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

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

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

Sample Lesson Plans for Grades 1-12 in the areas of responsibility and safety.
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/rules-for-students/digital-citizenship

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Student Guidelines:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/policies-for-all/guidelines-on-gender/guidelines-to-support-transgender-and-gender-expansive-students

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

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

Understanding LGBTQ+Identify: a toolkit for educators
https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/lgbtq-identity/

No Place for Hate Resource Guide
https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/No-Place-For-Hate-2017-2018-Webpage-Guide.pdf

Cyberbullying Awareness and Avoidance Resource Guide
https://arealonlinedegree.com/college-resources/cyberbullying-awareness-avoidance/

How Speech–Language Pathologists CanMinimize Bullying of Children Who Stutter
http://nyu.connectwithkids.com//files/2020/10/How-Speech-Language-Pathologists-Can-Minimize-Bullying-of-Children-Who-Stutter_Yaruss-et.-al.-1.pdf

Group Assignment Videos
An Interview with Pedro Noguera on the School Bullying Menace
https://stream.nyu.edu/media/An+Interview+with+Pedro+Noguera+on+the+School+Bullying+Menace+/1_3o5yfmg6

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

Building Empathy in Classrooms and Schools:
https://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2016/01/20/building-empathy-in-classrooms-and-schools.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-mostpop&intc=eml-contshr-shr-desk


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
  • NYCDOE Chancellor’s Regulation
    Student-to-student discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying available at:
    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/a-832-student-to-student-discrimination-harassment-intimidation-and-or-bullying

    Training Deck on Respect for All (Making Schools Safe and Supportive for All Students)
    http://nyu.connectwithkids.com/files/2019/04/training-deck-on-chancellor_s-regulation-a-832_1_.pdf

    American Psychological Association: Module for Teachers on Bullying
    http://www.apa.org/education/k12/bullying.aspx