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:
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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