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Restorative Practices Planning Circles, August, 2021

Welcome to the Minnesota Department of Education School Climate Center Restorative Practices in Schools & Communities Planning Circles. Restorative practices (RP) are drawn from the Indigenous people & communities of color around the world. Restorative practices are an approach schools can use to improve school climate, build community & repair relationships.

The Minnesota Department of Education, in partnership with the Legal Rights Center, Mickelson Consulting, Peacemaker Resources & the Winona School District, is offering two-day Planning Circles for Restorative Educators, August 2-3 or 9-10 or 16-17, from 9:00- 3:30 each day.

The Planning Circles will provide school & district teams (as well as individuals) a supportive space to:
• Connect with other restorative educators with ideas & wonderings for the new school year.
• Reconnect to restorative learnings.
• Imagine a school year of working with each other, with students & with families.
• Create kind guideposts for designing RP to support staff, students & families, to center racial justice in the school community & to develop capacity for repairing relationships with a restorative planning guide.

Participants will explore MDE implementation resources & share their restorative learnings as well.

The two-day Planning Circles will meet on-line, with a RP Online trainer to hold the space for everyone’s’ hopes & concerns. Each online circle will be limited to 15 people.

School & district teams who wish to hold their Planning Circles in their own buildings may contact Nancy Riestenberg, 651-582-8433 for Planning Circle resources & suggestions for circle keepers.

The cost of the planning circle, online or in person, is $70. Ten continuing education Units (CEU's) & Admin. CEU’s are offered.
Target Audience:

Educators, including administrators, teachers, student support staff and school staff

Start Date: 8/2/2021
End Date: 8/17/2021
Time: 9:00 - 3:00
Location: Online or In person in Bemidji, Cloquet or New Hope
Administrative CEU's: Yes
Clock Hours: Yes
Post Secondary Credit Offered: No
Registration Deadline: 08/06/2021
Fees: Per Person-  $70.00