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Proactive Circle Keeping

February 14at9:00 am - 11:30 am


This workshop is for teachers, youth workers, and other professionals who wish to build community and facilitate circles at their school/organization/agency. Participants will learn the underlying assumptions, primary features, and fundamental processes of community-building circles through direct experience and reflection. The circle-keeper’s role is to initiate a space that is respectful and safe and to engage participants in sharing responsibility for the space and for their collective work. Participants will have the opportunity to practice designing and keeping circles, receive feedback on their skills, and receive an informal assessment of their readiness to apply circles to their work. Participants will receive reference materials to guide in implementation. It is anticipated that most participants will be ready to serve as keepers for basic community-building circles as an outcome of the workshop, but not more advanced responsive circles.

Target Audience: Teachers, Classroom Support Staff, School Staff


Registration for PLUs:

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DC Public School and DC Public Charter School employees who are interested in receiving 2 PLUs for full participation in this course are asked to register for this course through OSSE’s new learning management system (LMS) platform. Educators can follow the instructions here to activate their account. Staff will only be able to receive 2 PLU’s by registering through the system. If you have issues or questions regarding the OSSE LMS registration, please contact Jessica Dulay via email at [email protected].

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please indicate any reasonable accommodations that will allow you to participate in this event at least 3-5 days prior to start. Email us at [email protected] with any questions.


DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
1050 First St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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