Development of a LBGTQ Online Curriculum for the RI Department of Education

Dates: 2011

State: Rhode Island

Client(s): Youth Pride, Inc.

Service: Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health

JSI was contracted by Youth Pride, Inc. of Providence to develop an online curriculum about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth as a professional development course for the Rhode Island Department of Education. The five week course for public school teachers at all grade levels provided information and opportunities for skills development for educators to challenge their personal assumptions about sexual identity, and to confront homophobia and bullying. The goal was to ultimately create safe learning environments within their schools.