SY 17-18 PD

  • 2018 Professional Development Workshop SeriesEmpowering Teens Through Health

    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 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.

    Educational Exclusion: Dropout, Push-Out, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    Intended Audience: All School Faculty and Staff, Administrators and School Resource Officers

    Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Time: 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Refreshments, Professional Development & Skill-Building

    Location: TBD (Tentative Location: Fenway High School, 67 Alleghany St, Boston, MA 02120

    This session will provide an in-depth look at the conditions that effectively push LGBTQ youth out of school and potentially into the criminal justice system. Utilizing existing data, this workshop will provide specific, real world guidance to address the hostile school climates and damaging policies and practices that contribute to pushing LGBTQ youth out of their schools.


    Lesson Plans on Bullying, Bias, and Diversity

    Intended Audience: Classroom Teachers and Administrators
    Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Refreshments, Professional Development & Skill-Building
    Location: TBD (Tentative Location: Fenway High School, 67 Alleghany St, Boston, MA 02120)

    Respect! Empathy! Action! Help your students develop the skills to interact in our diverse world!
    Many lesson plans exist to support classroom teachers to: improve school climate, build student
    leadership and encourage ally behavior. This session will outline tools that will help educators
    prepare to teach about bullying, bias and diversity and will provide samples that can help seize
    teachable moments.


     
    Understanding Nonbinary Identities and the Nonbinary Gender Marker

    Intended Audience: All School Faculty and Staff, School Administrators

    Date: Monday, May 21, 2018

    Time: 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Refreshments, Professional Development & Skill-Building

    Location: TBD (Tentative Location: Fenway High School, 67 Alleghany St, Boston, MA 02120

    Being non-binary means identifying as a gender other than exclusively male or female. This interactive session will explore:

    • What specific supports do nonbinary youth need from their schools?
    • How do we explicitly welcome nonbinary students in our schools, classroom, extracurricular activities and support services?
    • What can we do to create a more supportive environment nonbinary students?

    In response to a number of schools and districts expressing the need for a third gender option, this past year the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education updated student enrollment and management systems to include nonbinary (N) as an option. Together, we will discuss how students can utilize this gender marker and strategies to ensure student safety.


    You may pre-register for the upcoming GLSEN PDs on Frontline Education (formerly My Learning Plan) via this link or email Kenyia Elisa-McLaren, ETTH Grant Manager at: kelisamclaren@bostonpublicschools.org