A Very Queer History: LGBTQ History & Classroom Inclusion

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A Very Queer History: LGBTQ History & Classroom Inclusion

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Course Description: "School-based supports such as comprehensive anti-bullying/harassment policies, school personnel who are supportive of LGBT students, Gay-Straight Alliances and LGBT-inclusive curricular resources can positively affect school climate for LGBT students. Findings from the 2011 National School Climate Survey demonstrate that students attending schools with these resources and supports report more positive school experiences, including lower victimization and absenteeism and higher academic achievement." (from the 2011 GLSEN National School Climate Survey of LGBTQ Youth.)

This online course will provide Iowa educators an in-depth look at LGBTQ history, including major historical figures, events, and ideas for including inclusive history lessons into the classroom environment. Showing students the positive historical impact of LGBTQ individuals can have a lasting impact of making them feel more safe, supported, and included in the classroom.

Activities in this course will include discussions about major historical events, such as the Holocaust's impact on LGBTQ individuals, the Stonewall Riots, and the HIV crisis. Participants will have an opportunity to directly converse with national figures who are making history today in the movement.

Click here to view the entire course syllabus.

This is a one credit course. 

Upcoming sections:
March 26, 2017 - April 15, 2017
April 30, 2017 - May 20, 2017
June 11, 2017 - July 1, 2017
July 2, 2017 - July 22, 2017
July 23, 2017 - August 12, 2017
August 13, 2017 - September 2, 2017
September 10, 2017 - September 30, 2017
October 22, 2017 - November 11, 2017
December 3, 2017 - December 23, 2017

Course Fees: (St. Patrick's Day Sale: Use the discount code LUCKY to save 50% off your Safe Schools Academy order for online classes! Now through March 31st!)

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $85
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $130
Para credit - $85
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $160
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $240
Audit - $35

If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact academy@iowasafeschools.org or call 515.471.8024.

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.

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.  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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