Featured Speakers

Making School Optional: Empowering & Respecting Teens & Families
Kenneth Danford
Co-Founder and Executive Director of North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens
Joshua Wachtel
IIRP Content Specialist; Core Staff at North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens
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Building Supportive School Communities: Impact of Social/Emotional Learning & Equity
Pamela Randall-Garner, Ed.D.
Sr. Staff Advisor, Collaborating Districts Initiative, CASEL
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Restoring Civic Society: Restorative Organizing for Change
Rev. Paul Langston-Daley
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s Senior Program Leader for Justice Building
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Building an Explicit Strength Practice Restorative Practice Framework
Justin Mui
Director, Lutheran Community Care Services Ltd (LCCS), Singapore
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Including Disability: Making Circles a Place for All
Heather Dalmage, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology; Director, Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation
Nancy Michaels
Associate Director, Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation
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Schooltalk: Transforming Communications That Feed Inequality in Our Schools
Mica Pollock, Ph.D.
Director, UCSD Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment & Teaching Excellence
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Effecting Change Through Dialogue within a Model of Self-Regulated Learning
Jodie Hemerda, Ph.D.
Director of Instructional Design & Academic Quality at Bridgepoint Education
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Andragogy: Education vs. Learning
Craig Adamson, Ph.D.
IIRP Provost; President of CSF & Buxmont Academy, IIRP’s model programs
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Shifting Educator Mindsets Toward Restorative Practices
George Sirrakos Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Mark Wolfmeyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
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Pursuing Equitable Restorative Communities: Preliminary Survey Findings from Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Implementation of Restorative Practices
Christine Cray
Director of Student Services Reforms, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Geoffrey Grimm
Research Programmer, RAND Corporation
Keith Hickman
IIRP Director of Continuing Education
Rodney Necciai, Ed.D.
Principal, Pittsburgh Langley K-8
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