Understanding and Supporting Trans* Youth in Educational Settings

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Understanding and Supporting Trans* Youth in Educational Settings

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Course Description: Studies differ in the number of trans* youth in our schools, but experts will tell you you've probably already had a transgender youth go through your school doors.

Transgender and gender non-conforming youth face a hostile terrain in schools and communities. According to the 2007 GLSEN report titled "Harsh Realities: The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation's Schools:"

  • Less than one-fifth of transgender students said school staff intervened most of the time or always when hearing homophobic remarks (16%) or negative remarks about someone's gender expression (11%).
  • Two-thirds of transgender students felt unsafe in school because of their sexual orientation (69%) and how they expressed their gender (65%).
  • Almost half of all transgender students reported skipping class at least once in the past month because they felt unsafe or uncomfortable.

This class will provide an in-depth opportunity to explore the meaning of a person's gender identity, how to best meet those challenges facing transgender and gender non-conforming students in schools, and critical legal information of which schools and communities need to be aware when working with this population.

Click here to view the entire course syllabus. 

This is a one credit course. 

Upcoming sections:
October 8, 2017 - October 28, 2017
November 19, 2017 - December 9, 2017
December 31, 2017 - January 20, 2018
February 25, 2018 - March 17, 2018
April 22, 2018 - May 12, 2018
May 27, 2018 - June 16, 2018
June 17, 2018 - July 7, 2018
July 8, 2018 - July 28, 2018
July 29, 2018 - August 18, 2018
ugust 19, 2018 - September 8, 2018

Course Fees (Rake in the Savings Sale - $45/$50 License Renewal, $145/$150 Graduate Credit, now through Sept 28th! All prices listed reflect the current sale.):

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $45
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $50
Para credit - $45
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $145
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $150
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. 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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