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Special Education and Restorative Justice

August 1at10:00 am

Restorative justice is increasingly applied in schools worldwide to manage classrooms and create inclusive, socially connected, and supportive learning environments for every student, including those with disabilities.. Restorative practices help students develop self-advocacy and social-emotional skills at the same time they are building academic competencies. This experiential workshop will help teachers, administrators, and special education staff explore the needs of students with disabilities, identify restorative applications for supporting students with disabilities and their families, and accommodate differences when circle-keeping.

Facilitated by: Mama Makini Niliwaambieni, Yazid Jackson, & Lisa Shaw, MS

All professional development sessions use a trauma-informed approach and teach skills and practices that you can implement immediately. Visit RestorativeDC.org/events 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 Jessica.Dulay@dc.gov.

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 rdc@schooltalkdc.org with any questions.

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