Welcome to OSPI’s Sexual Health Education Resource Newsletter!
OSPI and our partners provide free professional development to educators each year to support evidence-informed, comprehensive sexual health education that is consistent with the Healthy Youth Act. All in-person trainings are provided by master sexual health trainers and include free clock hours.
We offer FLASH, KNOW, Foundations (sexual health education basics), Advanced Teacher and Welcoming Schools trainings.
To request a training in your area, please contact me.
So…we emailed: Laurie Dils, MSW; Sexual Health Education Program Supervisor; Learning and Teaching; Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and asked if lay people could get the teaching materials that would be used. She responded: “I’d be happy to provide KNOW training materials, as these materials were developed with state funds. We’re not able to share copyrighted materials. Please let me know if this would be helpful. Regards, Laurie”
We asked for all materials and explanation of what they could not provide. She responded back: “I’ve attached training materials for the KNOW curriculum for your information. I took the opportunity to make a few updates to statistics on the Transmission document, as I do before we start a new training year. We generally make these materials available ONLY to trainers who have been approved by OSPI to provide training on our behalf, and request that these materials not be used for training purposes. They are being provided for informational purposes only. Most of our trainings are similar in nature, including a focus on use of the Values Question Protocol.”
Here was the response to the 6 documents she provided:
“The only materials NOT provided are those I referred to earlier that are copyrighted (FLASH, etc.). I’ve included all KNOW training materials other than the curriculum itself, which is available for free download on our website: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/resources-subject-area/hiv-and-sexual-health-education/know-curriculum.”
Here then are links to the documents she provided that are used in training teachers and other personnel regarding Sexual Health Education in Washington State as we head into the 2019/2020 school year:
The Flash Curriculum review can be found on our blog site. Here is a link to analysis for the materials: https://swweducation.org?cat=1943