Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning

The IN OST Professional Development Community is right up our alley--and the customer service is great! In fact, we are using the group options so our team can view one course, have a discussion and spread learning over a few weeks! Then everyone gets to take a separate post-test! My team is sold!

Herb Higgin - Safe Harbor Coordinator

CypherWorx has created a great online training format that enables our new hires to receive our onboarding and new employee orientation programs on demand and in a timely manner.

Buddy Campbell - YMCA Buffalo Niagara

I am proud to say that the National Afterschool Association was so pleased with this content that we have chosen to partner with CypherWorx.

Gina Warner - National AfterSchool Association

CypherWorx's team is professional, accessible via their toll free number, and extremely helpful. It is with pleasure that I recommend their services to other organizations.

Joan Hazlett - YMCA of Greater Rochester

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Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning

Convenient, cost-effective professional development on your schedule.

The Indiana Afterschool Network has partnered with the National Afterschool Association (NAA), Child Care Aware, and CypherWorx to create the Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning online PD system specifically designed for before school, after school and summer programs.

The full catalog includes hundreds of courses including a 36-course series aligned with the IN Afterschool Standards and Specialty Standards with in-depth curriculum content, interactivity, and certificates.

Your registration includes:

  • 36 Best Practice Learning Modules (2 hours each) that are aligned with the IN Afterschool Standards and IN Youth Development Credential (IYD)
  • In-depth curriculum content, interactivity and rich visuals
  • Useful resources and real life scenarios
  • Pre- and Post-tests
  • Certificates and User accounts to track progress
  • Customer Service from IAN on what modules and topics to choose
  • Technical Assistance from CypherWorx on platform functionality and user account(s)
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Learn Online

The Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning, believes that learning can happen anywhere! We'll work with you to make sure your staff and team gain the knowledge they need to do great things for the youth of Indiana.

Professionals learning together

Interact with like-minded professionals as you learn together in team-based projects.

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Earn Certificates

Earn certificates and/or continuing education units supported by the National Afterschool Association and Child Care aware.

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Cloud Hosted

Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning is cloud hosted and maintained for you. This means that we handle everything technical so you don't need to.

Ways to use modules in various settings
  • Individual settings
    • Staff professional development at any place at any time
  • Large or group settings
    • Program director meetings
    • Site coordinator staff meetings
  • Small group settings
    • Program site staff meetings
Learn Online

At Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning, we love building new ways to learn on the web. We'll work with you to make sure your members and employees gain the knowledge they need to do great things.

Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning is proud to partner with
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With hundreds of courses available for the choosing, the Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning has a wealth of information created specifically for afterschool professionals.

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Course 06: Guiding the Behavior of Individual Children

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Course 08: Human Relations Skill Development

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Course 10: School-Age Care as a Family Service – Part Two

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Information Security Awareness

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YMCA Child Abuse and Maltreatment Prevention Training

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Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness Training

The 36-course Certificate Series content was developed by Roberta L. Newman. Her publications are widely used in afterschool training programs throughout the nation. Her notable contributions include:

  • Comprehensive state-wide Certification and Credentialing Modules for Afterschool staff in South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas
  • Co-authoring the Department of Defense School-Age Training and Credentialing Program (Caring for Children in School-Age Programs)
  • Breakthrough to Quality (18 articles on designing and implementing quality afterschool services)
  • Created online college course (Positive Guidance) for Charter Oak State College
View the entire Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning Catalog
Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning Features

The Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning has many features
to make your learning environment easy to use and fun to learn.

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Many of our courses come with a certificate of completion that can be used to demonstrate your training in a given subject.

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Groups let you organize content and people with similar topics and interests. Start a group for people in Human Resources or to plan your organization’s next holiday party - anything is possible!

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Create and organize events on an interactive calendar. Post about company meetings and special speakers - anything you deem important.

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SCORM Compliant

SCORM is the de facto industry standard for tracking eLearning. Our site is integrated with the SCORM Engine, which means our system is fully compliant with SCORM and AICC courses.

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Every course you take is tracked for performance using our SCORM-compliant LMS. This means you can review your performance and, if you are a nation admin, your members’ performance as well.

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Do It Yourself

Want to add a course to your custom site quickly and cheaply? Our DIY tool makes it simple to upload a PowerPoint, convert it into a course, and add it straight into your site. You will then be able to track the performance of every learner who takes it.

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Benefits and Pricing
The Indiana OST Professional Development Community is a cost-effective professional development option for you and your out-of-school time organization.


Joining is simple and affordable.

  • Access to courses that align with the IN Afterschool Standards and IN Youth Development Credential.
  • Access the entire course catalog (over 500 modules)
  • Run staff reports and track professional development progress over time
  • Annual price = $75.00/user
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User Scholarships are Available!

If you are interested in applying for user scholarship(s), please email the following information to:

  • OST program name and location
  • Number of user scholarships needed (up to 15)
  • Contact name and email address
  • Are you currently using the IN Afterschool Standards to define quality?
  • Number of youth serving (total)
  • Grades of youth serving
Features For Individuals For Organizations
Full catalog of the OST Certificate Series courses Checkmark Checkmark
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