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New York:  DASA Dignity for All Students Act Training

6.0 Credits/Contact Hours  |  $99

Course Description

This Dignity for All Students Act Course provides comprehensive instruction on how to create a respectful and inclusive school environment for all students. Participants will learn strategies for creating a safe and supportive learning environment, as well as how to recognize and respond appropriately to incidents of discrimination. The course includes interactive activities and real-world case studies to help educators understand and apply the principles of the Dignity for All Students Act. Upon completion, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Intended Audience

This coursework is designed to fulfill the certification/licensure requirements under the Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act), which focuses on preventing and addressing harassment, bullying, and discrimination.  DASA was implemented to safeguard students against all forms of mistreatment, including cyberbullying. It was enacted on July 1, 2012, and expanded to include cyberbullying on July 1, 2013. This course specifically caters to school professionals in New York state who are pursuing licensure credentials.

Course Details

Credit/Contact Hours

6.0

Faculty

Amy Adkins-Dwivedi, MS, APRN

Development Team

J. Kendall Perkinson

Language

English

Release Date

August 2, 2021

Last Updated

March 8, 2022

Instructional Methods

Assessment Review

Case Studies

Video Course Content

Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall

Assessment

Autograded & Quiz Retakes Allowed

Daily TEACH Reporting

Graded Lesson Mini Quizzes

Passing 80%+

 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the legal principles underlying The Dignity Act

  • Define culture and school climate, and explore the factors influencing their functioning

  • Examine the impact of school climate and culture on student achievement and behavior

  • Emphasize the significance of social and emotional factors in educational development

  • Understand the importance of implementing a school-specific code of conduct

  • Identify students with special needs and ensure an inclusive learning environment

  • Analyze the factors affecting immigrant and refugee children, promoting inclusivity

  • Classify bullying, harassment, and discrimination as unacceptable behaviors towards specific student groups

  • Establish a safe and supportive school environment for LGBTQ students

  • Understand the legal procedures for addressing bullying, harassment, and discrimination in schools

  • Explain the responsibilities of school professionals in preventing and addressing such behaviors

  • Recognize the desired professional qualities of a Dignity Act Coordinator

  • Foster improved communication within the school community

  • Advocate for the use of restorative approaches and progressive discipline

  • Encourage responsible utilization of resources, including the internet

  • Identify and address instances of cyberbullying

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