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Virtual Restorative Practices (RP) Forum

COVID 19, natural disasters, current events, and our students' everyday lives warrant an opportunity for them to have healthy relationships at school.  Positive Childhood Experiences (PCE) mitigate the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).  Positive Childhood Experiences are simply an opportunity for students to have an adult that will listen to them, and allow them to have a voice.  PCEs are also about students building connections with their classmates, feeling a part of a community, having opportunities to problem solve, understanding responsibility, and learning empathy. All of the aforementioned are skills developed through Restorative Practice Circles.  

Traditionally, exclusionary practices such as suspension and expulsion have been utilized to address disciplinary issues in schools. These practices have negatively impacted student achievement and social-emotional learning, particularly with students who have had negative past experiences. Also, exclusionary practices adversely influence school culture and climate. The use of Restorative Practices is spreading across the field of education. The restorative process focuses on building upon positive childhood experiences, developing relationships, strengthening relationships, repairing harm, and increasing accountability.

Join us for two incredible days.  The first day will be with Dr. Edward Alvarado, and he will explore the Ochéthi Šakówi? Oyáte, understanding of what justice is, and how Indigenous Peoples experience justice and circles.  The well-noted author of the books Circle Process and Circle Forward will discuss Restorative Principles in the Daily Life of School.  Janice Jerome, Restorative practitioner extraordinaire, will present the circle process. All participants will have the opportunity to experience the circle process.  Come prepared to be immersed in the power of circles.  

The second day (separate registration) is an opportunity for administrators to hear from other administrators, teachers, parents, and students about their Restorative Practices experiences.  Come and see how they creatively and intentionally weave Restorative Practices into their district implementation plans, disciplinary policies, and practices.


Important Session Information

The Restorative Forum is two days (separate registration session numbers)

Virtual Restorative Conference  June 21, 2021, 8:30 – 3:30 pm  Session # 1595839

Administrators' Restorative Practices and Disciplinary Practices June 22, 2021, 8:30 &

Important Session Information:

The Restorative Practices Forum is a virtual event. Prior to the forum, participants will receive an email with information regarding how to access the event. Participants should ensure the correct email is on file to ensure receipt of the login information.


Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 3.1: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures, Dimension 3.2: Managing Student Behavior, Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture, Dimension 4.4: School Community Involvement; Standard 4 - School Culture

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Monday, June 14, 2021
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6.5) Clock Hours
(6.5) CPE
Contact Person:
Toni Taylor
Registration Fee:
Kay Pranis, Janice Jerome, Dr. Edward Valandra, Dr. Q, Lisette Spraggins, Region 4 ESC
Campus/District Administrators, Counselors, Licensed Specialists in School Psychology, Special Education Administrators, Supervisors/Coordinators
Date Time Location
6/21/2021 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Zoom Session, Online Course
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Zoom Session, Online Course

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