Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Introduction to Restorative Practices Workshop

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October 1, 2022 - October 15, 2022
8:00-1:00 pm CST
Professional Development


Lore Baur, MA
Lore Baur, MA, Certified Trainer for the International Center Nonviolent Communication, Teacher and Restorative Practices Ambassador, Iowa City Community School District

Event Details

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. This workshop focuses on the fundamentals of restorative justice, restorative practices, and relationship building for 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

This workshop will meet online three Saturdays October 1, 8, and 15 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Earn Iowa Licensure Renewal Credit! 

Educators who register for, attend, and complete all readings and discussions via the online course platform for all 3 sessions will earn one free teacher license renewal credit. 

To receive ILRU credit: 

1) Register for the workshop.

2) Create your Baker Teacher Leader Center account/log into your account and click “Enroll”.

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.

This workshop has a maximum of 18 participants. If capacity has been reached, interested individuals will be placed on a waiting list.