Foster positive classroom and school culture

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

Topics include how to set high expectations while being supportive, how to provide direct feedback and ask questions that foster accountability, and the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

You will also learn to facilitate circles, an essential process for creating a positive learning environment and school culture. Circles may be used to build social capital, resolve social problems and respond when harm occurs.

Additionally, our instructors address many issues related to building relationships and community while teaching virtually during COVID-19. Concepts include how and when to have one-on-one conversations; the effective use of informal time as students gather; and setting norms for running virtual circles. Plus, participants will learn creative uses of tools, including breakout rooms, whiteboard, chatroom, and how to work with small groups while other students do individual work.

Learning Format

This online experience — tailored for teachers, administrators and other school staff — is led by an experienced IIRP instructor:

  • On two successive days, you will participate in 4.5-hour live Zoom sessions (breaks included).
  • Prework includes readings, handouts, videos and other resources. There will be approximately two hours of prework for each day of synchronous instruction.

This event addresses topics that are also covered in the first two days of our in-person Basic Restorative Practices event: Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively, and it satisfies the prerequisite for certain graduate courses and professional development, including Become a Restorative Practices Trainer.

Price: $450

May 2021

Restorative Practices for Educators
May 10, 2021 - May 11, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: May 10-11 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
May 10, 2021 - May 11, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: May 10-11 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
May 13, 2021 - May 14, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: May 13-14– 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
May 24, 2021 - May 25, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: May 24-25 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
May 24, 2021 - May 25, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: May 24-25 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4

June 2021

Restorative Practices for Educators
June 7, 2021 - June 8, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: June 7-8 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
June 14, 2021 - June 15, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: June 14-15 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
June 17, 2021 - June 18, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: June 17-18– 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
June 17, 2021 - June 18, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: June 17-18– 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
June 28, 2021 - June 29, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: June 28-29 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
June 28, 2021 - June 29, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: June 28-29 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4

July 2021

Restorative Practices for Educators
July 12, 2021 - July 13, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: July 12-13 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
July 15, 2021 - July 16, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: July 15-16 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
July 19, 2021 - July 20, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: July 19-20, 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
July 22, 2021 - July 23, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: July 22-23 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
July 26, 2021 - July 27, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: July 26-27, 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4

August 2021

Restorative Practices for Educators
August 5, 2021 - August 6, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: August 5-6 – 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
August 9, 2021 - August 10, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: August 9-10, 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4
Restorative Practices for Educators
August 16, 2021 - August 17, 2021
Online
Live Zoom Sessions: August 16-17, 12:30-5:00 PM Eastern (US & Canada) / GMT -4

Have questions?

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

Phone: (610) 938-4805
Email: events@iirp.edu

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