Safe and Healthy Schools Professional Learning

School Nurse Orientation

2020-2021 School Year School Nurse Orientations 

Oklahoma School Nurse Virtual Summit 2020: Friday, August 7th, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

New Diabetes Management Training for the 2020-21 School Year Guidance and FAQ’s

To ensure safety for school personnel seeking Diabetes Management Training during the 2020-21 school year, the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Health have adjusted the traditional training structure required for volunteer diabetes care assistants in schools (70 O.S. § 1210.196.5). To identify the pathways for obtaining certification and recertification and to determine the level of training needed please read the Diabetes Management Training Guidance and FAQ's. Once you’ve determined the type of training you or staff in your school may require, please sign up for the appropriate training(s) listed below. 

First-Time Volunteers:

For all first-time volunteers, please register for one of the 3-hours online diabetes management trainings and one of the 1.5 hour in-person needle skills sessions listed below.

First-Time Volunteers: 3-Hour Online Diabetes Management Training

July 23, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

August 6, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

August 18, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

September 10, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

October 13, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

November 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

February 5, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

February 24, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

March 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

March 30, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Final Diabetes Management Training: April 21, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

First-Time Volunteers: 1.5-Hour In-person Needle Skills Session 

Oklahoma City: August 26, 2020: CANCELLED

Oklahoma City: September 4, 2020 


Session 1: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Session 2: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 3: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Session 4: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tulsa: September 15, 2020

Oklahoma City: April 30, 2021

Please fill out a Needle Skills Training Request if you are a first-time volunteer but cannot attend the needle skill trainings offered at the Oklahoma City or Tulsa sites listed above or if registration is full.

All in-person trainings are subject to cancellation upon federal, state and local recommendations for safety protocols in the 2020-21 school year. An email message would be sent to all registered participants at least two days prior to the scheduled event if the event is cancelled.

For Recertification Only: Virtual Diabetes Management Renewal Course Information

This training is for volunteers who have previously attended an in-person training and are seeking recertification. To register for the virtual renewal course please e-mail Shana Classen

*Please note that you MUST include proof of attendance by attaching your course certificate of completion (from within the last 12 months) with your e-mail request. E-mails without certificates attached will not be processed

If you have questions, contact Shana Classen

Vision Screening Training

Vision Screening Provider Training 

April 28, 2021: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

*Pre-requisite for being a provider of screenings, attendees must have attended the providers training within the last three years.

Asynchronous Training Modules 

OSDE has developed a suite of virtual professional development modules produced through the Project SWITCH, a CDC grant designed to provide COVID-related information and guidance on best practices for physical education, chronic disease management and social and emotional climate. Topics are geared towards school nurses and physical education educators. However, the topics are likely of interest to other educators, support staff and leaders. Here are the topics currently available. 


For school nurses or other who perform school-based health services: 

New! COVID-19 Vaccinations: Exploring Common Questions and Strategies to Boost Vaccination Intentions

School-Based Health: Disparities Associated with the Pandemic

Chronic Health Conditions During the Pandemic

School-Based Health Services: Data Analysis for Chronic Health Conditions

School-Based Health Services: Differential Assessment of Students with COVID-19

Addressing Developmental and Special Health Care Needs During COVID-19 

School-Based Health Services: Updated COVID Guidance and Self-Care for School Nurses 


For physical education teachers or others who provide physical activity opportunities: 

Brain Energizers for Classroom Teachers (Ensure Social Distancing)

Physical Education: Assessment Tools & Resources

Introduction into Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAP) for Physical Education Teachers

Physical Education: COVID-19 Resources and Considerations

Physical Education: Physical Education: Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Physical Education: Instructional Planning with COVID-19

Incorporating Technology in Health and Physical Education

For classroom teachers:

Brain Energizers for Classroom Teachers (Ensure Social Distancing)

Adult Self-Care 

Supporting Student Social & Emotional Learning During COVID

New! Systemic Approach to Social and Emotional Learning Practices for Adults and Students

For administrators or Safe School Committee members:

School Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Training

To access all of the modules, go to OKEdge and use this guidance to navigate the platform. If you have questions, please contact, the Director of Health and Physical Education at OSDE.


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Last updated on April 12, 2021