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Basics of Restorative Practices

We are excited to offer another introductory training to any school professional looking to expand their skills in either classroom or school community building and management. This professional development opportunity will allow participants to examine three types of restorative practices that can immediately be implemented as whole-school practices or classroom procedures.

Each session gives participants opportunities to collaborate in groups large and small as we share personal experiences and examine case studies and scenarios designed to strengthen our understanding of restorative practices. Plus, each session is conducted in restorative circles so participants will have the opportunity to experience a circle first hand. 

The PD will run during the afternoon of the May 18 half-day and after school on May 30, 31 and June 7. Due to grant funding, participants (teachers, paraprofessionals, administrative assistants, custodians, etc.) will be paid at a rate of 37.35 per hour for the three after school sessions and will be eligible to receive 15 PDPs for their participation. All sessions will meet in the Nessacus library. 

If you would like to know more about restorative practices or wish to come to the training with some prior knowledge (not a requirement), please feel free to browse the linked resources below. 

Session 1: Community Building Circles (Friday, May 18 / 12:30-3:30)

Session 2: Responsive Circles (Wednesday, May 30 / 3:45-5:45)

Session 3: Harm Repair Circles (Thursday, May 31 / 3:45-5:45)

Session 4: Restorative Practices in Real Time (Thursday, June 7 / 3:45-5:45)

What is restorative practices IIRP article: (long version)
What is restorative practices IIRP: (short video)
A Tale of Two Schools: (infographic)

Please fill out the linked Google Form by Monday, May 14 to register for the workshop.

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