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From Pronouns to Curriculum: Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Students

December 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST


In a time of incredible isolation, LGBTQ+ students are cooped up in homes that may or may not allow them to be their authentic selves. They may be dealing with teachers and learning management systems that cannot get their names or pronouns right. They may have peers who find ways to bully them online. What are educators doing to create online spaces that welcome and normalize LGBTQ+ lives? In this workshop, we will queer the curriculum in order to show all Youth that being LGBTQ+ is normal.

Mykhiel Deych is a language arts teacher at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon. They have published articles in Rethinking Schools. They are an Oregon Writing Project coach.


This event is part of the online workshop series from Rethinking Schools called Teaching for Social Justice During the Pandemic: Lessons from The New Teacher Book. Join The New Teacher Book editors, authors, and early career teacher-scholars who wrote and shaped this book. Sign up for the entire workshop series or sign up for one workshop at a time.Space is limited in these workshops to 30 participants.Workshops will not be recorded. ASL interpretation is available by request. Registrants will be emailed a special discount code for The New Teacher Book.