It Takes A Family: Using Children's Books to Advance Social Awareness - Des Moines

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It Takes A Family: Using Children's Books to Advance Social Awareness - Des Moines

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(This is an In-Person course. For the online version of It Takes A Family, click here.)

Course Description:
This online course is designed for elementary educators and professionals working with elementary aged youth, and looks at the increasing diversity in the makeup of families, such as same gender parents, adoption, interracial and multi-ethnic family members -- a newly recognized norm. Additionally, families are also living under conditions like separation and divorce -- transitions in terms of occupations and locations. These circumstances have created challenges of inclusivity when choosing curriculum materials that reflect the diversity of the classroom.

This online course will examine the diversity of the family in the current environment. Issues such as immigration, same-gender adoption, divorce and separation, combined families, and multiple-ethnicity families will be discussed. After exploring these issues, participants in this course will be introduced to resources that can be implemented into the elementary curriculum as well as strategies for talking about these challenges with parents, administration, and students.

Activities in this online course will include discussions on family diversity and how it affects students in the elementary classroom, an exploration of elementary literature and media that can be used in the curriculum to establish a fully inclusive environment for children from all families, and the sharing of effective methods for understanding or discussing these issues with students, families, and administration. Participants who complete this course will gain a deeper understanding of contemporary issues faced by students and families, find and use various media that includes all varieties of families in their subject matter, and be able to communicate more effectively with students and families from diverse backgrounds or circumstances.

Upcoming sections:
Thursday, June 13th - Friday, June 14th, 2019, Des Moines

Course location:
600 E Court Ave, Ste 160
Des Moines, IA 50309

Course time: 8AM-4PM

Course Fees:
License Renewal (ISEA member) - $100
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $150
Para credit - $75
Audit - $75

If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact academy@iowasafeschools.org or call 515.381.0588.

Graduate Credit Policy
Participants are limited to 12 graduate credits per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).

Cancellation/Refund Policy
All course cancellations or requests to change credit type must be received in writing or electronically at least fourteen days prior to the class start date. All refunds requested before this deadline will be subject to a $40 cancellation fee per course cancelled. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after this deadline, however, we can move you to a future session of the same course if possible. Iowa Safe Schools reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be issued. Cancelled courses may be rescheduled at a later date.

Transcripts
Please allow up to two to three weeks for transcripts to be processed following a course end date. License renewal and paraeducator credit transcripts are available at https://www.iseatranscripts.org following a course's completion. Graduate transcripts take 3-4 weeks to receive and will be mailed directly to the individual.

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