LGBTQ+ Representation in K-12 Environments

Learn how to create safe spaces and encourage authentic self expression for children and youth

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Did you know that the rhetoric of “being gay is new” is actually hugely inaccurate? The rich and wonderful LGBTQ+ community has been around for thousands of years.

Confront your own heteronormativity (we’ll define that word soon)! In this one-hour online course, you will learn about the LGBTQ+ community: its myths, histories and stigmas, but most importantly, you will learn how to talk to children and youth in an inclusive way, to encourage acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.

This course includes a mixture of videos, slides, and articles. Once you complete the course, you will be emailed a 1-hour professional development certificate and still have access to the course materials for up to one year after you enroll.

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The Alliance for Positive Youth Development (APYD) is a SISGI Group youth initiative. We are an international membership network connecting and supporting individuals that have dedicated their careers to youth and youth development. Our goal is to raise awareness and bring to scale effective strategies for sustainable positive youth impacts.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts when you make your purchase and ends one year after your purchase. This means that you have one year to complete this self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish within your one-year period.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have one year of access to the material even after you have completed the course!
How will I get my professional development certificate?
We will email you your professional development certificate upon completing the course.

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