These webinars for educators introduce key issues in international conflict management and peacebuilding and explore classroom resources and strategies for teaching these issues in the classroom. Watch for upcoming webinars on this page.
Featured Webinar: Teaching About Women Peacebuilders Around the World: Stories and Resources
- Stay tuned for information on upcoming webinars. In the meantime, please feel free to check out our archived webinars below.
- Teaching About Women Peacebuilders Around the World: Stories and Resources. For K-12 teachers in the U.S., this webinar spotlights women peacebuilders from around the world. Teachers will discover stories and resources they can integrate into their classrooms, including lesson ideas using poetry to mark National Poetry Month.
- Information Session on the 2021 National High School Essay Contest. Public Education at USIP and AFSA offered this information session for anyone interested in the National High School Essay Contest and this year’s topic, “Diplomats and Peacebuilders: Powerful Partners.” Students, teachers, and parents are encouraged to watch the recording to learn more about the topic and contest. (February 2021)
- How (and Why) to Use USIP’s Free Online Micro-Courses With High School Students. In this webinar for educators, participants received an introduction to USIP’s catalog of Global Campus online micro-courses, diving deeply into one course to see how it works. Current USIP Peace Teacher Emily Philpott, a high school teacher at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, MS, joined the webinar to share how she has used these courses both in-person and virtually with students, offering strategies and concrete lesson ideas, and reflecting on student impact. (December 2020)
- U.S. Military and Civilian Partnerships for Peace: Lessons from a Veteran. Drawing from personal experiences, retired Army colonel and USIP special advisor Paul Hughes discussed how U.S. military and civilian agencies work together to reduce violent conflict around the world. Participants were also provided with easy-to-use resources to bring this topic into their classroom, including a video with accompanying lesson plan. (November 2020)
- How Schools Can Join the Virtual Peace Day Challenge 2020. This short webinar offers teachers easy ideas for how schools can participate in this year’s virtual Peace Day Challenge 2020. (September 2020)
- Virtual Coffee Time for Teachers: Teaching Peace in the Midst of a Pandemic. Public Education at the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted their first “Virtual Coffee Time for Teachers” webinar, where they reviewed and discussed why it feels critical to teach about peace in the midst of the pandemic, and the virtual resources USIP offers to help educators and students. (May 2020)
- A Year in the Life of a USIP Peace Teacher: Stories from the Classroom (EVENT). Discover how USIP’s 2016 Peace Teachers integrated global peacebuilding concepts and skills into their classrooms over the course of a school year, the challenges they faced, the highs and lows they encountered, and the ultimate impact they had. (July 2017)
- It's Never Too Early! Engaging Upper Elementary Students in Conversations and Actions for Peace. Program Officer Megan Chabalowski and special guests Jill McManigal (Kids for Peace) and Sarah Lavezzo (elementary school teacher) explore what it means for children to be peacebuilders, discuss educator resources for this age group, and review other creative ideas for engaging children in learning about and taking action for peace. (May 2016)
- Women Tackling Terrorism: A Conversation with Dr. Kathleen Kuehnast about Gender and Peacebuilding. We celebrated Women's History Month with this webinar highlighting the important role women are playing globally in preventing violent extremism and the radicalization of youth in their communities. (March 2015
Learn more about USIP’s resources for students and educators.