Restorative DC is excited to connect with current and new restorative practitioners, coordinators, and school support staff, educational support and community-based organizations throughout the District of Columbia as part of our Community of Practice (CoP) series for SchoolYear 2021-22.The CoP will provide participants with an opportunity to:
Participate in city-wide problem solving group activities.
Explore current restorative promising practices
Practice tangible and practical skills that are necessary for a restorative mindset and culture shift.
Create a city-wide network of restorative practitioners and support.
Consider the intersection of restorative practices and multi-tiered levels of support throughout the District.
Format: The hour-long sessions will be guided by team members from Restorative DC and co-facilitated by leaders and practitioners from our RDC partner schools as well as experts in the field of restorative justice, social emotional learning (SEL), mental health, and MTSS. Session activities will include self-guided circles for subject matter exploration, deep dives into ‘hot topics’ that are relevant in the current school climate, and practice exercises that will strengthen the restorative skills of participants. All sessions will be held on the third or fourth Wednesday of each month and will be virtual except for the in-person May celebratory session.
All professional development sessions use a trauma-informed approach and teach skills and practices that you can implement immediately. We highly encourage participants to join our weekly coaching sessions for a deeper dive into the challenges of implementation and practice. All Fall 2021 sessions will be held virtually on Zoom.