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Power Hour: Restorative Practices: Building Stakeholder Understanding and Support
February 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Restorative practices are taking hold in an increasing number of school systems, according to federal data. The model offers a more equitable and educational strategy for discipline, but external and internal critics who see it as “soft” can trigger challenging conversations for school systems, particularly in relation to school safety. Learn how the presenters’ school systems are communicating about restorative practices in ways that build stakeholder understanding and support while also dispelling myths/biases about the strategy. Gain tips for using internal and external communication strategies to transform the philosophy of restorative practices into action in your school system.
Panelists: Akwi Nji, director of communications, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Community School District; Royal Gurley, Ed.D., assistant superintendent, Dinwiddie (Va.) County Public School; and Kristi Sandvic, Ed.D., superintendent, Buckeye (Ariz.) Elementary School District
Moderator: Heidi Otero, director of communications, Arizona School Boards Association, Phoenix, Ariz., and NSPRA vice president for diversity engagement
There is no fee to attend this Power Hour, however, registration is required. Register by noon on Wednesday, February 5.