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Working with Educators and Students Online
On July 11, the Global Peacebuilding Center at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) connected with educators around the world enrolled in an introduction to peace education course conducted by Teachers Without Borders and sponsored by the National Peace Academy.
This conversation happened online, with participating educators from Canada, Colombia, Pakistan and the United States engaging with David Smith from the Global Peacebuilding Center at USIP and learning about the resources available for educators at www.buildingpeace.org.
This is the latest example of USIP experts interacting online with educators and students. Jon Temin, USIP’s Sudan director, recently held a Skype chat with 90 7th graders in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
USIP’s Global Peacebuilding Center offers many ways for educators and students to interact with USIP experts and each other online around peacebuilding themes:
- Discuss in our Educator Forum how students can keep learning about peacebuilding even when outside a formal classroom environment, and how summertime activities can impart valuable peacebuilding lessons.
- Interact with other users on the Peacebuilders’ Forum about how to use social media to build peace.
- All registered users can ask a USIP expert questions about peacebuilding topics.
In addition, educators may find a variety of resources in our For Educators section as they consider how to incorporate peacebuilding concepts in the classroom. Students may learn about building peace in our For Students section.