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Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education

May 2022

Have you ever wondered why we have student standards for sex education in schools, guidance for pre-service teachers, but no standards to help existing sex education teachers become more effective?

We wondered that too, and that’s why we decided to serve on a team of training organizations to address this gap. Healthy Teen Network is part of the Sex Education Collaborative, a group of 19 state, regional, and national organizations focused on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and the Sex Education Collaborative is delighted to share the first resource, the Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education.

The self-assessment tool is designed as a companion to the Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education (PLSSE) to help identify needs for professional development and/or technical assistance among those who teach or will teach sex education.

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