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600 – Introduction to Evidence-based Suicide Prevention Programs for Teachers

Course ID 600
Grade Level: K-12
Duration: 4 Hours

Course Description:

Participants will examine and consider current trends and issues of youth suicide, bullying, cyberbullying, and non-suicidal self-injury behaviors. The goal of this course is to familiarize teachers with steps to identify warning signs and the risk factors of self-injurious and suicidal youth, procedures for referral, working with school mental health professionals, and how to implement suicide prevention strategies in the classroom.

Participants will gain insight on how to identify and protect suicidal and self-injurious youths, how to proceed when at-risk youths have been identified, and how to work with school site crisis teams in suicide prevention.

This course was prepared by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL), and funded through the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) through the Region 11 K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI).

The information provided through this course should be used strictly for educational and informational research purposes. This course is not intended to endorse any particular program, but rather to provide information and links to school-based programs and research related to student mental health.

NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.

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601 – Introduction to Evidence-based Suicide Prevention Programs for Administrators

Course ID 601
Grade Level: K-12
Duration: 4 Hours

Course Description:

Participants will examine and consider current trends and issues related to youth suicide, bullying, cyberbullying, and non-suicidal self-injury behaviors. The goal of this course is to familiarize administrators with steps to identify warning signs and the risk factors of self-injurious and suicidal youth, processes for referral and working with school mental health professionals, and how to implement suicide prevention strategies in schools.

Participants will gain insight on how to identify and protect suicidal and self-injurious youths, how to proceed when at-risk youths have been identified, and how to work with school site crisis teams in suicide prevention.

This course was prepared by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL), and funded through the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) through the Region 11 K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI).

The information provided through this course should be used strictly for educational and informational research purposes. This course is not intended to endorse any particular program, but rather to provide information and links to school-based programs and research related to student mental health.

NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.

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602 – Introduction to Evidence-based Suicide Prevention Programs for School Mental Health Professionals

Course ID 602
Grade Level: K-12
Duration: 4 Hours

Course Description:

Participants will examine and consider current trends and issues related to youth suicide, bullying, cyberbullying, and non-suicidal self-injury behaviors. The goal of this course is to familiarize school mental health professionals and nurses with steps to identify warning signs and risk factors of self-injurious and suicidal youth, their roles in a school site crisis team, how to work with teachers and administrators, and how to implement suicide prevention strategies in the schools.

Participants will gain insight on ways to identify and protect suicidal and self-injurious youths, how to proceed when at-risk youths have been identified, and how to work with school site crisis teams in suicide prevention.

This course was prepared by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL), and funded through the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) through the Region 11 K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI).

The information provided through this course should be used strictly for educational and informational research purposes. This course is not intended to endorse any particular program, but rather to provide information and links to school-based programs and research related to student mental health.

NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.

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610 – Introduction to Evidence-based Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) Prevention Programs for Educators

Course ID 610
Grade Level: K-12
Duration: 2 Hours

Course Description:

Participants will examine and gain knowledge of current trends and issues related to non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). The goal of this course is to familiarize teachers, administrators, and school mental health professionals and nurses with non-suicidal self-injury among students.

School staff and mental health professionals will become familiar with steps to identify warning signs and risk factors of self-injurious behavior, when and how to intervene with students who are at-risk, and their roles in a school site crisis team.

This course was prepared by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL), and funded through the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) through the Region 11 K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI).

The information provided through this course should be used strictly for educational and informational research purposes. This course is not intended to endorse any particular program, but rather to provide information and links to school-based programs and research related to student mental health.

NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.

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620 – Introduction to Evidence-based Cyberbullying Prevention Programs for Educators

Course ID 620
Grade Level: K-12
Duration: 2 Hours

Course Description:

Participants will consider current trends and issues related to cyberbullying by examining scenarios, testimonials, and examples of cyberbullying prevention curriculum.

The goal of this course is to familiarize teachers, administrators, and school mental health professionals with issues of cyberbullying, signs of bullying or being targeted, steps towards intervention and referral after a target has been identified, topics to discuss with students in cyberbullying prevention, and curriculum examples for both classrooms and schools.

This course was prepared by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL), and funded through the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) through the Region 11 K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI).

The information provided through this course should be used strictly for educational and informational research purposes. This course is not intended to endorse any particular program, but rather to provide information and links to school-based programs and research related to student mental health.

NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.

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630 – Introduction to Evidence-based Bullying Prevention Programs for Educators

Course ID 630
Grade Level: K-12
Duration: 2 Hours

Course Description:

Participants will consider current trends and issues related to bullying by examining scenarios, testimonials, and examples of bullying prevention curriculum.

The goal of this course is to familiarize teachers, administrators, school mental health professionals and nurses with bullying, to recognize indicators of bullying, identify best practices to prevent or respond to bullying and working with the perpetrators and targets of bullying.

This course was prepared by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL), and funded through the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) through the Region 11 K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI).

The information provided through this course should be used strictly for educational and informational research purposes. This course is not intended to endorse any particular program, but rather to provide information and links to school-based programs and research related to student mental health.

NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.

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640 – Introduction to Evidence-Based Depression Suicide Prevention for Educators

Course ID 640
Grade Level: K-12
Duration: 2 Hours

Course Description:

Participants will examine and understand the three types of depression and different methods for treatment. The goal of this course is to familiarize teachers, administrators, school mental health professionals and nurses with depression among students.

School staff and mental health professionals will become familiar with steps to identify warning signs and risk factors for depression, when and how to intervene with students who are at-risk, and their roles in a school site crisis team.

NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.

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650 – Model Practices – Working with LGBTQ Students

Course ID 650
Grade Level: K-12
Duration: 2 Hours

Course Description:

Participants will become familiar with working with students who identify themselves as LGBTQ. Topics will include terminology with which LGBTQ students may associate themselves, as well as learning about common experiences in the components of identity development.

Participants will also understand ways to create safe and supportive school environments, as well as review the laws that protect LGBTQ youth.

The information provide through this course should be used strictly for educational and informational research purposes. This course is not intended to endorse any particular program, but rather to provide information and links to school-based programs and research related to student mental health.

This course was prepared by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL), and funded through the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) through the Region 11 K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI).

The information provided through this course should be used strictly for educational and informational research purposes. This course is not intended to endorse any particular program, but rather to provide information and links to school-based programs and research related to student mental health.

NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.

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TEAL District – Dance Integration in the K-6 Classroom

Grade Level: K-6

Course Description:

Participants will gain a basic understanding of the integration and benefits of dance and movement activities in the elementary classroom. Exploration of three elements of dance (space, time, energy), selected kinesthetic principles, and basic choreography will help educators identify the ways in which dance practices and dance vocabulary can be integrated with other areas of the curriculum. Strategies and activities that integrate dance and movement with other content areas are offered and modeled. Using basic academic language of dance, participants will develop and practice skills in the aesthetic valuing of dance. A walk-through of the California Dance standards, the Common Core Standards, and cross-curricular standards is provided, along with a detailed guide for creating an arts integrated lesson plan. The module includes the “Dancing into Science” integrated lesson planning worksheet.

NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.

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TEAL District – Introduction to Arts Integration in the K-6 Classroom

Grade Level: K-6

Course Description:

Participants will learn the Kennedy Center definition of arts integration and the universal importance of the arts in our lives, including the classroom and careers. This module explores the ways in which arts integration supports the development and use of the 4Cs and increases access to the curriculum for all students, including English Language Learners. Participants will explore connections between the arts and other content area standards, careers, creativity, principles of learning, DOK, and Bloom’s Taxonomy.

NOTE: This no-cost, self-paced course is not eligible for salary points and/or graduate credits.

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TEAL District – Introduction to STEAM in the K-6 Classroom

Grade Level: K-6

Course Description:

In this module, participants will gain an understanding of the relationship between STEM and STEAM education, and the critical elements of both. An overview of the process approaches that characterize the building blocks of STEAM is provided, identifying the ways in which practices in the arts, engineering, science, and project-based learning converge. Recommendations for creating Makerspaces are given. A walk-through of the California Visual Arts standards, the Common Core Standards, and the Next Generation Science standards is provided, along with a detailed guide for creating an arts integrated lesson plan. The module includes the “Building Bridges” unit developed by the Downey Unified School District’s STEAM Team and numerous other STEAM sample lessons and activities.

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TEAL District – Media Arts Integration through Digital Storytelling in the K-6 Classroom

Grade Level: K-6

Course Description:

Participants will explore the use of digital storytelling to support K-6 student literacy, beginning with an introduction to the elements of movies and filmmaking, which includes animation, the elements of story and plot, and the principles of basic film production and digital storytelling. Throughout the module are activities and examples that can be used by the participant and applied in the classroom. Ways in which to help students provide critical feedback are suggested, along with sample project timelines to guide the launch of digital storytelling in the classroom. A walkthrough of standards is not included, as during the development of this module, the state of California did not include media arts standards in the Visual and Performing Arts framework.

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TEAL District – Music Integration in the K-6 Classroom

Grade Level: K-6

Course Description:

Participants will gain a basic understanding of the integration and benefits of music activities in the elementary classroom, exploring the elements of music, listening and performing practices, instruments, singing, and music notation and composition. An overview of the developmental stages for children’s vocal abilities is included. Strategies and activities that integrate music with literacy and other content areas are offered and modeled throughout the module. A walk-through of the California Music standards, the Common Core Standards, and cross-curricular standards is provided, along with a detailed guide for creating an arts integrated lesson plan. The module includes the “Scoring Stories: Making Music for Text” integrated lesson planning worksheet.

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TEAL District – Theatre Integration in the K-6 Classroom

Grade Level: K-6

Course Description:

Participants will gain a basic understanding of the integration and benefits of theatre and creative dramatics in the elementary classroom. Beginning with a focus on “play”, the module guides learners through the tools and practices of actors, including non-verbal communication through pantomime and tableaus as well as verbal communication activities that help students build their “stage voice”. An exploration of storytelling through formal and informal theatre identifies key roles that encourage self-expression, collaboration, and communication as creative drama is integrated with other content areas. A walk-through of the California Theatre Arts standards, the Common Core Standards, and cross-curricular standards is provided, along with a detailed guide for creating an arts integrated lesson plan. The module includes the “Enter Stage Right – We Know You Know” integrated lesson planning worksheet.

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TEAL District – Visual Arts Integration in the K-6 Classroom

Grade Level: K-6

Course Description:

Participants will explore the foundation of the visual arts through the elements of art and principles of design and the use of fundamental art-making techniques and materials. An emphasis on teaching literacy using the visual arts is supported with instructional strategies that include visual thinking strategies, See-Wonder-Think, and Question Formulation Technique. Guidelines are offered for aligning questioning activities with students’ developmental stages. A walk-through of the California Visual Arts standards, the Common Core Standards, and cross-curricular standards is provided, along with a detailed guide for creating an arts integrated lesson plan. The module includes the “What’s Your Angle” art and math integrated lesson planning worksheet.

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