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February 2019

Creating Autonomy, Belonging and Competence

February 20 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
EducationPlus – Craig Road, 1460 Craig Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63146
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When students feel empowered and that they have voice, it provides leadership opportunities; creates a positive school community; and can ultimately transform your school environment.   Learn activities and strategies that can be immediately implemented at your school to identify concepts that are working and areas of improvement.  Explore ideas to challenge and stretch your students to grow their sense of competence. Leave with a plan to ensure you are being intentional about creating a school community in which all students…

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Trauma-Sensitive Academy III – Day Two

February 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
EducationPlus – Craig Road, 1460 Craig Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63146
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In an effort to support Senate Bill 638 Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative, CharacterPlus is excited to bring the Trauma-Sensitive Academy to our members.  The Trauma-Sensitive Academy will combine regional experts around Trauma and exemplars from the St. Louis Region, in a step-by-step learning collaborative.  School Teams of (4-6) school personnel, will convene for (4) full-days of interactive professional development sessions. We will begin with trauma awareness research and principles, then learn practices that foster resiliency for staff and students. Next, teams…

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Restorative Practices Academy IX – Day Three

February 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
EducationPlus – Woodson, 4433 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63134
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Restorative Practices takes schools invested in School Culture to the next level, extending the reach of character education to those disconnected through harm. Restorative Practices reduce discipline, suspension and drop-out rates Address the educational priorities identified in the Ferguson Report Support trauma-informed schools and cultural proficiency.   The process, motivated by ethics and equity… is whole-school, deepening the way all students experience community  enhances traditional discipline rather than replaces it provides the voice of those harmed to be heard focuses…

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Restorative Practices Academy X – Day Three

February 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
EducationPlus – Woodson, 4433 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63134
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Restorative Practices takes schools invested in School Culture to the next level, extending the reach of character education to those disconnected through harm. Restorative Practices reduce discipline, suspension and drop-out rates Address the educational priorities identified in the Ferguson Report Support trauma-informed schools and cultural proficiency.   The process, motivated by ethics and equity… is whole-school, deepening the way all students experience community  enhances traditional discipline rather than replaces it provides the voice of those harmed to be heard focuses…

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The Why & How of Restorative Conferences

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
EducationPlus – Woodson, 4433 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63134
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Restorative conferences lie at the deep end of the continuum of Restorative Practices. The Conferences or Harm Circles involve a specific process, with defined protocols, that focus on repairing broken relationships. They bring together those who have caused harm through their wrongdoing with those they have directly or indirectly harmed. These Conferences emerge from a whole-school culture focused on creating healthy relationships, empowering students and increasing student voice and connectedness through community-building circles. Restorative Conferences do not replace traditional discipline,…

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March 2019

Cross-Age Structures

March 7 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
EducationPlus – Craig Road, 1460 Craig Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63146
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Do you want to take the next BIG step in transforming your school culture?  Explore the best intentional structures that can be implemented in your school to develop and strengthen relationships between students of all ages.  Cross-Age structures can include peer mentoring but when you build buddy and family systems the process becomes intentional. Understand the powerful impact of pairing older and younger students together as the older students serve as a role model and mentor in other situations outside…

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Digital Citizenship Summit for Middle School Students

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
EducationPlus – Woodson, 4433 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63134
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The Digital Citizenship Middle School Student Summit has been designed with greater opportunity for collaboration, innovation and transformation. Our comprehensive approach will foster a culture of students who are Resilient, Empathetic, Authentic, Leaders and REAL allies positively influencing their peers both on and off line. Methods and practices for both personal actions and school wide culture will be addressed by practicing digital wellness and modeling positive online behaviors.   Informed by the latest research on digital citizenship and aligned to…

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The Anatomy of Class Meetings

March 7 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
EducationPlus – Craig Road, 1460 Craig Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63146
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Class Meetings are more than just students sitting on the floor for instruction and a means for problem-solving. Effective Class Meetings help strengthen a student’s skillset around problem solving, social interest, mutual respect, encouragement and cooperation. True Class Meetings encompass specific components that build classroom community and a sense of autonomy, belonging and competence for students. When students are encouraged to share their thoughts, are given choices and use group problem solving, the classroom atmosphere improves and becomes one of…

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