Introduction to Diversity: Understanding Diverse Students

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Introduction to Diversity: Understanding Diverse Students

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Course Description: Critical mass is the theory behind creating social, political, and cultural changes by reaching a certain number of individuals. The concept is based in what the collective can do together. Intersectionality is the examination of individuals who fall into "multiple identities" - being a person of color and LGBTQ, being a woman with a disability, or being a person of color who is also in a religious minority. Intersectionality can have an incredible impact on students, their families, and our schools.

This online course will take a deep look at the concepts of privilege, intersectionality, research on students who have multiple identities, and work on ideas to make your school and community a more open environment.

Click here to view the entire course syllabus.

This is a one credit course.

Upcoming sections:
August 26, 2018 – September 15, 2018
September 30, 2018 – October 20, 2018
October 28, 2018 - November 17, 2018
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 (Lightning Strikes Twice: $45/$50 License Renewal and $147.50/$152.50 Grad Credit now through 8/23 for online classes!):

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $45
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $50
Para credit - $45
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 academy@iowasafeschools.org 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.

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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