Developing and Maintaining a Peer to Peer Program

Elementary Peer to Peer Program Playbook

Please note: the Elementary Peer to Peer Program Playbook is being updated and a new version will be available later in 2021. The current version is still available via the link below. 

Elementary Peer to Peer Program Playbook

Secondary Peer to Peer Program Playbook

Purpose of the Secondary Peer to Peer Program Playbook: 

To support school teams in developing secondary Peer to Peer programs by offering comprehensive and critical guidance along with materials and resources.

Navigation of the Secondary Peer to Peer Program Playbook:

  • The Playbook is divided into sections, utilizing tabs to indicate each section title.
  • Each section contains easily accessible and pertinent information. 
    • Narrative guidance for your team is offered at the beginning of each section.
    • Examples are embedded as a source of quick visual reference.
    • Editable templates are accessible through hyperlinks in the electronic version of the Playbook and through QR codes in the printed version of the Playbook.

Helpful Reminders:

  • The Playbook is meant to be used in conjunction with the START website. 
  • The resources in the Playbook are continually updated. 
  • The examples and templates in the Playbook are intended to fully equip your school team in developing, implementing, and maintaining a Secondary Peer to Peer Program. However; your team may find that some of the resources are not necessary for your program development and/or that additional resources addressing the unique culture and expectations of your school community may need to be developed.

Seeking Support:

If you have any questions about Peer to Peer, or need support in the development of your Peer to Peer program, please contact START: or (616) 331-6480

Secondary Peer to Peer Program Playbook


Secondary Peer to Peer Playbooks are available for $11.77/each + shipping. In addition, we have a limited stock of 2018 Secondary Peer to Peer Playbooks available for $5.12/each + shipping. Orders can be placed online through Allegra Printing. Instructions for ordering are available here

Peer to Peer Online Course

Overview of the Peer to Peer Online Course (8:18)

The goal of the Peer to Peer Online Course is to provide access to a quality, engaging, and age-appropriate content for Peer to Peer high school courses. This curriculum includes content, lesson plans, assignments, and grading criteria in alignment with Michigan’s Department of Education Pupil Accounting Manual requirements.

This revised curriculum is designed as an online/hybrid course where Peer to Peer students can access all of the content on a weekly basis through the "Moodle" platform. 

The first semester of the first year covers the basics of ASD to include foundational information, rationale for Peer to Peer Mediation, considerations based on social and communication differences, as well behavioral factors. Content is arranged so that students revisit each major content area multiple times throughout the course. The second semester of year one will focus on content to assist Peer to Peer support students in learning about other disabilities that may affect other students who will also benefit from peer support.

Visit Google Drive for the full overview of the course, content, and videos related to this online course. For access to a sample Peer to Peer Online Course or further information, please contact Jana Benjamin

Peer to Peer Online Course created by Carrie Carr, Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD, and Meghan McLeod, Marquette-Alger RESA.