The Barriers of Boyhood and Masculinity - Des Moines

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The Barriers of Boyhood and Masculinity - 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: At schools around the country, questions about the “problems” of boyhood keep cropping up. Why are boys more likely to drop out of school? Why are boys diagnosed with ADHD at a higher rate? Why are boys suffering scholastically compared to girls, far more likely to end up in juvenile detention facilities and prison, and far more likely to take their own lives?

Utilizing some some new theoretical constructs as well as a historical and systemic overview of masculinity, we'll discuss these pernicious aspects of boyhood and masculinity, as well as concrete approaches to overcoming the barriers and connecting with boys and young men.

Activities in this course will include discussions on gender and masculinity, the myths and realities of boyhood, a survey of contemporary and historical research, the importance of addressing the root problems creating gendered barriers, and possible interventions (both on the individual and cultural level) to create safer, more fruitful learning environments for all youth.

Course content was developed by Sam Killermann who is a social justice comedian, and the guy behind It’s Pronounced Metrosexual, a one-man comedy show and blog about snap judgments, identity, and oppression (but in a totally funny way). He’s the author of The Social Justice Advocate’s Handbook: A Guide to Gender, a TEDx Talker about Gender, the founder of the international non-profit Gamers Against Bigotry, and co-creator of The Safe Zone Project

This is a one credit course.  

Upcoming sections
March 9 & March 23, 2019, Des Moines

Course Location:
Iowa Safe Schools
600 E Court Ave Ste 160
Des Moines, IA 50309
Class will run from 8am - 4pm both days.

Course Fees:

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $100
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $150
Para credit/Audit - $75
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $175
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA member) - $225

If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact or call 515.381.0588

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

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. 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.  License renewal and paraeducator credit transcripts are available at 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 and will be sent directly to the individual. 

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