Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training   

What is DASA? 
  About DASA Training
          Downloadable DASA Training Materials
                                                       Register for DASA Training                                                                 

What is DASA?

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Dignity for All Students Act requires that all students applying for certification after December 31, 2013, complete 6 hours of training regarding the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Binghamton's DASA training will consist of 6 hours face-to face instruction.

Under DASA, this training is needed so that professionals meet the Commissioner's Regulations for anyone applying for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license on or after January 1, 2014. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in §14(5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012. More information about the Dignity for All Students Legislation may be found at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/.

About DASA Training

There are five key components that will be covered in this course in preparing educational professionals for harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention:

1. Understanding the intent components, and operational definitions of the Dignity Act.

2. Developing sensitivity to the experience of specific student populations.

3. Understanding how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior.

4. Understanding bullying, harassment and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.

5. Understanding diversity and multi-cultural environments and examining your own biases.

This training will utilize information from multiple resources including the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP).

Downloadable Materials Required for DASA Training

The following documents (both required) are related to DASA Training:

RequiredPlease download, review, and bring these documents to the workshop:

Note: Please do not assume these documents will be provided to you at the training.

DASA Training Agenda

DASA Training Powerpoint

Recognizing The Many Faces Of Bullying

DASA Lesson Plan Template

Are You A Bully?

 When, Where, and How to Register for DASA Training 

DASA Training will take place over the course of the semester.  Students choose from either 2 consecutive weeknight 3 hour sessions, OR a full day (6 hour) Saturday session. 

For the Spring, 2014: (**Unless otherwise stated, all sessions held in Lecture Hall 3 on the BU Campus). DOWNLOADABLE MAP OF CAMPUS

Parking Information: Anyone parking on campus starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Friday must display a valid parking hangtag, parking decal, or be parked in a paid space. After 5 p.m. on Friday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday no parking permit is needed to park in a valid parking space, though paid spaces (such as parking meters) are still in effect.

LIST OF DASA TRAINING SESSIONS

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 AND Thursday, May 1st, 2014   7:15-10:15 pm (BOTH NIGHTS)

Saturday, May 3, 2014             9:00 am -3:30 pm (bring bagged lunch)

NEW! Summer Sessions:

Saturday, June 28, 2014        9:00 am -3:30 pm (bring bagged lunch)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014    AND Thursday, July 17th, 2014   6:00-9:00 pm (BOTH NIGHTS)

Saturday, August 16, 2014    9:00 am -3:00 pm (bring bagged lunch)

TO REGISTER  for these workshops, remit payment with the ATTACHED FORM. NOTE: You must PRE-register to be eligible to attend the training (no registrations will be accepted on the day of the training). Last minute registrations may not be able to be accommodated, and showing up on the day without prior registration will not be accommodated. For further information, contact Tami Mann at (607) 777-5322, or tmann@binghamton.edu.

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Last Updated: 4/15/14