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The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

BEST: Building Effective Support For Teaching Students With Behavioral Challenges

A Running PersonBEST/MTSS Summer Institute 2018

Strand G

Deepening and Expanding Restorative Practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Jon Kidde and VTPBIS Trainer

Description:

For over a decade, Vermont schools have been building a multi-tiered system of supports framework for social and academic achievement. While over half of VT schools currently implement PBIS, others use different strategies for creating a multi-tiered framework to support student social/emotional/behavioral success. Recently, there has been a surge of interest around the use of restorative approaches nationally and in Vermont schools.

A restorative approach involves principle-based processes and practices that can be applied to help things go right as well as respond when things go wrong. This whole-school approach links well within the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework.

Through active participation and using the opportunities to apply course content to their schools, upon completion, participants will:

  • Recall current understanding of restorative approaches and MTSS
  • Define restorative practices and MTSS in their own words
  • Deepen their knowledge and use of restorative approaches at all tiers
  • View policies and practices through a new lens and notice ways to apply a restorative approach to an MTSS framework
  • Design and facilitate a Tier I circle process
  • Consider fidelity and outcomes measures to assess progress toward goals
  • Connect to a community of colleagues who are exploring and working to integrate restorative approaches and MTSS
  • Use implementation strategies to develop action steps for integrating restorative justice principles and practices within a MTSS in the schools where they work

Who Should Attend:

This advanced strand is intended for school teams looking to dig deeper into restorative practice and to explore the integration and alignment of a restorative approach within the MTSS framework at the systems level. Participants/teams must have already attended introductory training in restorative practices.

Pre-Readings:

Check back after May 15th

Materials:

http://www.uvm.edu/~cdci/best/?Page=AllPresentationMaterials2018.html

Bio:

Jon Kidde has been exploring the concepts of restorative justice (RJ) for 20 years. Currently, he is an independent consultant focused on restorative justice and justice reform. He has played a critical role in the design, application, and enhancement of RJ within diverse settings. Jon co-authored Restorative Justice: A Working Guide for Our Schools with Rita Alfred in 2011. He is called upon to assist schools in their implementation of restorative approaches.

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