CircleUp For Restorative Practices ONLINE

An interactive certification course on overcoming technological barriers when guiding restorative circle practices online.

Course Description

Restorative Circle Practices are deeply rooted in traditions that include having participants sit in a circle with a centerpiece in the middle while using a talking piece to regulate who is speaking and who is listening. Now that circles are being guided using online formats, it is more important than ever to innovate your practices to maintain the impact and experience that circles bring in this virtual environment. This training is the structural foundation you need in order to learn how to design and guide relationship building circles for adults and youth. Focusing on overcoming technology barriers with innovative solutions that are easy to use and help enhance your online circle experience.

Length

  • 2.5 hours long

  • Customized - can be broken into two 1 hour

  • 15-minute sessions.

Issues Addressed

  • Frustration with converting parts of the circle into online formats that work

  • Difficulty completing an entire circle within a specific time period

  • Not knowing how to use a talking piece or centerpiece, two important circle tools, within an online format

  • How to effectively use Zoom breakout rooms during a circle

Learning

Outcomes

  1. Effective online circle framework

    • Learning how to structure the parts of a circle to meet the new parameters of online learning

  2. Tips for Timing

    • Developing skills to help guide the circle to completion within a designated amount of time

  3. Using Circle Tools Online

    • Learn to create and use centerpieces, talking pieces, and community/circle agreements using online technology solutions

Structure

  • Secure Zoom Meeting Format

  • Audio and Video required during meeting.

  • Paper and Pen Needed

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