Special Education Professional Development Directory

Sophisticated forms of teaching and leading are needed to develop student competencies that include deep mastery of challenging content, critical thinking, complex problem-solving, effective communication, collaboration, and self-direction. Quality professional development leads to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results.  


Project 613

This project is intended to increase participation in OSDE sponsored events, trainings and conferences, as well as support staff that benefit special education teachers.


District-Level Professional Development 

Implementing effective PD requires responsiveness to educators' needs and the contexts in which teaching, and learning will occur. 
OSDE-SES is committed to this ongoing mission OSDE Special Education Services partners with districts in providing educators with professional learning options. Professional development sessions include relevant background information, activities, and/or a presentation for special education and instructional topics. These PD Sessions are perfect for workshops, faculty meetings, PLCs, and SIP days and can be modified to fit any schedule.
To request district-level professional development from the ODSE-SES, please contact Kristen Coleman

Pepper Professional Development Learning Network

Pepper is a vibrant, online learning community where educators can have any time, anywhere access to rigorous, high-quality professional development content focusing on implementing special education services and individualized instruction. Pepper Course Catalog


OSDE Connect Catalog of Professional Development Modules

Join Oklahoma educators in online collaboration and learning space. Browse this catalog of professional learning modules that you can filter by title, tag, or role. Click on the arrows in the bottom right corner to expand the catalog view. To join a module, visit the login page at OSDE Connect.


Professional Learning Series - Recordings

Accommodations and Special Education 101

Universal Design of Learning (UDL)

Classroom Management 



CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) provides your staff with the skills to safely recognize and respond to everyday crisis situations. NCI training complies with all current legislation and is evidence-based and fully accredited. OSDE has a team of trainers ready to help your district gain CPI certification.

We will open opportunities to schedule CPI training later this fall. Please watch our Special Education Services Listserv for announcments on upcoming reginional trainings for small districts.

Any questions about CPI trainings can be directed to Megan Horton.


Are you taking the OSAT for special education endorsement?

We have resources to help. Good Luck! 

• Study Resources for OSAT-Special Education

• Study Materials for Special Education

• Check out the Introduction to Special Education module found in OSDE Connect




Special Education 

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Last updated on November 15, 2022