The College of Education is proud to be a co-sponsor of this event with the OSU Pride Center. Come listen to a Pride Panel of LGBTQ students, teachers, and faculty discuss their experiences in the K-12 educational system.
Our goal in partnering on this event is to discuss gender and sexual identity issues in education from both a student and teacher perspective. This is part of our professional development efforts, and we hope everyone leaves with some new resources/ideas for continued professional development.
For more on this topic, please check out this blog post from Teaching Tolerance, who posted an anonymous blog entry from a gay elementary school teacher: The Classroom Closet . He is responding to a district’s screening of the Teaching Tolerance movie Bullied. (We do have a copy in the College of Education if you want to see it.) The blog entry is a moving read with several personal stories in the comments from readers.
For further reading, you can also view these links, courtesy of Teaching Tolerance:
- Out at Last
- Gay Children’s Books
- Break the Silence
- A Solitary Struggle
- Focus on the Family Goes After LGBT Students
The Classroom Closet: A Pride Panel on Queerness & Education
When: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Time: 5:00pm until 6:30pm
Where: Furman Hall Atrium (4th Floor)