Program

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Breakout Sessions

  • A Restorative Approach to Student Advocacy
    Jennifer L. Williams, M.Ed., M.S., Jennifer P. Moyer
  • Aligning Components of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
    Megan Fuciarelli
  • Andragogy: Education vs. Learning
    Craig Adamson Ph.D
  • Applying Restorative Practices in Student Staff Supervising and Team Development
    Ethan Fields, M.S.Ed.
  • Beyond the Ice Breaker: Proactive Circles and Student Voice
    Jody Emerson, Scott Harris
  • Beyond the Schoolhouse: Restorative Practices and a New Reality in Education
    Ted Wachtel
  • Building a Healthier and More Inclusive Community Through Restorative Practices
    Dr. Tammy L. Holmes, Jimi Bradley
  • Building an Explicit Strength Practice Restorative Practice Framework
    Daniel Ang
  • Building Supportive School Communities: The Impact of Social/Emotional Learning and Equity
    Pamela Randall-Garner
  • Conversations about the Restorative Paradigm: Where Are We on the Journey?
    Bruce Schenk
  • Courageous Conversations about Inclusivity in Higher Education
    Lisa A. Ratmansky, M.A., Alia Sheety, Ph.D.
  • Creating a College Restorative Practices/Restorative Justice Community-Based Program – Patiently Removing Walls
    Prof. David C. Fletcher, Tashika McBride, Ocali Cantano
  • Creative Interactive Activities for Training Adults in Restorative Practices
    Dr. Marian Fritzemeier, Ed.D.
  • Don’t Be a Trigger: A Trauma-Informed Care Approach in Out-of-School Time Programs
    Debralyn Woodberry-Shaw, M.S.W., L.S.W.
  • Educating Students on the Judicial Process Using a Hands-on Approach and Restorative Practices
    Quisha Brown, M.S.A., M.P.A.
  • Effecting Change Through Dialogue within a Model of Self-Regulated Learning
    Jodie Hemerda, Ph.D.
  • Fostering Digital Learning and Technologies in this Age of Challenging Behaviors
    Dr. Sharon L. Burton
  • Handling Forgiveness Issues While Facilitating Restorative Conferences
    David Deal
  • How Schools Can Meet the Needs of Immigrant Students and Families During a Trump Presidency
    St Claire Adriaan, Tommy Ramirez
  • How to Shift a School’s Culture from Traditional to Restorative
    Victoria Marie Starr Soria, Jamie Berrien, Hugo R. Vázquez
  • How Well Does Restorative Practices Work in Rural Middle Schools? Lessons Learned from a Randomized Control Trial
    Joie Acosta, Ph.D.
  • Implementing Teen Courts in Rural Schools: The Impact on Students’ Perceptions of School Climate, Individual Functioning and Interpersonal Relationships
    Martica Bacallao, Ph.D., M.S.S.W., T.E.P., Meredith Bower, M.S.W., Caroline B. R. Evans, Ph.D.
  • Improving School Climate and Academic Success through Restorative Practices and Technology Integration
    Lauren Kowalczyk, M.Ed.
  • Improving School Culture and Environment Through Understanding Stereotype Threat and Microaggression
    Dr. Andrea Rodriguez, Dr. Sally King Shanahan
  • Including Disability: Making Circles a Place for All
    Heather Dalmage, Nancy Michaels
  • Institutional Change for Developing Compassion Integrity
    Dr. Angie Nastovska, David Trejo
  • Integrating Mindfulness, Restorative Practices and Social-Emotional Curriculum
    Kerry Wiessmann
  • Introducing Restorative Justice to Schools: A Capacity-Building Approach
    Yaniyah Pearson, Stacey Alicea, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Learning Through Playing: Group Exercises Facilitating Our Communication and Conflict-Resolution Skills
    Dr. Borbala Fellegi
  • Leveraging Student Leadership Through the Change Agents Academy Using Restorative Circles
    Dr. Kashina Bell, Dr. Grace Lee, Nikki Goldfeder
  • Making School Optional: Empowering and Respecting Teens and Families
    Joshua Wachtel, Ken Danford
  • Making Student-Directed Learning a Reality: Blended Learning and Restorative Practices at Buxmont Academy
    Michael G. DeAntonio, Ph.D., Samantha H. White, M.R.P.E., Elena Anguita
  • More Voices, More Equity in Schools: Restorative Practices in Action
    Suzanne Petersen, M.A., Mitchell Seipt, M.S.
  • Mothers, the Silent Supporters: A British Academy–Funded Research Project
    Dr. Bev Orton
  • Moving Systems Toward Restorative: Using the Leadership Compass to Steer Change
    Lisa D. McCarty Ed.S., Cecilia Ananya Belser-Patton
  • One Middle School’s Journey to Restorative Practices
    Wendy York, Stephen Rayfield-Bates, Robert Bales
  • One Thousand Plus: A Thousand Families Tell Their Stories of Learning – Then What?
    Gregor F. Rae, Wanda B. Wilson
  • Our Restorative Journey: Building a Restorative Foundation in a Large Suburban School District
    Michael Barolak, M.S.W.
  • Project-Based Learning with High-Functioning Teenagers on the Autism Spectrum
    Melissa Metzler, Lisa Buonora
  • Pursuing Equitable Restorative Communities: Preliminary Survey Findings from Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Implementation of Restorative Practices
    Keith Hickman, Geoff Grimm, Yasmeen Davis, Rodney Necciai, Ed.D., Christine Cray
  • Researching Restorative: Mining for Information Gold in Muddy Online Waters
    Zeau DuBois Modig, M.L.S.
  • Restorative Circles: An Interdependent Approach to Accelerate School Reform
    Glynis Williams-Jordan, M.Ed., Kevin Richardson, Sr.
  • Restorative First-Year Writing Practices
    Cynthia Mwenja, Ph.D.
  • Restorative Justice in Family Work in Singapore: A Tool for Reflective Learning
    Kek Seow Ling
  • Restorative Justice Is Fundamental Justice
    Jan Peter Dembinski, M.A., J.D.
  • Restorative Leadership for Welcoming Diversity
    Prof. Theophus “Thee” Smith
  • Restorative Practices and the Ministry of Education’s Anti-Violence Protocols in Costa Rica
    Claire de Mézerville, M.Ed.
  • Restorative Practices and Theater
    A. Miguel Tello, M.P.A., M.A.I.S.
  • Restorative Practices Coaching: Helping Practitioners to SCORE!
    Mary Jo Hebling, M.S.
  • Restorative Practices with Inuit Communities in Canada’s Far North
    Kevin Cutler
  • Restorative Response to Misbehavior
    Nancy D. Charles, M.Ed.
  • Restorative Work with Unlikely Players … the Feds: Restorative Options in the Federal Criminal Justice System
    Maria V. D’Addieco, M.S.W., Allyson Lorimer Crews
  • Restoring Civic Society: Restorative Organizing for Change
    Rev. Paul Langston-Daley
  • Restoring Ourselves: The Power of Circle
    Shari Garn, Jeanna King-Ruppel, Lyndsey Rose Burcina
  • RP, How Do I Teach Thee? Let Me Count the Ways: Classroom, Online, Blended …
    Lea Holland, M.B.A., M.A.Ed., Louis Fletcher, Ph.D., Brian Green
  • Schooltalk: Transforming Communications That Feed Inequality in Our Schools
    Mica Pollock, Ph.D.
  • Shifting Educator Mindsets Toward Restorative Practices
    George Sirrakos, Jr., Ph.D., Mark Wolfmeyer, Ph.D.
  • “Stealing Conflicts” No More: Using the Law to Integrate Restorative Practices Throughout Criminal Justice Systems
    Lynn S. Branham, J.D., M.S.
  • Teaching Youth Restorative Practices Through Lessons on Accountability, Compassion and Forgiveness
    Benita Page, Tasreen Khamisa
  • Teambuilding for Everyone
    Pam Thompson, M.R.P.Y.C., Samantha H. White, M.R.P.E.
  • The Art of Changing Neural Pathways to Enrich Teaching and Learning
    Frida Rundell, Ph.D.
  • The Critical Role of Youth in Building Restorative Cultures in Schools
    Rick Phillips
  • The Power of Restorative Circles: Successes and Challenges in Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline
    Sue Jamback, Tyler Radtke
  • To Learn or Unlearn … That Is the Question
    Elizabeth Smull, M.S., C.A.D.C., Paul Karaman
  • Toward a Restorative Organization: Organizations Providing Counseling Programs for Employees Who Witnessed Employee Discrimination
    Shanel Lu, D.B.A.
  • Using Restorative Circles Driven by Leadership Book Club Discussions as a Tool for Diversity Training
    Darrell N. Burrell
  • Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline Model Can S.A.V.E. Parents and Beyond
    Beth Gutzler, M.B.A., Nina Ashby
  • Whose Life Matters? Using Restorative Approaches to “Unveil” the Impact of Social Power and Privilege
    Alia Sheety, Ph.D., Rasheeda Ahmad, Ed.D.
  • Why Restorative Practices Work in Any Context: The Importance of Explicit Practice
    Terry O’Connell
Pre-Conference

Sat-Sun, Oct 21-22

Professional Development Events

Sun, 6:30 – 9 pm
Pre-Conference Dinner
(pre-registration required)

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Conference Day 1

Mon, Oct 23

8:00 – 9:00 am
Coffee & Pastries

9:00 – 9:45 am
Welcome – General Session

10:00 – 10:50 am
50-min Breakout Sessions

11:00 – 11:50 am
50-min Breakout Sessions

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:20 – 3:00 pm
100-min Breakout Sessions

3:20 – 5:00 pm
100-min Breakout Sessions

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Conference Day 2

Conference Day 2
Tue, Oct 24

8:00 – 9:00 am
Coffee & Pastries

8:30 – 8:45 am
Announcements

9:00 – 10:40 am
100-min Breakout Sessions

11:00 – 11:50 am
50-min Breakout Sessions

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:20 – 3:00 pm
100-min Breakout Sessions

3:20 – 5:00 pm
100-min Breakout Sessions

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Special Topics Conversations

7:00 – 8:00 pm
Downtown Bethlehem Ghost Tour
(pre-registration required)
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Conference Day 3

Wed, Oct 25

8:00 – 9:00 am
Coffee & Pastries

8:30 – 8:45 am
Announcements

9:00 – 10:40 am
100-min Breakout Sessions

11:00 – 11:50 am
50-min Breakout Sessions

12:00 – 12:45 pm
Closing – General Session

12:45 – 2:00 pm
Lunch

Post-Conference

Thu-Sun, Oct 26-29

Professional Development Events

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