Step 1: Create the Sex Education Rollout Plan
The sex education rollout plan sets the vision and provides the details for sex education implementation and sustainability. The final plan may be a collection of documents including, but not limited to, sex education curriculum, policy, procedures, curriculum scope and sequence, implementation timeline, staff responsibilities, professional development requirements and annual budget. The sex education rollout plan should be easily understood by school district stakeholders to ensure there is a shared understanding of sex education at the school district among current and future staff.
Select, procure, adapt, and adopt curriculum.
Based on the mapping and alignment exercise, select a curriculum that is appropriate for the student population and grade levels, and that meets the requirements and needs of the district. Be sure to consider the costs of the materials and any training requirements the curriculum provider has in place. This curriculum assessment tool can help.
Make sure you engage the right stakeholders before you commit to curricula. Curriculum adoption is a significant decision point and it is worth engaging a larger group of stakeholders beyond the core sex education team to vet and approve curricula adoption. Having the support of teachers and parents for sex education curricula adoption will facilitate the use of these instructional materials in classrooms. Be aware of and responsive to any school district instructional materials adoption requirements such as board approval. Avoid selecting curricula that are not feasible to implement due to such factors as cost, training requirements and accessibility, number of lessons and program intensity.