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Professional Development & Training

CDC Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Professional Development

Understanding Professional Development

This resource offers basic definitions to assist in professional development conversations such as: professional development, training, workshop, etc.

Understanding Professional Development [PDF - 184KB]

E-Learning Series: Training Tools for Healthy Schools

TheTraining Tools for Healthy Schools: Promoting Health and Academic Success, eLearning series consists of four core training tools that have been converted to 1-1.5 hour modules for the ease and flexibility for online learners to have easier access to our tools.  Continuing education credits are offered to most participants, along with a certificate of completion at the end of each module.  All four modules have a very robust Go Further section to gain additional knowledge and resources.


Training Tools for Healthy Schools E-Learning Series

  • Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program: A Guide for Schools

  • Parents for Healthy Schools

  • School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

  • School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide

Continuing Education Credit information is available for the following Training Tools for Healthy Schools E-Learning Series courses: 

Professional Development 101: Part 1 and Part 2 - The Basics – A Professional Development Series

This audio e-Learning course introduces users to Professional Development Practices. The course:

  • Increases the skill-building capacity of staff, as they work toward improving health and educational outcomes.
  • Offers users materials and worksheets to enhance the learning experience.
  • Includes PowerPoint slides, the script, and the recording. 

Professional Development 101: Part 1  - The Basics

Professional Development 101: Part 1 Slides [PPT - 2.2MB] [PDF - 2.1MB]

Professional Development 101: Part 1 Script [PDF - 369KB]

Professional Development 101: Part 2 – The Basics                                          

Professional Development 101: Part 2 Slides [PPT - 2MB]   [PDF - 1.7MB]

Professional Development 101: Part 2 Script [PDF - 346KB]

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Professional Development Follow-up Support Tool Kit

This tool kit provides information and resources for follow-up support after the completion of a professional development event. The tool kit includes  worksheets that can be used to facilitate the follow-up process.

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Professional Development: Follow Up Support Webinar

Description: This module is the second in a series of modules designed to help you develop an effective professional development training program. This module focuses on Follow Up Support and provides a detailed overview of the professional development process. The module will describe the Follow Up Support tool-kit and the resources needed to develop a learning event.