Restorative Practices: Introduction

Details
Event Date/Time: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Suggested Audience: 
Central Office (CO) / Building Administrator (BA) / Teacher Leader (TL)

Beginning Aug. 1, Michigan law required that schools consider using Restorative Practices in addition to or in place of suspension or expulsion. Are you prepared to follow the law?

Join us for this one-day workshop for an introduction to Restorative Practices presented by Roy Burton, founder of Michigan Restorative Practices Trainers and Consultants.

The workshop is intended for administrators and other school leaders who need more information but won't necessarily be the person leading Restorative Practices within their building.

NOTE: Those who will be leading Restorative Practices and circles are encouraged to attend our two-day certification session - more information can be found here.

What are Restorative Practices?

Restorative Practices give people the potential to do something difference - to challenge the way that people think, behave and change.

Restorative approaches are based on four key features:

  1. Respect: Listening to other opinions and learning to value everyone.
  2. Responsibility: Taking ownership for one's own actions.
  3. Repair: Developing necessary skills within a school community so its individual members have the ability to identify solutions that repair harm.
  4. Re-Integration: Working within a structured, supportive process to resolve issues and ensure unwanted behavior is not repeated, while allowing students to remain inside the mainstream education environment.

Workshop Highlights:

Learn about a data-based analytical problem solving approach that finds and resolves root causes.

Problem Identification: What's the problem?

If students are not being successful in an area, what could we do differently as professionals to ensure that each student is successful and that staff time is spent more effectively?

Problem Analysis: Why is this occurring?

The key here is to focus everyone's efforts on analyzing the problem for the "root cause". Once the root is identified, plans can be made to fix it.

Intervention Design: What are we going to do about it?

This is a creative as well as practical step that involves a very systematic approach to eliminating issues that are not root causes, then focusing our attention on tangible solutions that can solve the problem.

Response to Intervention: Is it working?

At this point we have developed a clear PLAN of action with the ability to track, and gather information on how it's working in order to make any adjustments if necessary.

Location Information
MELG Building
1001 Centennial Way
Lansing
Phone: 
517-327-5315
Fees
Member Fee: 
$169
Non-Member Fee: 
$199
Cancellation Deadline: 
9/8/17