Category: Workshops

Connecting with Students Online Using Community Building Circles

This series of 5 interactive modules will engage and motivate as we delve into the beneficial possibilities of using Circles with students in online communities. Community Building, Responsive, Curriculum and Restorative Circles will be explored as participants join in and design Circles they can immediately implement with their students.

Date & Time:
February 16 – March 16, 2021
3:00 – 4:30 PM Pacific time each Tuesday:
Feb.16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

This training is for staff and administrators. Limited to 30 participants.
Handouts will be provided via email prior to the first module.

This training is led by Laurie Stanton, Community Matters Trainer. Laurie has been a Safe School Ambassadors® and Restorative Practices trainer for many years and has used Restorative Practices within her classroom, her school site, and now within other districts. She firmly believes that relationship building with each student is the key to a better classroom culture, school climate, and community as a whole.

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Connecting with Students Online Using Community Building Circles

NOTE: This session has been cancelled; to register for the December 7 – 11 session, click here.

This series of 5 interactive modules will engage and motivate as we delve into the beneficial possibilities of using Circles with students in online communities. Community Building, Responsive, Curriculum and Restorative Circles will be explored as participants join in and design Circles they can immediately implement with their students.

Date & Time:
November 16 – 20, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 AM each day

This training is for staff and administrators. Limited to 30 participants.
Handouts will be provided via email prior to the first module.

This training is led by Laurie Stanton, Community Matters Trainer. Laurie has been a Safe School Ambassadors® and Restorative Practices trainer for many years and has used Restorative Practices within her classroom, her school site, and now within other districts. She firmly believes that relationship building with each student is the key to a better classroom culture, school climate, and community as a whole.

Using Curriculum Circles Online to Strengthen Educational Settings

Restorative Circles used to support course lessons may be referred to as Curriculum Circles. The students and teacher meet in a circle and using prompts and a talking piece, participate in discussion of the course materials. Tips for leading Curriculum Circles online and creating strong supportive education communities through the use of Restorative Practices are covered in this module.

At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Have practical knowledge of developing and using Curriculum Circles online
  • Be able to implement plans for their own online Curriculum Circles with students

This training is for staff and administrators. 1.5 hours, limited to 30 participants.

Connecting with Students Online Using Restorative Circles

This series of 4 interactive modules will engage and motivate participants as they delve into the beneficial possibilities of using Circles with their students in online communities. Community Building, Responsive, Curriculum and Restorative Circles will be explored as participants join in and design Circles they can immediately implement with their students.

Module 1 – Monday, July 20
Module 2 – Tuesday, July 21
Module 3 – Wednesday, July 22
Module 4 – Thursday, July 23

Modules begin at 10:00 am Pacific Time each day and last approx. 1.5 hours.

This training is for staff and administrators. Limited to 30 participants.
Handouts will be provided via email prior to the first module.

This training is led by Tisha Marina Bernard, Community Matters Trainer. Tisha Marina began working as a trainer of Safe School Ambassadors® in 2006 and has been on a mission ever since. She is passionate for being an agent for social change and justice.

Introduction to Restorative Practices & Strategies to Implement in the Virtual Classroom

Thursday, January 21st, 2021
3:00 – 5:30 pm Pacific Time

This interactive virtual training provides an overview of the theories and principles of Restorative Practices. This training is for staff and administrators. There will be time for Q & A. The training lasts 2.5 hours with a maximum of 30 participants.

Using engaging activities, participants will develop skills for immediate application in virtual classrooms and understand how to integrate theory into practice. This includes creating agreements, utilizing affective statements, facilitating community building circles and responding restoratively to conflict and misbehavior.

Participants will be able to convey an understanding of Restorative Practices and support parents/caregivers in harnessing the power of Restorative Practices to create productive online and home-schooling environments.

Handouts will be provided via email prior to the training.

Strategies for Successful Implementation of Restorative Practices: Leading the Change – hosted by Manor ISD

Monday, January 6, 2020

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Hosted by: Manor Independent School District, Manor, TX

Cost:  $135 per person

Limited to 35 participants – Register today!

This one-day training is intended for administrative-level staff with responsibility for school safety, climate, and discipline. It provides an overview of restorative practices and its relationship to discipline, school climate, and its roots in restorative justice.

Participants will learn:

  • The principles and key elements of Restorative Practices
  • The benefits of Restorative Practices and its positive impact on school discipline, suspensions and overall climate
  • How to operationalize and implement Restorative Practices in their district and school
  • Strategies for overcoming the challenges to effective implementation

To register and pay by credit card, please complete the form below.

To register and pay by check, please contact Raedene Simson at 707-823-6159 x100 or email: [email protected]

Restorative Principles and Practices: Skills for Creating a Restorative School Culture

January 14 – 15, 2020

8:30am-3:00pm

Location:  Arcohe School,  Herald, CA

Cost: $265 per person

Limited to 35 participants – Register today!

This two-day experiential training will answer those questions and more. Using engaging activities, participants will understand how to integrate theory into practice. Participants will:

  • Learn about the principles and key elements of Restorative Practices
  • Understand the relationship between Restorative Practices and Restorative Justice
  • Gain skills and tools for leading restorative circles
  • Develop strategies for overcoming the challenges to effective implementation
  • Recognize the benefits of Restorative Practices and their positive impacts on school discipline, suspensions and overall climate

To register and pay by credit card, please complete the form below.

To register and pay by check, please contact Raedene Simson at 707-823-6159 x100 or email: [email protected]

Strategies for Successful Implementation of Restorative Practices: Leading the Change – hosted by RESIG

Wed. January 22, 2020

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Hosted by: Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group (RESIG), Windsor, CA

Cost:  $135 per person (lunch provided)

Limited to 35 participants – Register today!

This one-day training is intended for administrative-level staff with responsibility for school safety, climate, and discipline. It provides an overview of restorative practices and its relationship to discipline, school climate, and its roots in restorative justice.

Participants will learn:

  • The principles and key elements of Restorative Practices
  • The benefits of Restorative Practices and its positive impact on school discipline, suspensions and overall climate
  • How to operationalize and implement Restorative Practices in their district and school
  • Strategies for overcoming the challenges to effective implementation

To register and pay by credit card, please complete the form below.

To register and pay by check, please contact Raedene Simson at 707-823-6159 x100 or email: [email protected]

Five Strategies to Promote Equity and Compassion in Schools: A Road Map for Reducing Physical & Emotional Violence

 

This workshop has been postponed, please check back for new date in 2020.


Effectively stopping hate and promoting inclusivity will not happen unless schools also have a well-defined culture and climate improvement plan –  one that identifies strategies that result in a safer and more compassionate school that is built on a foundation of empathy and equity.

This one-day workshop will provide five key strategies that when implemented with fidelity have proven to increase school connectivity and safety, create greater respect for diversity, improve attendance and increase academic achievement:

  • Conducting forums, class discussions and assemblies that can break down barriers and challenge stereotypes, prejudice and assumptions
  • Increasing youth empowerment and youth voice opportunities
  • Increasing professional development for all staff focused on skills that strengthen relationships and connections between staff and students
  • Implementing effective SEL curriculum and programs
  • Instituting discipline policies and practices that are corrective and restorative