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Professional Development: Strategies and Activities for Community Building

July 27, 2022at10:00 am

Community building is fundamental to creating a school culture that meets the needs of both staff, students, and the larger school community. When relationships are fostered and nurtured, students thrive, adults experience less burnout, and the overall learning environment feels welcoming to everyone. This session will guide you through the restorative practice of building community in schools. Through modeling, sharing, and group practice, teachers, behavior and restorative justice staff, social workers, instructional coaches, and deans will take part in crowdsourcing information and tools to take home.

Facilitated by: Rashid Hughes & Dara Feldman

All professional development sessions use a trauma-informed approach and teach skills and practices that you can implement immediately. Visit to explore all restorative justice programming, including additional summer institutes, PD topics, skills and planning sessions by Restorative DC in collaboration with OSSE. Participants will receive two professional learning units (PLUs) for full participation in each session. For questions, email [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 virtual event at least 3-5 days prior to start. Email us at [email protected] with any questions.

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