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Wednesday, July 31 • 10:05am - 11:35am
Mirrors & Windows: Creating Safe Spaces for LGTBQ+ Students Through Literacy (90 min)

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Mirrors & Windows will explore our responsibilities as educators to create safe spaces for all our LGTBQ+ students and their families. That students have a fundamental right to be reflected in the curriculum, provides the basic premise for creating a literacy program that serves as both a window and a mirror for students in the classroom. Students must be able to see themselves in the literature, and catch a glimpse of those different from them. From the very earliest years, Preschool, we must support students because of research that shows detrimental effects if we do not; especially with LGTBQ+ populations. Teachers will get to explore various texts, break out into small groups to explore and share their findings on certain texts, and to leave with a packet of resources; websites, text lists, etc.


CJ Meehan

CJ Meehan works in one of two Preschool classrooms at the Henry Barnard Laboratory School at Rhode Island College. CJ has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Child Development, a Master's in the Art of Teaching - Elementary Education, and will complete here second master’s... Read More →

Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am EDT
NHS - RM 106 Narragansett High School