PROFFESIONAL DEVELOPMENT COHORTS

Dallas, Bay Area or NYC Educators, as a cohort member attend Restorative Justice Conferences/ Circles led by Don Carney

Join us in January & February for a two-part in-depth session on Restorative Justice Conferences /Circles. Restorative Justice Conferences or Circles are a peer-driven trauma-informed process that  provides an opportunity for students to come together to address harmful behavior in a process that explores harms and needs and a path toward accountability and repair.

Restorative Practices are key to creating a culture that ends social isolation.  The knowledge and skills are essential to support students in repairing harm and creating a culture where differences can be explored and celebrated.  We are excited for the opportunity to partner again Don Carney, a long-time supporter and collaborator. 

Our goal for the 2-part interactive session is that you walk away with new tools and practices to strengthen your integration of Restorative Practices, specifically, Restorative Justice Conferences/Circles in your classroom. 

Dallas Cohort: January 17 & 24, 4- 5:30pm CST

SF Bay Cohort: January 17 & 24, 4- 5:30pm PST

NYC Cohort: January 30 & February 13, 2:30 – 3:30 EST 

Sign up for your local Educator Cohort to attend these events!

Dallas, Bay Area or NYC Educators, as a cohort member attend Restorative Justice Conferences/ Circles led by Don Carney

Join us in January & February for a two-part in-depth session on Restorative Justice Conferences /Circles. Restorative Justice Conferences or Circles are a peer-driven trauma-informed process that  provides an opportunity for students to come together to address harmful behavior in a process that explores harms and needs and a path toward accountability and repair.

Restorative Practices are key to creating a culture that ends social isolation.  The knowledge and skills are essential to support students in repairing harm and creating a culture where differences can be explored and celebrated.  We are excited for the opportunity to partner again Don Carney, a long-time supporter and collaborator. 

Our goal for the 2-part interactive session is that you walk away with new tools and practices to strengthen your integration of Restorative Practices, specifically, Restorative Justice Conferences/Circles in your classroom. 

Dallas Cohort: January 17 & 24, 4- 5:30pm CST

SF Bay Cohort: January 17 & 24, 4- 5:30pm PST

NYC Cohort: January 30 & February 13, 2:30 – 3:30 EST 

Sign up for your local Educator Cohort to attend these events!

Dallas, NYC & Bay Area Educator Cohorts
October 2022 – May 2023

Let’s Reimagine Professional Development

Beyond Differences Educator Cohorts are local online spaces where educators come together to learn practical skills, knowledge, and strategies to empower their students to end social isolation and create cultures of belonging.

These cohorts provide educators with an opportunity to:

  • Create a Belonging Action Plan to guide you with integrating practices /strategies learned to empower your students to create cultures of belonging and end social isolation.
  • Learn alongside educators specifically from your city/region (NYC, Dallas, San Francisco Bay Area).
  • Have honest, real conversations about the realities of your classroom and how to best integrate the new skills /strategies learned to best meet YOUR needs and your students’ needs.
  • Receive support and learn from fellow educators, Beyond Differences staff, and consultants.
  • Easily access session recordings & resources housed on one site.

What’s Included:

  • Beyond Differences Learning Community Access.
  • Beyond Differences New Trainings: Foundations of Social Isolation & Language of Emotions
  • Review of 8 Beyond Differences SEL lessons.
  • Work closely with Beyond Differences Consultants.
  • Receive Toolkits & Support with BD National Awareness Days.
  • Opportunity to participate in teen-led sessions.
  • Opportunity to bring BD Teen Board Members into your classroom.

** Your time is valuable, and we know that things come up! We encourage you to attend as many sessions as possible to benefit from this cohort. However, if you cannot attend, session recordings and resources will be available online. Continuing education hours are available.

JANUARY EVENTS:

In The Learning Community Next Week:

Apologies & Forgiveness Educator Session

Join us for a 2-part educator PD series that aligns with our 2023 No One Eats Alone® curriculum.

We will have two interactive conversations with the author of Turtle Boy, Evan Wolkenstein. Evan will facilitate a conversation with special guest speakers on the topics of Apologies & Forgiveness and Grief & Loss. During each conversation, we will connect these themes to empathy skills, social isolation and the idea of accepting and letting go, and emotional resilience.

The first 20 educators that sign up and attend our session will receive a copy of Evan’s Book Turtle Boy.

M. Evan Wolkenstein is a high school teacher and writer. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Hebrew University, and the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies. His work can be found in The Forward, Tablet Magazine,  The Washington Post, Engadget, My Jewish Learning, and BimBam.

He lives with his wife and daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area. Turtle Boy is his first novel and winner of the 2021 Sydney Taylor Book Award.

The San Francisco Bay Area Educator Cohort is funded by the Koret Foundation and the Dallas, TX Educator Cohort is funded by the Louis L. Borick Foundation.

What the Innovative Educator Learning Community Offers:
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Innovative Educator Learning Community Flyer
Framework to Create Cultures of Belonging Flyer

This is What You Can Bring Back to Your Classroom:

  • Build classroom connections / create cultures of belonging
  • Support SEL growth & development
  • Promote student leadership / lift student voices
  • Address student social isolation & loneliness

Benefits of Joining:

  • Free of charge
  • Access to Beyond Differences® Staff, SEL, DEI, and Mental health Pracitioners
  • Learn frameworks and activities that promote a healthy sense of identity and foster student belonging
  • Learn activities, tools, and specific adult practices to uplift student voice, promote student agency, and help position students as leaders in SEL and equity
  • Be part of a growing educator support and learning network