Unpacking the GSA Toolbox

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Unpacking the GSA Toolbox

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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.

Click here to view the entire course syllabus.

Upcoming sections:

April 14, 2019 - May 4, 2019

May 12, 2019 - June 1, 2019

June 2, 2019 - June 22, 2019

June 23, 2019 - July 13, 2019

July 14, 2019 - August 3, 2019

August 4, 2019 - August 24, 2019

August 25, 2019 - September 14, 2019

September 29, 2019 - October 19, 2019

October 27, 2019 - November 16, 2019

December 1, 2019 - December 21, 2019

December 29, 2019 - January 18, 2020

February 2, 2020 - February 22, 2020

March 1, 2020 - March 21, 2020

April 5, 2020 - April 25, 2020

May 3, 2020 - May 23, 2020

Course Fees (Earth Week: $45/$50 License Renewal Credit and $145/$150 Graduate Credit now through 4/29!):

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).

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 reserves 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. Graduate transcripts take 3-4 weeks to receive and will be mailed directly to the individual.

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