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Birds and Bees Project (Sexual Education Residency)

The Birds & Bees Project will be holding the nation's only Sexuality Education Residency for pre-service teachers in Minneapolis, MN. The residency is a skills-based experience designed to prepare future educators with tools and knowledge that promote adolescent sexual health. Participants can earn a $1,000 stipend upon completion, and may arrange for academic credit through their university.

 

The next Sexuality Education Residency will occur in January - May 2010 and includes four components:

1) A 35-hour training held on January 7-8, and 15-16, 2010

2) A 20-hour field experience paired with a health educator

3) Participation in 3 half-day seminars

4) Optional conference attendance

 

The ideal candidate will be working toward a teacher licensure at a Minnesota college or university with an interest in teaching sexuality Education to middle or high-school age youth in their future career as a classroom teacher.

 

Education Majors focusing in all subjects (including Health, Physical Education, FACS, English, Social Studies, Biology and other Science disciplines, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome. Up to 14 students will be selected for the Spring 2010 Residency, which runs from January - May 2010. Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5pm. Past participants felt far more prepared to teach sexuality education; were more able to explain the benefits of a comprehensive approach to sexuality education; and were more knowledgeable and comfortable teaching several topics, including Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, and Reproductive Anatomy, STIs and HIV.

 

For more information and the application visit:

http://www.birdsandbees.org/training.htm

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