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Spectrums, Not Boxes I: Intro to Gender & Sexuality

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This course will define and discuss gender identity, sexuality, and biological sex spectrums using cutting-edge science.

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US Grade 6 - 9
Beginner Level
  • Students will understand the difference between gender, sexuality, and biological sex, and how each is a spectrum. The will be able to reference up to date science and be prepared to explore these topics at an intermediate level.
PhD in Human Development
3+ years teaching undergraduate Gender & Sexuality course
Experience teaching students with disabilities
Assessment
Frequency: Available upon request
Details: Short written reflection at conclusion. Optional.
ADHD & Dyslexia Friendly. I will provide close captioning and a recording. No more than 30% of the class will be lecture. We will change tasks frequently, and students can participate with or without camera. 
Notepad and writing implement or online notetaking app. Working microphone and keyboard. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will discuss gender and sexuality at an age-appropriate level. We will view videos on YouTube. 
Several articles from Scientific American, to which I have a subscription.
Selected information from Wade, L., & Ferree, M. M. (2018). Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions (Second edition). W. W. Norton & Company.
YouTube videos from Crash Course
YouTube videos from SciShow
Joined January, 2024
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Doctoral Degree in Psychology from Fielding Graduate University
Master's Degree in Psychology from Fielding Graduate University
Master's Degree in Music or Theatre or Arts from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Master's Degree from St. Edward's University
Bachelor's Degree in Music or Theatre or Arts from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Hi! I'm Dr. Michelann Quimby (or Dr. Q) and I love to teach psychology, pop culture, the arts, sociology, social media culture and ethics, social justice, gender & sexuality, writing skills, and career preparation! I've been teaching since 2010... 
Group Class

$20

per class
Meets once
105 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 12-14
1-12 learners per class

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