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MN Restorative Practices in Schools Training - Sponsored by MDE & LRC

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Forest Elementary School

6800 47th Ave N

Crystal, MN 55428

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A restorative school is centered on relationships, building community and repairing harm. Multiple practices provide multi-tiered levels of support for students, staff and family. These trainings include experiential instruction, training materials, and lunch and morning refreshments. Schools are encouraged to send a team to the training. Individuals are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

Dates and descriptions of the trainings follow. Please be mindful of the schedule and do not register the same person for conflicting trainings. Contact Izy at imcclure@legalrightscenter.org or 612-677-2142 with any questions.

FOUNDATIONAL TRAININGS

Restorative Foundations (1 day) - Monday, June 19th 8:30am-4pm

  • $60 + Eventbrite Fees
  • This one day session will provide an overview of restorative justice principles and theory, restorative practices in schools, implementation guidance and a review of resources. Participants of the trainings are encouraged to attend, along with administrators, family members and school board representatives.
  • Trainers: Aaron Barnes, Nancy Riestenberg, Rebecca McCammon and Raj Sethuraju

Circle Training (4 days) - Monday, June 19th - Thursday, June 22nd 8:30am-4pm

  • $240 + Eventbrite Fees
  • Circle is the basic communication process for a restorative school. It can be used to build community, problem-solve, teach, plan, organize meetings and repair harm. The process looks simple, but applying the principles requires practice. Participants will learn the elements, history and applications of circle, the consensus process and underlying assumptions.
  • Trainers: Alice Lynch and Talaya Tolefree; Jamie Williams and Dominique Diaddigo-Cash

    Restorative Language and Chats (2 days) - Wednesday, June 21st - Thursday, June 22nd 8:30am-4pm

    • SOLD OUT - Please email imcclure@legalrightscenter.org with your name, email, and phone number to be added to our waitlist
    • $120 + Eventbrite Fees
    • Participation in the Foundations Day session encouarged
    • A restorative school teaches the language of empathy and supports problem-solving conversations. In this intrductory training, participants will discuss and practice using affective statements and restorative chats, which are quick, in-the-moment guided conversations to help resolves problems early
    • Trainers: Alexis Goffe and Heather Hirsch

    Circle Networking Day (1 day) - Friday, June 23rd 8:30am-4pm

    • $25 + Eventbrite Fees
    • Join restorative practitioners for a day of meeting, greeting and circle. We will discuss how current events affect the learning environment and how schools, trainers, and community organizations can work together to meet the needs of students and staff when the new affects the school
    • Keeper: Nancy Riestenberg

    Using Circle to Teach (2 days) - Tuesday, June 20th - Wednesday June 21st 8:30am-4pm

    • $120 + Eventbrite Fees
    • Basic experience with Circle is helpful
    • This Circle training will focus on teaching the Circle process to students and on using the process to teach academic subjects, such as world languages, mathematics, writing, and preparing for tests.
    • Trainers: Erin Dunlevy and Mary Skillings

    ADVANCED TRAININGS

    Conferencing to Repair Harm (3 days) - Tuesday, June 20th - Thursday, June 22nd 8:30am-4pm

    • SOLD OUT - Please email imcclure@legalrightscenter.org with your name, email, and phone number to be added to our waitlist
    • $180 + Eventbrite Fees
    • Participation in the Foundations Day session encouarged
    • Conferencing is a script-directed repair of harm process to address a specific incident of harm. Participants will learn pre-meeting, the face-to-face process and agreement completion practices.
    • Trainers: Maureen Farrell and Brent Lehman

    Circle to Repair Harm (3 days) - Tuesday, June 20th - Thursday, June 22nd 8:30am-4pm

    • SOLD OUT - Please email imcclure@legalrightscenter.org with your name, email, and phone number to be added to our waitlist
    • $180 + Eventbrite Fees
    • Foundations and basic Circle training or experience is helpful
    • The circle process can be used to repair harm, espeically when the harm may require several sessions or on-going support. Participants will learn pre-meeting, the circle to repair harm outline and the celebration/follow-up circle processes.
    • Trainers: Taylor Saver and Jeannie Zimmer

    Restorative Practices and Special Needs (2 days) - Tuesday, June 20th - Wednesday June 21st 8:30am-4pm

    • $120 + Eventbrite Fees
    • Circle or Conferencing to Repair Harm expereince is helpful, but not essential
    • This session will explore accommodations that can be used in the repair of harm process for students with special needs. Visual aids and language adaptations, along with with guidance for specific disabilities will be offered.
    • Trainers: Patricia McGinnis and Nancy Riestenberg

    Advanced Circle Keepers' Training (2 days) - Tuesday, June 20th - Wednesday June 21st 8:30am-4pm

    • $120 + Eventbrite Fees
    • Prior Circle training or experience is expected
    • People experienced with repair of harm processes - circle or conferencing - are invited to an advanced experiential training for pre-meetings and face-to-face meetings as well as a whole class process
    • Trainers: Michael Stanefski and Cynthia Zwicky

    Restorative Family Group Conferencing in Schools (2 days) - Wednesday, June 21st - Thursday, June 22nd 8:30am-4pm

    • $120 + Eventbrite Fees
    • Participation in the Foundations Day session encouarged
    • The Legal Rights Center has adapted restorative Family Group Conferencing for use in schools in response to significant behavioral concerns, as an alternative to expulsion, to support school re-entry following suspension, to address truancy and/or to support family engagement. Through engagement of the student, family, school, and community resources, a strengths-based accountability plan is developed to ensure that students are able to repair harm, restore the learning relationships between students and schools, family and school, and student and family. This training is for restorative community organizations and their local school administrators. Community restorative practioners are encouraged to invite a principal from a high school and/or an alternative learning center to the training. School administrators are also welcome to attend without a community partner if no current relationship exists.
    • Trainers: Sarah Davis and Chelsea Schmitz
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    6800 47th Ave N

    Crystal, MN 55428

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