Professional Development and Teacher Training
Schools and service agencies should be positive places where all children, youth, and families are valued and encouraged to be their full selves.
Our Family Coalition's Inclusive Schools Program works with families, teachers, administrators, and child-serving professionals to help them understand and implement more equitable practices to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer families and their allies.
We offer professional development and family education workshops for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school communities, and we provide service agencies with the most current information and strategies on how to create more inclusive and respectful services for all families, including LGBTQ families.
Diversity Practices for Distance Learning
Just as in a physical classroom, a virtual classroom has opportunities to show support for student identity. But navigating the online teaching space brings with it unique opportunities and challenges – from pronouns on a display of names, to online harassment and more.
Help your child's school support LGBTQ-inclusive and anti-bias online learning environments using this fantastic resource developed by OFC in collaboration with our colleagues at ONE Archives.
Teaching LGBT History: An Educator's Guide
Teaching LGBT History: An Educator's Guide has been developed by educational consultant Rob Darrow as part of Our Family Coalition's contributions to the CLIC Project (Content, Literacy, Inquiry, & Citizenship Project). The CLIC Project is part of the Sacramento County Office of Education's Community of Practice, a group of educators working together to support the implementation of California's newly LGBT-inclusive History Social Science Framework. More about the CLIC Project at UC Davis' History Project page.
The guide, along with the additional reference material below, is meant to guide educators as they approach K-12 lesson planning using LGBT history based on the California State History Social Science Framework. For more information about this Framework and the process that led to it, see About the FAIR Education Act.