DASA Online Course Introduction
Welcome to the first part of the Dignity for All Student Act Certification Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Focusing on Prevention and Intervention.
Please be sure you have followed the instructions to register before accessing the online portion of this training.
As of December 31, 2013, all candidates applying for certification or license through NYSED after must complete this six hour training, as required by the Dignity Act.
This blended learning training is comprised of six (6) instruction hours, three (3) hours of which will be completed online and three (3) hours in a in-person training. You must complete the online training in its entirety and pass the final quiz with an 80% or greater score, at least three (3) days prior to attending the in-person portion of this training. After successful completion of this online training component, you will be notified via email that you can go ahead and complete the next three (3) hours of this training, which is in-person on the date and time you indicated when you registered. We will build on the concepts discussed during this online training at the in-person component of this six (6) hour Dignity Act Certification training.
The overall objectives of the course are:
- To gain an understanding of the intent, components, and operational definitions in the Dignity Act;
- To develop and enhance awareness and sensitivity to the range of experiences of the specific student populations as named in the Dignity Act;
- To explore how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior;
- To develop an understanding of harassment, bullying discrimination and cyber bullying, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of targets of bullying and aggressors;
- To enhance the understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases;
- To articulate the Reporting Requirements for Educators as specified in the Dignity Act.
- The emphasis of this training is from a preventative and proactive perspective.
There are four (4) modules in this online training. In each module there are a set of activities; you will be asked to view a slide presentation or view one (1) or more documents. In some modules you will also view a video. At the end of each of the four (4) modules you will be asked to answer a set of questions and at the end of all of the modules, you will complete a final quiz. You must complete all components of the modules and get an 80% or greater on the final quiz in order to get credit for the online portion of the Dignity Act Certification training. You will be able to take the final quiz multiple times. Again, you must complete this at least three (3) days prior to your scheduled in-person training.
This training is based on the intent of the Dignity act which is to create a school climate that is safe and supportive for all members of the educational community. As its name says, this law’s mission is to protect the Dignity of ALL students.
We look forward to seeing you at the in-person training.