The first day of the Foundations training covers the essential skills for facilitating sex education, including: climate building in the classroom; understanding state and local sex education policies; pedagogical approaches for experiential learning; values clarification; managing personal disclosure; and handling difficult questions and harassing comments. Day 2 of the training, which is optional, will offer two half-day modules covering two of the following topics: cultural competency, LGBTQ inclusion, trauma-informed approaches, facilitation skills for common sex education strategies.

Foundations focuses on the core skills needed to effectively facilitate sex education and does not include information on content such as birth control methods, STDs, healthy relationships, etc. Educators are strongly encouraged to brush up on their content knowledge prior to participating in Foundations. Answer offers a series of online professional development workshops that cover essential sex education content, and other online training options are provided on OSPI's website.

12 clock hours will be provided (no cost)

Event Notes

This training, developed by Answer and Cardea Services,  is being provided in lieu of the ESHE Academy two-day training. It covers most of the same content.



ESD 171
430 Old Station Road Wenatchee WA 98801


  • Thu, April 5 2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    This is a two-day training ending on April 6, 2018.