NEDRP 2018 Breakout Sessions

A full list of the sessions with speakers, times and rooms. Sort or search to your hearts desire. Click on the blue Session Titles for a full description and categories for each session. Click on blue Speaker Names for more info on each speaker.

DayTypeSession TitleParticipants will gain…Speaker(s)Room
TuesdayGroup Exercise: 9:00 - 10:00NEDRP All Attendee Group ExerciseKevin Curtis & NEDRP TeamExhibit Hall 1
TuesdayKeynote: 8:15 - 9:00KeynoteJoe DombrowskiExhibit Hall 1
MondayKeynote: 8:15 - 9:45KeynoteRon ClarkExhibit Hall 1
TuesdaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45Integrating Restorative Practices into the Campus PBIS FrameworkParticipant will learn innovative and easy to implement plans to begin to implement RP and building classroom/campus culture that embrace RP.Lacey AjibolaMeeting room 9-12
MondaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45Building Meaningful Relationships in SpedParticipants will learn how to gage the mood of the room by watching facial expressions as well as through song. The audience will gain a few different techniques that will help them dig deeper into building deep relationships with their students of any age, regardless of any disability.John MartinezMeeting Rooms 1-4
MondaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45Create Your Big Spark: Ignite the flame!Campus leaders only have so much creativity. Quite frankly, we run out of ideas to keep staff motivated and connect with students in effective, relevant ways. Some schools may not yet be ready for circles or red practices, but there is still so much they can do. Grisham implemented Houses, music, staff sparks, digital positive referrals, MakerCamps and more! We are happy to share.Paige Hadziselimovic, Monica Collins, Janice Tenbush, Kalee CrinerExhibit Hall 2
TuesdaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45Creating and Implementing a District Wide Framework for SELDistrict wide framework, vision creation & SEL targets. Rachelle FinckExhibit Hall 3
TuesdaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45Restorative Practices and Circles changed everything about my teaching.Ideas on how to immediately implement Restorative Practices into your own classroom or help (coaching) others implement the strategies. How to move from one teacher in the building using the strategies to whole staff implementation and whole staff buy in.Catherine CranstonMeeting Room 5-6
MondaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45Building and Supporting a Solid Foundation with Students One Tool At a TimeParticipants will understand the value in establishing and sustaining healthy relationships with students in an effort to support optimal learning experiences. Attendees will identify five strategies for creating and cultivating positive interactions. Individuals will also customize the tools provided and discover do-it-yourself techniques for implementing these strategies in the classroom.Lenny GrozierExhibit Hall 3
MondaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45Bridging the Gap: Restoration through Re-Entry CirclesDistrict level participants will gain for immediate use, a timeline and plan that may be used to roll out re-entry circles across the district along with ideas to track and minimize recidivism. Campuses will gain the re-entry circle protocol that can be adjusted to meet the campus culture and used in multiple settings.Dr. Patricia A. Greenleaf, Sandra Davis-Long, Amelia TukesMeeting room 9-12
MondaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45Silencing the Skeptics: Step Into My CircleI will bring four circle presentations that I created and implemented during the 2017-2018 school year. As someone who was new to circles this past year, the biggest need is examples of what circles look like. My circles include opening video/quote, guidelines for circling, and the three questions. I will share the effectiveness of each as well as student responses and what I would do differently.Heather BoisjolieMeeting Room 5-6
MondaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45An Administrative Perspective of Implementing Restorative PracticesParticipants gain an understanding of how to implement Restorative Practices in a manner that is sustainable and designed with a focus on fidelity and intentionality; that fosters and grows relationships; which support the participants having a voice.Chris RiddickExhibit Hall 1
TuesdaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45Peer Led CirclesShawn BlissMeeting Rooms 1-4
TuesdaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45School Culture Not School VultureJoe DombrowskiExhibit Hall 1
TuesdaySession A: 10:30 - 11:45Healing Hearts One Circle at a Time with Classroom Circles Participants will learn about the structure of circle, why we circle, the healing that circle can bring, and the connecting power of circle.  John Whalen, Denise HollidayExhibit Hall 2
MondaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20Adult Restorative/SEL Competence & Well-BeingRestorative Mindset, Self-Care Assessments, Self-ReflectionResources
Participants will learn the importance of assessing and building their own restorative/SEL competence to prevent teacher burnout and compassion fatigue. Learners will discover practical strategies to tend to their own self-care in order be primed and ready to effectively support their students' social emotional needs.
Sharon BradleyMeeting Room 5-6
TuesdaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20Whole-School Continuum of Support for Special Education Students in the Elementary SettingIdeas on effectively using Restorative Practices with very young children and children with special needsTrisha Perkins, Courtney Safford, Jessica Huffman, Ashley HumphreyMeeting room 9-12
MondaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20Circle Process in the Elementary ClassroomSchools will gain information to launch circle process in elementary schools.Colleen M. Fitzpatrick, Jon PowellMeeting Rooms 1-4
TuesdaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20Restorative Practices and the RtI ProcessParticipants will gain insight on SB1153 as it relates to RtI requirements, and how restorative practices can be used to serve as intervention for students who are struggling with appropriate behaviors within the school setting. Participants will also gain insight on strategies for implementing and documenting behavior interventions for students. LaShundra A. WilsonExhibit Hall 3
TuesdaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20Being Your Best in the Restorative WorldThe Strategies that will be used to share with others is, when you change the temperature, tempers begin to change for the better.T-Ronn HicksMeeting Rooms 1-4
MondaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20#ShowMe! 5 Restorative Justice Activities for Juveniles at RiskParticipants will at least 5 examples of restorative activities that they can utilize with juvenilesAmy NemmetzMeeting room 9-12
TuesdaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20An Administrator's First Year of ImplementationUpon the completion of this session, it will provide administrators and campus leaders the information of how not to be a "rat in a wheel" and consistently having to "repair" a relationship as opposed to "build" relationshipsRyan Brassell, Lourdes OrdonezExhibit Hall 2
MondaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20Blazing a Trail: A Full-Time Teacher Implementing RP Campus-WideParticipants will gain strategies for implementing Restorative Practices on a large campus and knowledge about the need to do so.Judy TisdaleExhibit Hall 3
MondaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20Implementing and Normalizing Circles Across Your DistrictParticipants will be provided ideas on how to implement Restorative Practices throughout their districts. Participants will be given quick tools to use in their sale of the importance of bringing these practices into their work environment.Vanessa Squirrell, Brittany SniderExhibit Hall 2
TuesdaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20Piecefully Ours: Fitting together one puzzle piece at a time!Having each student create a "get to know you" puzzle the first week of school fosters a sense of belonging within the classroom and encourages a home/school connection. Incorporating the puzzles into your class respect agreement creates a positive classroom environment where children feel welcome, safe, valued, and can thrive in the learning environment.Meredith Beasley-HutsonMeeting Room 5-6
TuesdaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20School Culture Not School VultureJoe DombrowskiExhibit Hall 1
MondaySession B: 1:15 - 2:20Circle Syndrome: Discover the problem with only using circle as your main driver of building community in your schoolsKevin CurtisExhibit Hall 1
TuesdaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35Where Can I Start? I Know!-classroom routines (spark plans, 2 min connectors, NORMS, etc)
-circle (topic ideas and meaningful stories/experiences)
-reflection sheets
Angela Panigrosso, Jen Smith Exhibit Hall 2
TuesdaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35Restorative Discipline and Autism...ABSOLUTELY!Ideas for including students with high functioning autism in Circles such as using visuals to help with understanding/comprehension.Michael HineslyExhibit Hall 3
TuesdaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35Stop Reacting and Start Responding!Kevin CurtisExhibit Hall 1
MondaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35Suspend or MendA better understanding on how to reach students who don't respond to traditional methods of discipline.Daniel StuardExhibit Hall 2
TuesdaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35Quality Over Quantity - Incorporating SEL and RP Into Your ClassroomParticipants will leave with materials (both electronic access and hard copies) of activities to utilize in their classrooms.Allison SmilnakMeeting Room 5-6
TuesdaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35Adventures in Restorative ConferencingLearn about the power of restorative conferencing when used to address conflict and confrontation.  The 4 F's strategy (the facts, the feelings, the fix, the future) will be unpacked and examples will be shared.  John J. WhalenMeeting Rooms 1-4
MondaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35Restorative Behavior RTIParticipants will gain insight into BRTI structures, procedures and interventions they can implement at their campus. Scott AndersonMeeting room 9-12
TuesdaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35Victim to VIctor. Using circles to heal and repair harm.A self reflective, restorative opportunity to shape the way we host circles for tough populations. A means of getting to know your own triggers and using them constructively. A sense of discovering what has been personally broken in the past , to accepting how it can be fixed or addressed.Erica MasonMeeting room 9-12
MondaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35Girls vs. Boys-Gender Matters1. Participants will obtain knowledge on evidence-based and researched- based circle models for best practices to conduct weekly support groups for girls, boys and LGBTQI youth in schools and communities.
2. Participants will gain knowledge on the myths vs. facts about gender and sexual orientation with best practices for LGBTQI youth.
Victoria MahandMeeting room 5-6
MondaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35The Culture of a Circle CommunityStrategies for building schoolwide implementation - building support systems for teachers, students, staff and parents; tracking circles; intentional modelingRonald Schultze, Sharon SchultzeExhibit Hall 1
MondaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35Slow the Flow: Personal Experiences with the School-to-Prison PipelinePersonal stories of justice involved adults and the ways in which their school experiences contributed will motivate and inspire educators to prioritize relationship building within their classrooms and schools.Stephanie Frogge, Jim Buffington, Richard Scott, Jeremiah Dickey, Randi DanielMeeting Rooms 1-4
MondaySession C: 2:30 - 3:35The Tale of Two Classrooms , Traditional vs RestorativeThe mission of the Restorative Practices Initiatives in Fort Worth ISD is to positively impact the culture and climate, with a focus on fidelity and intentionality. Trina Harris, Clara Elliot, Danyatta Harrel, Armando Martinez, Shaunda MorrowExhibit Hall 3
TuesdaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05Restorative Role in School SafetyCircles & Safety: The importance of using Restorative Practices to enrich your classroom community and ultimately create a safer classroom environment. Doug OvertonExhibit Hall 1
MondaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05Going in Circles Goes A Long Way!Cesar Chavez Academy in the second year implementation of Restorative Practices will share the successes, struggles of establishing circles. The successful collaboration with the El Paso County Probation Department will also be featured.Graciela Martinez, Sandra Espinoza, Linda Garcia, Jennifer Contreras, Diana Avalos, Lorraine Montes Sklar, Korin OrtizMeeting Room 5-6
MondaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05Thinking Outside the Box for CirclesParticipants will receive a small "foldable" with a few of the ideas and tools discussed in the presentation.Robyn HarrisMeeting room 9-12
TuesdaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05Serving LGBTQ Youth Using Restorative Practices-Serve as a resource and support for students who identify as LGBTQ.
-Decrease the use of hurtful or exclusionary language and/or practices in your classroom.
-Speak to LGBTQ youth using relationship/ affective language.
-Use relationship circles to better serve and create a safe environment for LGBTQ youth.
-Use the relationship agreements to ensure an all-inclusive environment.
-Save a life!
Sharon HerreraMeeting Room 5-6
TuesdaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05Restorative Practice Doesn't Work...or Does It?My presentation is the story of a tier three kid who found belong and value by helping others. He was given respect and purpose by one teacher which led to him respecting others and making a real connecting with others. My hope is that this story will inspire and tough others. My hope is that the story will push one person into saying "Ok, I'll give this a restorative stuff a shot."Bert MoodyExhibit Hall 3
MondaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05What’s Culture Got To Do With It?Participants will gain knowledge of relational practices and resources that will help build a strong campus culture utilizing researched evidence strategies of the cultural proficiency continuum.Priscilla Smith, Brenda Lee Brewster, Christopher LewisExhibit Hall 2
MondaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05Self-Care and Self-Compassion for EducatorsIn this session, we will examine our responses to stress, learn easy-to-implement self-care and self-compassion practices and explore ways to use circles to support resiliency-building. Hilary Simon, M.Ed, MAT, Jason Littlefield, M.EdMeeting Rooms 1-4
MondaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05One Smile, One Minute': Relationship Building in Micro-frequencies3 of the 6 NEDRP Proactive Tools: 60 Second Relate Breaks, 90 Second Spark Plan, 2 Minute Connection.Mark MedleyExhibit Hall 1
MondaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05Basic Counseling Skills for Educators: Gaining Confidence & Intervention SkillsParticipants will learn basic counseling skills such as I-statements, reflective listening, feelings restatement, summarizing, and universalizing to help engage students, families and staff in more effective communication in circle and restorative sessions. Confidence in intervention skills will be increased as participants practice with these easy to grasp concepts and techniques.Lynne RolandExhibit Hall 3
TuesdaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05Making Alternative Pathways to Success Using Restorative JusticeParticipants will learn the key elements for successful implementation of Restorative Justice Practices that also sustain success. The presenter will provide the process used to transform the DAEP and reduce recidivism, as well as steps to overcome roadblocks to success. Chris HarveyExhibit Hall 2
TuesdaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05Teamwork Makes The Dream Work... When You Believe In The Why (Year 2)Participants will gain knowledge as to how we created our new discipline plan, accountability options for students, and procedures for Tier II and Tier III circles. The participants will learn how we solicit parental involvement and engagement in the process. Candace Tuck, Yolanda Green, Stefanie WardMeeting Rooms 1-4
TuesdaySession D: 4:00 - 5:05Restorative Practices through the Musical Arts, Faith & Violence PreventionParticipants will learn how to utilize restorative Practices for violence preventionSherwynn Patton, Saul PaulMeeting room 9-12