Transforming Your Classroom with Restorative Practices

3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Strengthen Your Classroom Management Toolbox with Restorative Practices

In this course, focus on real life classroom situations to evaluate and develop restorative practices! Grow your classroom management toolbox, support your students' social emotional health, foster a positive classroom, and school community, and find alternative positive management systems. This course sets you up for success as it helps you prepare for problems before they exist in your classroom, school, or learning community and gives you the tools to continue to develop and implement restorative practices beneficial to students, teachers, and staff.

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Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: K-12 educators who are ready to learn new innovative skills and ideas that they will be able to implement in the classroom throughout the school year.

Course Format: Online Self-Paced*, to be completed within the set dates:

  • Enrollment is available now through October 10, 2022
  • Course opens on September 12 and completed assignments are due no later than November 13, 2022

*Online Self-Paced courses are a perfect blend of accessibility, convenience and flexibility for you to control your learning pace. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and final project. Grades are based on assignments and completed projects. You have up until November 13, 2022 to complete and submit your course assignments. Please pace yourself to allow enough time for instructors to respond to your submissions. Course completion date will reflect November 13, 2022 on transcript for all participants that successfully meet the completed course work due date deadline.

Instructors: Various experienced and qualified K-12 educators. See individual course sections.

Technical Requirements

We highly recommend that you view the entire course upon enrollment (beginning September 10, when it becomes available for student view), including instructor announcement regarding their grading schedule to help you successfully pace yourself.

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Instructor NameSection Number
Craig Yokoi001
Tim Brown002
Vicky Montes003
Jennifer Krauss004
Scott Cody005

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What You Will Learn

  • Understand the historical and current context of Restorative Practices
  • Compare the level of effectiveness of punitive and restorative models at the individual, class and school level
  • Discover what practices work and what needs to adapt in your classroom and school community
  • Connect course materials to action and create your own action plan full of ready to implement strategies


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Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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