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Introduction to Restorative Practices/Session 2 - Summer 2022 is a Course

Introduction to Restorative Practices/Session 2 - Summer 2022

Ended Jun 29, 2022
1 credit

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Intended Audience: Educators and administrators at the elementary and secondary levels.

Course Dates: June 27-29, 2022

Meeting Times: 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:30

Course Description: This course focuses on the fundamentals of restorative justice, restorative practices, and relationship building for classroom teachers and service providers. It explores the role restorative practices play in relationship building and building capacity in dialogue around diversity, equity and inclusion.

Course Objectives:

(1) Identify parts of a restorative circle and types of circles

(2) Identify examples of restorative practices and justify their place in classroom/ school settings

(3) Identify ways in which to engage students in restorative practices in your classroom and building

(4) Plan and implement a tier one circle in your classroom or building.

Course Requirements: Attend the online professional development provided through the Belin-Blank Center on June 27–29, 2022. Meeting times will be 9:00-11:30am and 1:00-3:30pm each day. Educators will also read selections from the two texts and submit an outline of a planned Circle at the conclusion of the course.

Course Materials:

Boyes-Watson, C., & Pranis, K. (2020 Revised Edition). Circle forward: Building a restorative school community. St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press.

Evans, K., & Vaandering, D. (2016). The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education: Fostering Responsibility, Healing, and Hope in Schools. Good Books.

Sequence and Plan of Study:

The three-day training will model the practices and philosophies of the recommended texts. Facilitators will guide the participants through the circle processes for Tier 1 and Tier 2 circles. This training will provide participants with experience of being in a circle while training participants to facilitate circles. Zoom sessions will have large group circles experiences, small group circles, discussions, presentation of information, and time to plan a circle for their classroom or school.

Day 1: Tier 1: Setting Up Your Circle Container; Values and Group Agreements

Day 2: Tier 1: Check in and Community Building Circles

Day 3: Tier 2: Academic Circles and Circles for SEL

** Attention: If you wish to use this course for licensure renewal credit, make sure to check with your school district for approval prior to registering for the course.