Unpacking the GSA Toolbox
Unpacking the GSA Toolbox
Note: This course is recommended for GSA advisors or educators looking to start a GSA.
Course description: Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) are clubs run by and for students. These clubs would not be possible without the advisors who spend time every day with LGBTQ and Allied students. Advisors work behind the scenes with school administrators, facilitating trips, and empowering students to lead these important clubs.
Students need a faculty or staff advisor to start a GSA (school counselor, librarian, teacher, school nurse). This advisor needs to be supportive of LGBTQ students and have time in their busy schedule to attend meetings the students will have throughout the year. Advisors provide a critical role in continuity for an organization as student leaders will change from year to year. As the faculty advisor, your primary role is to empower these students.
In order to help GSA advisors learn from each other and gain ideas on how to support the role of student leaders throughout the year – Iowa Safe Schools in partnership with Iowa State Education Association is proud to offer an online class for GSA Advisors.
April 8, 2018 - April 28, 2018
May 20, 2018 - June 9, 2018
June 10, 2018 - June 30, 2018
July 1, 2018 - July 21, 2018
July 22, 2018 - August 11, 2018
August 12, 2018 - September 1, 2018
Course Fees (Candy Shop Sale: $40/$45 License Renewal and $130/$135 Grad Credit now through February 26th!):
License Renewal (ISEA member) - $40
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $45
Para credit - $40
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $130
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $135
Audit - $35
If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515.381.0588.
Graduate Credit Policy
Participants are limited to 12 graduate credits per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) from Drake University.
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.
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.