Introduction to Restorative Practices in Schools

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PDPs: 
16
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentSummer Academy

Description

Many teachers, disciplinarians, and other school staff throughout the country are using Restorative Practices to both build school community and respond to harmful behavior. Come to this hands-on introductory workshop to explore what restorative practices are and how to use them in your school.

Through this hands-on and interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Become grounded in the theory of Restorative Practices in schools
  • Develop Restorative Practices-based skills for building community
  • Become familiar with beginner restorative tools and applications for responding to harm

This session is for people new to Restorative Practices.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Principals/Assistant Principals, Superintendents/Assistant Superintendents, Special Educators, Guidance, Curriculum Specialists new to Restorative Practices; Grades 6 - 12.

Credits

16 PDPs will be awarded for these three days of training.

Date and Location

Three session workshop: July 27-28, 2017, 9:00am - 3:00pm, at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton. Day 3 will be scheduled for Fall 2017.

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $300 for member districts, and $330 for non-member districts. 

Registration Deadline: July 20, 2017

Instructor(s)

  • Mel Motel photo

    As Director of the Just Schools Project, Mel Motel works with school administrators, staff, and students to use school-wide restorative practices as a way of addressing harmful behavior without relying on punishment as the solution. Mel has taught Vermont middle and high school students and currently teaches “Community and Restorative Justice" at the Community College of Vermont.

  • Photo of Kara McLaughlin

    Kara McLaughlin is a trained mediator, restorative practices facilitator and prevention specialist. She has helped bring restorative practices to two local school districts and continues to offer professional development to school staff and administrators.

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5981
Email: 
esullivan@collaborative.org

Registration

A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, the Collaborative will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you.  Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.