Making your Classroom Safe for LGBTQ Youth

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Making your Classroom Safe for LGBTQ Youth

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Course Description: All students deserve a safe and supportive place to learn, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) their identity. Studies continue to show LGBTQ youth are at higher risk than their peers for bullying, homelessness, and increased suicide risk due to isolation and discrimination in schools and communities.

Specific topics to be covered include LGBTQ terminology, statistics, research-based interventions/supports, and an in-depth discussion on hate and the movement for social justice. Through the use of online activities, readings, videos, and discussions, this course will leave participants better prepared to meet the needs for these youth and LGBTQ families. It is an introductory course to issues impacting LGBTQ youth.

Click here to download the entire course syllabus.

This is a one credit course. 

Upcoming sections:
June 4, 2017 - June 24, 2017
June 25, 2017 - July 15, 2017
July 16, 2017 - August 5, 2017
August 6, 2017 - August 26, 2017
August 27, 2017 - September 16, 2017
October 8, 2017 - October 28, 2017
November 19, 2017 - December 9, 2017

Course Fees (Pride Sale: Save 50% off License Renewal and $35 off Grad Credit now through June 12!):

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $42.50
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $65
Para credit - $42.50
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $125
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $205
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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