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Saturday, May 11 • 9:00am - 9:40am
Beyond Bathrooms and Bullying: Leveraging Open Educational Resources for LGBTQ-Inclusive Curricula

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LGBTQ students face challenges far beyond bullying and bathroom access. Almost universally, PreK-12 classroom curricula do not reflect, validate, or engage queer students. Many schools use outdated and biased instructional materials because creating new ones is expensive, difficult, and there is little guidance. This presents a ripe opportunity for open educational resources. This session will ask participants to brainstorm the benefits and challenges in leveraging OER for LGBTQ students and workshop ways to support both the development of content and the policies critical for implementation.

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Kristina Ishmael

Deputy Director, Office of Educational Technology (OET), U.S. Department of Education
Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, advocate, and agent of change. As the leader of the Office of Ed Tech, she executes the office's mission of developing national edtech policy that enables everywhere, all-the-time learning and supports digital equity and opportunity.In her... Read More →
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Sabia Prescott

Policy Analyst, New America
Sabia Prescott is a senior program associate with the Education Policy program. Prior to joining New America, Sabia served as the media policy fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Global Communication Studies and as an English annotator at the Linguistic Data Consortium... Read More →

Saturday May 11, 2019 9:00am - 9:40am WEST
Dili Room, 4th Floor, Museu do Oriente Av. Brasília 352, 1350-279 Lisboa, Portugal