Our goal is to positively influence health outcomes. With science as our foundation, ETR has elevated its design and delivery practices for training and technical assistance.
Research in the field of professional development shows that, in order to influence outcomes, there are critical elements that must be in place when designing, delivering and supporting learning processes.
While many training programs offer a traditional one-time only training event, we know from our study of the research that this minimal approach will not produce educators who are adequately prepared to implement programs. Our approach is based on the knowledge that adults learn best when engaging in a professional development process over time; therefore, we use a distributive learning process that leads to sustainable implementation.
Distributive learning is defined as the distribution of a learning process, over time, in a planned and pedagogically sound manner. This is best accomplished through a dual approach that blends online technologies with traditional in-person skill-development strategies.
The Distributive Learning Process is applied to our interactive, skill-building training and technical support on evidence-based programs.
In addition, ETR offers a number of additional training and technical assistance (TA) opportunities, including organizational development, that support a holistic approach to teen pregnancy prevention programs. ETR can customize professional development planning to support the capacity for effectively reaching program objectives.
Learn more about creating a successful and sustainable program with our Program Success Framework.
Use our Program Success Planning Tool to assess areas where you might need support.
Learn about our Training and Technical Assistance packages.
Program Success Planning Tool
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School-Based Sexual Health Education Guidance Tool
Follow a step-by-step process to implement an effective sexual health education curriculum.