February 2, 2013 / 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek
The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center in Walnut Creek announces its Second Annual conference for anyone who works with young people in K – 12, including Parents, Teachers, Administrators, Classroom Aides, School Personnel and After-School Program Providers. Participants will develop the skills they need to make the classroom, the school and the community a more peaceful place.
Gossip, cyberbullying, sexual harassment, peer-pressure, group and racial tensions--teachers and students must cope with an infinite number of sources of conflict, stress, and violence every day in the school setting. This one-day conference offers educators curriculum ideas, tools and skills to help both teachers and their students understand and cope with pressures generated by academic expectations, violence in media and the community, and social discord. The focus of the conference this year will be the use of restorative justice in the classroom setting.
This conference is designed for and by Bay Area teachers and educators, and supported and organized by the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center.
"...the most powerful and useful non-violence program for teachers I've ever attended" -- 2012 participant
"...a positive approach to build world peace within the context of our curriculum" -- 2012 participant
Keynote speaker: RON CLAASSEN, Professor of Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, School of Education, Fresno Pacific University and Director of the Restorative Discipline Project will speak on the use of restorative justice in the classroom setting.
Guest speaker: CONGRESSMAN GEORGE MILLER (invited to appear)
Workshop presenters and conference organizers include:
RON CLAASSEN, & ROXANNE CLAASSEN, Discipline That Restores
IAN HARRIS, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Teaching Peace
SHERRY McCREEDY, Facilitator, Addressing Conflict Restoratively at School
JEFF PORTER, San Francisco Friends School, Promoting Peace in the Classroom
SANDRA SCHWARTZ, American Friends Service Committee, A HIPP/AVP Workshop (Help Increase the Peace or Alternatives to Violence)
MICHAEL NAGLER and STEPHANIE VAN HOOK, The Metta Center for Non-Violence, Meditation for Peacemakers
JILL JOHNSON, Teacher, Freedom High School, Teaching Nonviolence in High School
LORIN PETERS, Retired teacher, Introducing Nonviolence in 10 Hours or Less
DAN REYNOLDS, Teacher, Mt. Diablo High School, Ethical Consumerism
JOHN MARVIN, Retired teacher, The Human Brain--a Lifetime in the Making
LORETTA G. BREUNING, Professor, Cal State East Bay, The Mammalian Brain
MILT PANAGOTACOS, Retired high school conflict resolution counselor, Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation
TINA KAUFFMAN, Retired teacher, Registered Yoga Instructor, Yoga, all ages
SCOTT ESPINOSA-BROWN, Head of Middle School, Seven Hills School
MARTI ROACH, Facilitator & Trainer
CHRIS GIOTTA, Teacher, Walnut Creek Intermediate MARGLI AUCLAIR, Las Lomas HS Parent & Director, Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center
RENEE RAMIG, Technology Director, Seven Hills School, Addressing Cyberbullying JOREE ROSENBLATT, Teacher, Seven Hill School, Mindfulness for children