Through the Peace Teachers program, participants:
- Develop a foundational understanding of the American approach to peace and the resolution of violent conflicts in countries around the world.
- Discover new ways to teach about global conflict and peace in their subject areas and receive resources to integrate these concepts and practical peacebuilding skills into their classrooms.
- Build connections with like-minded educators and USIP experts.
- Serve as ambassadors for teaching about global conflict and peace in their schools and communities.
During the program, participants:
- Complete USIP’s self-paced, online “Introduction to Peacebuilding” course.
- Attend a virtual summer introductory workshop.
- Lead their school’s participation in marking the International Day of Peace on September 21.
- Design and implement an action plan for incorporating relevant USIP resources into one class.
- Participate in monthly one-hour virtual meetings with their Peace Teachers cohort and USIP staff.
- Evaluate and share their experience and the program’s impact.
- Receive over 18 professional development credit hours.