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2 Day Event:
Feb 22, 2021 - Feb 23
Start Time:
Online at
8:00 am – 2:30 pm
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2/24/216 am PDT
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We stand behind the high quality of our programs by providing the following unconditional guarantee:

If you are not satisfied with this program, we'll give you a 100% refund of your registration fee.

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Two-Day Conference:

Presented by Experts in Restorative Discipline

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Restorative Discipline Strategies You Can Use at School or Online!

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Outstanding Trainers
  • Restorative Discipline Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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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.

Jorge Elvir is an experienced educator with many years of experience addressing difficult, disruptive student behaviors at the classroom and building level. Jorge loves sharing Restorative Discipline strategies that reduce the need for traditional discipline, resulting in increased instructional minutes, engagement, learning, and student growth. High energy, passionate and "real" – Jorge shares proven strategies for addressing highly disruptive and/or dangerous behaviors. As a school administrator, Jorge was key in developing and implementing a highly effective school-wide Restorative Discipline program as an alternative to traditional disciplinary practices.

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!

Conference Agenda

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Live Online Conference
8:00 am – 2:30 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
8:00 am – 2:30 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 43 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, for use both at school and online
  • 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
Brandman University 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 Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER 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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