Training/Staff Development

Contact Information

Sexual Health Education

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are required to create an account, via pdEnroller, before registering for any of the following professional development opportunities. School staff should use their district email address when creating a user profile. If you are not with a district, please use your regular email address. Most in-person training is on hold for the time being.

Free clock hours are provided for all OSPI-sponsored trainings.

If your district would like to request training, please contact Laurie Dils.

Professional Development

OSPI sponsors various virtual professional development events each year and will resume in-person trainings as possible. All events will be posted here when dates are determined. These trainings support school staff in meeting legislative requirements for comprehensive sexual health education as described in RCW 28A.300.475.

Some listed training events may be sponsored by OSPI partners and are listed here as resources only. OSPI does not have control over the content of those training events.

All times listed are Pacific Time Zone.

Upcoming training opportunities will be available soon.

Date Time Location Registration Title & Description Details

Online Learning Opportunities

This list is provided for informational purposes only and does not represent a recommendation or endorsement. No clock hours are provided for these opportunities.

Training Course Content Sponsoring Organization
Centralized listing of online and in-person professional trainings throughout the U.S. Sex Education Collaborative Training Hub

Virtual Professional Development for sexual health educators. Includes free recorded training modules, as well as online fee-based training using classroom simulators and instructional coaches for elementary, middle or high school sexual health instruction. Sessions can be done individually or in small groups.

Advocates for Youth

Rights, Respect, Responsibility (3Rs) curriculum trainings for educators and trainers, individual and group, synchronous and asynchronous.

Advocates for Youth
Racial Justice in Sex Education: E-Learning Modules, five modules each 30-45 minutes in length, free. Advocates for Youth, SisterReach and others

"Spark Trainings" on confidentiality best practices, being an askable adult, adolescent sexuality, being youth-friendly, and other topics. Short, free mini-trainings for staff/provider training.

Adolescent Health Initiative, University of Michigan

Teen Sexuality Online Workshops, including abstinence, birth control, STDs, LGBTQ issues in schools, sexual anatomy and response, pregnant and parenting teens, relationship skills, and boys/sex ed; Certificate in Adolescent Sex Education Basics offered through Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Answer (Rutgers University)
eLearning Courses on adolescent sexuality, sexual health services. Cardea Services

Customized workshops for educators and other professionals who provide sexuality education to people with developmental disabilities.

Centre for Sexuality

"The Teachers' Guide to the Fundamentals of Sexual Health Education," 8 self-paced units covering topics such as puberty and reproduction, pregnancy prevention, sexuality and gender, and healthy relationships; other eLearning resources include: "Evidence-Based Interventions" (free public access), "Building Support for Sex Education in Schools," "Privacy & Confidentiality for Adolescents Accessing Sexual & Reproductive Health Care," "Serving Everyone: Providing Sexual & Reproductive Health Services to LGBTQ+ Youth," and "Unlocking the Secrets of Classroom Management" techniques for sex ed (free).

Healthy Teen Network

Sex Ed Lecture Series is an ongoing series of lectures given by authors, experts, and other leaders in sexuality education. Sex Ed Lecture Series
Online training and professional development program "designed to ignite excellence in sex education." Self-paced and synchronous options, group discounts available by contacting Spark*Ed. Spark*ED
HIV Fundamentals E-Learning Course Community Impact Solutions (ETR)
The Respect Workshop -The course teaches school professionals how to provide direct services and utilize school-based practices that promote sexual health and responsibility among LGBTQ students. Free online course with three self-paced modules, American Psychological Association
"Step In, Speak Up!" An interactive role-play simulation for educators that build understanding and appreciation for the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth and prepares users to lead real-life conversations with students to curtail harassment and support those who may be struggling as a result of bullying or isolation. Kognito
Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention, a web-based course for middle and high school educators. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
"Growing Up Trans Professional Development Collection" was developed for educators to provide a deeper understanding of gender identity and explore best practices for providing safe, inclusive classrooms and schools. Frontline/PBS Learning Media

"Health Across the Gender Spectrum," for providers, educators, parents, and others who work with youth to promote a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum.

Stanford University

Recorded Webinars

Sponsoring Organization Training

Connections for Student Success

Increasing Access to Sexual Health Services: 4-part webinar series for school staff on developing a referral system.

Part 1 - Implementing a Sexual Health Services Referral System in your Priority Schools

Part 2 - e-Resources for SHS Referral Systems

Part 3 - Peer-to-Peer Sharing on Referral Counting

Part 4 - Communicating about Adolescent Sexual Health: Messaging & Story Telling


Health Education K-12 Learning Standards: Focus on Sexual Health | Recording

University of Washington & Seattle Children's Hospital

Adolescent Friendly Services Key Criteria and Assessment Tool | Webinar