Online Course: Teaching Social Emotional Learning, Conflict Resolution & Peace Education Through Technology
Join GPPAC’s Peace Education Working Group and their special guest experts from around the world each week for the third of three, 6-week virtual/online courses for educators in a series.
Apply now. Space is limited to 30! Deadline: October 10, 2022
- Applications Due October 10, 2022
- Respond to applicants by/on October 17, 2022
- October 21 – Selected participants are given access to the course
- Course Begins – Week 1 – Monday, October 24, 2022
- Course Ends – Week 6 – Friday, December 2, 2022
Description and Overview:
This 6 -week course is designed to provide education leaders, decision-makers and their civil society partners with a brief overview of theories, sample state policies, materials, and methods for teaching the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for quality social-emotional learning, conflict resolution and peace education through e-learning and web-based tools. The focus will be on the opportunities and challenges in using technology to teach these skills, theory and practice. Sample resources will be shared throughout the course. Topics covered include:
- Digital Literacy: Good Practices, Sample Content Standards and Curriculum
- Cyber-bullying: Good Practices, Sample Policies and Tools to Prevent and Address
- On-Line Games and Apps: Challenges and Opportunities. Try an On-line Game to teach peace-related topics and Explore Apps for Teaching Knowledge and Skills in the Classroom
- Participatory Video: From the Classroom to the Community, Civic Engagement through Technology for Positive Change
Each week, students will have an opportunity to engage with experts from around the world, while sharing their experiences and connecting with other like-minded educators via zoom and discussion boards via an online platform called CANVAS. Assignments will include weekly readings, discussion postings, and at least one guest via a live Zoom session. Not able to join the live session? Students can view the recorded sessions that week via the online platform (CANVAS). Facilitators will provide an overview of the course content each week in recorded Zoom sessions and be available each week to answer questions both live and via email or during an arranged Skype or Zoom session.
All students are required to complete weekly assignments to remain in the course. Students will be required to complete the final project in order to receive the certificate of completion from the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. The course is Pass/Fail.
For an overview of the guest speakers and facilitators for this course, click here.
Who should apply? Priority will be given to those who work for Ministry/Departments of Education, International Governmental Organization Staff in the field of education and civil society staff working in education at scale (country-wide or regionally).
Cost: Free for those selected
How will participants be selected?
Priority will be given to:
- Participants who work in a priority organization
- Participants who are currently working in the field on a related project or policy for which this information would be helpful.
Language: Participants will need to be proficient in English, both in writing and verbally.
Interested in applying? Complete the application form here by October 10, 11:59PM EST.