Managing Asthma in the School Environment: What NEA Members Need to Know

The course addresses the causes, signs and symptoms of asthma; asthma triggers; the key elements of asthma control; and strategies for creating asthma-friendly schools. Additionally, it provides suggested changes that can be made to reduce triggers in school environments, such as removing upholstered furniture and ensuring good indoor environmental quality (IEQ).

The course design incorporates nationally recognized, research-based standards for online professional development and provides teachers and education support professionals (ESPs) with the opportunity to obtain certificate hours and other professional development credit. A total of 2.5 certificate hours can be earned by taking the course and up to 65 additional certificate hours can be earned by completing one or more of the extra-credit projects offered.

Course highlights include:

  • course content modeled after National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidance
  • a pre- and post- knowledge based assessment, handouts, and additional resources
  • practical assignments (activities and extra-credit projects) with opportunities for hands-on application and reflection
  • a professional development handout that contains detailed information on how this course can help NEA members achieve their goals for professional growth and development
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