Workshops

 

Putnam/Northern Westchester offers the following workshops relating the to The Dignity Act. Please click on the title of each offering for additional information.

Title Description Sponsoring Department
How to Conduct an Investigation Under the Dignity Act

This is a one-day workshop which is being offered on two different dates in order to assist districts with coverage.

This is a practical workshop designed to prepare you for investigations mandated under The Dignity Act. With an eye toward the Act’s “prompt and thorough” investigation mandate, this workshop will prepare participants for: Investigation planning; Preservation of evidence; Interviewing techniques; Note taking and documentation; Resolution of credibility issues and Legal issues associated with investigations of students and staff in NYS public schools. Workshop objectives, learning activities and discussion will reflect the scenarios and dilemmas Dignity Act Coordinators are likely to face when discharging their investigative responsibilities.

Center for Educational Leadership
Safe Space Kit

Designed to help educators create a safe space for LGBT youth in schools

Guidance and Child Study Center
Ready, Set, Respect!

Ready, Set, Respect! was developed to help elementary educators ensure that all students feel safe and respected and develop respectful attitudes and behaviors.

Guidance and Child Study Center
Diversity Awareness

Designed to help educators become aware of issues of diversity.

Guidance and Child Study Center
SLPs: Understanding and Implications of the Dignity Act

Play Like That.” Crafting the culture of civility, citizenship, and character: how to generalize dignity and tolerance from the community to the school to the individual students. Principles of Social Psychology and Group Dynamics will demonstrate influence, acceptance, and change of attitudes within individuals, families, schools, and communities.

Hudson River Teacher Center
PBIS- Levels 1 and 2

Positive Behavioral Support System

Guidance and Child Study Center
Dignity Act Coordinators Awareness Training

Designed to give Dignity Act Coordinators an awareness of their roles and responsiblities under the Dignity Act (Chapter 482 Laws of 2010). The course will include the lastest updates to the legislation. The format of this class is lecture and class discussion.

Regional Safety
Dignity Act Training for Teachers and Staff

This course is designed to give educators and support staff an awareness of their roles and responsibilities under the Dignity Act (Chapter 482 Laws of 2010). Participants will receive information on recent updates of the legislation. The format of this program is a combination of lecture and class discussion.

Regional Safety