During the 2019-2020 school year, the Saint Paul Federation of Educators is creating learning for up to 20 educators in elementary settings in a year long cohort in restorative practices professional development. This cohort opportunity is geared towards individuals who work in elementary (pre-k-6th grade) settings, including administrators, classroom teachers, ESPs, licensed support professionals, etc. The cohort will meet once monthly for 4 hours of learning (Saturday convenings) beginning in November with a 2 day launch. Educators will emerge with rich skills, heart and capacity to lead restorative practice learning for and with the St. Paul Federation of Educators in the community, classrooms and school-wide work.
The cost of the 7 day restorative practice training series is $250. An individual school site can send up to five educators for the cost of $750.
This year’s dates for circle are as follows: Friday, November 1st (union-paid sub day); Saturday, November 2nd; Saturday, December 7th; Saturday, January 11th; Saturday, February 8th; Saturday, February 29th; and Saturday, April 18th.
Applicants who can commit to all 7 days of training are best suited for this learning model.
In our RP work, we:
Believe that learning is relational and our schools should be places of engagement and accountability achieved with students;
Focus most of our effort on establishing strong, inclusive relationships within our communities through regular community building circles;
Engage students by connecting to their lived experiences through content circles;
Aim to empower, understand, provide support and create accountability for all who had a role in harm that occurs in our communities, including historical harm, so that relationships are restored.
Please direct any questions to Becky McCammon, Restorative Practice Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is Monday, October 14th. Educators will be notified the week of October 21st of their confirmed registration.