Stopping Bullying in its Tracks: Understanding Power Imbalance

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Stopping Bullying in its Tracks: Understanding Power Imbalance

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Course Description: Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. In order to effectively address bullying behavior, one must first examine its underlying causes. This course analyzes the bias and power structure in groups and individuals that leads to aggressive or harassing behavior.

This course will examine the types of privileges existing in the classroom, workplace, and other environments. With privilege, both seen and unseen, comes the bias that perpetuates the imbalance of power among students, peers, administrators, and faculty. By exploring this power structure and our own bias, participants will understand root causes of bullying and develop strategies to address it.

Activities in this course will include discussions on privilege and bias, the formation of peer social groups and isolation, micro-aggression, a review of bullying behavior and creating an environment to reduce its pervasiveness, then end with critical legal information and resources for practicing educators, parents, and counselors.

Click here to view the entire course syllabus.

This is a one credit course. 

Upcoming sections:
April 23, 2017 - May 13, 2017
May 14, 2017 - June 3, 2017
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: (Now through May 1--Rainy Day Sale: Save 40% off License Renewal and $25 off Grad Credit! Prices reflect discount, no code needed)

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $51
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $78
Para credit - $51
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $135
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $215
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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