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.
This four hour self-paced online course on Relationships and Consent emphasizes how to guide young people on an exploration of their relationships, including teaching young folks how to build and maintain positive relationships and how to identify harmful and supportive behaviors. We tackle the following questions, and more, in this module:
- What does it mean to be supportive? Unsupportive?
- Who decides what's supportive/unsupportive?
- How do we define relationships - romantic, platonic, familiar?
- What does consent look like?
Empower young people by developing and strengthening their skills to navigate all kinds of relationships rooted in consent and clear communication. You’ll teach them tools they can use to talk through things when they feel uncertain and set them up for successful future consent conversations. The more we talk, the more we mainstream these areas of everyday life. Learn how to define and separate your personal values and beliefs, examine expectations set forth by your community, and navigate conflicting beliefs. We’ll discuss what you need to know to make informed decisions to better teach and support young people in a safe and inclusive environment. The course is divided into four 45-minute bite-size pieces that encompass a range of learning styles including interactive assessments, videos modeling classroom instruction, and real-life scenarios.
This course helps you to:
- Explore and understand relationships as an essential part of everyone’s lives.
- Identify the variety of intimate and romantic relationships that can exist in people’s lives – expressing affection and types of intimacy.
- Teach youth to identify supportive and harmful behaviors and help develop the life skill of building and maintaining positive relationships.
- Review communication tips and skills.
- Build an understanding of what consent is and isn’t and that all people deserve to have their consent communicated, recognized, and respected.
- Identify relationship skills to evaluate a relationship, set boundaries, end a relationship, and handle rejection.
- Teach young people how to build personal power and agency.