To ensure appropriate social distancing, OSDE staff members are available by appointment only. Please reach out to any staff or department for help.

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.

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

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

Information coming soon!

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

Free Online Professional Development Opportunities for Health and Physical Education Teachers

Due to COVID-19, many professional development events have been canceled. However, for those who are seeking learning opportunities, here is a list of free online professional development for physical education and health.


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Last updated on October 20, 2020