Available Peer Educator Training Sessions

Available Peer Educator Training Sessions

FERPA

In this session, participants will be joined by campus partners from the Registrar’s Office for a training focused on providing an overview of FERPA guidelines for protecting the privacy of student’s educational records. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • The laws governing student’s data privacy, such as FERPA
  • The rights FERPA affords students
  • Peer educators’ primary responsibilities for protecting students’ educational records
  • What to do if they inadvertently release FERPA protected information
  • Resources related to FERPA

 

Situational Awareness and Active Violence

In this session, participants will be joined by campus partners from the MSU Police department for a training focused on what to do if an incident of active violence occurs on campus. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

 

  • What constitutes an incident of Active Violence
  • The Run, Hide, Fight model for responding to incidents of Active Violence
  • Key principles of situational awareness
  • Resources related to active violence situations
  • The personal plan a student can use if an incident of Active Violence occurs

 

Mandatory Reporting & Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct

In this session, participants will be joined by campus partners from the office of Prevention, Outreach, and Education for topics focused on RVSM policy, mandatory reporting, and supporting survivors. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • The RVSM policy at MSU
  • Responsibilities for mandatory reporting
  • What happens after a mandatory report for RVSM is made
  • Skills and strategies for supporting survivors
  • RVSM related resources for student and peer educators

 

Responding to Challenging Situations Part 1

In this session, participants will engage in topics and strategies focused on responding to challenging situations such as general disruptive behavior in peer educator settings. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • Setting ground rules
  • Facilitation skills
  • Group redirecting skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Tools for 1 on 1 follow up with peers

Responding to Challenging Situations Part 2

In this session, participants will engage in topics and strategies focused on expanding skills for responding to challenging situations in peer educator settings such as emotional distress. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • Important of rapport building and creating welcoming environments
  • The role of empathy in peer educator setting
  • Tools and tips for engaging with students in distress
  • Determining when a peer educator should respond and refer and when they need to seek help from a supervisor or campus resource
  • Campus resources and how to make appropriate referrals

 

Six Strategies for Effective Learning

In this session, participants will engage in topics focused 6 learning tools that can enhance peer’s ability to learn and retain course materials. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • Spaced study practice
  • Retrieval practice
  • Elaboration
  • Concrete examples
  • Dual Coding
  • Interleaving

 

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Establish Definable Goals

In this session, participants will become familiar with the various depths of learning suggested by Bloom’s Taxonomy.   Specifically, they will:

  • Learn to identify and define the different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Create learning goals using various Bloom’s verbs

Collaborative Learning Techniques

In this session, participants will engage in topics focused tools and strategies for creating a collaborative learning space for peers. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • Overview of collaborative learning activities such as think/pair/share and teaching others
  • Critical thinking and questioning skills
  • Bloom’s directives
  • Graphic organizers such as a comparison matrix

Classroom Assessment Techniques

In this session, participants will engage in topics focused assessing that learning has occurred through their work as peer educators. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • Rational for assessing student learning in peer educator spaces
  • Concept of classroom assessment techniques
  • Overview of relevant classroom assessment techniques
  • How to implement classroom assessment techniques

Peer Educator 101:

In this session, participants will engage in topics focused on the roles and responsibilities of peer educators. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • The role of a peer educator
  • Goal setting with peers
  • Setting boundaries and ground rules
  • Building rapport with peers
  • Assessing student needs

 

 

Peer Educator 102:

In this session, participants will engage in topics focused on expanding their understanding of the role and responsibilities of peer educators through the exploration of facilitation skills and learning tools. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • Learning styles
  • Facilitation skills for peer educators
  • Active Learning techniques and strategies
  • Introduction to collaborative learning techniques

 

Peer Educator 103:

In this session, participants will engage in topics condensed from Peer Educator 101 and 102. These topics will focus on the basic roles and responsibilities of peer educators as well as an introduction to facilitation skills and learning tools. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • Setting boundaries
  • Setting the tone through ground rules
  • Assessing student needs
  • Active learning techniques and strategies

Communication Skills for Peer Educators Part 1

In this session, participants will engage in topics focused on fundamental communication skills that support the roles and responsibilities of peer educators. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • Active listening skills
  • Body language and non-verbal communication
  • Paraphrasing/summarizing communication skills
  • Redirecting strategies

Communication Skills for Peer Educators Part 2

In this session, participants will engage in topics focused on expanding the communication skills that support the roles and responsibilities of peer educators. Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • Empathic listening
  • Motivational interviewing

Tools for Academic Success

In this session, participants will engage in topics and strategies that peer educators can utilize to support their peers academic success.  Specifically, they will gain knowledge of:

  • Assessing students needs
  • Goals setting techniques
  • Prioritization and time management strategies
  • Survey of learning tools

Questioning and Redirecting

In this session, participants learn to use questioning and redirecting techniques to actively engage students in the learning process, promote deeper understanding of the subject matter, and reinforce basic ideas.  Specifically, they will learn to

  • Define and identify open – ended questions and closed – ended questions
  • Identity eight question types.
  • Use questioning techniques
  • Apply redirection techniques