Understand LGBTQ+ To Better Support-and Protect-Students (EDU918E)

Presented By: Dr. Jennifer L. Martin
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Thu, September 13, 2018
Event Description

Learn LGBTQ+ definitions, statistics, and the effects of harassment

Title IX of the Educational Amendments prohibits sex discrimination in schools, but that doesn’t stop harassment, gender bias, and retaliation from occurring within the school system. Our most vulnerable population is young people who identify as LGBTQ+. And all too often educational institutions are failing to protect LGBTQ+ students due to a lack of confidence and understanding.

But knowledge is power. Join this informative webinar by Dr. Jennifer L. Martin for an in-depth discussion of the definitions of the LGBTQ+ acronym, statistics on and effects of LGBTQ+ harassment, Title IX requirements, and strategies to support LGBTQ+ students. She will explain how to be an ally to LGBTQ+ students, acquire the tools to advocate for this population, and understand the research and legal requirements to create more equitable policies and procedures within your school community.

After attending this presentation, you will be able to use correct vocabulary when discussing LGBTQ+ individuals and confidently lead complicated conversations with students, parents, peers, and leaders to promote a safe and supportive school environment for all.

Session Highlights

This program will detail and explain:

  • The LGBTQ+ acronym and various associated vocabulary terms
  • LGBTQ+ based harassment and harassment and implications for students
  • Educator responsibilities under Title IX specifically pertaining to LGBTQ+ students
  • The experiences of sexual minorities in today’s schools
  • Teachers’ and administrators’ responsibilities to protect sexual minorities from school-based harassment
  • The importance of Gay Straight Alliances (and similar organizations)
  • The latest research pertaining to LGBTQ+ populations—and how to put it to good use
  • The impact of LGBTQ+ micro aggressions and how to interrupt them
  • How to support LGBTQ+ students
  • The characteristics of allies and safe spaces

Who Should Attend:

This presentations contains useful and relevant information for education providers such as:

  • Higher education professionals
  • Pre-K teachers and administrators
  • Parents
  • School counselors
  • Allies of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Title IX coordinators
  • Directors of Student Services
  • Directors of Technology
  • Director of student affairs/dean of students
  • Director of academic affairs/academic dean

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Jennifer L. Martin
Jennifer L. Martin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of education at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Martin worked in public education for 17 years, 15 of those as the department chair of English at an urban alternative high school for students labeled at-risk for sc... More info


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