FREE for All NYCDOE Educators and School Staff!
Funded by the New York City Council
This designated page for NYCDOE educators includes the following:
- Request form to receive your school's unique account credentials to access our Intersections & Connections LGBTQ-inclusive digital curriculum for K-12 classrooms
- Calendar of upcoming virtual training (with CTLEs) with a variety of options for classroom educators, school leaders, librarians, ELL teachers, and more!
- Request form for individual schools to secure customized training with us, including full staff training, informational sessions for parents & caregivers, special assemblies with Eric Marcus and his audio oral history tour of LGBTQ champions, and more!
REQUEST the CURRICULUM
Intersections & Connections digital curriculum is NYCDOE approved and contextualizes LGBTQ history as it intersects with race, gender, class, and nationality. 100+ primary source-based instructional resources and teaching materials for K-12 classrooms include:
- Thematic units and case studies with teacher's guides and interactive student guides
- Illustrated stories, videos, interactive games, print-ready instructional posters, podcasts, book lists, analysis tools, and more!
- One-step functionality to easily share each curricular resource with students (no registration or student login required)
REGISTER for VIRTUAL TRAINING with CTLEs
This page is updated each month for a full calendar year of options!
Meet Rodney Wilson, Founder of LGBTQ+ History Month USA, Tuesday, May 24th, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Rodney's groundbreaking personal story is the subject of the short documentary "Taboo Teaching."
Rodney Wilson was a secondary history and government teacher in 1994 when he became the first out-gay teacher to be granted tenure in the state of Missouri; and also that year founded LGBTQ+ History Month USA, the world's first national history month for LGBTQ+ people. Given the current cultural and political storm surrounding the teaching of history and LGBTQ+ topics in K-12 classrooms, Rodney's story is invaluable for everyone to hear.
"This was the most helpful professional development that I have ever attended. Not only were issues addressed, but your curriculum could not be any easier to incorporate into the classroom. They are easily accessible and so impactful." - Hubert, elementary educator
For Individual NYCDOE Schools
Funded by the New York City Council
We offer a variety of training options for individual NYCDOE schools, including full staff training, informational sessions for parents/caregivers, and more. We work with you to ensure the most meaningful and relevant outcomes based on unique needs. A limited number of first-come-first-served training sessions are available--secure your school today!
School Assembly with Eric Marcus & His Audio Oral History Tour
Funded by the New York City Council for NYCDOE Middle Schools and High Schools
In the late 1980s, Eric Marcus began recording over 100 audio oral history interviews with LGBTQ activists and champions from the 20th century. These interviews informed Eric's authorship of two books and inspired the award-winning podcast series Making Gay History.
Eric will come to your school and provide an assembly for your students with his audio oral history tour using the Give Voice to History Project podcast series, produced in partnership with History UnErased for NYCDOE. Students will hear about Eric’s experiences meeting these extraordinary people and listen to their brave, funny, and often frustrating tales of championing LGBTQ equality.
History UnErased will provide each participating school with a one-hour introduction to their school's account to access History UnErased’s Intersections and Connections curriculum, which includes complementing Give Voice to History Project podcasts, and will provide pre and post-assembly resources for students. An optional city-wide virtual follow-up session with educators and students from all participating schools will be offered in June 2022 (date TBD).
A limited number of first-come-first-served assemblies for NYCDOE middle schools and high schools are available for booking. Submit your request today!