On Wednesdays We Wear Pink: Understanding the Politics of Girl World - Des Moines

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink: Understanding the Politics of Girl World - Des Moines

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Note: This course is available online and in person. If you would like to take this course online, click here. For In-Person classes, a lunch will be provided.

Course Description: In schools every year, young women are facing an increasing number of pressures at an alarmingly young age. According to several youth climate surveys, girls are now reporting higher rates of bullying victimization than boys. Nationwide, eight in ten girls have experienced sexual harassment at school, and rates of dating violence are increasing. Bullying and other pressures interfere with a student’s ability to successfully participate in academic and social activities. All students have the right to a safe and inclusive learning environment, but additional efforts must be made to address bullying among young women and their peer groups.

This course will examine the social pressures to which women are subjected on a daily basis and explore the educational environment through the lens of adolescent girls and their peers. Topics include the socially constructed standards of body image; gender inequity and double standards; the inner-politics of cliques; gossip; cyber-bullying; healthy relationships; and successful methods for confronting bullying behavior.

Activities in this course include the analysis of social theory, a study of issues facing teenage girls in today’s school systems, the application of evidence-based methods for confronting dating violence and relationships, and the development of resources for managing bullying behavior among female students and social groups.

This course is taught as a collaboration between Iowa Safe Schools and the ISEA, and counts towards relicensure credit. If necessary, it can also count towards Drake University Graduate credit.

Click here to view the entire course syllabus

Upcoming Sections:
Wednesday, June 26th & Thursday, June 27th, Des Moines
Iowa Safe Schools
600 E. Court Ave, Suite 160
Des Moines, IA 50309

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.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
All course cancellations or requests to change credit type must be received in writing or electronically at least five days prior to the class start date. All refunds requested before this deadline will be subject to a $20 cancellation fee. 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 and ISEA reserve 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.

Please allow up to two to three weeks for transcripts to be processed following a course end date.  Relicensure and paraeducator credit transcripts are available at https://www.iseatranscripts.org following a course's completion.  This transcript will represent all classes taken through ISEA over the past several years.  Drake Graduate transcripts may take longer to receive.  

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