First of all, we want to thank the OSU Pride Center, the panelists & our college’s Cultural & Linguistic Diversity workgroup for organizing this excellent event.
Over 40 people witnessed five panelists discuss their experiences as LGBTQ+ students, teachers and faculty in the K-12 educational system.
Here’s a brief recap using Storify (http://storify.com/OSU_Education):
The College of Education participated in yesterday’s National Day of Service in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s service and legacy, by gathering at College Hill High School for a joint service project.
In total, 19 people volunteered for a total of 53 service hours given to College Hill High School
Here’s a collage of photos from yesterday’s event:
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:
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)
Monday, January 20th, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and it has been declared a National Day of Service in observation of Dr. King’s service and legacy.
The College of Education will honor Dr. King through a joint service project with College Hill High School students in Corvallis. The principal, volunteer cooridator, and students have identified projects that would help their school for this day of service.
Give back to our local community on Monday, January 20th! Please consider joining us for a shift.
The sign-up link is here: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8v58T80nEz14xr7
College Hill High School is located at 510 NW 31st Street in Corvallis.
If you have any questions, please contact Allyson Dean.