D.A.S.A.

D.A.S.A.

Creating a Safe & Supportive Learning Environment for young people (D.A.S.A.)

Review Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior.
  2. Understand the intent components, and operational definitions present in the Dignity Act.
  3. Develop and enhance awareness and sensitivity to the range of experiences of the specific student populations as named in the Dignity Act.
  4. Understand bullying, harassment and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.
  5. Enhance the understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases.
  6. Articulate the Reporting Requirements for Educators as specified in the Dignity Act.
  7. Explain how educators can create a safe and supportive learning environment in the classroom or during sessions and select educational strategies to foster a safe and supportive learning environment.

D.A.S.A.

Creating a Safe & Supportive Learning Environment for young people (D.A.S.A.)

Review Learning Objectives

Group Assignment Videos
An Interview with Pedro Noguera on the School Bullying Menace
http://www.vimeo.com/23799075

Connect with Kids Video
Baby Bullies and Invisible Weapons (available via the assignment tab on NYU Classes- Course Site)


Safe Supportive Environment
NYSED Dignity Act Presentation
includes the Dignity Act regulations and reporting guidelines.

  • www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/
  • http://www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/resources.html
  • http://www.nyscfss.org/#!dignity-for-all-students-act/c18jh
  • NYCDOE Chancellor’s Regulation
    Student-to-student discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying available at:
    http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/68542AE0-CA99-4C8B-A31B-A1E96FEC7633/0/A832.pdf

    NYCDOE Respect for all brochure available at:
    http://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/general/Speak_Up_at_School.pdf

    American Psychological Association: Module for Teachers on Bullying
    http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D5F7F384-2112-47DF-8861-67288B18D33E/0/respect_for_all_brochure_English1.pdf

    D.A.S.A.

    Creating a Safe & Supportive Learning Environment for young people (D.A.S.A.)

    Review Learning Objectives

    Safe Supportive Environment
    Children Full of Life documentary
    www.topdocumentaryfilms.com/children-full-of-life/

    NYCDOE Respect for all brochure available at:
    www.schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D5F7F384-2112-47DF-8861-67288B18D33E/0/respect_for_all_brochure_English1.pdf

    A Resource and Promising Practices Guide for School Administrators and Faculty
    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/documents/FINALDignityForAllStudentsActGuidanceMay2016.pdf

    NYSED
    Guidance on Bullying and Cyber bullying
    http://p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/cyberbullying.pdf

    Speak Up at School guide from Teaching Tolerance
    http://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/general/Speak_Up_at_School.pdf

    P.O.W.E.R.
    Positive Behavior Initiative at Concourse Village Elementary School, Bronx, NY
    www.cves.connectwithkids.com/

    Citizenship in the Digital Age
    NYCDOE and NYC School Library System

    Sample Lesson Plans for Grades 1-12 in the areas of responsibility and safety.
    www.schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/3CA0188D-66A2-490C-9E90-1EFCADA92F8C/0/Citizenshipinthedigitalage.pdf

    Bullying Among Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Needs at:
    www.stopbullying.gov/resources-files/bullying-special-needs-tipsheet.pdf

    New York City Department of Education guidance regarding transgender students:
    http://schools.nyc.gov/RulesPolicies/TransgenderStudentGuidelines/default.htm

    CASEL
    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
    www.casel.org

    Bullying: Know the Facts
    www.stopbullying.gov/

    American Psychological Association on bullying:
    www.apa.org/topics/bullying/

    American Psychological Association
    On-line module on Bullying and Peer Harassment:
    www.apa.org/education/k12/bullying.aspx

    NAEYC
    National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) understanding behavior
    http://oldweb.naeyc.org/ece/1999/11.asp

    NEA Website on Class Management
    National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) understanding behavior
    www.nea.org/tools/ClassroomManagement.html