Resources for Educators
Webinar: "Promoting equity through and within Bilingual Education"
November 4, 2022
Bilingual education provides a celebrative response to the increasing cultural and linguistic diversity of our country. Ron Shultz and Camila Pandolfi discuss the benefits and challenges of dual language programs in their efforts to provide equitable educational opportunities.
Guest Speakers: Dr. Ron Shultz, Camila Pandolfi
Webinar: "Rethinking the Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education: Changes since 2016"
October 5, 2022
Join co-authors, Dr. Kathy Evans and Dr. Dorothy Vaandering as they discuss the newly edited Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education. They will be joined by discussants, Sheryl Wilson and Skye Bowen in a conversation about the revisions to the book, as well as changes in the field of RJE since 2016.
Guest Speakers: Dr. Kathy Evans, Dr. Dorothy Vaandering, Sheryl Wilson, Skye Bowen
This webinar features insights from EMU Professor Emerita of Psychology Judy Mullet’s review of the under-noticed power of story for peacebuilding, healing and relational justice.
Guest Speaker: Judy Mullet
Webinar: "Fostering Inclusion and Language Development through Bilingual Peer Conversation
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!