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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development - Restorative Practices in Schools

Restorative Practices in Schools

Audience: Advocates, Educators, Other District/School Staff, Parents, Students | Topic: Social Emotional Learning, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

Webinar format. Restorative Practices in Schools
Webinar format

Presented by The RJ Solution, a team of Colorado public school educators instrumental in drafting the State of Colorado guiding document on Restorative Practices in Schools, this workshop will provide an introduction to the philosophy of restorative practices in schools, and the significant impact RP has on school culture and climate. Participants will learn and practice all components of restorative practices, and will leave with next steps for implementation in their classrooms and schools.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will understand how RP addresses social aggression, conflict, and community harm. Additionally, participants will have insight into implementing RP with fidelity to achieve a truly restorative school culture.14 CDE Contact Hours available. 

Dates and Times: November 18 & 19, 2021, 8:00am - 4:00pm each day, with a one hour lunch at 12:00pm.

Register for the online event. Registration is open through November 3, 2021 or when registration is full. Priority is given to Colorado public school/district/BOCES-based educators and staff.

View the course flyer [PDF] 

Visit the Colorado Restorative Justice Coordinating Council website to read the restorative practices guiding document, or to find out more about restorative justice in Colorado. 

Speaker Information

Jen Gallegos is the Director of Student Discipline for a large school district, and a member of the State of Colorado RJ Council, representing education practitioners. She has implemented restorative practices in schools for the last 10+ years, working at all levels as a teacher, dean, administrator, and elementary school principal. She also has a Director of Special Education license. Jen has trained hundreds of schools and school districts in best practices around discipline and RP. 

Jen Kirksey has implented restorative practices in schools for over a decade and is currently a middle school principal. She has been an administrator in highly impacted high schools, a high poverty diverse turnaround middle school, and a large high performance middle school. Her current school serves students who are transitioning from incarceration, have been expelled, are sex offenders, and present a serious threat to neighborhood schools. She has trained over 100 schools and districts throughout Colorado, and presented at national conferences. Education is Jen’s second career - she was a police officer for eight years, and a first responder to Columbine. 

Join us for this event and gain access to content and trainers featured at multiple Colorado school districts, and at many national conferences, including Trauma-Informed School Conference, Innovative Schools Summit Conference, National Educators for Restorative Practices, National Association of Community and Restorative Justice, Northwest Justice Forum, National Association of Elementary School Principals, and Rocky Mountain Restorative Practices Conference. 

Event Date and Time

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 8:00am to Friday, November 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

Certificate

14 CDE contact hours available. Partial credit is not available, and full attendance is required. This training satisfies the Special Education and Behavioral Health licensure renewal requirements.

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