NYSED has approved GST BOCES to offer the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop. This six-hour workshop is mandated by NYSED for all certification applicants as of 1/1/14. This workshop fulfills the harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification/licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act).

This workshop is six hours: the first three hours are in-person & then the other three hours are completed online.
Both the in-person and online training must be completed to gain the certificate of completion.

Registration fee: $70 payable by credit card only. Minimum of 20 trainees required for trainings. Registered participants will be notified of cancellations via email. Registration is limited to 40 people per session.
Pre-registration & pre-payment is required. Click the button below to register.

Objectives

As a result of taking this training,
participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the Reporting Requirements for Educators as specified in the Dignity Act.
  • Understand the intent components and operational definitions present in the Dignity Act.
  • Understand how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior.
  • Understand bullying, harassment, and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.
  • Enhance the understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases.
  • Develop and enhance awareness and sensitivity to the range of experiences of the specific student populations as named in the Dignity Act.

Dates and Locations:

(Reminder: you must be pre-registered & pre-paid to attend)

In-person Sessions (choose one)

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  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5-8 pm,
    Bush Campus Building #11, Elmira,
    Large Conference Room
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  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5-8 pm,
    Coopers Campus Building #8, Coopers Plains,
    Large Conference Room
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  • Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5-8 pm,
    Bush Campus Building #11, Elmira,
    Large Conference Room
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  • Monday, June 16, 2014, 4-7 pm,
    Wildwood Campus Building #1, Hornell,
    Large Conference Room
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The Registration Process

The online registration process is very simple. You begin by clicking the blue button.

Step One: First, you are asked to verify your email address. An email is sent to the address that you provide. You click on a link in that email that lets our server know that your address is legitimate.

Step Two: You fill in your contact information and select the training session that you will attend. This creates an account with us.

Step Three: You pay the registration fee at PayPal and click a link to return to our site when you are done.

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Instructors:

Dr. Christine Mecke Faculty Member, Elmira College Education Department
  • Former GST BOCES employee, retired from Elmira City Schools as Director of Pupil Personnel Services
  • Certified as permanent School District Administrator
  • Coordinates & trains DASA workshop @ Elmira College
  • Earned her Bachelor's & Master's degrees from Pennsylvania State University & completed educational administration coursework at SUNY Brockport & earned her doctorate from the University of Rochester in Educational Leadership
Kelley Batrowny Instructional Technology Administrator, GST BOCES
  • Certified as professional School District Leader & School Building Leader
  • Worked with Elmira College to develop & present DASA training
  • Earned her Bachelor's at SUC Geneseo, Master's at Middlebury College & completed educational administration coursework at SUNY Brockport
  • Former Math & Spanish teacher, Curriculum Mentor, Instructional Technology Specialist
Jennifer Roberts-O'Brian Curriculum Coordinator/Director of Admissions & Instructor of ACE Service Learning Program (in partnership with Corning Community College), Notre Dame High School, Elmira
  • Pending certification as professional School District Leader
  • Worked with Elmira College to develop & present DASA training
  • Earned her Bachelor's at Mansfield University, Master's at Elmira College & completed educational administration coursework at SUNY Brockport
  • Former English teacher, and (BOCES) Educational Grant Specialist

Click Here to Register for DASA Training »

For questions regarding this training, please phone or email Betty DeNardo, Teacher Certification Coordinator, 607/739-3581 x2215 or bdenardo@gstboces.org
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