Bullying and Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Bullying & Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators by Kathleen Conn. 2004. Alexandria, VA: ASCD 207 pages.

Course Description

This course will examine the legal ramifications relating to bullying and harassment issues that educators are exposed to in school environments. Educators in the elementary, middle-school, and high-school settings will gain a better understanding of these complex issues and their own authority and/or limitations. Other social, educational, behavioral, and legal dynamics regarding these issues will be directly addressed. Educators will also review numerous recommendations and action plans for understanding these issues. (1 credit)

Course Objectives

1. Educators will learn about the legal background associated with school
bullying and harassment, and their responsibility and authority to address these issues.

2. Teachers will explore other areas of concern, such as sexual or gender-based bullying and other forms of student harassment in schools.

3. Participants will evaluate how their school and district policies address these problems and what procedures they must follow.

4. Participants will examine student threats and violence in schools, and analyze ways to address those issues. They will also look at harassment by adult staff personnel in schools.

5. Educators will learn about the new internet forms of bullying, harassment, and threats that have developed with the use of "My Space" and other internet forums.

Bullying and Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge and information that you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See the corresponding rubric for guidelines..

Chapters:

1. Necessary Legal Background
2. School Bullies and Bullying
3. Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment of Students
4. Other Forms of Harassment of Students
5. Bullying and Harassment of Teachers and Other School Personnel
6. Student Threats and Violence in Schools
7. Internet-Enabled Bullying, Harassment, and Threats
8. Recommendations and Plans for Action

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper regarding your experience and understanding of the book Bullying & Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators by Kathleen Conn. The essay should concentrate on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching and life experience as it relates to the book. Topics could include a research internet paper, a chapter or topic analysis, an activity, a lesson or a unit plan. Write about your own teaching experience and how you will apply the classroom-management information in the book to your teaching methodology or instruction.

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2.Chapter reviews and reflections.
3. Final Application essay or project activity (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Bullying and Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators

$195

1 Credit

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Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *

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Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *
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