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Introduction to Common Core Standards: Elementary Literacy
This module explains the purpose and the organization of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (ELA CCSS) for grades kindergarten through five. Participants connect the Learning in Afterschool and Summer (LIAS) Principles to the Common Core Habits of Mind. Examine the Common Core shifts in practice and obtain ideas/resources for supporting students in becoming literate individuals ready to meet 21st century demands.
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Hands-On STEM: Explore It!
Learn about the interdisciplinary nature and importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Participants recognize six recommended practices for supporting STEM, and get introduced to the 5 Es Inquiry Learning Model. This training is the first half of the Hands-On STEM Series.
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Hands-On STEM: Dig In!
Learn about the purpose and key features of inquiry-based learning. Participants explore the phases of the Five Es Inquiry Learning Model. This training is the second half of the Hands-On STEM Series.
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Bridging the Digital Divide, the After School Way
Explore how the Digital Divide impacts needy students and families. Learn about the importance of digital literacy in building 21st century skills. Obtain ideas for integrating technology into after school, including tips for supporting the Common Core State Standards across the grades, and engaging in project-based learning, daily Internet connections, and "techno show-and-tell." Participants will obtain a sample Technology Use Agreement focused on safeguarding students' safety in cyberspace and collaborating with the school day.
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Career Education Nuts and Bolts
This module grounded on the Career/Technical Education Framework provides simple tips and resources to support students in building career readiness in after school programs. Participants explore the purpose, importance, and progression of career education. Additionally, participants obtain ideas for engaging the community in helping students to build career readiness from an early age.
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Career Readiness Tools
This module explains the purpose and importance of career education, and provides simple activities to prepare students for the work world. Participants examine the connection between academic and other job-related skills, and explore the importance of high-demand skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). In addition, participants consider salaries and job satisfaction as key factors in helping students choose occupations.
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Fun Facts! History in the Making
This module helps to bring history to life! Participants explore the importance of history-social science (HSS) in providing a well-rounded education for students and learn about key HSS concepts in grades K-12. Ideas and resources for engagement and background-building are presented through fun interactive activities organized by grade levels. Tips for using historical fiction literature, primary, and secondary sources are included.
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Math All Around
Learn about the various uses of mathematics throughout history. Participants obtain ideas to help students understand why math matters and appreciate real-life math connections. Explore four recommended practices to support students with math in after school.
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Making Sense of Math
Learn about key considerations in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Participants recognize the components of balanced math instruction, and examine how skills are organized in the Mathematics Framework and Common Core State Standards. Tips for using manipulatives, literature, and making math meaningful are included.
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Understanding Child and Adolescent Development
This module will offer an overview of child and adolescent development milestones for ages four through eighteen. Participants will recognize what students may and may not be able to do at various stages with regard to physical abilities, communication, thinking and social skills. Based on this information participants will obtain tips for providing appropriate activities for students of varying ages and ability levels. A special focus will be placed on providing activities that build physical and language development, as well as social skills.
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Connecting with Students Through Read-Alouds
Learn to identify the main goals, benefits, and guidelines for reading aloud with students. Participants recognize key criteria for selecting high-quality multicultural literature to engage diverse learners, and obtain fun, literature-based ideas for reinforcing comprehension and vocabulary skills.
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English Learning in Action: Introduction
Learn about how English learners are identified in California public schools and recognize the second language acquisition levels. Participants obtain strategies for providing social and academic support to newcomers, including tips for facilitating discussion and maximizing peer support in after school programs. This training is the first part of the English Learning in Action Series.
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English Learning in Action: Beyond the Basics
Learn about how English learners benefit from participating in after school programs. Participants make the most of visual aids and practice the Total Physical Response (TPR) method to help students in developing academic vocabulary in after school programs. This training is the second part of the English Learning in Action Series.
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California Health Education Content Standards


School-Based Health Education: Standards and Instruction for Real-Life Healthy Behaviors
Learn about the purpose and components of school-based health education and how standards-based health instruction prepares students for real-life behaviors. Participants get an introduction to the overarching standards, health content areas, and grade-level standards that comprise the California Health Education Content Standards. This training is the first part of the School-Based Health Education Series .
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School-Based Health Education Standards: Essential Health Concepts and Analyze Health Influences
Learn about two of the eight California Health Education Content Standards: Essential Health Concepts and Analyzing Health Influences. By applying a five-step method to teaching to the standards using examples from actual health education curricula, participants match overarching standards and content areas with grade level standards and get practice monitoring students' learning and supporting the transfer of skills to real-life behavior. This training is the second part of the School-Based Health Education Series.
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School-Based Health Education Standards: Accessing Valid Health Information and Interpersonal Communication
Learn about two of the eight California Health Education Content Standards: Accessing Valid Health Information and Interpersonal Communication. By applying a five-step method to teaching to the standards using examples from actual health education curricula, participants match overarching standards and content areas with grade-level standards and get practice monitoring students' learning and supporting the transfer of skills to real-life behavior. This training is the third part of the School-Based Health Education Series.
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School-Based Health Education Standards: Decision Making and Goal Setting
Learn about two of the eight California Health Education Content Standards: Decision Making and Goal Setting. By applying a five-step method to teaching to the standards using examples from actual health education curricula, participants match overarching standards and content areas with grade-level standards and get practice monitoring students' learning and supporting the transfer of skills to real-life behavior. This training is the fourth part of the School-Based Health Education Series.
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School-Based Health Education Standards: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors and Health Promotion
Learn about two of the eight California Health Education Content Standards: Practicing Health-Enhancing Behaviors and Health Promotion. By applying a five-step method to teaching to the standards using examples from actual health education curricula, participants match overarching standards and content areas with grade-level standards and get practice monitoring students' learning and supporting the transfer of skills to real-life behavior. This training is the fifth and final part of the School-Based Health Education Series.
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Health and Safety


Asthma I: The Basics
This interactive online training discusses the difference between an asthma episode and an asthma emergency, how to recognize asthma symptoms and triggers, and basic tips to prevent asthma episodes. Participants will actively engage in case studies to identify and respond to asthma triggers and prevent asthma episodes.
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Asthma II: Responding to Asthma Episodes
In this interactive online training, participants will learn about the difference between an asthma episode and an asthma emergency, how to follow and utilize a student's asthma action plan, and how to monitor and respond to asthma episodes. Participants will actively engage in case studies to learn and reinforce appropriate steps to deal to help a student during an asthma episode, including how to use peak flow meters and asthma inhalers.
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Kids on the Go: Promoting Active Lives Every Day
Learn how to promote and encourage youths to be physically active every day. Participants will learn how to plan out successful physical activity events, such as a walking school bus or bike train.
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Mental, Emotional, and Social Health (MESH) - It Matters
Learn guiding principles to support the mental, emotional, and social health of youths. Participants will learn about social and emotional learning (S.E.L.) competencies and how S.E.L. activities can be implemented in after school programs.
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See, Think, and Act! Anaphylaxis (Severe Allergies)
Learn to recognize and respond to anaphylaxis, a severe life-threatening allergic response. Use case studies to learn and reinforce appropriate steps to deal with sudden episodes of anaphylaxis. Tips for using the Anaphylaxis Health Care Plan are highlighted.
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See, Think, and Act! Diabetes
Learn to recognize and respond to diabetes. Use case studies to learn and reinforce appropriate steps for diabetes management. Tips for using the Diabetes Health Care Plan are highlighted.
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See, Think, and Act! Emotional Crisis
This module will provide ready-to-use guidance on how to identify the different signs of emotional distress that students may experience, including mood swings, withdrawal, misconduct, and difficulty with schoolwork. Participants will recognize that emotional crises vary in levels of severity, and obtain strategies to respond appropriately when a student needs emotional help. Special attention will be placed on helping students who may be grieving, suffering from depression, or struggling with their self-image.
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See, Think, and Act! Handwashing and First Aid
Learn about the importance of handwashing in preventing the spread of infections and the appropriate steps for dealing with injuries in a program setting. A model for first aid provision is presented along with tips for follow-up after a serious injury occurs.
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See, Think, and Act! Seizures
Learn about the different kinds of seizures that students may experience. Learn to recognize the symptoms and potential causes of seizures, as well as how to respond appropriately when a child is experiencing a seizure. Tips for using the Seizure Health Care Plan to provide the most student-centered care are highlighted.
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Physical Activity


Physical Activity: Ability Awareness
Learn how to create a physical activity environment that is engaging and fun for everyone. Learn how to adapt and modify physical activity for students with disabilities. This training provides resources, strategies, and tools to ensure that every student can be active.
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Physical Activity 1: Up and Running
Learn strategies for starting a high-quality physical activity program. These strategies include promoting emotional and physical safety, boosting staff confidence and involvement, and using physical activity to foster youth development.
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Physical Activity 2: Maximize Potential
Learn how to maximize an existing physical activity program by setting meaningful, achievable goals. Learn to set goals to provide students with 30 to 60 minutes of daily physical activity and a variety of activity options.
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Physical Activity 3: Going the Distance
Learn how to help all students develop essential physical activity skills. Learn to implement locomotor, manipulative, and non-manipulative skills through simple, effective methods. Learn how to get the community and families involved in physical activity.
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Fitness, Everyone's Business
This module will explain why physical fitness is a shared responsibility among parents, teachers, businesses, and other societal institutions. Participants will examine their own lifestyles and identify small changes they can make to model the importance of making healthy choices for their students. In addition, the roles played by family, the media and the food industry will be analyzed to help students have a better understanding of the factors that influence their ability to be in good physical shape. Resources and strategies to improve fitness will include simple ways to increase physical activity and nutrition in after school programs.
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Learning in Motion
In this interactive online training, participants will learn how to boost academic achievement and help close the achievement gap with physical activity. They will learn ice breakers to start the day, energizers to break up sedentary time, and games to reinforce academic concepts. Participants will also learn how to access resources with additional physical activities that can boost student achievement.
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Nutrition


A Call to Action-Improving Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Learning
Nutrition, physical activity, and health are essential for student learning. In this interactive module, participants will learn to identify actions to create a healthy nutrition and physical activity environment in their classroom and at school, as well as gain resources and tools to promote healthy environments and practices that support learning. This module is Network for a Healthy California allowable.
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Action 4 Nutrition: Assessing Your Snack Program
In this interactive online training, participants learn how to assess their snack program and take simple steps to prepare for Federal Program Monitoring (FPM). Participants learn about the legal requirements for healthy snacks, how to analyze a nutrition label, how to get snacks to pay for themselves through government reimbursement and partnerships, and more.
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Cook with Kids!
Learn how cooking with children benefits their health and school performance. Follow four simple steps to plan, prepare, and present a successful cooking activity for your classroom or after school program. Access the cooking event planner, key tips, and resources to keep students safe while cooking. This module is Network for a Healthy California allowable.
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Engage Youths to Live Healthy Lives and Build Healthy Communities
Learn how to help youths make healthy individual choices and become advocates for health in their schools, after school programs, and communities. Learn successful advocacy strategies and how to help students identify and overcome challenges.
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Foundations of Nutrition: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
Find out about the purpose of the Dietary Guidelines and how the key recommendations help Americans create a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Participants will gain an understanding of the guidelines and access lessons and resources to put these guidelines into action in the classroom. This module is Network for a Healthy California allowable.
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Foundations of Nutrition: Five Things Students Need to Know to Read the Food Label
Help students see past the advertising by using the food label and five steps to discover what products really contain. Participants will learn the sections of the food label and the five and twenty rule. They practice applying these tools to make informed food and beverage choices. Resources are also provided for integrating food label reading into mathematics and language arts, healthy fundraising, and identifying whole grain foods. This module is Network for a Healthy California allowable.
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Foundations of Nutrition: MyPlate
In this Interactive training, participants will learn about the MyPlate recommendations for a healthier lifestyle and how to apply them to everyday choices. Resources to transfer the concepts and key messages to students through classroom events and activities are also included. Finally participants reflect on the MyPlate communication message calendar and identify classroom and after school activities to support key messages. This module is Network for a Healthy California allowable.
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Recipe for Success: Integrating Academics and Nutrition
This module will present ideas for seamless integration of nutrition education with the core academic standards. Participants will learn how to use children's books with healthy themes to support nutrition competencies, mathematics and science skills. Featured literature-based activities will include classifying and categorizing various foods, comparing/contrasting nutritional food values, using fractions and measurement in food recipes.
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Snack Time: Providing Healthy Snacks in Your After School Program
Learn why healthy snacks are important and how to create healthy snacks, including the best time to serve snacks, the components of healthy snacks, and how to create a week-long menu of healthy snacks.
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Teaching to Standards in Nutrition
Learn about the overarching and grade-level California Health Education Content Standards for Nutrition and Physical Activity. Follow four steps to identify risky student nutrition behaviors, select appropriate standards and lessons, and monitor students' skill development and application to real-life situations. Access a guide for teaching to standards in nutrition, sample lessons, and resources to develop positive student nutrition behaviors. This module is Network for a Healthy California allowable.
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