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Dignity for All Students Act

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Dignity for All Students Act
ONC BOCES is pleased to offer DASA trainings.  The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) requires that candidates applying for certification, including educators with initial certification applying for professional certification, complete at least 6 hours of coursework/training on harassment, bullying, cyber bullying, and discrimination in schools [Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law]. This training also addresses microaggressions and social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

We are approved to offer the DASA workshop as a 2-part course:

Part #1 Asynchronous training: Participants work at their own pace during this window, to complete all tasks and assignments by the end date. This consists of a series of modules using recorded lectures, videos, readings, and activities which takes at least 3 hrs. to complete. This requires a computer/device with internet access to watch videos, view and complete documents in PDF format, complete Google Forms, and engage in online activities. You MUST complete Part #1 before you can attend the in-person session.

Part #2: In-Person Training - In-person workshop with the trainer. Make sure you are on time, as we do not allow late entry. 

FEE:
Cost for this 6-hour course is $100; Subscriber cost is $25 (see list of participating districts below). Please mail your CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLY to: ONC BOCES, Attn: Audra DeSilva, 7352 State Hwy 23, Suite 3, Oneonta, NY 13820. (Payable to: ONC BOCES). Payment must be received before start date of the course. Please follow instructions in the catalog description for dates. 

There is a $25 fee for employees of: Andes CSD, Charlotte Valley CSD, Cooperstown CSD, Jefferson CSD, Laurens CSD, Oneonta CSD, Roxbury CSD, Schenevus CSD, Stamford CSD, Worcester CSD.

DATES & REGISTRATION:
For training dates and to register, please click HERE!  Keyword search "DASA" for all available trainings.  You must register through MyLearningPlan to reserve your space in the selected course. The title of the 6-Hour course is: Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Mandated 6 Hour Certification Workshop.

Please contact Audra DeSilva at 607-286-7715 ext. 2704 or e-mail her at [email protected] with any questions.

Upon completion of the 6 hour class, you will receive your Certificate of Completion. We will upload the participants to the TEACH system, as per the NYSED requirements. In order for it to upload correctly you do need to have a TEACH account.

Questions about certification requirements and DASA?
If you have questions about whether or not you need to take the DASA Training for your certification, you can contact the Regional Certification at ONC BOCES or the NYSED Office of Teaching . The Regional Certification Office serves as an extension of the Teacher Certification Division of the New York State Education Department. The office provides evaluative and consultant services to component school districts and the ONC BOCES on New York State teacher and coaching certification requirements.

Regional Certification Office - ONC BOCES
Tammy Pochily, Regional Certification Specialist
[email protected]
PO Box 382, 2020 Jump Brook Road
Grand Gorge, New York 12434
Phone: (607) 588-6291 Ext. 110
Fax: (607) 588-7022

OR

New York State Education Department
Office of Teaching
Phone: (518) 474-3901
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