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The HDI Learning Center is here to meet learners’ needs. With topics from early childhood and employment, to healthcare and communication, we provide high quality, accessible content for professionals across a variety of disciplines. We have over 100 courses available and many are free. The HDI Learning Center knows your time is valuable, and we are here to help you have a good online learning experience.

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This 1.5-hour course is for First Steps providers only. Participants will learn about the role of KY’s Early Childhood Standards for children aged birth to three years, in relation to your assessments, measurement of child progress, and federal funding for First Steps.
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In this course, trainers will explore best practice strategies and technologies for creating real handouts. Handouts that 1) complement your session and 2) create a powerful reference for session participants. Successful completion of this course will be the submission of an effective, powerful handout. Number of clock hours: 2 Cost: $20
This 2-hour online course is a prerequisite for applying for a Kentucky Trainers Credential Levels 1-5 and specialty.
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This course reviews preparation for a student as they prepare to transition from high school into employment. In addition, how support organizations fit into the broader picture of transition, and how Kentucky has used opportunities like the Workforce Innovations Opportunities Act (WIOA) to broaden our supports to youth with disabilities.
This course shows the parents of children with significant disabilities how to start preparing for meaningful employment throughout the school years. We outline what competitive employment means, how to create a vision statement for the future, how to explore and develop works skills and talents, how to address concerns, and what resources you can use to help your child achieve his or her dreams.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. Third in a three-part course series. This one hour course explains how child care providers can take steps to prevent challenging behavior from happening in the first place. These steps can lead to a reduction in external transitions. This third and final module of the series uses examples and ideas to explain how to work with children showing challenging behavior.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. First in a two-part series. This three hour course examines the impact of external transition. Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. Second in a three-part course series. This one hour course examines how moving from one child care setting to another has an impact on child care programs. Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers.
👩‍👧 Target Audience: Early Care and Education Professionals 🏆 One Hour Course 👍 Universal Design Strategies First in a three-part course series. This one hour course examines how moving from one child care setting to another has an impact on both children and families. Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers.
The Preservice Health Training (PHT) modules were designed to educate student and practicing primary care providers about working with individuals having developmental disabilities.  As you work through each case, you make decisions about how to conduct the examination, as well as answer specific questions related to developing a treatment plan.
In designing the individual case modules included in this program, our goal has been to teach several core objectives regarding treating persons with developmental disabilities in a health care environment. While in many ways these are similar to the objectives that are taught student dentists for the treatment of any patient, we believe that they bear specific relevance to the needs of persons with disabilities.
The Preservice Health Training (PHT) Modules were designed to improve students' and practicing clinicians' comfort level and knowledge for working with patients who have developmental disabilities. The modules were produced in response to the continuing disparity in access to quality healthcare experienced by this patient population.
The Preservice Health Training (PHT) Modules were designed to improve students' and practicing clinicians' comfort level and knowledge for working with patients who have developmental disabilities. The modules were produced in response to the continuing disparity in access to quality healthcare experienced by this patient population. In this case the patient, Julia, is being seen for a well-child visit. The actor playing Julia is an individual with Down syndrome.
The Preservice Health Training (PHT) Modules were designed to improve students' and practicing clinicians' comfort level and knowledge for working with patients who have developmental disabilities. The modules were produced in response to the continuing disparity in access to quality healthcare experienced by this patient population. The patient is played by a child who was born prematurely, and the mother is played by her real mom.
The Preservice Health Training (PHT) Modules were designed to improve students' and practicing clinicians' comfort level and knowledge for working with patients who have developmental disabilities. The modules were produced in response to the continuing disparity in access to quality healthcare experienced by this patient population.  In this case the patient, Julia, is being seen for a well-child visit. The actor playing Julia is an individual with Down syndrome.
A doctor speaks with an individual with cerebral palsy and his personal care assistant.
The Introductory Preservice Health Training modules are designed to provide an overview of treating individuals with developmental disabilities. The Bryan Case features an individual with cerebral palsy (CP) whose presenting issues are confounded with communication difficulties and conditions that frequently co-occur in patients with CP. Related medical issues are briefly described to alert the medical provider to possible needs for additional information. The tutorials use multi-media, virtual patient instruction.
A doctor speaks to the mother of a child with autism
The Introductory Preservice Health Training modules are designed to provide an overview of treating individuals with developmental disabilities. The Jay case presents a child with autism. In this case, communication challenges are paramount. Behaviors that co-occur for some children with autism are both modeled and described. The tutorials use multi-media, virtual patient instruction.
In designing the individual case modules included in this program, our goal has been to teach several core objectives regarding treating persons with developmental disabilities in a health care environment. While in many ways these are similar to the objectives that are taught student dentists for the treatment of any patient, we believe that they bear specific relevance to the needs of persons with disabilities.
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This 2.5 hour course serves as an introduction to the concepts of Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for professional development. In addition to introducing foundational concepts, this session offers participants examples of how to incorporate UDL into their practices, as well as “take-away” strategies and additional resources for further exploration.
The Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines is intended to help guide an ARC in determining whether the Kentucky Alternate Assessment (Alternate K-Prep) based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student with the most significant cognitive disability.
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Transition 102: Important Predictors for Post-School Success describes the strongest, evidence-based correlates of post-school competitive employment for youth with intellectual  and developmental disabilities.  The second part of the module discusses four additional variables related to successful  transitions for students with significant disabilities, and highlights the resources available to educators and other professionals in Kentucky in putting these predictor variables into practice.
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This course provides an overview of the current status of employment outcomes for youths with intellectual and developmental disabilities in KY, the key steps in the transition process itself, the legal requirements and the roles of each agency, types of employment available (competitive, supported, and customized), and the development of measurable post-secondary goals for transition-age youth.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This one hour training module is intended to help professionals engage children in meaningful play experiences. This course will offer evidence-based information and short vignettes to demonstrate intentional teaching strategies when engaging young children in play.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 5-hour online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the HELP®, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use for KY First Steps providers and published by VORT Corporation.
Target Audience: 👩‍👧 Early Care and Education. This online course fulfills the mandatory 6-hour orientation requirement for early care and education professionals in Kentucky.
These modules will give you an introduction to child development and ask you to consider how you can incorporate this information in to your work with young children and their families.
Administration of the Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 4-hour online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the CCITSN, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use for KY First Steps providers and published by Brookes Publishing.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. In this online training, administrators will learn how to create video clips and talking pictures that can be used to: 1) demonstrate best practices; 2) strengthen effectiveness of classroom observation and staff coaching; and 3) expand opportunities to document children's learning and share with families.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 1-hour course is an introduction to creating accessible spaces for children with special needs in early care settings. The course includes interactive, low budget ideas for successfully integrating children with special needs in all areas and activities. This course explores various ways to improve room arrangement for inclusive activities.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 1-hour course is an introduction to understanding self-regulation in young children.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This course will introduce you to the general characteristics of children with Down syndrome, outline what inclusion means, and then describe how you can include children with Down syndrome in your early care and education setting.
Putting FET to Work is an 7-hour online learning experience that helps you design a training plan on a topic of your choosing. Upon completion, you will have a new, custom training session that you can begin training on immediately.
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In this one hour online course, learners will use low-tech and free options to create and share pictures with audio to enhance professional development. Participants will apply what they learn to create their own photo with audio.
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PowerPoint is the most frequently used training aid, but often the most under-used. Understand the advanced features you've dared not tried but wish you knew how to use! Practice using these for creating not only effective but Powerful presentations.
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In this three-hour course, learners will examine 4 tools you can use to develop and deliver online presentations. Learners will then be required to develop a presentation using each tool, as well as a final application activity.
This series of professional development modules focuses on basic elements of supporting communication and language development in students who do not use oral speech and who also may have intellectual disabilities.
These modules will give you an introduction to language development & communication and ask you to consider how you can incorporate this information in to your work with young children and their families.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. In this one hour online course, learners will be introduced to the 5 evidence based behaviors comprising the 5-2-1-0 message and complete the Let's Move Child Care checklist. Content will focus on how the behaviors can be supported in the Early Care and Education classroom through practice, policy and environment modifications.
These modules will give you an introduction to physical Well-Being and social emotional development and ask you to consider how you can incorporate this information in to your work with young children and their families.
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This one hour training is an overview of how earned income may affect eligibility for an entitlement to social security disability benefits and supplemental security income.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This one hour training module is intended to help professionals engage children in meaningful play experiences. This course will offer evidence-based information and short vignettes to demonstrate intentional teaching strategies when engaging young children in play.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This brief introduction to the Kentucky All STARS standards is a required training in order to be eligible to receive quality incentives in the ALL STARS quality rating and improvement system.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This two hour online course explains healthy eating best practices. The content focuses on increasing knowledge and awareness of healthy practices and their impact on young children. During this session participants are expected to increase their knowledge, awareness and motivations to work towards healthy change.
Laugh to Learn is a module for ECE Credentialed Trainers only based on Training Aids from Beyond Fundamentals of Effective Training. It uses guided, online instruction and independent practice toward skill application. Upon completion of the Learning Log and development of a humorous training activity, certified trainers earn 3 clock hours of “how to train other adults.”
The Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines is intended to help guide an ARC in determining whether the Kentucky Alternate Assessment (Alternate K-Prep) based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student with the most significant cognitive disability.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. In this two hour online course, learners will understand best practices for physical activity for children birth through school age.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. Kentucky All STARS: Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) is a course designed for all those caring for young children.  It looks at the foundation of the ERS, how the different ERS scales are set up into Subscales, Items and Indicators.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This two hour online course explains healthy eating best practices. The content focuses on increasing knowledge and awareness of healthy practices and their impact on young children. During this session participants are expected to increase their knowledge, awareness and motivations to work towards healthy change.
Participants will recognize the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies and explore ways supporting breastfeeding can enhance their program or family child care home.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This one hour training module is intended to help professionals engage children in meaningful play experiences. This course will offer evidence-based information and short vignettes to demonstrate intentional teaching strategies when engaging young children in play.  
This 4 hour online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the CCPSN, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use by Kentucky and published by Brookes Publishing.
This module is designed to help give guidance to ARC members when completing the Participation Guidelines for the Kentucky Alternate Assessment.
This module includes information regarding requirements for the Cap on the percentage of students who may be assessed with an Alternate Assessment aligned with alternate academic achievement standards.
The Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines is intended to help guide an ARC in determining whether the Kentucky Alternate Assessment (Alternate K-Prep) based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student with the most significant cognitive disability.
This module describes how a district can use a variety of data sources to understand and describe the students who typically participate in the alternate assessment.
This online course provides an overview of the billing process for the Child Care Assistance Program including information on completing the DCC 94E (Daily Attendance Sheet). Emphasis will be on completing the provider billing form and reviewing the necessary requirements of the billing process.