PeaceJam Foundation and its Affiliate and Chapters worldwide provide training on each of PeaceJam’s 5 programs
. Training is mandatory for implementing any of the PeaceJam programs
. PeaceJam trainings are aimed at creating and supporting high quality PeaceJam programs which includes: high quality training, award-winning curriculum and resources, on-going support for programs and groups implementing PeaceJam programs, and an online community for support and networking.
Before you can get trained you need to figure out which curriculum to be trained on. Check the PeaceJam Programs Page to see a list of all the curriculum we offer and which age groups each services.
Face to Face Trainings: 6 hour in-person trainings are hosted in each Affiliate and Chapter region for most of the PeaceJam Programs. These trainings provide opportunities for interaction, experimentation with the curriculum, and planning time to customize the curriculum to your site. These training are hosted in centralized locations and are attended by folks representing various schools, agencies, and youth programs from around the region.
Click here to find upcoming trainings in your area.
On-Site School/Agency-Wide Trainings: PeaceJam also offers 6 hours trainings (full day or two 1/2 days) for school or organizations wanting to train 10 or more of their staff in one or more of the PeaceJam programs. They are similar to Face-to-Face Training but are customized to that site and their priorities and programs (e.g., service-learning, character education, conflict resolution, leadership)
Online Trainings: Online trainings are available for each of the PeaceJam Programs (except the Juvenile Justice Program) if a Face-to-Face training is not offered in your region. Online trainings lead you through the curriculum template, sample activities, and resources and culminate in the creation of a PeaceJam lesson plan. Upon completion of the web-based trainings, the PeaceJam Curriculum and resources can be downloaded to your computer.
Contact your local Affiliate for information on Web-based Trainings. (If you live outside of an Affiliate Region click here).
|Recertification Credit is available for teachers who participate in any of the PeaceJam Trainings. Just submit the Certificate of Completion to your Department of Education – it will contain the information required by most states for recertification credit including: the date of training, name of training, a description of PeaceJam, a description of what the training provides to the educators and a signature of Certified PeaceJam Trainer.|
PeaceJam Affiliates and Chapters provide support to sites, schools and individuals doing PeaceJam programs. Types of support available include:
- Phone and email support: This is provided standard will all PeaceJam trainings and is provided by your local Affiliate or Chapter – with support from the PeaceJam Headquarters office.
- On-site support: This includes trained PeaceJam staff and volunteers visiting your site on a weekly or monthly basis to assist with planning, modeling of PeaceJam activities, and finding and organizing materials and resources. Any level of on-site support is negotiated with your local Affiliate or Chapter.
The cost of PeaceJam trainings depends on the type of training selected and whether on-going, on site support is provided. Contact your local Affiliate or Chapter for exact costs and payment options.
If you have experience with the PeaceJam Curriculum and meet the criteria, you can work with PeaceJam and/or your local Affiliate to become certified to conduct trainings on one or more of the PeaceJam programs. Only those with strong presentation skills, mastery of the PeaceJam material, and experience with implementing PeaceJam Programs will be considered for certification as a PeaceJam Trainer. Contact your local affiliate to find out more.
For those of you who already participate in PeaceJam programs and have been asked by your Affiliate or Chapter Coordinator to participate in the PeaceJam Evaluation, here is the links to the online youth survey Ambassadors Youth Survey