Skip to main content

Online Professional Development - McAlester Campus

Cell Phone causing issues with class not completing!

If you use a cell phone to complete your training it is sometimes not showing assignments as complete. If this happens to you then you will need to open the trainings on a desktop computer. You do not need to rewatch the videos. You just need to open them and make sure that the writing under the video title will turn green.

These classes offer the professional development for certified and non-certified staff in public schools for the 2023-2024 academic year as required by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

List below are all the topics covered:

Alcohol and Drug Awareness
Bloodborne pathogens
Bullying prevention
Child Abuse and Neglect; Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Reporting
Digital Teaching and Learning 
FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)
Hazardous Communications
Recognizing and Addressing Mental Health Needs of Students
Teaching Through Difficult Situations – (Title IX: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance)
Title IX: Sex Discrimination
Workplace Safety


Oklahoma State Department of Education Professional Development List

Find the category below that fits your position and click the title to learn what classes you need to enroll in!

  • Dyslexia 

    This class will provide an overview of dyslexia, a learning disability that affects reading and writing. It will discuss the symptoms of dyslexia, as well as the challenges that people with dyslexia face. The video will also provide information on how to support people with dyslexia, including resources and accommodations.

    In this Dysgraphia Teaching Strategies Class, we will explore effective approaches to support individuals with dysgraphia in their writing skills. The class covers multisensory instruction, explicit teaching, and the use of assistive technology to enhance learning. Accommodations such as extra time, modified writing tools, and alternative assessments are discussed. Strategies for organization, planning, self-regulation, and self-advocacy are taught to empower students. Collaborative learning and seeking guidance from professionals are emphasized to tailor instruction to individual needs.

    Enroll Now

  • Bloodborne Pathogens

    In this class on bloodborne pathogens, viewers will gain a comprehensive understanding of the risks associated with these infectious microorganisms. The video highlights common pathogens like HIV, HBV, and HCV, explaining their modes of transmission and potential consequences. It emphasizes the importance of prevention through measures such as universal precautions, personal protective equipment, and proper hygiene practices. The video concludes by stressing the significance of education, awareness, and responsible behavior in minimizing the spread of bloodborne pathogens and protecting individual and public health.

    Hazardous Communications
    In this class on hazardous communications focuses on promoting workplace safety by effectively communicating potential risks associated with hazardous chemicals. It highlights the importance of hazard communication programs, including elements such as safety data sheets, hazard labels, and employee training. The video emphasizes the significance of clear labeling and the use of standardized symbols to convey the nature of chemical hazards. It also underscores the responsibility of employers to provide comprehensive training and accessible safety information to employees, fostering a safe and informed work environment.

    Enroll Now

    FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)
    Iin this class on FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), viewers will gain a concise understanding of this federal law's significance in protecting student privacy. The video outlines key provisions, including parents' and eligible students' rights to access and control educational records. It emphasizes the responsibility of educational institutions to maintain confidentiality and security while providing annual notification of these rights. The video also highlights the importance of data privacy and security measures in the digital age, ensuring compliance with FERPA and safeguarding sensitive student information.

    Title IX: Sex Discrimination

    This class on Title IX provides a comprehensive understanding of the federal law's role in promoting gender equity in education. It explores the areas covered by Title IX, such as admissions, athletics, and addressing gender-based discrimination. The video emphasizes the responsibilities of educational institutions, including conducting investigations and implementing policies to prevent discrimination and support victims. It highlights the importance of education, reporting mechanisms, and compliance with Title IX regulations to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students.

    Title IX: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

    Controlling Emotions​
    In this class we will cvoer the following topics. 
    Teaching a Defiant Child​
    Teaching Emotional Intelligence​
    Teaching an Impoverished Child​
    Teaching a Highly Mobile or Homeless Child​
    Teaching Children with Incarcerated Parents​
    Teaching Children Going through Grief​

    Enroll Now

  • Child Abuse and Neglect; Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Reporting
    This video on child abuse and neglect focuses specifically on child sexual abuse awareness and reporting. It provides an overview of child sexual abuse, highlighting its various forms and the impact on a child's well-being. The video emphasizes the importance of recognizing signs of child sexual abuse and reporting incidents to the appropriate authorities or helpline organizations. It discusses strategies for creating a safe environment and educating children about personal boundaries. The video stresses the significance of supporting survivors, providing access to resources and professional help, and encourages viewers to take an active role in preventing child abuse and neglect.

    Alcohol and Drug Awareness

    In this class we will cover the following topics. 
    Drugs and the Brain​
    K2/Spice and Bath Salts​
    Nicotine, Tabacco, and Vaping​
    Prescription Stimulants​

    Recognizing and Addressing Mental Health Needs of Students

    This impactful video focuses on recognizing and addressing the mental health needs of students in educational settings. It emphasizes the importance of early intervention and creating a supportive environment for students to seek help. The video discusses common mental health concerns among students and offers guidance on recognizing signs and symptoms. It highlights the role of school counselors, teachers, and administrators in providing support and connecting students with resources. Collaboration among educators, parents, and mental health professionals is emphasized, along with the importance of access to mental health services and destigmatizing mental health conversations.

    Digital Teaching and Learning 

    In a world where education is constantly evolving, hybrid learning emerges as a transformative approach, blending the best of traditional and online instruction. As the video unfolds, we discover the myriad benefits that hybrid learning brings. Students relish the newfound flexibility, accessing course materials and engaging in online discussions at their own convenience. The practical implementation of this approach comes to life as institutions carefully plan and transition to hybrid learning, leveraging online platforms and fostering collaboration through virtual projects. Dedicated instructors play a vital role, offering face-to-face guidance while utilizing online tools to deliver multimedia content and provide personalized feedback. With access to a vast array of digital resources, students expand their knowledge beyond the classroom, nurturing critical thinking and independent research skills. By embracing hybrid learning, institutions create an educational environment that empowers students to take charge of their learning, setting them on a path to success in the ever-changing landscape of education.

    Enroll Now


  • Bullying Prevention

    In this video we  provide a comprehensive overview of bullying, covering its definition, various types, prevalence, and long-term effects. It explores the frequency of bullying and its detrimental consequences on victims, as well as the factors contributing to individuals becoming bullies. The video emphasizes the importance of identifying and addressing bullying behavior and offers guidance on spotting signs of bullying. Additionally, it delves into the specific issue of cyberbullying, highlighting its prevalence and unique challenges in the digital age. By raising awareness and promoting empathy, this video aims to create safer environments and foster understanding to combat bullying in all its forms.

    New Staff, All Staff (Once Every 5 Years)

  • Autism and ADHD Awareness

    This is a comprehensive and enlightening video that promotes understanding and provides practical strategies for individuals and communities dealing with autism spectrum disorders. Through expert insights, personal stories, and engaging visuals, viewers gain a comprehensive understanding of autism, including early signs, challenges, and the importance of early identification. The video emphasizes the significance of educating peers, fostering acceptance, and creating inclusive environments, offering strategies for teaching others about autism and showcasing successful inclusion programs. It explores the specific challenges faced by individuals with autism, such as sensory sensitivities and communication difficulties, and provides practical suggestions and adaptations to support their needs in various settings. Additionally, the video equips educators with effective classroom strategies, including visual supports and individualized accommodations, to create inclusive and supportive learning environments. By briefly addressing Asperger's Syndrome, it broadens viewers' understanding of the autism spectrum and promotes acceptance of neurodiversity. "Embracing Autism" is an invaluable resource for promoting awareness, empathy, and effective strategies, ultimately striving to create a society that embraces and celebrates the unique abilities of individuals with autism.

    This is an informative and empowering video that provides a comprehensive understanding of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Through expert insights, real-life examples, and engaging visuals, viewers gain knowledge about ADHD, including its types, symptoms, causes, myths, diagnosis process, available treatments, and practical tips for teachers. The video dispels misconceptions, highlights the complexities of ADHD, and promotes understanding and compassion. It explores evidence-based treatments and offers valuable strategies for teachers to support students with ADHD in the classroom, focusing on managing distractions, promoting organization and time management, and fostering effective communication. By fostering awareness and providing practical strategies, this video aims to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for individuals with ADHD to thrive.

    Enroll Now

  • Workplace Safety Training

    This is an essential video that raises awareness about the importance of safety in everyday life. Through statistical data, expert advice, and practical tips, this informative presentation covers various topics such as back injuries, fire safety, electrical safety, and preventing slips, trips, and falls. It highlights the prevalence and causes of back pain, emphasizing the importance of proper lifting techniques and ergonomic practices. The video educates viewers on fire safety measures, including the use of smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and escape plans. It promotes preparedness for emergencies, encourages responsible electrical safety practices, and provides strategies to prevent slips, trips, and falls. By empowering individuals with knowledge and promoting proactive safety measures, this video aims to reduce the risk of injuries and accidents, creating a safer environment for all.

    Enroll Now

  • English Learners

    This is an invaluable video that equips educators with practical tools and insights to support English learners in their language acquisition and academic development. Covering core concepts for teaching English learners, building connections with students, distinguishing between Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICs) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP), implementing the SWRL framework, introducing new words and skills, reducing teacher talk time, employing creative comprehension checks, inviting culture into the classroom, utilizing multi-sensory approaches, leveraging cognates, and tapping into students' native language and cultural knowledge, this video offers a comprehensive guide for creating an inclusive and engaging learning environment. By incorporating these strategies, educators can foster positive relationships, cater to diverse learning styles, and promote language acquisition and cross-cultural understanding among English learners.

    Enroll Now

  • Per regulation, this class cannot be done online but our WED Coordinators at the each campus are certified to teach it! Contact your local campus to schedule Talk Saves Lives for your school today! This class is required every two years for Oklahoma school employees.


  • Available now!

    Enroll Now

  • Enroll now

Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Click the link below
    2. Click the blue Add to Cart button
    3. Click blue Sign In and Check Out
      1. Sign in with an Existing Student Sign In – If you took the classes last year you will already have a login.  If you forgot it please use the “ Forgot Student ID Number?” link below the “Continue to Checkout” Button.  Please do not make another account if you made one last year.
      2. If you are a new employee or didn’t take the PD last year use the “Register Now” button.
    4. Next, you will come to a page that says Do Not Close. It will have the PIN that you will use to log into the class.
    5. Click on Start Your Class.  You will use the Student ID and Pin Number to log into the class.
    1. If you close out your class and need to resume there will be an email sent with a link “Start Your Class”. 
    2. You can use that link to resume it. This email will probably go to your SPAM/Junk Folder!

    If you can’t find the link please call your local campus! 

  • Each assignment (all the videos) need to be open for them to be marked complete. All you have to do is click the link and wait for the video to pop up. 

    If a test is not shown complete then you will need to find that test and take it until it is passed. It should then turn green and you can continue. 

  • After taking the evaluation you will have the option to save or print your certificate.

    If you closed the class and need your certificate use the link in your email to reopen the class. Click on Course Completion and there should be an option to print your certificate. 

    If not all steps are green the refer to the “Why aren’t my assignments or tests complete?” and “Do I have to fill out the evaluation?”

An image of Matthew Daniels

Matthew Daniels

Workforce and Economic Development Coordinator
An image of Caitlin Clifton

Caitlin Clifton

Workforce and Economic Development Coordinator
An image of Kaleigh Smith

Kaleigh Smith

Workforce and Economic Development Secretary