• Staff Resources
    In this section:
    • Professional Development
    • Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)
    • Safe Schools Manual
    SPPS Support Group Leaders and GSA Advisors have access to additional resources: Schoology group, Google Drive resources, and targeted professional development. Please contact us if you are interested in starting/leading a support group and/or GSA at your site. 
    Professional Development
    We have several trainings available for staff, but we are also open to working with individual staff, departments, and/or school sites to provide tailored trainings, coaching and consulting, and other forms of support. 
    Trainings are previewed below. You can find and register for trainings on PDExpress. Keyword: Out for Equity
    LGBTQIA+ 101
    Audience: All Staff
    Content: Introduction to gender and sexuality concepts, basic terminology, and overview of laws and policies. 
    Gender Inclusion in K-12
    Audience: EA, TA, & Teachers
    Content: Effects of gender-bias on all learners, Gender Inclusion Policy, and practicing tools of support.
    Safe Space
    Audience: All Staff 
    Content: Review of issues and resources regarding creating gender-inclusive spaces. FULLY ON-LINE TRAINING.
    Beyond Courage
    Audience: Principals and School Leaders
    Content: Effects of gender-bias on all learners, implementation of Gender Inclusion Policy, connections to implementation of Teacher Development and Evaluation (TD&E), and tools of support. 
    Supporting LGBTQ+ Children and Youth Event
    Date: February 25, 2017
    Audience: Educators, Community/Family Members, and Youth.
    Content: Range from vocabulary to advocacy, transition to adulthood, and advocating for LGBTQ+ children in classrooms.
    Registration: You do NOT need to register for the event separately (registration on PDExpress is sufficient).
    More information about the event, check out the FLYER.
    Multicultural Resource Center
    The MRC is a resource available to all SPPS staff. It has an extensive collection of professional resources, literature, films, cultural artifacts, and learning trunks. Staff are also available to assist in finding and putting together materials as well as offering suggestions for their use for professional development and in the classroom. 
    1. Browse through the MRC catalog! Use Keywords "OFE" or "LGBT."
    2. Review the lending agreement and fill out the Lending Agreement Form. (Only need to do once)
    3. Check out a resource! Resources can be delivered to your site or picked up at the MRC.
  • Safe Schools Manual
    Out for Equity conducted Best Practice research thanks to the generous contribution of the Kevin J. Mossier Foundation. Now, with the 2013 release of the Safe Schools Manual, you are able to have our updated, comprehensive resource at your fingertips! In addition to our Best Practice findings, the manual includes:
    • Content area lessons that include LGBT issues
    • Tips for starting and development Gender and Sexuality Alliances
    • Useful facts and statistics
    • Thorough selection of the LGBT youth-serving local and national organizations and websites
    • Practical strategies to make schools more safe and respectful for all students, families, and staff
    • A toolkit of practical suggestions for school staff to create safe space for all students to succeed in school
    • A primer for running school-based support groups, including activities, professional resources, and psychological theory
    For more information, contact us!