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Academic/Content Circle Keeping (Restorative Practices Workshop)

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1776 G St. NW (corner of 18th and G)
The Goodwill Excel Center

This workshop is for teachers, youth workers, youth, and other professionals who wish to utilize restoration circles to build community and cover academic content at their school/organization/agency. The keeper’s role is to initiate a space that is respectful and safe, as well as to engage participants in a shared responsibility for the space and for their collective work. Participants will learn the underlying assumptions, primary features, and basic process of community building and academic content circles through direct experience and reflection. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice designing and keeping circles, to receive feedback on their skills and will be given an informal assessment of their readiness to apply circles to their work. Participants will receive reference materials to guide in implementation. On the basis of this and the assessment, it is anticipated that most participants will be ready to serve as keepers for basic community-building circles as an outcome of the workshop, but not more advanced responsive circles.

Prerequisites: The Restorative Schools Overview, Why Restorative? webinar or similar introductory training is a prerequisite to attending this training. Access the webinar recording.

For questions, please contact Jessica Dulay at [email protected].