Cultivating Diverse Classrooms: Cultural Competency

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Cultivating Diverse Classrooms: Cultural Competency

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Course description: With the increase of social justice issues being highlighted in the media across the country, the practice of cultural competency has become a crucial skill educators are encouraged to practice. Classrooms have become more diverse, creating a need for educators to be cognizant of different practices, beliefs, and needs of each individual student. A number of practices adopted by school districts across the country have been shown to contribute to creating inclusive environments for students from different cultural backgrounds.
This course will cover the subject of cultural competency, and why understanding this subject is crucial to better serve students. Participants will be guided through terminology, the policies and practices that contribute to cultural competency, and be given ideas on how to support student success and positive change in policies and practices of school districts.

Click here to access the course syllabus.

This is a 2-credit course.

Upcoming sections:
May 13, 2018 - June 23, 2018
June 24, 2018 - August 4, 2018
August 5, 2018 - September 15, 2018
September 23, 2018 - November 3, 2018
November 11, 2018 - December 22, 2018
December 30, 2018 - February 9, 2019
February 17, 2019 - March 30, 2019
April 7, 2019 - May 18, 2019

Course Fees (Midwest Weather Mess: $80/$90 License Renewal and $280/$290 Grad Credit now - April 23rd!):

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $80
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $90
Para credit - $80
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $280
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $290
Audit - $70

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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