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Welcome to Facilitator Training for Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Grades K-1 and 4-6, January 2023 West Coast Edition.

We are pleased with your commitment to working with children, and we look forward to helping you meet your goals.

(Please note: You cannot access these materials unless you are taking the full training that includes the live sessions.)

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Please proceed to Module 1: Introduction, where you’ll find assignments.

This course is presented in the form of Modules, or subject areas. Each Module is comprised of Topics that will facilitate your exploration and learning in the form of videos, readings, online discussions, assignments, and synchronous sessions.

Your trainers will be available by email throughout the course to offer assistance and to answer questions; in addition, they will lead the synchronous sessions.

This course must be completed within one month from the start date, including all asynchronous and synchronous elements.

This training is evaluative, meaning that completion of all elements doesn’t guarantee approval to facilitate. The trainers will communicate with you privately if they have concerns because their goal is to help you become an Our Whole Lives facilitator.

All  Mondays and Thursdays are 6-8:30 pm PT.  For people in a training outside their time zone, the synchronous meeting time will vary. Please carefully note your meeting times in your calendar. Do note that attendance is mandatory for every synchronous session; they are not recorded, and make-up sessions are not available.

  • January 9, Monday PT
  • January 12, Thursday PT
  • January 17, Tuesday PT (due to MLK)
  • January 19, Thursday PT
  • January 23, Monday PT
  • January 26, Thursday PT
  • January 28, Saturday, (two-hour session, one-hour break, two-hour session)
    10 am to 3 pm PT , with a lunch break from Noon to 1 pm.

Your trainers for this course are Judith Galas and Samaya Oakley.

We’ll formally introduce ourselves during our first synchronous meeting, and you’re welcome to read our trainer bios.

Throughout the course on video, you’ll also meet Melanie Davis, PhD, the OWL Program Manager for the Unitarian Universalist Association, and Amy Johnson, the Minister for Sexuality Education and Justice for the United Church of Christ.

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