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Professional Development

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is available to provide professional development for teachers and administrators in their local areas. Training formats include face-to-face and video conference or webinar (point-to-point/distance learning) technology. In order for professional development to have as much impact as possible, face-to-face trainings need to include representation from at least five districts, an entire county, or contain at least 25 teachers and/or administrators. For point-to-point/distance learning technology interactions, any size group can be accommodated.

Professional Development Request Form

Professional Development Calendar

Offices That Provide Professional Development 

21st CCLC Grantee Resources: Professional Development

Advanced Placement

Alternative Education

Bullying Prevention


Early Childhood and Family Education

English Language Arts

Health and Physical Education Professional Development


Instructional Technology


RSA Professional Development (Reading and Literacy)

Science & Science Implementation

Social Studies

Special Ed Assessment

Special Ed Services


World Languages


Professional Development Required for 2019-2020 - New


Alcohol and Drug Awareness

Certified employees & support staff

70 O.S. 1210.225
70 O.S. 1210.229-5

Once each school year
OSDE Substance Abuse Prevention Resources


Certified employees & support staff who work with students in early childhood to third grade

H.B. 1684
70 O.S. 2011.194.6
One time every three years
OSDE Autism Resources
Bloodborne Pathogens Certified employees & support staff 20 CFR 1910.1030 Once each school year
Overview 1
Overview 2
American Red Cross Video
Bullying Prevention Certified employees & support staff HB 1661
70 O.S. 24-100
OAC 210:10-1-20
Once each school year
OSDE Bullying Prevention
Bus Driver Training School Bus Drivers OAC 210:30-5-8 (Section b:3-A) 4 hours of training every year
 - 2 of the 4 hours must come from the first 14
subjects on the OSDE Annual In-service Attendance Verification form
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Heimlich Maneuver One certified teacher one noncertified staff member per school site 70 O.S. 1210.199 Once each school year
OSDE CPR Information
Oklahoma Emergency Guidelines for Schools
American Red Cross

Child Abuse and Neglect; Child Sexual

Abuse Awareness & Reporting

Certified employees & support staff

H.B. 1684
Amendment to 70 O.S. 6-194, 24-100.5
70 O.S. 1210.160, 1210.161; 10
O.S. 601.69

Once each school year
OSDE Youth Violence Prevention Resources
Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth
Oklahoma State Department of Health

Diabetes Management

Employees responsible for students with diabetes

H.B. 1051
70 O.S. 1210.196.2

Once each school year
OSDE Diabetes Management Training
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Digital Teaching and
Certified teachers

H.B. 1576
70 O.S. 6-192

OSDE Resources
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE Standards for Students, Educators & Administrators

EL (English Learners)

Certified employees & support staff who work with EL students

20 USC 6301
2015,ESSA,Section 3115 (c)(2)
Public Law 114-95
70 O.S. 6-192 & 194
Ongoing training annually to implement the district Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP)
OSDE ELPA (English Language Proficiency Assessments) Resources
Family & Community Engagement School personnel OAC 210:20-19-2 Type and frequency determined by local board of education
Family & Community Engagement

(Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act)

Certified employees & support staff

20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99

(Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act, P.L. 90-247 and P.L. 93-380 as amended) OAC 210:1-3-8

Once each school year
General Overview
FERPA for School Officials


School District encumbrance clerks and treasurer clerks

70 O.S. 5-190
OAR 210:25-5-10
OAR 210:25-5-11

Initial training within 9months of hire, or within 3 years prior to employment in the position;then,12 hours of approved training every 3 years from the date of initial employment.

Oklahoma Administrative Rule for:
School Encumbrance Clerks
School Treasurer Clerks

Hazardous Communications

Certified employees & support staff

29 CFR 1910.1200

Once each school year
Overview 1
Overview 2
OSHA Training Requirements
Human Trafficking Certified employees and support staff 70 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section 24-100.5 Safe School Committees to recommend PD needs of faculty and staff to recognize and report suspected human trafficking.
U.S Department of Homeland Security
Mental Health Needs of Students Certified employees and support staff 70 O.S. 6-194.3 Once every school year
OK Aware Resources
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
OSDE Prevention Services

Racial & Ethnic Education

Certified employees & support staff

OAC 210:20-19-2

Type and frequency determined by local board of education
Teaching Tolerance
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Culturally Relevant Education

Sports-Related Head Injuries-Concussion Management Guidelines- Penalties

Student athletes and their
parents/guardians, coaches, game and team officials

70 O.S. 24-155

Once each school year
Oklahoma State Department of Health, Management of Concussion in Sports

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training

Student athletes, their parents/guardians, and coaches. Each must also sign and return a completed information sheet and acknowledgement statement.

S.B. 239
70 O.S. 24-156

Once each school year by a provider approved by the OSDH
Safe and Healthy Schools Legislation
Oklahoma State Department of Health

Superintendent Training

First-time Oklahoma superintendents

OAC 210:20-21-1

11 days (66 hours) of training during first year of employment as a superintendent
CCOSA (Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration)
Teacher Induction Program First-year teachers 70 O.S. 6-195
70 O.S. 6-182
70 O.S. 1-116
Annual support of first-year teachers through mentorship and coaching
OSDE Teacher Induction Program
Title IX

Certified employees & support staff of institutions receiving federal financial assistance

Sex Discrimination (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)

At least one certified or support staff named as Title IX coordinator to ensure compliance. Training determined by local board of education.
US Department of Education
USDE Title IX Resource Guide
Title IX Coordinators’ Newsletter
Title IX, Part A Education for the Homeless & Other Laws Certified Employees McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Sec. 722;
Title 42 U.S.C. §11432(g)(1)(D) & (g)(6)(A)(ix)
Once each school year
Homeless Liaison Resources

TLE Framework Training

Evaluators of certified personnel

70 O.S. 6-101.10

Initial certification training and recertification training completed prior to conducting evaluations of certified personnel
OSDE TLE Resources
TLE Training

Workplace Safety Training in Schools

Teachers of grades 7-12 are informed of the importance of incorporating training into curriculum

S.B. 262
70 O.S. 11-103.6j

Once each school year
Safety and Health Curriculum


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Last updated on July 11, 2019