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(Chippewa Falls) Using Restorative Practices and Circles in a School Setting

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Last Date to Register: 1/9/2018 12:00 AM
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Assistant: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800
Location: CESA #10
725 West Park Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Facility: Meeting Room
Date/Time:
1/9/2018 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration 8:00-8:30 am
1/10/2018 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
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(Chippewa Falls) Using Restorative Practices and Circles in a School Setting

*Limit 30 Participants*  AUDIENCE: Administrators, School Counselors, Social Workers, and Teachers

Registration 8:00-8:30 am; Workshop 8:30 am-3:30 pm

January 9-10, 2018

CESA #10
725 West Park Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI  54729
Contact: Carol Zabel, CESA #10
(715) 720-2145
czabel@cesa10.org

In today’s schools, care for the person/s harmed through misbehavior is rarely addressed in intentional ways. Misbehavior is punished leaving the student to feel disconnected from school and at times also feeling like a victim. When misbehavior is not addressed in a restorative manner the focus of academic learning is broken. Working through Restorative Practices, misbehaving students deal with the harm they have caused to individuals and to the school community. An understanding of the harm done and a restoring of safety or relationships starts to happen and the emphasis of learning in a caring environment can resume. The goals of Restorative Practices apply not only to those involved in or affected by misbehavior, but to the larger educational community as well.

Key Goals of Restorative Practice:

  • To understand the harm and develop empathy for both the harmed and the harmer
  • To listen and respond to the needs of the person harmed and the person who harmed
  • To encourage accountability and responsibility through personal reflection within a collaborative planning process
  • To reintegrate the harmer (and, if necessary, the harmed) into the community as valuable, contributing members
  • To create caring climates to support healthy communities
  • To change the system and why it contributes to the harm

Day 1—Participants will have an understanding of: Restorative Practices—where its roots are from and how it is being used today. Punishment vs. Restoration—Where are you on the discipline continuum?  The four paned window of conduct. Values and Concepts of a Restorative School Environment—How does your school check out?

Day 2—Participants will have an understanding of the “practices” in Restorative Practice and how they fit into a continuum (think triangle in PBIS) —Types of Restorative Practice: Reintegration following suspensions, Class meetings, Circles, Conferencing, Truancy mediation, Bullying

PRESENTERS:

  • Christine Kleiman  Program Director, Safe and Healthy Schools Department at CESA #7, Regional Coordinator for Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center, PBIS Coach and Trainer, and Restorative Practice Trainer.
  • Patricia Kexel  Retired Language Arts teacher and Middle School Guidance Counselor, presently Restorative Practices Trainer and co-founder of Creating Connections. Herb Kohl Fellowship Recipient in 2006

COST:  $200 registration fee per person (Handouts, lunch and refreshments are included).

PAYABLE TO:  CESA #4

SEND PAYMENT TO:
CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI  54669
ATTN: Mary Devine—PLEASE include and clearly define: Participant name, exact name of workshop, and date, with all checks or purchase orders. Thank you!

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  Chippewa Falls: http://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=18855

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE: Mary Devine, CESA #4  (800) 514-3075; mdevine@cesa4.org                    

CREDIT:  OPTIONAL One graduate credit is available from Viterbo University for an additional $200.

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.

CESA #4 IS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.