Middle School Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA)

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Rhoades
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(31)
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.

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. 
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0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
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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

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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(31)
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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... 
Group Class

$18

weekly
1x per week
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(10)
Completed by 57 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-14
2-18 learners per class

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