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Connect yourself with free, online, professional learning opportunities that give the tools you need to provide your students with universal behavioral supports in a culturally-appropriate and trauma-informed manner. 

WebPD courses are taught via Canvas LMS with facilitated discussion boards. The course structure is five weekly asynchronous, self-paced modules with a balance of research, theory, and practical application.

Southern Oregon Education Service District’s (SOESD) webPD online professional learning began in 2020. Scroll down to learn more about our partnership with SOU and microcredential opportunities. 

2023-2024 Schedule

Term 1     Sept. 30 – Nov. 4

Term 2     Dec. 2 – Jan. 6

Term 3     Feb. 3 – March 9

Term 4     April 6 – May 11

Term 5     June 8 – July 13

Explore Courses

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

101, 201, 301 courses
Explore the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and the socio-cultural, historical, and health implications of this seminal body of research. Learn also how trauma and ACEs impact teaching, learning, family, and community engagement.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

101 & 201 courses
Study social emotional learning (SEL) as a process for developing key competencies required for successful participation in school and other settings. Examine SEL frameworks, strategies, resources, and ideas for incorporating SEL into various settings and relationships.

Building Resilience in Mental & Behavioral Health (BRMBH)

101, 201, 301 courses
Explore the concept of resilience and different ways to model, teach, and practice it to improve both mental and behavioral health. Focuses on more effectively achieving both student and adult SEL (social emotional learning) outcomes.

Trauma Informed Practices (TIP)

101 & 201 courses
Become familiar with key elements of trauma-informed practices and learn about resources and effective strategies for mitigating trauma or preventing re-traumatization.


101, 201, 301 courses
Learn concepts of equity, racism, bias, micro-aggressions, and inclusivity. Think through challenging situations to inform the development of strategies and practices that promote feelings of belonging and significance.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

101, 201, 301 courses
Discover how to give students “voice and choice” and create a truly inclusive, goal-oriented, student-centered environment while maintaining adherence to standards-based lesson design and principles of equity.

*301 levels are combined under 1 listing: ACEs 301 (ACEs + TIP), BRMBH 301 (BRMBH + SEL)

What is a microcredential?

A micro-credential is a short, competency-based program that allows an educator to demonstrate mastery in a particular area.

Micro-credential recognition varies by institution.

What does it cost?

The 12 credit micro-credential is normally $730.

There is currently no cost ($0) for completing the program. Cambia Health Foundation has provided funding to cover the tuition of these courses this year.

How do I enroll?

To earn an SBMH microcredential through SOU, you must complete:

  • 12 x 1 credit courses (each WebPD counts as 1)
  • 12 x 5 hours of practical application in the field
  • 12 x 1-page paper

Credits are recognized at SOU as the equivalent of ED 207.

Who do I contact with questions?

SMBH Micro-Credential Questions

Southern Oregon University (SOU), Kayla Rapet,


Online Registration Questions

WebPD/SOESD, Nancy Hayes,

Ready to register? View webPD listings below. 

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