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PLEASE NOTE: Participants are required to create an account prior to registering for any of the following training opportunities at www.pdEnroller.org.

School staff should use their district email address when creating a user profile. If you are not with a district, please use your regular email address.

If you have questions regarding this new process, please email andrea.wessel@k12.wa.us.

Free clock hours are provided for all trainings.

If your district would like to request a training, please contact laurie.dils@k12.wa.us.


Professional Development (OSPI)

The following free training events are sponsored by OSPI and include free clock hours for participants. Registration is required by linking to each training event in PD Enroller.


Date Training Location

December 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Register by Dec. 4)

Secondary FLASH

Lacey, WA

February 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Register by Feb. 6)

Secondary FLASH

Tacoma, WA

February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Register by Feb. 15)

Secondary FLASH

Yakima, WA

February 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Register by Feb. 19)

Secondary FLASH

Spokane, WA

March 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Register by March 13)

Secondary FLASH

Longview, WA



Professional Development (Other)

The following training events are sponsored by OSPI partners and are listed here as resources only. OSPI does not have control over the content of these training events.


Date Training Location

November 15, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

FLASH Middle and High School Training, free for local school districts, Public Health Seattle & King Co., clock hours provided. Register by November 9.

Auburn, WA

Training Descriptions:

KNOW Curriculum Training

KNOW is the model HIV/AIDS Prevention Curriculum developed by OSPI at the direction of the legislature to support schools in providing required HIV/AIDS prevention education to students in grades 5-12.

This training is designed to support delivery of KNOW for grades 5-8, though it is also helpful for those providing high school level HIV prevention instruction.

KNOW is available for free download on the OSPI website.


FLASH Training

FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) is a comprehensive sexual health education curriculum developed by Public Health Seattle - King County. In addition to KNOW, it is the most widely used sexual health curriculum in WA.

This training is a highly interactive and research-based learning process that supports educators with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully use the FLASH program in the classroom. Training sessions may focus on delivery of elementary, secondary or special education versions of FLASH. Educators who successfully complete the FLASH educator learning process walk away with knowledge and skills on:

  • The foundations of sexual health and HIV instruction
  • How to answer sensitive student questions
  • Key concepts to use in teaching the FLASH curriculum
  • Best practices in methodology for teaching key sexuality education topics, such as abstinence, puberty, sexual violence prevention, LGBT issues, and more


Foundations Training

The first day of the Foundations training covers the essential skills for facilitating sex education, including: climate building in the classroom; understanding state and local sex education policies; pedagogical approaches for experiential learning; values clarification; managing personal disclosure; and handling difficult questions and harassing comments. Day 2 of the training, which is optional, will offer two half-day modules covering two of the following topics: cultural competency, LGBTQ inclusion, trauma-informed approaches, facilitation skills for common sex education strategies. This training covers most of the same content as the 2-day ESHE Academy.

Foundations focuses on the core skills needed to effectively facilitate sex education and does not include information on content such as birth control methods, STDs, healthy relationships, etc. Educators are strongly encouraged to brush up on their content knowledge prior to participating in Foundations. Answer offers a series of online professional development workshops that cover essential sex education content, and other online training options can be found below.


Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE) Academy

ESHE is a highly interactive training that includes skill development for answering difficult questions and using key concepts as the basis for instruction, and information about Washington state laws and policies, and new student learning standards and outcomes for K-12 health education.

ESHE is an approach to providing sexual health education that:

  • Is medically accurate and consistent with scientific evidence.
  • Is tailored to students’ needs and the contexts and educational practices of communities.
  • Uses effective classroom instructional methods.
  • Allows students to develop and demonstrate developmentally appropriate sexual health-related knowledge, attitudes, skills, and practices.

This two-day training provides information and skills for classroom educators to support implementation of the Healthy Youth Act and align with best practices in sexual health education.


Welcoming Schools

Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive approach offering a tool kit to create welcoming schools that address family diversity, avoiding and eliminating gender role stereotyping, and ending bullying. Each one-day training is designed to meet the needs of pre-school and elementary-level educators, school staff, and child serving agencies. It is STRONGLY suggested that schools bring teams to these sessions, if at all possible.



Online Learning Opportunities

Training Course Content Sponsoring Organization

"Spark Trainings" on confidentiality best practices, being an askable adult, adolescent sexuality, being youth friendly and other topics. Short, free mini-trainings for staff/provider training.

Adolescent Health Initiative, University of Michigan

"The Teachers' Guide to the Fundamentals of Sexual Health Education," 8 self-paced units covering topics such as puberty and reproduction, pregnancy prevention, sexuality and gender, healthy relationships; other elearning resources include: "Evidence-Based Interventions" (free public access), "Building Support for Sex Education in Schools," "Privacy & Confidentiality for Adolescents Accessing Sexual & Reproductive Health Care," "Serving Everyone: Providing Sexual & Reproductive Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth," and "Unlocking the Secrets of Classroom Management" techniques for sex ed (free).

Healthy Teen Network

"Growing Up Trans Professional Development Collection," developed for educators to provide a deeper understanding of gender identity and explore best practices for providing safe, inclusive classrooms and schools.

Frontline/PBS Learning Media

"Health Across the Gender Spectrum," for providers, educators, parents, others who work with youth, to promote a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum.

Stanford University

Teen Sexuality Online Workshops, including abstinence, birth control, STDs, LGBTQ issues in schools, sexual anatomy and response, pregnant and parenting teens, relationship skills, and boys/sex ed.

Answer (Rutgers University)

HIV Fundamentals E-Learning Course

Community Impact Solutions, (ETR)

Sexual Health Education and School Health Equity Training Modules: Answering Difficult Questions; Reducing Homophobia in Schools; Becoming a More Culturally Responsive Educator; Social Media 101; School Health Advisory Councils; Mapping Sexuality Education Standards and Evidence-based Curricula.

Advocates for Youth

The Respect Workshop –The course teaches school professionals how to provide direct services and utilize school-based practices that promote sexual health and responsibility among LGBTQ students. Free on-line course with 3 self-paced modules,

American Psychological Association

Creating a Safe Space for LGBTQ Teens. Online course designed to help those who deliver teen pregnancy prevention programming to LGBTQ youth.

Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

"Step In, Speak Up!" An interactive role-play simulation for educators that builds understanding and appreciation for the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth, and prepares users to lead real-life conversations with students to curtail harassment and support those who may be struggling as a result of bullying or isolation.

Kognito

Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention, web-based course designed for middle and high school educators.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

E-Learning Modules on adolescent health, teen pregnancy programs, and program management.

Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)

eLearning Courses on adolescent sexuality, sexual health services.

Cardea Services

Teaching Sexual Health 101. Designed for teachers in Alberta (Canada).

Alberta Health Services



Recorded Webinars

Sponsoring Organization Training/Registration Location

Connections for Student Success

Increasing Access to Sexual Health Services: 4-part webinar series for school staff on developing a referral system.

Part 1 - Implementing a Sexual Health Services Referral System in your Priority Schools

Part 2 - e-Resources for SHS Referral Systems

Part 3 - Peer-to-Peer Sharing on Referral Counting

Part 4 - Communicating about Adolescent Sexual Health: Messaging & Story Telling

Webinar

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Tools & Tactics for Trusted Adults

This webinar and slide deck describe a comprehensive approach for supporting the sexual health needs of youth in foster care.

Webinar
OSPI

Health Education K-12 Learning Standards: Focus on Sexual Health

Recording (MP4)

University of Washington & Seattle Children’s Hospital

Adolescent Friendly Services Key Criteria and Assessment Tool

Webinar

Cardea

This three part series was developed to support school staff in understanding how to improve implementation of sexual health education and related curricula. These webinars are informational in nature and were not developed as training webinars. They do not replicate or replace on-site or face-to-face professional development provided by OSPI or its partners.

Part 1
Introduction to Fully Revised 5/6 & 7/8 KNOW for Educators

(This webinar provides a comparison of the 2014 version of KNOW with the older version and does not provide training on delivery of the KNOW curriculum.)
seattle@cardeaservices.org

Webinar

Part 2
Supporting an Open and Respectful Learning Environment, 5th - 12th Grades
seattle@cardeaservices.org

Webinar

Part 3
Answering Students' Questions, 5th - 12th Grades
seattle@cardeaservices.org

Webinar

 

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