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TEACH Butler Conference

TEACH Butler has been offering outstanding professional development for educators for nine years. Come be a part of these conference workshops and attend one (or more) of the workshops offered by Butler faculty, education consultants, and practicing teachers. You can earn graduate credit or PGP points from being a part of TEACH Butler. 

quotes from past participants:
  • "This workshop was awesome. The idea, strategies etc. I learned to implement collaboration with teachers was invaluable."
  • "I am so glad I took this course! I learned how to be even more authentic in the classroom! I'm excited to teach!"
  • "I cannot praise this class and it's instructors enough. I'm not sure that I've ever taken a graduate course and found myself sad to see it end. I learned, I will apply what I learned, and I will be back."
  • "One of the best professional development classes I have attended! I would absolutely do it again! Thank you!"

What's New for Summer 2018

Restorative Practices Summer Institute

June 26- 8:30 am-4 pm
June 27-8:30 am-4 pm
June 28-8:30 am-12:30 pm

Location: Jordan Hall 172

This 2 ½ day workshop focuses on the foundational elements of implementing a comprehensive restorative practices culture at your school. Implementing restorative practices is about supporting the hearts and minds of your students, teachers, staff, and parents so they are focused on strengthening and repairing relationships to develop and maintain healthy and productive learning communities. Restorative Practices is not “a program” to implement in your school. It is bigger than this…it’s about shifting your entire school culture.

Day 1 – Foundations of  Restorative Culture: An Intro to Restorative Practices in Schools
Day will spend time going through the fundamentals of Restorative Practices focusing on basic concepts and theories.

Day 2 - Implementing Restorative Circles in Your School
Day two will build on the foundational concepts taught in Day 1, moving across the Restorative Practices Continuum toward the use of circles in the classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to will learn the underlying assumptions, primary features, and basic process of Circles through direct experience and reflection. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice facilitating Circles.

Day 3: The Path: Creating a Sustainable Restorative Practices Program
Our last day will focus on reviewing your own policies and procedures currently in place and how they align or conflict with what you have learned about Restorative Practices. Readiness measures and sustainability tools will be discussed and shared. Taking this next step is important so you can be intentional in the next step of your work. Time will be devoted for goal-setting and action-planning. What will be your next step?

Cost: $225
If selected as graduate credit, an additional $280 will be billed later throught the University.

Conference Registration

To register, please call our office at 800-368-6852 ext. 8464 or email Cindy Smith or visit: 

Register early: Payment must be received by two weeks prior to workshop start date or fees increase by $50 and space cannot be guaranteed. Refunds will only be issued through two weeks prior to workshop start date. If you have any questions, please call our office at 800-368-6852 ext. 8464 or email Cindy Smith.

Payment Information

Only pay the registration fee at this time. If requesting Butler graduate credit, you will be billed for tuition at a later time.

Waiting Lists

To be put on the waitlist for any workshop which is no longer available, please email Cindy Smith.