The one-day Foundations training March 13, 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. 

Foundations focuses on the core skills needed to effectively facilitate sexual health education with the use of any curriculum. It 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 are provided on OSPI's website.

6 clock hours will be provided for the full day of training (no cost).

The training is open to school staff and community-based educators who provide sexual health education.

Event Notes

This training, developed by Answer and Cardea Services, is being provided to support the provision of comprehensive, evidence-informed sexual health education in Washington.

It is being offered as a pre-conference training in conjunction with the SHAPE Health Educator Workshop on Mar. 14. For more information on the Health Educator Workshop: