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Dignity for All Students Act (Dignity Act) Workshop Registration Deadline

New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (Dignity Act) seeks to provide New York State public elementary and secondary school students with a safe, supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. 

The certification training pro-actively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination. It is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to create and support an affirming educational environment for all students through addressing school culture and climate. It also includes the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing of the problems of exclusion, bias and aggression in educational settings.

The 6-hour certification training consists of two parts. Each is a three-hour online training with accompanying assessment. Please be aware that candidates are eligible for Part 2 upon satisfactory completion of Part 1

The Warner School covers the registration fee for students enrolled in a program that leads to New York State certification. 

This workshop is open only to current students and alumni of the Warner School.

Register for the Spring 2022 workshop. Registration deadline is 1/30/22. Workshop dates for the current academic year can be found here. Log-in information will be provided by BOCES prior to the online workshop being available. 

Upon completion of the workshop, BOCES will upload certificates of completion for students with a TEACH account. 

In order to verify New York's seat-time requirement, participants should complete all coursework one week prior to the closing date of the course.

For further information, contact certification@warner.rochester.edu or (585) 276-5405.