Summer Restorative Teaching Series
Interactive Online Workshops for K-12 Educators
July 19-22, 2021
Early Bird: $295 if you register by May 31
The Restorative Teaching Series introduces the foundational concepts of Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) and explores practical strategies to apply these concepts in classrooms and schools.
Each module includes one hour of independent work and two hours of a live Zoom session. Information on independent work will be sent out the week before the training begins. Each day, the hour immediately preceding the live Zoom session (9am and 1pm) can be used to complete the independent work, or participants may choose to complete those activities at an earlier time.
Day 1 - Roots: Introduction to Restorative Justice in Education
Soil: Grounding RJE in Trauma-Informed Understanding
Day 2 - Water: Saturating RJE with Equity
Fruit: Youth Empowerment Training
Day 3 - Trunk: Restorative Language
Trunk: Circles for Community Building
Day 4 - Trunk: Circles for SEL
Cross-pollinating: A Collaborative Space for Practitioners
(See full descriptions below)
9am-10am: Independent work time
9:30-10am: "Open office" hours - join the Zoom early to talk with the facilitators, ask questions, get clarification
10am-noon: Live & Interactive Zoom session
1pm-2pm: Independent work time
1:30-2pm: "Open office" hours - join the Zoom early to talk with the facilitators, ask questions, get clarification
2pm-4pm: Live & Interactive Zoom session
*A Limited number of Partial Scholarships are available - If you need a scholarship, please email email@example.com to request more information.
*If you need to pay by check, use the coupon code "INVOICE" at checkout and we will email you an invoice in 1-3 business days.
* Space is limited and registration closes when all the seats have been filled.
*Zoom sessions are not recorded. If you are unable to attend one of the modules, please let us know.
About the schedule: In an effort to effectively structure training during the summer, we are scheduling two modules a day for four days straight. Each module is "three hours" in credit, however only two hours are completed synchronously. The other hour is pre-session work completed independently. The facilitators will also offer "office hours" before each workshop begins, opening the Zoom thirty minutes early in case participants have questions or need clarification. The Zoom sessions are interactive and participatory, so recordings will not be available. Certificates for completion of up to 24 hours of professional development can be provided upon request.
FULL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
Introduction to Restorative Justice in Education (RJE): Restorative practitioners know that restorative justice is more than a program or list of strategies: it’s a paradigm shift. But what does this shift look like in an educational setting? This course will introduce and explore this new/old way of considering our values about relationships, discipline, and community in school settings.
Grounding RJE in Trauma-Informed Understanding: Restorative practices are not inherently trauma-informed, so without a deeper understanding of trauma, practitioners could be doing more harm than good. Developed in collaboration with author and trauma-specialist Alex Shevrin Venet (Unconditional Learning), this module will introduce basics of trauma and trauma-informed practices, while exploring the confluences and tensions between the two fields.
Saturating RJE with Equity: Without an active and persistent examination of inequities, restorative practices will not fulfill its transformative intentions. While many educators and schools find RJE as a solution to inequity, any RJ initiative will disappoint if we do not take a look at the harms caused due to systemic and structural oppression. This module will provide a space for educators to foster this lens of equity, so they can apply it with their restorative mindset.
Youth Empowerment Training: How do we know if adults are truly sharing power WITH the youth we serve? Well, let's ask them! This training is co-designed with and co-facilitated by our teen practitioners of Peace Builders and Justice (PB&J) and Griffen Castillo. Participants will explore the Ladder of Youth Voice, reflect on personal experiences of empowerment and disempowerment, and collaborate with youth and adults alike to bring more youth-adult equity into our educational spaces.
Restorative Language: Once we have a restorative mindset rooted, one of the primary ways we represent this language is with our words. Participants will learn and practice the traditional RJ concept of Affective Language, while exploring overlaps with nonviolent communication (NVC) and other communication styles through a RESTIQUITY (restorative-trauma-equity) lens.
Circles for Community Building: Learn the basic steps of the circle process and how you can use circles with your students. Participants will investigate the key features of a successful Circle and learn how to design their own classroom Circle to build connection and community with their students. Tips for hosting virtual Circles will be included. Participants should already have a basic, introductory understanding of restorative justice before attending this workshop, with training in equity and trauma-informed practices highly recommended.
Circles for SEL: In this workshop participants will evaluate how the restorative practices of a Circle can be applied to support content standards, academics, and social-emotional learning. Participants should already have a basic, introductory understanding of restorative justice and circle practice before attending this workshop, as well as previous basic training in equity & trauma-informed practices.
- Cancellations received 30+ days prior to the first day of the training are eligible for a refund, less a $25 cancellation fee.
- Cancellations received between 10-30 days prior are eligible for a 50% refund.
- Cancellations received less than 10 days prior are not eligible for a refund.
- If TriadRJ cancels this workshop, all registered participants will be entitled to a refund of all fees paid.
- If a participant is not present for a workshop (“no show”) for any reason, they will not be entitled to a refund.
- There is no charge to substitute another participant in your place. Please notify Triad RJ with the new participant's name and email address.
For requests for cancellation, refund, or substitution, or with any questions about our registrations policies, please contact Valerie at Valerie@triadrj.org