From Tinker to Today: Student Rights in Schools

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From Tinker to Today: Student Rights in Schools

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Course Description: The issues of civil liberties are present in our daily lives both inside and outside the school environment. However, the liberties of free speech and privacy get tricky when applied to the school setting. Does one student have the right to free expression when it is causing another student to feel offended? What do the courts say about student rights? How do we balance this with public safety? What makes a good teacher advocate for students? These are all questions that are magnified by the presence of social media and technology. So that we may be better advocates for our students, it is imperative we understand the law and how to apply it to keep our students protected.

This course will explore and interpret the wide-ranging span of rights for Iowa students and apply them to a contemporary context. Resources targeted for students and educators alike will be used to increase a deeper understanding of student rights and how they influence the outcome of a situation. Professionals from the field will share their knowledge of navigating through policies and become effective advocates for students. Finally, the course will give educators the tools they need to evaluate the policies within their own district to determine what can be done to increase safety while protecting rights.

Click here to view the entire course syllabus.

This is a one credit course.

Upcoming sections:
December 2, 2018 - December 22, 2018
December 30, 2018 – January 19, 2019
February 3, 2019 - February 23, 2019
March 3, 2019 - March 23, 2019
April 7, 2019 - April 27, 2019
May 5, 2019 – May 25, 2019

Course Fees (There’s No Sale Like a SNOW Sale!: $47.50/$52.50 License Renewal, $147.50/$152.50 Grad Credit now through 12/10!):

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $47.50
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $52.50
Para credit - $47.50
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $147.50
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $152.50
Audit - $35

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 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 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.

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.

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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