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July 17-18, 2023
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This event will be presented as a Live Online Event.

Two-Day Conference:

Presented by Experts in Restorative Discipline

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Restorative Discipline Strategies to Take Back to Your Classroom!

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Outstanding Trainers
  • Restorative Discipline Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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Meet Your Team of Expert RESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE Instructors

Julie Compton is a highly skilled educator and practitioner with proven experience working successfully with challenging, defiant students by applying Restorative Practices. She is a veteran classroom teacher, behavior specialist and trainer with expertise in Restorative Discipline. She has worked directly with students and their teachers in grades K-12. Her extensive experience across time and grade levels gives her a very unique perspective. The transparency with which she approaches teachers makes her very relatable and trustworthy. She teaches in a way that gets to the heart of the matter. Attendees walk away with highly practical strategies they can immediately implement into their restorative discipline classrooms.

Susan Jones is an energetic and engaging national presenter specializing in Restorative Discipline. Her lively, practical sessions will inform and empower you to create productive learning environments where students take greater responsibility for their own behavior. Susan is an experienced special education teacher, behavior specialist and school leader with 20+ years in education. Her passion for helping students and educators be their best led her to Restorative Practices, an alternative method for managing disruptive behaviors.

Kristin Burke is a highly skilled educator and teacher developer. She leads with empowerment for centered teaching as an international presenter and distinguished leader illuminating the path for wellness in the workplace. Kristin believes all educators are capable of shifting momentum with Restorative Practices at the core of a teacher's toolkit to develop the whole child and optimize impact towards achievement for all learners. Her approach is backed by years of research and field application pre-K through higher education with a focus on neuroscience, physiology, and mind-body connection.

Conference Agenda

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Live Online Conference
7:00 am – 1:30 pm Pacific

Day 1

Opening General Session
Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose ONE Full Afternoon Session or TWO 70-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

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Live Online Conference
7:00 am – 1:30 pm Pacific

Day 2

Morning Sessions: Choose ONE Full Morning Session or TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-morning break
Lunch Break
Afternoon Sessions: Choose TWO 75-Minute Sessions *One mid-afternoon break

Who Should Attend

Grades K-12 Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, School Improvement Teams, Discipline Committee Members, and Administrators

About BER Live Online Events

With the current health challenges, all BER in-person PD events are currently being presented in a Live Online format:

  • Outstanding Instructors
    All programs are led by outstanding BER national trainers
  • Extensive Resource Handbooks
    You'll have access to an extensive digital Resource Handbook before, during and after your seminar
  • Highly Interactive
    You'll be able to ask questions in real time and interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Program Guarantee
    As we have for 46 years, we guarantee the high quality of our programs. If you are not satisfied, we'll give you a 100% refund.

Special Benefits of Attending

Comprehensive Digital Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook, specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are resource materials for ALL conference sessions, even those you don't attend. These materials include:

  • Strategies to transform your discipline system to one based on Restorative Practices that foster learning and growth
  • Effective verbal skills that decrease conflict, promote emotional intelligence and communicate respect and caring
  • Techniques to help students replace negative attitudes with positive ones
  • Clear steps for helping students give up the victim stance and take personal responsibility for their choices and actions

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.

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