Physical, Mental & Online Well Being for Students
The purpose of this course is to provide awareness level education about HIV and AIDS to school personnel. The course contains important information about a school’s responsibility to serve students with HIV and the rights of these students under the law.
Anaphylaxis Awareness and Response
This course helps schools implement accommodations for students with allergies, take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to allergens and prepare to treat a student should a severe allergic reaction happen. After taking this course, you will be able to: understand allergens; explain how allergens cause allergic reactions; identify the symptoms of allergic reactions; respond to allergic reactions; administer epinephrine using an auto-injector; share accommodations and strategies to prevent allergic reactions in schools.
Asthma Awareness and Response
This course discusses teachers’ responsibilities regarding asthma. Specifically, the course covers: how to respond to an asthma attack; how to administer medication, including metered-dose inhalers, dry-powder inhalers and nebulizers; how to monitor the self-administration of medication; and how to respond to medication errors.
This course includes general information about bed bugs, explains how bed bug infestations affect students and staff, and contains recommendations for school interventions to prevent the spread of bed bugs from students who are transporting them from home.
The purpose of this course is to help educators understand, recognize, and respond to bullying.
Bullying Prevention- for Administrators
The goals of this course are to explain what bullying is, to educate learners about the dynamics of bullying, and share systematic interventions to help eradicate bullying in schools.
Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Relationships
This training takes a hard look at these difficult issues, and provides recommendations and procedures coaches need to protect their students, their students and themselves.
Caring for Students with Diabetes
This course discusses general diabetes knowledge. Topics covered include: diabetes overview; blood-glucose testing; proper nutrition; exercise; insulin; hypoglycemia; hyperglycemia; diabetic ketoacidosis; diabetes emergency care kits; field trips, sporting events, activities and special events; and how to support a student with diabetes.
Child Abuse Prevention
The purpose of this course is to help educators understand, recognize, respond to and reliably report suspected child maltreatment.
Chronic Health Conditions
This course topics include: chronic health conditions, disabilities. student health plans, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, food allergies, inflammatory bowel diseases, depression, anxiety and indoor air quality. By taking this training, you will learn: how chronic health conditions impact school attendance, academic performance and social-emotional wellness; the responsibilities of school health services and educators for students with chronic health conditions — particularly when it comes to federal disability rights laws; how to identify students with disabilities; how 504 Plans, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and laws regarding students’ rights to equal treatment impact how schools handle students with chronic health conditions — specifically with regard to placement, supplementary aids, related services, accommodations and modifications; your responsibilities with regard to students’ individualized healthcare plans (IHCPs) and emergency action plans (EAPs); the definition of asthma, your responsibilities for asthmatic students, how to respond to asthma attacks, and how to administer asthma medications; how insulin impacts blood-glucose levels, how to recognize and treat hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, how to respond to diabetic emergencies, and how to support diabetic students; the definitions of epilepsy and seizures, what types of seizures exist, when a seizure qualifies as a medical emergency and how you should respond, how epilepsy impacts academic performance, and how to document seizures; the definition of anaphylaxis, what epinephrine is and how it works, how to recognize allergic reactions, how to respond to severe allergic reactions, and how to prevent allergic reactions; the definitions of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, how to recognize irritable bowel diseases (IBD), and how to support students with IBDs; the definition of depression and types of depressive disorders, how to recognize depression, how depression impacts learning, and how to support students with depressive disorders; the definition of anxiety disorders, how to recognize anxiety, how anxiety impacts learning and behavior, and how to support students with anxiety; how indoor air quality and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) impact chronic health conditions, how to prevent and clean mold, and how to control dust and other allergens.
Communicable Diseases: Prevention and Control
The purpose of this course is to teach you the best ways to prevent and control communicable diseases.
Concussion in Schools – Return to Learn
The symptoms of concussion can negatively impact a student’s learning, emotion regulation, or behavioral functioning in the classroom. Addressing the needs of an affected student during the school day is equally as important as addressing concussions in school athletics. Appropriate management is essential for reducing the risk of long-term symptoms and complications associated with concussion.
Concussion in Sports
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high-school sports.
Concussion in Sports – A Guide for Coaches
This course is designed to help you properly identify and respond to a concussion. Course topics include: facts about concussions; recognizing a possible concussion; what to do when a concussion is suspected; danger signs; prevention and preparation, and communicating effectively about concussions.
Depression in Students
This course educates school employees about the different types of childhood depression, the symptoms and causes, and it provides tips for teachers on how to support students experiencing childhood depression.
Disability Rights Laws: IDEA, Section 504 and Title II
The requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) are discussed, as is the concept of Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Other course topics include: how to identify students with disabilities, 504 Plans, placement, re-evaluations, procedural safeguards, right to equal treatment, discipline and disability harassment.
Discriminatory Harassment — Identification and Response
Course topics include: peer discriminatory harassment, types of harassment, legal requirements for schools, recognizing and responding to peer discriminatory harassment, and important legal considerations.
First Aid, Health and Safety
This “First-Aid, Health and Safety” course, brought to you by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Red Cross, is designed to provide an overview of first aid and the best practices for many first-aid situations. The skills taught in this course do not replace professional medical help but offer guidelines and techniques for temporary assistance until advanced medical help arrives.
Fundamentals of Coaching (NFHS)
This National Federation of State High School Associations’ (NFHS) “Fundamentals of Coaching” course provides a unique student-centered curriculum for interscholastic teacher/coaches, assisting them in creating a healthy and age-appropriate athletic experience that supports the educational mission of our nation’s schools.
This course is intended to increase your awareness of head lice and your understanding of this very common problem.
Healthy Boundaries: Maintaining Professional Relationships with Students
This training will provide you with information on how to maintain healthy relationships with your students without crossing boundaries.
Heat Illness Prevention for Student Athletics / Activities
Developed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), this course discusses how to acclimatize student athletes to hot weather to prevent exertion-induced heat stroke. Topics covered include: starting slow and progressing; allowing for individual conditioning; medical status; adjusting intensity and rest; starting sessions adequately hydrated; recognizing signs early; recognizing more serious signs; and having an emergency action plan.
Homeless Education – Serving Homeless Students under Title I, Part A (for Administrators)
This course explains how administrators can make sure their schools comply with both pieces of legislation. By the end of course, you will understand: how states and districts can receive McKinney-Vento Act grants; which students are eligible for which services; how districts should calculate “set-aside funds”; and which personnel strategies are recommended.
Homeless Education – Serving Students under McKinney-Vento
This course discusses ways to identify homeless students, and how to provide the services and support they deserve. With that in mind, you will learn about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as well as: the responsibilities of local liaisons; the definition of homelessness; the signs of homelessness; reasons for homelessness; identification of homeless students; the difficulties in identifying homeless students; strategies for identifying homeless students; services available for homeless students; ways to support homeless students.
Types of human trafficking — including sex trafficking and labor trafficking — are discussed in this course. The course also explains how to identify trafficking victims, how to report human-trafficking incidents, and how to prevent the crime from occurring.
Implicit Bias and Cultural Responsiveness for Educators
By taking this course, you will learn: the difference between culture, schemas and stereotypes; how stereotypes are formed; the difference between the cognitive, affective and behavioral components of bias; the difference between implicit and explicit bias; how to minimize implicit bias through stereotype replacement, counter-stereotypic imaging, individuation, perspective taking and increased positive contact; how to respond positively to personal bias; the meaning of cultural competence and why it’s important; how to become a culturally competent educator by studying history, thinking and writing reflectively, listening, visiting students’ families and communities and learning from your colleagues; how to create a culturally responsive classroom by forging positive student relationships, acknowledging student differences and similarities, celebrating cultural identity, preparing student for a diverse world, promoting respect, using valid assessment measures, encouraging critical thinking, including anti-bias themes in your curriculum and implementing a “do no harm” approach in classroom; what five instructional strategies — and three techniques — you can employ to become more culturally responsive; the difference between basic interpersonal communicative skills (BICS) and cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP); what challenges English-as-a-second-language (ESL) students face when developing social language and academic language; and how you can provide linguistic support for ESL students.
Implicit Bias Awareness
This course will help you: identify other cultures; identify your natural biases; find ways to be more accepting; respond to accusations of discrimination; and become an active listener.
Managing Food Allergies
This course contains general information about food allergies and helps school personnel learn to recognize symptoms and provide treatment for students at risk. The course also explains ways to reduce student exposure to food allergens, as well as how to make accommodations for students with food allergies.
Medication Administration in Schools
This course explores the following topics: federal laws, state laws and school-district policies; medical-authorization documents; general procedures; monitoring the self-administration of medication; and responding to medication errors. In addition, the course explains how to administer: oral medication, topical medication, eye medication, ear medication, asthma medication, allergy medication, diabetes medication and epilepsy medication.
Opioid Awareness, Prevention, and Emergency Response
Opioid use and overdose are on the rise. As such, this course describes the drugs’ effects, while teaching you how to respond to an opioid emergency. With that in mind, you will learn: the use and abuse of opioids; what opioids are; what an overdose is; how to recognize an overdose; how to respond to an overdose.
Playground Inspection and Maintenance
Common materials used in playground construction, types of playground hazards, playground inspection and maintenance, and playground-hazard evaluation and response are among the topics covered by this course. Developing a school response plan and recordkeeping also are discussed. Playground-injury statistics and case studies are included.
Playground Safety and Supervision
This course discusses playground monitors’ duties and obligations when supervising students on the playground and during recess. And, it explains how alert and attentive playground supervision helps protect the safety and well-being of students. Strategies for creating a physically and emotionally safe playground environment are also among the topics covered.
Positive Youth Development
The goals of this course are to define positive youth development, explain how it helps to foster healthy development, and teach ways it can be incorporated it into the classroom.
Preventing the Spread of Germs in Schools
This course shares simple, yet effective methods to prevent the spread of germs in schools. The course contains information on hand washing and coughing etiquette.
Recognizing Eating Disorders
This course defines and explains the causes and effects of eating disorders. It includes information on psychiatric eating disorders (such as anorexia and bulimia), childhood obesity, and the relationship between athletics and eating disorders.
Restraint and Seclusion
This course describes chemical, mechanical, physical and prone-restraint, in addition to use of time outs and seclusion. Proper use of when and how to use restraint or seclusion is covered, along with proactive approaches on how to prevent conflict and crises, and de-esclation techniques. Strategies that support a positive approach are described, including functional behavorial assessments (FBAs), behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS).
Topics covered include: causes of seizures, when seizures qualify as medical emergencies, documenting seizures, how epilepsy impacts academic performance, disability rights laws and student care plans. By taking this course, you will learn how to recognize and respond to: febrile seizures, simple-partial seizures, complex-partial seizures, absence seizures, atonic seizures, myoclonic seizures and tonic-clonic seizures.
Self-Injury and Suicide Prevention
This course explores the types and causes of self-injurious behaviors, including self-asphyxiation. It provides employees with an awareness of the risk and protective factors of suicide, and components of effective prevention and post-intervention programs.
Sexual Misconduct — Staff to Student
This course is to define and explain staff sexual misconduct with students. It includes information on understanding sexual misconduct, sexual grooming, detecting sexual misconduct and preventing sexual misconduct. The course also includes suggestions to help staff avoid situations that could be damaging to their reputation or career.
This course defines sportsmanship and highlights what good sportsmanship looks and sounds like.
Steroids and Supplements: Use, Abuse, and Prevention Strategies
This course is to instruct coaches on the use, abuse, and prevention of anabolic steroid and performance-enhancing supplement use.
Student Medical Emergencies
This course provides basic information on the causes, symptoms and emergency response procedures for common student medical emergencies. This lesson is intended to help those working with students understand the appropriate care for students with asthma, food allergies, seizures or diabetes in emergency situations.
Student Privacy Rights (FERPA)
This course explains the rights of parents and students regarding personal information granted by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Also known as FERPA, this is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. The course defines educational records, directory information and non-directory information.
Substance Abuse Prevention
This course provides information on the causes of substance abuse in children and teens and it provides detailed information about commonly abused substances. The course also lists components of effective school intervention programs.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (NFHS)
This National Federation of State High School Associations’ (NFHS) “Sudden Cardiac Arrest (NFHS)” course provides a unique student-centered curriculum for interscholastic teacher/coaches. Please check with your state association to see if this course complies with your state requirements.
Suicide Prevention and Response
Youth suicide, school liability, suicide prevention, suicide postvention, school climate, school culture and school connectedness are among the topics covered by this course. Also discussed are issues that impact suicidal behavior, such as bullying, abuse, neglect, trauma, substance abuse, self-injury, sexual orientation, gender nonconformity, cultural heritage and mental-health disorders.
Teaching Strategies: Addressing Student Diversity
The course defines cultural competence and culturally responsive pedagogy. Then, the training describes the three dimensions of culturally responsive pedagogy: the institutional dimension, the personal dimension and the instructional dimension. In addition, implications of culturally responsive pedagogy are explored, and a resource list is provided.
Teen Dating Violence
After defining teen dating violence, this course describes abuse, lists teen dating violence risk factors, discusses the impact of such violence on victims and explains why victims stay with perpetrators. To help you recognize and respond to teen dating violence, the course lists common indicators and details how to meet with victims and perpetrators. Common school-intervention strategies are discussed and a resource list is provided.
Trauma-Informed Care and Response
After taking this course, you will understand: the impact of trauma; how you can help traumatized students; what a trauma-informed approach entails; the six types of trauma that exist; what natural traumatic events are and what amplifies their impact; the difference between accidental human-caused trauma and purposeful human-caused trauma; what indirect trauma is what causes it; the difference between repeat trauma and chronic trauma; what complex trauma is and what causes it; what factors influence how much stress a traumatic event causes; what the three types of stress are; what the symptoms of cognitive, emotional, physical and behavioral stress entail; what an adverse childhood experience (ACE) is; the two emotional extremes that traumatic experiences tend to evoke; how young children respond to traumatic events; how teens respond to traumatic events; how you can help students overcome trauma; how to talk with a student who has experienced trauma; what a trigger is and how it can cause retraumatization; what the symptoms of traumatic experiences are; how trauma impacts developmental competencies; what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is; what mental, emotional or behavioral disorders (MEB disorders) are; the difference between internalizing and externalizing disorders; what types of anxiety disorders exist; what depressive disorders entail; what attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) exist; what disruptive-behavior disorders involve; what substance-abuse disorders exist; how MEB disorders and traumatic experiences are connected; the difference between universal screening and continuous monitoring; what internal mental-health resources many schools have, and what external mental-health resources schools can leverage; how schools can communicate to and coordinate with parents; what characteristics are indicative of a positive school climate; what social and emotional learning (SEL) entails; whe five general areas in which socially and emotionally competent people are skilled; what positive behavioral intervention and supports (PBIS) is and how it can be used to help students who have experienced trauma; and what secondary trauma is and how it can be managed.
Violence Prevention in Schools
This course teaches about youth violence by explaining what it is and how violence develops in youth. The course also lists the characteristics of safe schools, explains the components of effective intervention to reduce school violence, and provides educators with techniques to manage conflict, as well as how to de-escalate hostile situations.
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