Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Online Workshop: Introduction to Restorative Practices

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June 27, 2022 - June 29, 2022
9:00-3:30 pm CST


Nathan Kelley, M.Ed
Nathan Kelley, M.Ed, Educational Leadership Fellow, Iowa City Community Schools
Brian Brandsmeier, MA
Brian Brandsmeier, MA, Teacher and Restorative Practices Ambassador, Iowa City Community School District
Lore Baur, MA
Lore Baur, MA, Teacher and Restorative Practices Ambassador, Iowa City Community School District

Event Details

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. We are no longer taking registrations, as we’ve reached capacity for this session, however we’ll be offering more sessions in the Fall ‘22 and Spring ‘23. 

This course focuses on the fundamentals of restorative justice, restorative practices, and relationship building for K-12 classroom teachers and service providers.  It explores the role restorative practices play in relationship building and building capacity in dialogue around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Identify parts of a restorative circle and types of circles
  • Identify examples of restorative practices and justify their place in classroom/ school settings
  • Identify ways in which to engage students in restorative practices in your classroom and building
  • Plan and implement a tier one circle in your classroom or building.

Attendees will meet from 9 – 11:30 am and 1 – 3:30 pm CT via Zoom. 

This workshop will be capped at 18 participants. 

Recommended Texts:

Boyes-Watson, C., & Pranis, K. (2020 Revised Edition). Circle forward: Building a restorative school community. St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press.

Evans, K., & Vaandering, D. (2016). The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education: Fostering Responsibility, Healing, and Hope in Schools. Good Books.

Earn Free Licensure Renewal Credit! 

Participants who complete all 3 days of training will be eligible to earn free licensure renewal credit. In order to earn licensure renewal credit for this workshop, complete these 2 steps:

#1 Register for the workshop.

#2 Register and create an account for free licensure renewal credit. (Note: This could also mean that you will be asked to complete some discussions and engage with some additional materials to earn credit.)