Professional Development Resource
Students are continually developing new forms of bullying, often more subtle and harder to detect – particularly with the growing use of communication technologies. As one 8th grade teacher commented: "I don't know I would recognize bullying if I saw it. I don't know what it looks like anymore."
The Professional Development Resource presents a self-contained, staff-run workshop with the flexibility to be adapted to suit the needs of the school – however, ideally it will involve all staff in a half-day’s training. This resource also includes an Implementation Guide which provides guidelines for implementing an effective bullying prevention program with the P3R multiple resources at its core.
The Professional Development workshop is composed of a DVD and an extensive guide for the staff facilitator, and is presented as a series of modules which schools can select from to focus the training on issues of greatest concern to staff.
The DVD includes the two middle school films plus 57 minutes of training material featuring three of America’s leading specialists on bullying and school violence – Drs. Espelage, Swearer and Jimerson. They provide a detailed introduction to bullying and its various types, bullying statistics and the main obstacles to reducing bullying in schools. They also provide analysis and advice on specific issues such as witnessing bullying, the role of bystanders, bullying beyond the school (including cyber-bullying) and how to promote more positive peer relationships.
The Stories of Us films provide a rare insight into what takes place in the school yard (and beyond) from the students’ perspective. As a consequence they are a valuable resource for teachers in building their awareness of bullying from a student perspective. The aim of this resource is to help teachers define and understand what is potentially happening for many of their students, expand their skill-base and provide guidance in creating a safe and supportive environment for students.
DVD: PD-Specific Film Previews + Full P3R films Previews
TEACHER'S GUIDE: View examples from the facilitator's guide
The P3R resources are designed to be implemented by staff without the need for training, however we recognize that some educators appreciate the option for more in-depth training. >Training Options
Other resources in the program:
Community Education Resource