Professional Development Tools
When working to develop a more welcoming elementary school environment one of the first places to start is with the adults in the community. Many educators don’t have the experience, language, or comfort level to interrupt hurtful behavior particularly bias based on bullying such as race, gender or gay-based namecalling and hurtful teasing. Professional development is a place to begin the process of learning and practice.
Welcoming Schools has trainers and consultants throughout the United States who can work with you to develop training plans for your school.
The Film: What Do You Know? Six to Twelve Year-olds Talk About Gays and Lesbians [Download a PDF of the Facilitation Guide]