Introduction to Restorative Practices in Education

Class Details

  • Class Type: Blended
  • Date: 3/15/2017 - 4/19/2017
  • Wed
  • Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: Century Middle School
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Local Association: DISTRICT 12 EDUC ASSN
  • Nonmember Price: $0
  • CEA Member Price: $0
  • This class is for Adams 12 teachers only. Snacks will be provided.

  • Currently Enrolled: 16 of 50
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/19/2017 - 7/30/2017
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • There will be Zoom virtual classes during weeks one and two. Dates are TBD.

  • Currently Enrolled: 24 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 9/24/2018 - 12/3/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 2
  • Nonmember Price: $190
  • CEA Member Price: $90
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55.

  • Currently Enrolled: 12 of 30
  • Class Type: Face-to-Face
  • Date: 10/20/2016 - 11/17/2016
  • Thu
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Silver Hills Middle School
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $0
  • CEA Member Price: $0
  • Dinner is provided during each session.

  • Currently Enrolled: 14 of 40
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 2/25/2019 - 5/5/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 2
  • Nonmember Price: $190
  • CEA Member Price: $90
  • Graduate credit is available at $55.00 per credit. Required Text: The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools: Teaching Responsibility; Creating Caring Climates by Lorraine Amstutz and Judy Mullet

  • Currently Enrolled: 21 of 30
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 3/20/2017 - 4/30/2017
  • Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Currently Enrolled: 13 of 20
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 10/2/2017 - 11/5/2017
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • There will be Zoom virtual classes during this course. Dates are TBD. This class will use Edthena, an interactive, online video coaching platform. When accessing Edthena, each student will make one-time $25 license purchase that gives her or him unlimited access to Edthena for the entire semester. This means students can use Edthena for other COpilot classes and in their own classrooms and/or buildings for that semester.

  • Currently Enrolled: 10 of 20
  • Class Type: Face-to-Face
  • Date: 10/18/2017 - 11/15/2017
  • Wed
  • Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: Silver Hills Middle School
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $0
  • CEA Member Price: $0
  • This class is only available for educators in the following school districts: Brighton 27J, Commerce City 14, Adams Five Start District 12, Mapleton. Snacks are provided each week.

  • Currently Enrolled: 14 of 20

About the Course

Restorative Practices (RP) has become a buzzword in education, but what exactly does this mean?  RP is an alternative to punitive approaches like suspensions, expulsions, and excluding students from the learning environment.  RP are about identifying what happened, who has been impacted, and how to make things right. This course is an opportunity for educators to become skilled restorative practitioners in their work settings with students and colleagues.  During sessions, participants will learn the philosophy of RP, become immersed in the practices, and create restoratives tools for their own work environment that can be implemented immediately, no matter the school’s current discipline model. Implementation of RP has the potential to transform a school community. At one middle school, behavioral referrals decreased by 81% from one academic year to the next after the implementation of RP.

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After finishing this class, students will be able to:

  • Explain what Restorative Practices (RP) are and determine how they can be used in educational settings.
  • Implement circles for building community, solving classroom/school challenges, and discussing content knowledge.
  • Learn and apply restorative language and conversations in educational settings and with students and adults.
  • Practice restorative techniques through scenarios.
  • Research a question around RP and present a final project.
  • Collaborate and brainstorm on how RP can be further developed.
  • Grade(s): 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Secondary 6-12 Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
  • Subject(s): Professional Development Teacher Leadership/Effectiveness

Facilitator

Kathy Zaleski

Kathy currently teaches Social Studies at Northglenn High School in Adams 12.  Along with teaching, she also facilitates multiple courses and trainings around using restorative practices in schools around the country.  Kathy has a BS in Secondary Education - Social Studies from Indiana University and a MA from University of Arizona in Language, Reading, and Culture.  


Reviews

Betty Simmons
This course was a great lead into Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices. I enjoyed this course.
Guinevere Jones
Kathy has a wealth of knowledge and gives helpful personalized feedback.
Laura Mitchell
Great class and great instructor. Assignments were relevant to my work in schools and I was able to use what we learned in class right away with my students. I recommend this class!

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