2020 Restorative Practices in Schools and Communities Conference!
June 15th-June 19th, 2020

Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program

Registration Update: We are in conversation with the MN Department of Education and following the CDC’s recommended Covid-19 response plans. We are currently pausing conference registration until April 20th. We will continue to monitor the public health situation and update our website and the Eventbrite page with any changes. If we end up needing to cancel the conference we will refund participants that have already registered. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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.

Restorative Classroom

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, Restorative Practices Circle for Administrators, Circle for Dakota, Ojibwe and other American Indian Educators, Conferencing to Repair Harm in Schools, Using Circle to Teach – Understanding Culture, Resilience and American Indian Students, 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


Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program (CAAEP)

Recipient of 2018 Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs
Minnesota Alternative Program of the Year

C.A.A.E.P. featured on Channel 10!

WDIO’s interview