The benefits of being selected as a pilot school for the LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Pilot Program will include:
-Exclusive access to the LGBTQ-Inclusive curriculum.-The opportunity to infuse LGBTQ topics in lessons in an appropriate manner with the support of trained professionals.-Consistent support regarding best practices on infusing the LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum in existing lessons and suggestions on lesson plan modifications and instruction.-Ongoing professional development training for staff members facilitated by Garden State Equality. Training sessions will be offered in a collaborative manner as well as a coaching model for instructional staff.-Data collection and analysis that will be completed for each pilot school.-Free access to the New Jersey LGBTQ Conference in March 2020.-The opportunity to be a part of educational history.-The opportunity to earn the certification of a SAFE (Safe, Affirming, Fair, and Equitable) school.
Please note the following if you would like your school to be considered to be a pilot school:
-The pilot program will run from January 2020 - June 2020.-The grade levels will consist of grades 5, 8, 10, and 12. -The curriculum will address all content areas.-This application must be submitted by an administrator in the school district. Prior approval from the Superintendent of Schools and building principal is strongly suggested.-If selected to be a pilot school, the Superintendent of Schools and Principal must sign an agreement with Garden State Equality and Make It Better for Youth which will outline the pilot program.