2020 Restorative Practices in Schools Conference!
June 15th-June 19th, 2020
Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program
Restorative Practices are drawn from the traditions of Indigenous people and communities of color around the world. They are grounded in a common knowledge that people are profoundly relational, interconnected, and inherently good. Restorative practices include ways of creating community that honor the importance of relationships amongst all members in the community; as well as practices to repair relationships when harm has been caused and address the needs of all people impacted by the harm.
When integrated into daily living, Restorative Practices support our thriving personally, professionally and within our communities. Showing up in this way expands our potential for successfully creating a peaceful world- inside and out.
The Conference training sessions are open to anyone who works with youth, including school administrators, school board members, teachers, educational aides, school resource officers, school facilities staff members, student support staff members, out of school time staff, youth workers, school volunteers, family members and community partners. Sessions ranging from introductory level to advanced level will be offered. Schools are encouraged to send a team to the trainings. Individuals are welcome.
Topics Explored: Restorative Practices First Steps, Community Building Circle Training, Circle for Dakota, Ojibwe and other American Indian Educators, Conferencing to Repair Harm in Schools, Using Circle to Teach – Embracing the Circle and the Sacred Space Within It, Restorative Practices and Special Education, Breaking Barriers – Supporting Students Through Trauma Informed Practice, Whole School Design and Implementation, Breaking the School Pipeline to Prison, Restorative Language/Chats, Deeper Understanding of Circle
Recipient of 2018 Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs
Minnesota Alternative Program of the Year