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Date Training Location

May 8-9, 2017

ESHE Academy
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ESD 105, Yakima


KNOW Curriculum Training

KNOW is a comprehensive HIV/STD prevention education curriculum that has been adopted and widely used by Washington State school districts to fulfill the State's requirement for providing AIDS education to their students. KNOW was developed by ESD 101, Spokane OSPI and approved for use in all Washington schools.

This training is designed for people using grades 5-8 KNOW and curricula will be provided accordingly.

FLASH Training

FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) is a widely used comprehensive sexual health education curriculum developed by Public Health Seattle - King County. This training, 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, will focus on delivering the newly revised middle school version. Educators who successfully complete the FLASH TOE 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

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

"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.

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: 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)

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

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



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.)


Part 2
Supporting an Open and Respectful Learning Environment, 5th - 12th Grades


Part 3
Answering Students' Questions, 5th - 12th Grades



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