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The San Diego County Office of Education is dedicated to supporting school district offices, parents, and community-based agencies in issues related to LGBTQ by providing trainings, staff development, technical assistance, and consultation.

GLSEN - Creating a Safe Space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth 1.0 & 2.0

Topics will include:

  • Current federal and state laws that address bullying and harassment
  • How to play a part in taking a stand against bullying and harassment in schools
  • Why you should be concerned with bullying that targets LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender) youth
  • The meaning of becoming an "ally" to LGBT youth
  • If you don't become an ally to LGBT youth, will your administrators protect you from parents who might complain?
  • How to comply with the Fair Education Act, SB 48, which mandates the contributions of LGBT people into the curriculum
How to find lessons that you can use in the classroom that encourages understanding and acceptance of difference
 
Workshop audience: Middle and high school educators. 
 
This workshop is typically offered at SDCOE twice a year, generally in the fall and spring months.
 
Please click on one of the following workshop dates for more information:
GLSEN - Creating a Safe Space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth 1.0 (General overview)
    • TBD

GLSEN - Creating a Safe Space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth 2.0 (In-depth Overview)

We also encourage school districts to contact us to arrange training specifically for their school teams.
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Contacts

Mara Madrigal- Weiss                                                  Don Buchheit
Coordinator                                                                  Assistant Superintendent
858-292-3569                                                              858-292-3637

For registration information, please contact:
Amanda Holt
Program Secretary
858-292-3666