Foster positive classroom and school culture

Building and strengthening relationships and community is a critical component of school culture. Restorative practices is an essential process for creating a positive learning environment, building social capital, and resolving relational issues.

During this two-day introductory experience, you will learn the fundamental theory and practices for engaging with students, staff, and parents in your school setting.

Topics include the importance of being explicit about practice, how to set high expectations while being supportive, and ways to build community in your setting. We will discuss giving direct feedback and asking questions that foster accountability, as well as utilizing effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

You will learn to apply the restorative practices continuum, understanding which restorative processes are best for achieving certain goals or responding to particular situations. We will focus specifically on facilitating circles, an essential process for creating a positive learning environment and school culture. Circles can be used both proactively and responsively to build social capital, sustain relationships, address social problems, and respond when harm occurs. Participants will spend time planning circles to use in their schools immediately.

Designed for:

K-12 teachers, staff, administrators. This experience is applicable to other audiences,
but school-based examples are used.

Learning Format Options:

  • Online: Two consecutive 4.5-hour days of live instruction via Zoom.
    (2 hours of pre-work required prior to each session.)
  • In Person: Two consecutive 8-hour days of live instruction (two breaks and time for lunch included).

Note:

In conjunction with Restorative Justice Conferencing, this event can be applied to the blended RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices course at the IIRP Graduate School. Trainings are limited in capacity and fill up quickly. Please do not book any travel or accommodations for in-person trainings until the registration is confirmed.

Price: $450

 

Upcoming Events

Please Note:

All events require pre-registration to attend. If you require a purchase order, processing can take up to ten business days. Please allow for that in your planning and event date selection. Event capacities are limited, and seats are reserved as payments are received.

Credit card payments will expedite your registration process. If you require the use of a purchase order:

  • Email your purchase order to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with the session dates you would like to register for.
  • Once received, a link to register for the event will be sent to you.
  • Complete the registration form. An email confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your form.

March 2024

Restorative Practices for Educators
March 4, 2024 - March 5, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: March 4-5 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Restorative Practices for Educators
March 4, 2024 - March 5, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: March 4-5 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Restorative Practices for Educators - San Diego, CA
March 11, 2024 - March 12, 2024
Catholic Diocese of San Diego
8:30 AM-5:00 PM (registration 8:00-8:30)
Restorative Practices for Educators
March 14, 2024 - March 15, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: March 14-15 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Restorative Practices for Educators
March 18, 2024 - March 19, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: March 18-19 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Restorative Practices for Educators
March 18, 2024 - March 19, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: March 18-19 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

April 2024

Restorative Practices for Educators
April 8, 2024 - April 9, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: April 8-9 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Restorative Practices for Educators
April 8, 2024 - April 9, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: April 8-9 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Restorative Practices for Educators - Bethlehem, PA
April 15, 2024 - April 16, 2024
IIRP Campus
8:30 AM-4:30 PM (registration 8:00-8:30)
Restorative Practices for Educators
April 25, 2024 - April 26, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: April 25-26 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Restorative Practices for Educators
April 25, 2024 - April 26, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: April 25-26 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Restorative Practices for Educators
April 29, 2024 - April 30, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: April 29-30 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

May 2024

Restorative Practices for Educators
May 6, 2024 - May 7, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: May 6-7 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Restorative Practices for Educators
May 16, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: May 16-17 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Restorative Practices for Educators
May 20, 2024 - May 21, 2024
Live Zoom Sessions: May 20-21 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Schedule a Conversation

If you would like to speak about professional development events, please contact Continuing Education Specialist.

Phone: (267) 894-6071
Email: events@iirp.edu