Online Learning Modules

These online learning modules are available to all school personnel at no cost.

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Modules

To complete a module, please choose from the list of topics below.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits (CECs) are available through the Department of Defense Education Activity and the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Penn State University Office of Continuing and Professional Education for individuals who complete the training and obtain a score of 80% or above on the post-test assessment.

Penn State is an Act 48-approved provider. Participants can earn 1 hour toward fulfilling Act 48 requirements by completing this activity. For PA Certified Educators only, if you would like our office to report your hour(s) earned to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), please provide your Professional Personnel ID (PPID) at the end of the post-test assessment. By providing your PPID you are authorizing Penn State to submit this program record to PDE.

For school personnel certified in other states, a certificate of completion will be issued with the following statement, By completing this activity, Pennsylvania certified educators earn 1 hour toward fulfilling their continuing education requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Please provide the certificate to your district or state department of education to determine if credit can be provided.

  • Military and Schools

    This module was designed to increase awareness and understanding of the experiences and challenges facing children in military-connect families. Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

    1. Describe characteristics of military-connected families and military-connected students.
    2. Understand the challenges military-connected students face.
    3. Differentiate among the military Services.
    4. Distinguish between the Active Duty and the Guard / Reserve Components.
    5. Understand different types of military, work-related parental absences that have an impact on military-connected students.
    6. Identify resources to support military-connected students and families.

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  • Parental Absence

    This module was designed to increase awareness and understanding surrounding military work-related parental absence. Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

    1. Describe military work-related parental absence and its effects on children and families.
    2. Identify student risk and protective factors surrounding parental absence.
    3. Describe the importance of effective communication between stakeholders such as the school, military installation, and family.
    4. Identify strategies and programs to help support students and families during parental absence.

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  • Geographic Transitions

    This module was designed to increase understanding of military-connected students who relocate approximately every three years throughout their education. Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

    1. Recognize risk and protective factors for students in transition.
    2. Utilize protective factors and mitigate risk factors for students experiencing a transition.
    3. Describe the effects of military-specific transitions on students.
    4. Describe how transitions affect students receiving special education services.
    5. Support military-connected students experiencing transitions using both informal and formal strategies.

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  • Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

    This module was designed to increase awareness and understanding of the Compact. Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

    1. Describe the children of military families who are eligible for protection under the Compact.
    2. Understand the need for legal support in the military-connected student transitions.
    3. Recognize and apply the legal requirements schools must consider to support a child of a military family transitioning due to military orders.
    4. Recognize and apply the legal requirements to unique cases such as special education services and state-specific legislation.
    5. Contact the appropriate military-connected and non-military resources for support.

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Last Updated 12/14/2016