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2016/17 Professional Development Series

GLSEN Massachusetts hosts Professional Development Workshops to help foster safer, healthier and more respectful learning environments for all students. Together, we can ensure that all students have access to meaningful educational experiences, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or  gender expression. All workshops offer promising practices and skill-building designed to meaningfully support and engage various communities of people in K-12 environments.

This workshop series is a collaborative effort of GLSEN Massachusetts, Boston Public Schools (BPS)  Health and Wellness Department and BPS Office of Safe and Welcoming Schools.

Supporting Transgender, Gender Nonconforming and Nonbinary Students

Date & Time: Monday, November 28, 2016 from 2 PM - 4 PM

Location: Sarah Greenwood School, 186 Glenway Street, Dorchester, MA 02121 

This professional development session will provide a comprehensive overview of Massachusetts laws, policies, resources available and best practices for supporting transgender and gender nonconforming students in K-12 schools.

This session will support educators to: 

  • foster an educational environment that is safe, welcoming, and free from stigma and discrimination for all students, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression,
  • facilitate compliance with district, local, state and federal laws concerning bullying, harassment, privacy, and discrimination,
  • ensure that all students have the opportunity to express themselves and live authentically.

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This Professional Development Workshop Series is made possible with support from the Boston Public Schools Health and Wellness Department, Empowering Teens Through Health (ETTH) Program.  ETTH is funded through a Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent School Health (CDC-DASH) grant which addresses HIV/STD and Pregnancy Prevention; while creating a safe and supportive environment for youth at disproportionate risk including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students.