Special Guest Reflection on Restorative Practices June 25-28, 2018-01-07آ v Guest Speakers,...
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Each member of your School Team can register individually or you can register together. No payment is due when you register. Schools will be invoiced after all registrations are received, and schools unable to pay the full amount may apply for team scholarships. To register online: http://rdtraining.org.
v Four-day event: Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28 v Breakout tracks for pastors, administrators, and grade levels v Guest Speakers, skill-based training, and action planning
Early Registration: $275 per person, before March 1
Special Guest Reflection on Restorative Practices
Registrants will have a guided reflection on what it means to be a restorative practitioner. Identifying our own individual strengths and struggles can provide a path for solidarity in creating vibrant restorative communities. The implications are significant both personally and professionally. This brief presentation, quiet reflection and discussion, will be an important step in understanding how to synthesize this work within our ministries. At the heart of restorative practices is one fundamental belief: Quality relationships are valuable beyond measure. They are more valuable than your buildings, the property on which they sit, or the resources that they contain because a hope-filled future depends on them. When we invest in building quality relationships, we are investing in the belief that we can create and sustain a peaceful, safe, and productive society, and that we can provide the tools with which to accomplish this within and beyond our individual circles of influence.
June 25-28, 2018 Resurrection Catholic School
4900 North Woodlawn Wichita, Kansas 67220
Registration opens December 4
Early Registration Price $275 per person
$300 per person after March 1 $325 after April 1
Details and online registration at http://rdtraining.org
For questions: email@example.com
v What is Restorative Discipline? It is a unique approach to bullying prevention that is built on the belief in the dignity of the human person. By fostering personal understanding and practice of character through timeless teaching on virtue, we can more fully experience personal growth, and in turn, integrate kindness in our interactions with those around us. When harmful behavior occurs, restorative practices enable all parties to repair relationships and make things as right as possible.
v How Do You Know Restorative Discipline is Effective? Two significant outcomes in this work are:
1. Decrease anti-social behaviors 2. Increase in virtue and character development
Many existing programs address misbehavior without exploring the needs of the whole child for all parties involved in harmful behavior. Traditional discipline is generally punitive. The strategies provided in the RD training, once implemented, are evaluated by surveys and tracking behaviors to determine the effectiveness in achieving its goals.
v What Preparations Do I Need to Make? Reflect with others in your school community. You will learn about roles/responsibilities and review the checklist for implementation. Invite staff and parents who share your enthusiasm for maintaining a positive school climate and form a school team. Register your school and plan to attend the upcoming Summer Institute for training. We recommend the Institute for a minimum of three adults: an administrator and at least two teachers. The most successful teams train their entire staff.
v Why Should Our School Register a “Team?” Each team member can be trained for specific roles. This is a collaborative process that values every person’s contribution to a peaceful, safe, and productive learning environment. Parents can be trained to assist with implementation at home, providing consistency in the approach to solving conflicts and cultivating character and virtue.
Summer Institute Schedule (tentative) Registration opens 7:45 AM
Day One - 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. History and Introduction to Restorative Circles Foundations & Guiding Principles Overview of Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline Virtue activities
Day Two - 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hallmarks of Fully Restorative Schools Circle Workshop Restorative Leadership Breakout for Administrators Grade Level Processes Art & Virtue/Cross-curricular models
Day Three – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker on Restorative Practices and Catholic Identity Pastor/Principal Breakout Showcase Panel of Best Practices Asking the Tough Questions
Day Four - 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Social-Emotional Learning and Restorative Practices Best Ideas/Practices Showcase Maker Space for Virtue and Restorative Practices Action Planning Commissioning Service
Here’s what 2017 Summer Institute participants had to say…
“Excellent all around. Very valuable use of time and money. Inspirational and encouraging.” “I really enjoyed the week and especially meeting new people. I think sitting at a table with teachers who are veterans at using this work was a most effective way to really understand how this initiative works.”
“It is more than a program – it’s a journey!”