Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training

  • DASA Training Registration 

    The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

  • 2019 - 2020 Training Dates:
    • September 23, 2019                                      
    • October 21, 2019                                                                              
    • December 16, 2019                                       
    • January 27, 2020 
    • February 24, 2020 - THIS DATE IS CANCELLED due to lack of interest. Please register for a different session.
    • March 30, 2020 -THIS DATE IS CANCELLED due to COVID 19 precautions. Please register for a different session.
    • April 27, 2020 - This session will be presented VIRTUALLY. Please reach out to the presenter with any questions. 
    • May 18, 2020 - This session will be presented VIRTUALLY. Please reach out to the presenter with any questions. 
    • June 15, 2020 - This session is CANCELLED.
    • Our next session will be scheduled for Monday 9/21/2020. A new schedule for the 2020-2021 school year will be posted soon.
  • Location:

    Crossroads Center for Children
    1136 North Westcott Road
    Schenectady, NY 12306

  • Trainer: Jennifer Sandshaw

    Cost: $70.00

  • Mapquest and Google Maps may direct you to a different location in the industrial park complex where the school resides.  Please follow these additional directions to reach the parking lot:  When you turn off of North Westcott Road, you’ll be in the parking lot for the Rotterdam library (library itself will be on your right).  Go to the stop sign and directly in front of you will be the Department of Environmental Conservation.  Turn left and follow the driveway down to the bottom parking lot and you’ll see our building.

    Sign in begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 am (as per SED regulations, no late arrivals will be allowed to participate in training) and ends at 3:30 pm.

    Additional Information:

    • There will be a 30 minute break for lunch as well as two 15 minute breaks during the day.  You may bring food to this training or visit one of the fast food restaurants located close by.
    • You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.  Make sure to promptly arrive back to training following breaks.
    • Please provide 48 hours notice of cancellation for refunds.
    • Registration must be received by the Wednesday prior to the Monday training date.  No registration will be allowed on the day of training.
    • If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Sandshaw at 518-280-0083 x 124 or jennifers@crossroadcenter.org

    To register and pay by purchase order or check:

    Please print and mail or fax the completed registration form, along with a purchase order or check to:

    Crossroads Center for Children
    DASA Workshop
    1136 North Westcott Road
    Schenectady, NY 12306

    Fax: 518-280-0086

  • DASA Training Registration

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