Ending Anti-Semitism in America

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Ending Anti-Semitism in America

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Course Description: With approximately 5.7 million people who actively practice the faith, the United States has the world’s second largest population of Jewish people in the world (World Jewish Population, 2016). With a history marked with genocide during the Holocaust in World War II, the Jewish people have been resilient in their efforts to find a safe home in the United States. Even with the defeat of Nazism, acts of Anti-Semitism linger across the United States today, from our classrooms to our communities. Because one of the primary functions of public education is to develop a well-informed citizenry, educators have an ethical responsibility to advocate for Jewish students and develop an awareness to fight against anti-Semitism in their classrooms.

This course will cover the Jewish faith, its traditions, and the experience of Jewish students in today’s educational setting. The course will highlight how microaggressions, acts of discrimination, and violent acts of anti-semitism manifest in the United States. At the end of the course, participants will develop an implementation plan to advocate for Jewish students and other students of religious minorities in their classrooms.

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This is a one credit course.

Upcoming sections:

May 26, 2019 - June 26, 2019

June 16, 2019 - July 6, 2019

July 7, 2019, - July 27, 2019

July 28, 2019 - August 17, 2019

August 18, 2019 - September 7, 2019

September 22, 2019 - October 12, 2019

October 20, 2019 - November 9, 2019

November 24, 2019 - December 14, 2019

December 22, 2019 - January 11, 2020

January 26, 2020 - February 15, 2020

February 23, 2020 - March 14, 2020

March 29, 2020 - April 18, 2020

April 26, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Course Fees (Earth Week: $45/$50 License Renewal Credit and $145/$150 Graduate Credit now through 4/29!):

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $45
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $50
Para credit - $45
Audit - $35

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.

Sale Policy
Sales are honored only during the dates the sale is active at the time of your registration. We do not honor current sales for previously registered or completed courses.

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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