The Get Real Training of the Educator (TOE) provides an invaluable professional development experience for teachers implementing Get Real. This research-based approach includes participation in a 10-12 hour, self-guided online course followed by participation in a two-day, skill-building, in-person training. In addition, teachers are provided two follow-up support sessions when they begin teaching Get Real in the classroom and receive ongoing online support through the special interactive Teacher Resources area of the Get Real website. This phased training approach helps ensure that teachers develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become competent and comfortable teaching comprehensive sexuality education with the ultimate goal of impacting student behavior.
Educators planning to implement Get Real are highly encouraged to attend training through the Get Real TOE process offered by Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM) or a certified Get Real replication partner. Successful completion of the TOE provides participants with the highest level of access on getrealeducation.org. Features of the website include:
- Continued digital access to the most up-to-date Get Real lessons, Teacher’s Guide, Family letters and activities, translated into 8 languages
- Videos of Get Real activities taught with fidelity by Get Real Trainers
- A database of vetted answers to frequently asked student questions
- A discussion forum and online community for Get Real educators to share ideas, resources, and classroom successes and challenges
- A blog that provides views from the classroom and best practices directly from PPLM’s Get Real educators
- A library of thoughtfully selected resources and information in the field of sexuality education
- On-going access to the resources and materials presented through the Get Real TOE process
The Get Real TOE in-person trainings are conducted regionally, or at your location for 10 or more people. Currently, regional trainings are only available in Boston, MA; additional locations coming.
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