Training & Workshops

In order to provide sexuality educators with the support they need to deliver comprehensive sexuality education, we offer ongoing trainings on a variety of sexual health topics, including an annual sexuality education conference.
To request training and resources for your school or organization, email us at education@mainefamilyplanning.org.

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A WEBINAR FOR EDUCATORS

FEBRUARY 16, 2022
3:00PM to 4:30PM EDT
ONLINE EVENT

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Join us as we launch the 2022 edition of  Middle School Scope & Sequence for sexual health education. Based on feedback from middle school educators,  we know there is a wide variation in how and when sexual health topics are delivered in Maine schools. This Scope & Sequence is designed to meet the diverse needs of Maine educators. The curriculum is aligned with the state and national standards and includes lesson plans on the following topics: puberty & sexual adolescent development; gender identity and expression; sexual orientation and identity; healthy relationships; interpersonal violence; consent & communication and sexual health.

Whether you are starting with an empty slate, or come with your own tools of the trade, join us for this webinar of learning how to present factual, interesting, and much needed sexual health topics to youth in grades 6 – 8.

NEW features of the 2022 edition include:

  • New activities on social media, technology use, consent, gender identity and more!
  • Educator user guides for all topic areas.
  • A guide to using AMAZE videos.
  • Easy to use hyperlinked activities that connect directly to PDFs and slide decks for lessons.

As a result of the training, participants will:

  • Identify the topic areas covered in the Middle School Scope & Sequence.
  • Understand the format of the curriculum and how to choose and access lessons.
  • Share materials and network with educators from around the state.
  • Leave with a Middle School Scope and Sequence curriculum PDF that will prepare middle school youth to be sexually healthy teens.

A WEBINAR FOR EDUCATORS

MARCH 15 & 17, 2022
3:00PM to 4:30PM EDT
ONLINE EVENT

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Join colleagues from around the state to learn how to implement Maine Family Planning’s Puberty Happens curriculum in your school or organization. Puberty Happens is a 3-unit curriculum, aligned with the Maine Learning Results, addressing the social, physical, and emotional changes of puberty for youth in grades 4-6. 

This is a two-session webinar series and we encourage participants to attend both, if possible. The first session will explore the contents and activities in the curriculum, how to use inclusive language and respond to student questions. The second session will address how to deliver the curriculum, along with adaptations for a hybrid setting, how to partner with parents and families, and explore Maine resources and online tools. 

As a result of the training, participants will:

  • explore specific lessons and activities in the curriculum’s three units: puberty changes, changing bodies, and changing relationships.
  • increase comfort level and demonstrate skills in delivering lessons on puberty topics.
  • describe ways to create a gender inclusive environment.
  • practice responding to student questions.
  • identify resources and tools available to support curriculum implementation.
  • learn strategies for communicating and collaborating with administrators, staff and families in implementing a puberty unit.
  • network with other educators delivering puberty education throughout Maine.

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