Day 1 - "Introduction to Restorative Practice Framework" training.
The Restorative Practice Framework provides a construct for acting restoratively within a classroom and school “community”. It is very well suited to education in general and in a variety of special education settings including but not limited to schools. The Framework also is effective within facilities, communities, workplaces, and families.
The aim of the framework is to focus on making connections, strengthening relationships and in repairing harm as a way of building community. It incorporates inclusive, integrated and proactive approaches where a major goal is the effective reintegration of students when addressing situations where harm has been done.
Restorative Practice is structured for creating a positive classroom climate in both elementary and secondary schools, which you will be able to use immediately, following the one-day "Introduction to Restorative Practice Framework" training.
Day 2 - Effective Use of Circles
Learn the value and process of circles is a practical and effective tool in any setting for creating a positive climate in elementary and secondary school classrooms and among staff, as well as in workplaces, community organisations, facilities and families.
This is something which you will be able to use immediately following the training day.
The agenda for the day includes participatory exercises to:
Caroline recently retired after 35 years as an educator with Edmonton Public Schools. During that time she taught at elementary, junior and senior high, was a behaviour consultant, a principal at four different schools and spent time seconded to both Alberta Children's Services and Alberta Education with a focus on supporting students who are vulnerable and creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments. During her last secondment Caroline's main area of focus was mentoring, including supporting the Alberta Mentoring Partnership. Caroline has over 20 years experience using restorative practices within schools, districts, and the justice system. She is currently chair of the Alberta Restorative Justice Association and as well as doing private contract work is a trainer for the International Institute of Restorative Practice.
Administrator/Administration, Counselors/Conseiller en orientation scolaire, Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Teachers/Enseignant
K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12
Registration fee includes cost of two handbooks which are the participant manuals required for the program.
This learning event includes Lunch and morning refreshments