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Goddard Education Alumni Retreat (GEAR)

Goddard Education Alumni Retreat (GEAR)
Mon, 07/15/2013 (All day) to Thu, 07/18/2013 (All day)
Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Road
Plainfield, VT
Re-energize your spirit at the Goddard Education Alumni Retreat (GEAR), July 15-18, 2013. One of the highlights of this year's GEAR is an UNCONFERENCE on the theme,

Progressive Education in Action: Passions and Challenges, where everyone will have a voice in the conference topics and sessions.   

Beyond the Unconference, you will attend three nights and two days of the EDU July residency, participating in residency workshops, roundtable conversations with fellow alumni and current students, an advisory session with Program Director Sue Fleming, as well as earning a certificate for 20 hours of professional development.
We have planned this to keep the expenses at a minimum, and there is some room to camp on Scott Harris' property.  Space is limited; reservations will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We hope you can join us this summer! Please see below for registration details.


  • Two full days, three nights;
  • To provide a space and time for alumni to connect with like-minded educators for professional development and renewal;
  • To contribute to the current students' experience;
  • To receive a Certificate of 20 hours for Professional Development;
  • Join an advisory session with Program Director Sue Fleming;
  • Participate in Goddard's adopted model of the UNCONFERENCE: Progressive Education in Action: Passions and Challenges on Wednesday from 9 to 5 pm;Wednesday night residency celebration: local band and dance!   


  • $150: Registration with 8 meals: Monday dinner - Thursday breakfast, no housing.
  • $275: Registration with 8 meals and 3 nights on-campus housing, double room; limited space.
  • $350: Registration with 8 meals and 3 nights on-campus housing, single room; limited space. 

How to Register:

  • CLICK HERE to register for GEAR: Goddard Education Alumni Retreat 

Contribute to Unconference Workshop Ideas here: GEAR Ideas.

(Visit this web page for info on off-campus housing). 

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Education & Licensure Program Director Susan Fleming .

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