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 course set the basic foundation for teaching impactful, inclusive sex education. During this six-session, 12-hour virtual instructor-led training you’ll learn to teach through that lens of social justice and racial equity concentrated in medically accurate, trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and LGBT+ inclusive sex education. We’ll concentrate on the skills you’ll need to take your work to the classroom and community. You’ll even get hands-on virtual experience, practicing your sex ed facilitation skills in the Advocates for Youth Virtual Classroom followed by a coaching session to allow you to practice the skills you learn in a low-stakes environment with virtual avatar students. After taking the course you will be able to:
- Identify what makes exemplary sex education
- Understand the importance of not sharing your values and setting boundaries
- Address bias and stigma in sex ed
- Manage participant disclosure
- Answer sex ed related questions
*Prerequisite - Completion of the Spark*ED Teaching Sexuality self-paced course.