Our Spark*ED online sex educator courses focus on the information, skills, and theory required to deliver impactful and inclusive sex education. Our philosophy towards sex education is at the heart of the Spark*ED curriculum and all course materials have been created with a social justice and racial equity lens and incorporate the latest information and research in the fields of of sexual health, gender, adolescent development, learning styles, and behavioral change. Each course has been reviewed by content matter experts, including medical professionals, trainers, classroom teachers, public health workers, and researchers.
In this four hour self-paced online training on Sexual Anatomy and Reproduction you’ll learn to teach in an engaging, inclusive, and body-positive manner, unassuming of gender, orientation, experiences, body parts, or behavior of young people. This comprehensive approach will allow you to have real conversations about anatomy and the reproductive system in an inclusive way, emphasizing the differences between cisgender, transgender, and intersex bodies. This course will also cover the wide range of “normal” anatomy – from the testicle/penis reproductive system, to the ovaries/uterus/vagina system, to the menstrual cycle, and all about pregnancy. The course is divided into four 30 - 45-minute bite-size pieces that encompass a range of learning styles including interactive assessments, videos modeling classroom instruction, and real-life scenarios. During the course you’ll:
- Learn how to make anatomy and reproduction sex-positive and engaging.
- Understand the importance of inclusive language when teaching anatomy and reproduction.
- Recognize that there is a wide range of “normal” anatomy.
- Define cisgender, transgender, and intersex.
- Identify the parts of the reproductive system and their functions in people with ovaries, uteri, vaginas, testicles, and penises.
- Describe the path of an egg during the menstrual cycle.
- Identify what pregnancy is, and how it occurs.