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Professional Development: Teaching and Learning Using Academic Circles

July 26, 2022at10:00 am

This workshop is specifically for teachers to learn, practice and review how to use the circle process for teaching any academic subject. Participants will discuss creating culturally competent and trauma-informed flows and processes to support learning and sharing. We will discuss several strategies for teaching a variety of subjects to prepare students for learning, encourage students to share and exchange ideas, practice new concepts, explore problems and more.

Facilitated by: Mama Makini Niliwaambieni & Lisa Shaw, MS

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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