Paraprofessionals: Restorative Practices Training May 29th or 30th

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JESPA is teaming up with the district to provide this unique, paid opportunity to
paraprofessionals.

Context

Restorative practices (RP) are a philosophy, not a curriculum or program, that focuses on
building positive relationships and providing opportunities for community members to
take responsibility for their behavior and their lives. At the heart of restorative practices is
the belief that we are all in this together, that we are a community.
Jeffco Public Schools recently received a grant through the Colorado Department of
Education to support district-wide implementation of restorative practices. Through this
grant, the Office of Student Engagement was able to bring on a team of three specialists to
support our schools and staff with training and implementation assistance.

Logistics
This is a one-day training being offered on two consecutive days. Choose which works best
for your schedule:

Wednesday, May 29th
8am to 3pm
Location: Devinny Elementary, 1725 S Wright St, Lakewood, CO 80228

RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/jespas-restorative-practices-training-for-paraprofessionals-may29/

OR

Thursday, May 30th
8am to 3pm
Location: Devinny Elementary, 1725 S Wright St, Lakewood, CO 80228

RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/jespas-restorative-practices-training-for-paraprofessionals-may30

Space is limited,  you must RSVP to attend.

Lunch and compensation for your time will be provided!

What to Expect
We will start our day exploring restorative practices as a philosophy to ground ourselves in
why this is a necessary shift in the way we address behavior and conflict in our schools.

Once we have a basic understanding of the philosophy, we will dive into some concrete
practices, including:
● Proactive strategies to build relationships and prevent challenging behavior
● Responsive practices to support students in reflecting on challenging behavior
● Strategies specific to the many roles we know our paraprofessionals play in our
buildings.

Target Audience
If you are a paraprofessional who monitors recess and lunch, pushes into the classroom to
provide support, pulls small groups of students, provides coverage for classroom, leads
specials classes, this training is for you.
Simply put, this training is for any adult who interacts with young people and would like
fresh ideas as to how to connect and build respect as well as address mistakes and
missteps in a productive manner.

Download the flyer here: JESPA JEFFCO RP Flyer

 

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