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Join us in the virtual classroom!

Virtual PD is a simulated environment (classroom, health care exam room and office) where professionals can practice with youth avatars using short scenarios and support from an instructional coach, so they can quickly learn and master the skills they need to be effective. With upper and lower elementary, middle and high school classrooms, an office setting to meet with a concerned parent and a health care exam room, Virtual PD has scenarios for sexual health professionals in school and clinical settings across a wide range of topics. Click here to schedule a session!

Select from the following topics!

Racial Justice in Sex Ed Scenarios (New!)

These scenarios are designed to be used for used for High School Grades. Individuals participating in our Racial Justice scenarios, must complete the corresponding Racial Justice in Sex Ed E-Learning Modules available for *free* through Advocates for Youth. Click on the link below to see a full list of skills available for practice!

Sex Education Scenarios

Advocates offers over 20 different scenarios in the virtual classroom. Click on the links below to see a full list of topics available for elementary and middle/high teachers.

Scenarios to Address Parent Concerns

Advocates has created three different scenarios for educational professionals to practice based on grade band. In the scenarios, the participant will meet with a parent who has expressed concerns about the sex ed being taught. Professionals can choose to practice this skill at the upper elementary, middle, or high school grade level. Click on the links below to learn more!

Scenarios for Clinicians Providing Sexual Health Care

Within a virtual healthcare setting, Advocates offers six different skills for professionals to practice. Click on the link below for more information and to see a video preview of what it's like to practice these skills!


Virtual PD is booked by the hour. Hourly rates include the costs to cover the technological platform and instructional coach.  Participants will receive a $100 discount for racial justice skills when the learner completes the e-learning module and uploads the certificate of completion at point of purchase. Need to purchase more than an hour? Bulk pricing is available!

  • 1-5 Hours: $300 per hour
  • 6-10 Hours: $275 per hour
  • 11+ Hours: $250 per hour

Rationale & Research Supporting VPD

Advocates for Youth recognizes that there are many skills professionals need to master in order to be effective. For school-based educators, these skills are outlined in the Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education. Given the limited time of, and differing needs for each teacher during in-person PD, teachers often don’t get a chance to practice in a way that can further their unique needs and support their professional growth. Clinicians also face challenges meeting the sexual health needs of their adolescent patients.
Advocates for Youth conducted a small research study in partnership with the University of Central Florida in Spring 2017 to test the effectiveness of teacher training using the Mursion virtual classroom versus traditional in-person methods. We found statistically significant results from the teachers who used Mursion to rehearse skills with the student avatars compared to the teachers in traditional in-person workshops. Leveraging this exciting result, we are now offering a wide range of skill scenarios for both teachers, as outlined in the Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education, and clinicians to help professionals become effective.


For questions, please reach out to Nora Gelperin, Division Director of Sexuality Education and Training at Nora@advocatesforyouth.org.

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