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
Uniquely Qualified Instructors
Tricia Wells is an experienced classroom teacher, principal, behavioral specialist consultant, and staff developer known for her expertise on Restorative Practices. She has extensive experience supervising programs for students with behavior disorders, including serving as the assistant principal in charge of discipline at Boys Town, Nebraska. Tricia is the co-author of numerous training materials in use by hundreds of schools throughout North America who have significantly improved the effectiveness of their discipline referral process. Tricia is a proven Restorative Practices teacher and offers practical, proven strategies to effectively improve student behavior.
Kevin Curtis is an experienced classroom teacher and school administrator with many years of experience addressing difficult, disruptive student behaviors at the classroom and building level. He played a key role in developing a whole school restorative discipline program as an alternative method for managing disruptive behavior that is now regarded as a model throughout his state. Well-regarded for his firsthand experience with restorative practices and his engaging presentation style, Kevin is a sought-after presenter for educators seeking ideas that are both practical and proven for addressing difficult and disruptive behaviors in a manner that restores relationships and reduces future misbehaviors. Join Kevin for this practical, common sense approach to developing a discipline program that will transform your classroom and the lives of your students.
Maryann Brittingham is a highly experienced teacher, national presenter and leading expert in working with challenging behavior and using Restorative Practices. She is known for her motivational sessions that inspire and give teachers the specific strategies they need to make positive changes to increase students' success. She brings not only her extensive knowledge of what drives behavior and the science behind it, but strategies and practices you will be able to put into practice to help students own and use the strategies themselves. You won't want to miss sessions with MaryAnn!
|7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m||Registration|
|8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.||Opening General Session|
|9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.||Morning Sessions|
|11:50 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.||Lunch Break (on your own)|
|1:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.||Afternoon Sessions|
|Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend.|
|8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.||Registration|
|8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||Morning Sessions|
|11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Lunch Break (on your own)|
|12:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m||Afternoon Sessions|
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
Special Benefits of Attending
Comprehensive 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
Registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.
Semester Credit Option
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
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.