Watch our Webinar on Remote Teaching Using Welcoming School Lesson Plans and find modified elementary lesson plans on families and gender.
Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools
HRC Foundation's Welcoming Schools is the nation's premier professional development program providing training and resources to elementary school educators to embrace all families, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students.
Each Wednesday while most students are out of school due to COVID-19, find a great book and a related fun activity adapted for families to use with children at home here!
Schedule a Virtual or In-Person Welcoming Schools Professional Development Training Now!
In addition to our traditional in-person professional development, Welcoming Schools is now offering our trainings virtually, consisting of asynchronous self-directed learning and synchronous interactive learning. Contact us now to book your training on embracing all families, supporting transgender and non-binary students, preventing bias-based bullying and creating LGBTQ and gender inclusive classrooms!
Find LGBTQ and Gender Inclusive Resources for Your School
Ready-to-use lesson plans, diverse books for your classroom and ways to create a more welcoming school community.
Welcome all students and their families with diverse books. Find books featuring all kinds of families, LGBTQ inclusive books, books to challenge gender stereotypes and books that support transgender and non-binary students.
Watch here to see for yourself the positive impact on school climate and academic achievement when schools and school districts work with Welcoming Schools to develop gender and LGBTQ inclusive schools.
What can you say when a student asks you, “What does ‘gay’ mean?” or “Why does she look like a boy?” Find ways to interrupt gender and LGBTQ put-downs.
Show all students they are included with “Be Who You Are” bookmarks and posters. Support safe schools where all students can thrive with a Welcoming Schools baseball tee.
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