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Restorative Practices Basic Training -2 DAY TRAINING - space limited


with JoAnn Freiberg Jody Lambert

Calendar Jun 4, 2020 at 8:30 am

This two-day basic training (June 4 & June 5, 2020) in Restorative Practices provides the necessary information for establishing the conditions for developing and nurturing a culture based on high quality relationships among all school community members and positive community building that is trauma-free. This is accomplished by focusing not on rules broken and punitive consequences but rather on the harms done and providing appropriate restorative consequences and the systems that are necessary to repair and support strong relationships among all school community members (students and adults). Working restoratively is a social/relational rather than a behaviorist model. Embracing restorative practices is not a program but rather a way of thinking, being and operating in the day-to-day.  The training includes concrete and practical strategies for establishing the appropriate classroom and school-based routines as well as conducting circles and conferences in primary prevention as well as intervention contexts. This training builds upon existing School Climate training sessions, although previous attendance in Basic  (and/or Advanced) School Climate training is not required to participate in this Restorative Practice Basic training.

Day 1: Introduction to Restorative Practices 

Learn practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships

Day 2: Using Circles Effectively 

Discover how to optimally utilize circles in any setting

Lunch provided both days


Foundational Skills for Evaluators of Teachers 3-Day Professional Learning for Administrators - 2020


with EdAdvance Staff

Calendar Aug 26, 2020 at 8:30 am

This 3-day (August 26, September 2, & September 10, 2020) workshop is a RESC Alliance professional learning opportunity focusing on the high impact components of the teacher evaluation process. The interactive session concentrates on the evaluator’s capacity to observe and analyze teacher performance through the lens of the CT Common Core of Teaching (CCT) and to provide supportive, high quality feedback to teachers. Participants will learn how to use a feedback cycle to collect evidence, analyze the connection to CCT indicators, and help teachers plan for appropriate instructional improvements. They will have multiple opportunities to apply their learning and receive personalized feedback to improve in the effective evaluation of teachers, and engage in a summative demonstration ofproficiency.

Audience: New administrators who evaluate teachers, complementary evaluators, or administrators who want to refresh their skills with observation and providing high quality feedback.

Please Note: Participants must bring a laptop with Microsoft Word (version 8 or later), earbuds and a copy (electronic or paper) of your district's Teacher Evaluation Plan.

Food and beverage are not provided.

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