GLSEN Massachusetts

2020 Educator Retreat

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Providing a safe and welcoming environment is the cornerstone of the Educator Retreat. Through workshops and networking events, participants engage with a diversity of topics that are critical to their personal and professional development.

Areas of focus for the 2020 Educator Retreat include:

  • Best practices in supporting LGBTQ+ students
  • Student leadership and activism
  • Integrating LGBTQ+ affirming practices in social emotional learning
  • Family & community engagement

LGBTQ educators and allies come to the Educator Retreat for different reasons. However, everyone shares common goals of supporting our students by enriching their lives with an educational setting that embraces all students.

Provincetown in the winter is magical. The beaches and streets are quiet, yet the energy brought by educators from across New England make the town vibrant. Retreat attendees arrive Friday evening to a casual welcome reception. Programming begins early Saturday morning and ends late in the afternoon. Through workshops and intentional dialogue, educators collaborate to problem solve and create ideas they can bring back to their schools and communities. Whether it’s energizing a GSA, discovering curriculum designs, or being inspired by personal stories, every educator leaves with a renewed sense of purpose. A Saturday evening reception and dinner leads the way to new friendships and partnerships. The weekend programming ends Sunday morning with structured opportunities do address real world challenges and solutions. The weekend would not be complete without a fabulous Sunday brunch just before heading off the Cape.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday

March 6th, 2020

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception

Kick off the weekend with an informal reception. Join us whenever you’re able to arrive in Provincetown. Swing by to relax, enjoy, meet new people and get geared up for a great weekend. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Saturday

March 7th, 2020

9:00am – 5:00pm

Skill-Building Workshops, Breakout Sessions & Panel Discussions

Programming begins early Saturday morning and ends late in the afternoon. Through workshops and intentional dialogue, educators collaborate to problem solve and create ideas they can bring back to their schools and communities. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

6:00pm – 6:45pm

Educator Social & Cocktail Reception

Retreat participants are invited to kick-back and relax after a long day. Spend time chatting and socializing in a less structured environment before enjoying memorable GLSEN Massachusetts Family Dinner.

6:45pm – 8:00pm

GLSEN Family Dinner

The GLSEN Massachusetts Family Dinner is an opportunity to build community, network & share stories.

8:00pm

Evening Networking Opportunities

March in Provincetown is an ideal time to treat yourself to peace, beauty and TLC. Get out and enjoy yourself! Take a walk in the downtown area, along the beach or checkout the nightlife. Provincetown has a great deal to offer visitors all year long.

Sunday

March 8th, 2020

9:00am – 11:00am

Morning Program & Activities

The weekend programming ends Sunday morning with structured opportunities do address real world challenges and solutions.

11:00am

GLSEN Family Brunch

The weekend would not be complete without a fabulous Sunday brunch before leaving the Cape.