Health & Wellness
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.
21 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 29 learners
Once per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does an “Ongoing” course 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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Looking for safe place? Looking for new friends who have similar experiences? Wanting to learn more about gender, sexuality, and the LGBQT community? We're here for you! Welcome to your new virtual Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)! "To promote tolerance and acceptance throughout the school community and to provide a safe, non-judgmental space as a support network for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Straight youth who share a common vision of social equality." - ACLU GSA...
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
Mr. RhoadesGeek Out: Mythology, Gaming, Writing, Exotic Pets, Juggling, Social Justice and MORE!
21 total reviews
29 completed classes
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...