejudice and recognizing and addressing inappropriate interactions and policies, we can transform the school culture to truly embrace and affirm LGBTQ+ identities and address the intersectionalities that lie with it!


Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements. Step 1: Upon completion of the Share My Lesson webinar, download your PD certificate of completion. Step 2: Complete CTLE certificate. Step 3: Send both your CTLE certificate AND Share My Lesson PD certificate of completion to [email protected].

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March 2021
I enjoyed the webinar a lot.
March 2021
I felt there is more information out there that would be helpful in the classroom. This felt more like a defensive and argumentative session. Keep putting it together. We will get there.
March 2021
Simply excellent, relevant, and much needed for our students and colleagues. We learn vocabulary in order to understand the finer points of any topic, so being fluent in LGBTQA+ issues is critically important for adults if we consider ourselves educators.