ED311 & NEDRP present
2019 National Educators for Restorative Practices Conference
Coming November 2019: a 2-day restorative conference changing the ways that educators view discipline
The 2019 National Educators for Restorative Practices Conference
The Student Connection Conference
November 4-5, 2019
Irving Convention Center
Come experience the student voice through the power of relationships.
The third-annual NERDP Conference will focus on connecting with students and will heavily feature student voices as we continue the work of learning how to improve student behavior by building relationships in schools. There’s always more to learn and new skills to practice. This 2-day conference is by educators and for educators and is for both those new to and those already invested in using Restorative Practices in schools.
2019 Keynote Speakers:
We are delighted to welcome Michael Bonner this year as our featured speaker for this event. Every day he works hard to make a profound impact on his students with his vision to create an engaging learning environment where students can become productive global citizens. Michael was honored by Ellen DeGeneres, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Ashton Kutcher Foundation, Flocabulary, Front Row, and other media formats in recognition of his positive & innovative approaches to shifting the frameworks surrounding education for all children. He has just recently released the first augmented reality children’s book with fictional characters called “Embrace It” and will be continuing his career next year as a 4th-grade teacher at The Ron Clark Academy
As co-founder of Happy Caveman, Joe Beckman’s mission has been to RECLAIM HUMAN CONNECTION in school communities throughout the world.
Joe has shared his infectious energy, humor, and passion in over 1,000 schools and positively impacting over 1 million people worldwide through student keynotes, leadership workshops, staff trainings, and on-demand video-based advisory curriculum.
Joe resides in Minneapolis, MN with his 3 children and exceptionally beautiful/patient/strong/kind-hearted wife, Jess.
Book Your Hotel Room
For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Texican Court. Book before 10/14/19 to secure the reduced rate.
501 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039
There are two ways to attend this two-day conference:
1. Choose Your Own Adventure
This will give you the most flexibility to create your own schedule and attend any of our breakout sessions. We’re excited about this year’s breakout sessions which will include panels, experiential and material building sessions, as well as presentations. There will be lots of topics to choose from such as classroom structures, implementation, Restorative Practices theory, and guidance on integrating with other programs like SEL and RTI to name just a few. A complete list of breakout sessions will be available in mid-September.
2. Take the Relationships in the Classroom Track and become a Certified Educator in Restorative Practices (CERP)
You’ll get to attend both keynote presentations and the closing session and attend one breakout session of your choice, but you’ll spend the majority of your two days with Alan Krenek of NEDRP in a training on Teaching with a Relational Mindset. (Limited to the first 100 people who sign up. All registrants will receive an email with a link to sign up for this track.)
More info on the Relationships in the Classroom Track:
The dynamics inside a classroom are constantly changing! Now more than ever, educators and administrators are looking for effective ways to manage student behavior and build relationships with today’s generation of learners; all while continuing to grow students AND test scores! Register now to discover the 6 proactive, relational tools that are helping educators and students build and sustain greater relationships with one another inside the classroom. Each participant in the training track will…
- gain an understanding of what Restorative Practices is, and the transformative power of relationships in the classroom;
- leave with an individualized Connection Plan to help intentionally create opportunities for connecting and discovery in the classroom;
- build a 90 Second Positive Spark Plan for creating positive interactions (Sparks) in the first 90 seconds of each class;
- discover how to build relationships in micro-frequencies through the daily use of 60 Second Relate Breaks & 2 Minute Connections;
- understand how to construct a Treatment Agreement, and establish weekly Relationship Goals, along with tips for implementation and utilization, allowing for greater accountability by all;
- create a variety of ways to incorporate Mood Meters in the classroom to assist students with emotional recognition and regulation;
- be provided the fundamentals of Circle, and how to use Circle as a platform for getting to know one another in the classroom;
- individually create 2 circle scripts to take back to their classroom and facilitate;
- understand the use of a Step-In Circle for small and large groups;
- receive a certificate recognizing them as a Certified Educator in Restorative Practices.