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Past Webinars

Webinar: "Fostering Inclusion and Language Development through Bilingual Peer Conversation Groups"
November 3, 2021

This webinar features insights from David Shenk’s experience leading a bilingual peer conversation group with Latinx adolescent newcomers and native English speakers.  

Guest Speaker: David Shenk

Webinar: "Empowering Elementary Educators Through Restorative Justice Practices"
October 7, 2021

Hear how Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) practices can be applied in practical ways in the elementary classroom or school setting. 

Guest Speaker: Aundrea Smiley

Webinar: "Pedagogical Practices for RJ Educators"
June 2, 2021

During this webinar, we discuss Pedagogical Practices for Restorative Justice Educators. We will focus on a more holistic approach to RJE that specifically examines the curricular and pedagogical decisions that educators make when adopting a restorative justice ethos.

Guest Speakers: Dr. Kathy Evans, Dr. Cathy Smeltzer Erb

Webinar: "RJE Practices for English Language Learners" 
May 5, 2021

This webinar shares the Harrisonburg City Public Schools journey with a focus on English Language Learners and their unique needs and strengths. With its focus on dignity and worth, Restorative Justice in Education supports a safe learning environment where they can both learn English and thrive.

Guest Speakers: Emily Imgram, Laura Feichtinger McGrath, Kajungu Mturi

University Colloquium: Dr. Kathy Evans
"Restorative Justice in Educational Settings: Beyond Circles and Conferences"
January 17, 2020

Dr. Kathy Evans is an Associate Professor of Education at Eastern Mennonite University, teaching courses in educational psychology, special education, and restorative justice in education. Her teaching and scholarship focus on ways in which educators participate in creating more just and equitable educational opportunities for all students, including those with disability labels, those who exhibit challenging behavior, and those who are marginalized for a variety of reasons, including race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Presentation: “Restorative Justice in Education: More than an alternative to school discipline”
Presentation originally given at Northwest Justice Forum Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR by Dr. Kathy Evans.

Watch past Restorative Justice Webinars with the Zehr Institute!

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