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Middle School Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA)

In this weekly subscription class learners will explore different topics related to gender and sexuality in a safe space built to function like a GSA after school club.
Mr. Rhoades
21 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 31 learners
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
10-14
year olds
2-18
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

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Next on Tue Jun 28

Meets Once per week
Tuesdays
11pm - 11:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
7 learners enrolled
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Next on Fri Jul 1

Meets Once per week
Thursdays
12am - 12:55am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
8 learners enrolled
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn about and explore their own conceptions of identity, gender, and sexuality in a safe and supportive environment.
I am a certified teacher for grades 6 - 12. I have sponsored a GSA in a high school for my entire teaching career of nearly six years. This is work that I am highly committed to and have done with young people for some time. I am not a medical professional, and this is not a sex-education course. This is a support group for children who are wishing to explore and discuss issues related to gender and sexuality. I am SAFE Space Certified, and have received training from the GSA Network. 
Bring as many positive vibes as can be found!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This is a course centered on sensitive topics - it's hard to get more sensitive than gender identity and sexuality. I am not a medical professional - but I am a teacher who has led and sponsored a highly successful GSA program at the high school level for half a decade. This is not a sex-ed class. This is a support group. I would encourage interested parties to examine the resources at GLESN and the GSA Network for the kinds of activities and topics that we will be exploring.
We will rely heavily on GLESN and the GSA Network as well as other short films, documentaries, and infographics.

Why a GSA in Middle School? https://www.edutopia.org/article/supporting-gay-straight-alliance-middle-school

Teaching Tolerance: This is Why We Need a GSA https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/spring-2007/this-is-why-we-need-a-gsa

Here's a sample meeting agenda for what you can expect: https://www.gsafewi.org/wp-content/uploads/Middle-School-GSA-Social-Support-Agenda.pdf

Teacher

Mr. RhoadesGeek Out: Mythology, Gaming, Writing, Exotic Pets, Juggling, Social Justice and MORE!
21 total reviews
29 completed classes

About Me

I'm a current high school English teacher who LOVES working with kids. I'm radically pro-kid first, and helping young-people to explore their passions and find new interests! I have taught Mythology for two years as an English elective; I have 6... 
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