GLSEN Provides Bonanza of Educator Resources!

By Terry Vittone | Posted on 10.22.2014 | 0 comments
Educators looking for resources to help them create safe, supportive learning environments for LGBT students can turn to GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network. GLSEN has offered user-friendly, developmentally appropriate, and research-based tools to educators for more than 20 years.
Educator resources from GLSEN fall into three main categories: Educator Guides, LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum, and Lesson Plans on Bullying, Bias, and Diversity.

GLSEN Educator Guides cover a host of topics pertinent to educators who wish to make their schools more LGBT inclusive and enlightened, including:
  • LGBT History Month
  • LGBT Pride Month for Educators       
  • Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Libraries as Safe Places
  • Ready, Set, Respect! Elementary Toolkit
  • Working with LGBT Students of Color
GLSEN’s LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum includes great suggestions for study designed to ensure that your LGBT students see themselves reflected in your lessons. Lesson plans include:
  • Celebrate NEA's Read Across America: Lessons for Grades K-5
  • LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum Guide for Educators
  • ThinkB4YouSpeak Guide for Educators of Grades 6-12
  • Unheard Voices: Stories and Lessons for Grades 6-12
GLSEN’s Lesson Plans can help you improve school climate, build leadership, and help your students thrive in a diverse world. Plans include:
  • No Name-Calling Week Elementary School (K-5) Lessons
  • No Name-Calling Week Middle School (6-8) Lessons
  • No Name-Calling Week High School (9-12) Lessons
GLSEN has a wealth of resources for educators that address these topics and many more, so for a refreshing breath of toleration, support, and inclusion, take a moment and explore GLSEN's educator guides and lessons to support your curriculum and practices.

July 2015 Update: Additional Resource
If you work with kids in or headed to college, check out the LGBTQ College Student Resource Guide. Compiled by Affordable Colleges Online, the guide illustrates on-campus and online resources that LGBTQ students can use to make college a more welcoming and supportive experience. The guide also includes interviews with a pair of diversity experts who lead student inclusion efforts on campuses.

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