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Oct 4-6, 2024 The Exceptional Educator: Theory & Methods of Holistic Sex Education - Streaming Live


Workshop schedule 

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
BREAK: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

(Note: This is a 3-day course. You must attend all 3 days for credit).

Are you ready to be a great sexuality educator?

This course is a deep dive into the theory and methods of sex education as practiced from a holistic framework. Participants will learn and expand hard skills for teaching and training as well explore sex education philosophy. We will look at the components of sex education, reasons for sex education, how sex education can or should look different for various audiences, and how a holistic view can be used to create a sex education program, exercise, class, or activity. No matter which populations and audiences you may work with, you will learn how to make your programs accessible, interesting and fun while imparting accurate information.

You will learn: 

Objective 1: By the end of the class, students will be able to:

  • Identify the lack of sex education theory.
  • Discuss intersectionality and anti-racism, and their use as lenses for sex education.
  • Recognize the need for new theories of sex education.
  • Describe at least 3 characteristics of a sexually healthy adult.
  • Define comprehensive sex education.

Objective 2:  By the end of the class, students will be able to:

  • Analyze at least 2 existing models of sex education.
  • Practice activities that help to develop ideas about sex education.

Objective 3:  By the end of the class participants will be able to:

  • Practice a verbal needs assessment.
  • Create a working agreement in a class setting.
  • Lead a sex-ed relevant discussion in small or large groups.
  • Create an experiential exercise for a group or class (boundaries, trust, etc.)
  • Identify the unique needs of exercises involving touch.

Objective 4:  By the end of the class participants will be able to:

  • identify ways to create safety in the classroom atmosphere.
  • analyze a workshop or class for graduated risk.
  • Discuss systems of oppression and intersections of identity, and how these impact who we teach, how people learn, and how we teach.
  • name at least 3 ways to deal with difficult challenges while training or teaching.
  • practice problem-solving skills in at least one area of challenge.
  • identify the stages of group development

Objective 5: By the end of the class participants will be able to:

  • participants will be able to discuss and plan approaches and considerations for at least 2 specific population groups
  • Create at least one strategy for accessibility for people with disabilities
  • Participants will be able to identify and practice educational skills for racial inclusiveness and for centering BIPOC people.

Objective 6: By the end of the class participants will be able to:

  • Identify and assess for their own personal training style.
  • identify skills for self-care while training.

Objective 7:  By the end of the class participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 educational practices shown by research to be effective in creating change.
  • Discuss and brainstorm ways to implement these methods

Instructor(s)Dr. Rosalyn Dischiavo, MA, CSES

**We strongly recommend taking two recorded webinars prior to this course: Professional Presentation Skills, which will lay the groundwork for your educational skills prior to practicing them in this class; and also Therapeutic Skills for Sex Educators, which will prepare you for the Group Dynamics sections.** 


This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 18 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward the AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information please contact [email protected].

CORE KNOWLEDGE AREA: Theory and methods of general education (A); Theory and methods of sexuality education (including curriculum development, delivery, and evaluation) (B); Theory and methods of approaches to sexuality education with specific populations (D); Theory and methods of different approaches to sexuality education delivery (E)

SEX EDUCATION TRAINING AREA: Theory and Methods of Sex Ed (B), Theory and Methods of GeneralEd, Educational Delivery Methods (A), Theory and Approaches to Sexuality Education with Specific Populations (D)