Peaceful Playgrounds online courses are now available through our online courses portal. All online courses result in a  Completion Certificate and an Open Badge which are issued upon passing a  quiz.


All online courses were designed by Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. & Ken Owens, Psy.D.

She is a retired San Diego County Office of Education administrator and Dr. Owens is a school counselor.  While serving as Professional Development Director Dr. Bossenmeyer worked with 28 school districts in Southern California to develop training programs for over 8,000 teachers each year.  She was also an adjunct professor at California State University, San Marcos.

We have 3 Course Offerings and 4 Webinar Trainings that result in an open badge and completion certificate upon passing a required final quiz.

Online Bullying Prevention For Teachers Compliance Training

Bully Prev 4 T Course

This course is designed to meet state bullying prevention training requirements for school staffs. The course will: 1. define bullying as prescribed by law, 2. give an overview of state legislative requirements, 3. provide teacher  and staff training on responding to bullying and 4. will give guidance to the district, school and staff responsibilities as defined by legislation.

School Staff  ORDER NOW!  Individual –  ORDER NOW!


I considered the content and presentation of the Bullying Compliance course to be concise and very effective, Becky Peak Mayor for the City of Plantation, Louisville, Kentucky.

Playground Supervisor Course

Playground Supervision Course

The Peaceful Playgrounds Online Playground Supervisor Training is designed to introduce administrators, teachers, substitute teachers, physical educators, parents, after school personnel, and playground supervisors to the responsibilities and techniques associated with keeping children safe on a playground.

This course details playground surfacing, play structure safety, and playground supervision. The course highlights legal supervision responsibilities and “how to keep kids safe”.

School Staff – ORDER NOW!   Individual- ORDER NOW!

 Peaceful Playgrounds TrainingHow to have a Peaceful Playground Webinar

A Peaceful Playground? Sound Impossible? It’s not. With a few proven strategies we’ll show you how to reduce bullying, and reduce playground conflicts, resulting in happy students and a thankful staff.

Our research indicates that 5 situations contribute to 95% of all problems on typical elementary school playgrounds. In this fast paced webinar we’ll share those problem situations and our proven strategies for turning your playground into a “peaceful place for fun and games.”

Peaceful Playgrounds Training  ORDER NOW!


Recess Before Lunch TrainingRecess Before Lunch Webinar

A few brave principals across the nation are bringing a long standing school tradition to an end. They are advocating Recess Before Lunch. Recent research shows the number of schools implementing Recess before Lunch is rapidly growing. Kids eat more, waste less food, return to class calmer, behave better and as a result, instruction time is increased. Sounds great but implementing Recess Before Lunch can be tricky. Attend this free on-demand webinar where we share 5 steps to prepare staff, students and parents for successful implementation.

Recess Before Lunch Training     ORDER NOW!

 Pedometer Walking Program Trainingpedometer webinar

Have you considered using pedometers with children? This webinar will provide some basics strategies for building a motivating walking program with children.

We Count is a research based walking program which includes information, parent and student newsletters, mini lessons, motivational materials and more for getting kids moving. This free webinar teaches participants how to make those steps count toward better health.

Pedometer Walking Program Training    ORDER NOW!

Grant Writing 101 Training

Grant writing for the beginner

Good grant writers follow a proven formula that results in successful funding and most importantly, grant implementation.

Topics Covered:  1. The do’s and don’ts of grant writing,  2. Critical elements necessary for getting your grant funded, 3. Strategies and support provided by Peaceful Playgrounds in your grant writing efforts and 4. The success formula for writing your grant.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear practical advice from an experienced and successful grant writer. Dr. Bossenmeyer’s grant writing has secured more than $10 Million in funded educational grants.

Grant Writing 101 Training  ORDER NOW!

Low Cost, High Activity Playground Training


Playgrounds don’t have to be expensive to get kids active.  In fact, upper elementary students rarely play on play structures at all.  This session will cover alternatives to the typical playground structure and the research behind the effectiveness of alternative playgrounds strategies like portable equipment, loose equipment, painted playground markings, and natural playgrounds.

Low Cost, High Activity Playground Training  ORDER NOW!

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