Elective Course Development

Seeking writers for curriculum development on healthy sexual development of adolescents.

The PLX certificate currently includes three days of fundamental content, four in-depth topic-based elective sessions, a tailored simulation experience, and a series of case/ practice consultation sessions. At this time, we are seeking curriculum authors to work with CASCW staff to develop a fifth in-depth topic based elective session on sexual health of adolescents. The topic based session will include 4.5 hours of virtual instruction material as well as 2.5 hours of supplemental learning materials. Author(s) will be asked to develop course content, in class instructional resources, and pre- and post-supplemental content which participants will access via the secure certificate website. Authors should make consideration to include aspects of youth voice in the course content. The in-depth topic area of sexual health (specific to working with systems-involved youth/adolescents) should include content on:

  • healthy sexual development
  • sexually exploited youth
  • problematic sexual behavior
  • sexuality and disability
  • teen dating violence
  • teens, tech and sex
  • reproductive health
  • collaborative care

The curriculum development for each in-depth topic session will be informed through, and must include implicitly and explicitly, youth/adolescent culture, race, socioeconomic factors, LGBTQ identity and experiences of trauma, grief and loss.

Compensation and Submissions

Authorship compensation is $6,500. Authoring deliverables include research content material, content/facilitator guide for a virtual training session, PPTs and other in-session materials, supplemental learning resources, attendance at 3-5 development meetings, and editing as determined by CASCW staff until a final version has been accepted.

If you are interested in more information to be considered as a curriculum author for the Phoenix Learning Xchange, please contact the program coordinator, Liz Fronsoe. Authors will be selected by February 16, 2024. Interested persons must submit a letter of interest as well as a professional resume* to Liz Fronsoe at efronsoe@umn.edu. Letters should include a brief statement describing your curriculum writing experience and a brief summary of what you hope to contribute to this topic.


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*We do accept team submissions! Please have one team member send the combined letter of interest clearly noting the contributions and experience of each team member. Additionally, please include a copy of each individual team member’s resume.