We are a dedicated group of sex educators who are combining our experiences to bring you eLearning that will ignite student interest in comprehensive sex education.
Tailored to the way you want to learn, based on our extensive experience – a 20+ year sex education history delivering training and technical assistance – these short courses are designed to build your knowledge and skill to deliver education on a specific topic. A combination of in-person and virtual modalities, with medical accuracy ensured through involvement of a staff physician and external subject matter experts, will give you a well-rounded foundation to teach young minds.
Spark*ED is the creation of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI), a leader in the sex education professional development field. This new online training program contributes to our agency’s mission of advocating, educating, and providing health care to support sexual health and wellness for all.
We were the first nonprofit of our kind to harness the power of the internet. In 2005, we migrated our 18-month human sexuality education program to an eLearning platform called Planned Parenthood University (PPU). Spark*ED is the re-invention of this capacity building program.
Our Capacity Building Team was created in 2015 to better support and service the growth of youth-serving professionals who deliver sex education. In addition to training our own staff, we work with school districts, community-based organizations, community colleges, and sexual assault advocates/counselors to train their staff to talk about and/or deliver sex education to their youth/clients.