Monday 10 April 2023

Teach Sexual Health with Confidence this Spring!

 Submitted by Christine McKernan, Health Promotion Facilitator, Alberta Health Services

The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, the snow is melting. Spring has arrived, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to teach sexual health!


Let’s be clear—you don’t have to wait till the spring to teach sexual health. We hope you’re talking about healthy relationships, consent, and using respectful, inclusive language all year round! But we know that many teachers choose to tackle the formal sexual health curriculum for grades 4-12 closer to the end of the school year.


That’s why we are excited to announce that registration is now open for our FREE online webinars. This series supports Alberta teachers in teaching the human sexuality outcomes and improves knowledge, skills, and comfort in the classroom.  


Choose from 8 sessions in April and May 2023. The webinars are on Zoom from 4:00-5:30 pm and are hosted by Alberta Health Services – Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion. There is no obligation to attend every session – just pick the ones that are relevant to you!  


·   Comprehensive Sexual Health Education: What It Is and Why It Matters – Tuesday, April 18 

·   Funny, Awkward, Shocking? How to Answer Questions in Sexual Health Class – Thursday, April 20 

·   Teaching with Confidence: The New Grade 4 and 5 Sexual Health Curricula – Monday, April 24 

·   Teaching Junior High Sexual Health: The Good, the Bad and the Oily – Wednesday, April 26 

·   Teaching the New Grade 6 Sexual Health Curriculum Like a Rockstar! – Monday, May 1 

·   How to Stay Calm Teaching Sexual Health in High School CALM – Wednesday, May 3 

·   Beyond the Banana: Info, Tools, and Resources to Teach About Birth Control and STBBIs – Tuesday, May 9 

·   Porn, Sexting and Consent: Sex Ed for Today’s Classrooms – Thursday, May 11 


Register here:  


If you prefer to learn in person, you’re in luck! Join us at the HPEC Conference in Lethbridge this May:

·       Teaching Alberta’s NEW Human Sexuality Curriculum for Grades 4, 5 and 6

o   11:15-12:15 pm on Friday, May 5 (Sunflower Room TE202)

·       Sex Ed: How to Answer Student Questions

o   1:30-2:30 pm on Friday, May 5 (Richardson Room, CE1305)


If you have any questions, please email us at We can’t wait to see you this spring!