Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators
Method: Online course
Duration: 4 weeks
Graduate application: Not required
Credits: See note below
What is restorative justice?
As it applies to schools, restorative justice is a powerful approach to discipline that focuses on repairing harm through inclusive processes that engage all stakeholders. Implemented well, restorative justice shifts the focus of discipline from punishment to learning.
Learn how to bring restorative justice to your school
Attend this course to gain a richer understanding of how to use restorative justice practices in your school. Students will be provided reading material and video lectures and meet once a week online to develop strategies to use restorative justice practices to help students succeed.
Weekly topics will include:
- Defining restorative justice
- Restorative justice in action
- Practices and discipline
- Creating lasting change
A note on course credit
This course is not being offered for credit on its own. However, individuals who successfully complete two of the course offerings listed below and then enroll in one of the master’s programs indicated may also be eligible for up to three hours of awarded credit toward their degree.
Complete two courses:
- Restorative Justice in Schools
- All Learning is Social Emotional Learning
- Student-Centered Coaching
- The Resilient Educator: Preventing Teacher Burnout
- Happy Teacher, Happy Classroom: Exploring Happiness for a Life Well Lived
- Educators Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup: Creating a Self-Care Plan
Enroll in one of these programs:
- Educational Leadership (Master of Science)
- Integrative Health and Wellness (Master of Science)
- Educational Specialist (Master of Science)
Meet your course instructor
Restorative Justice in Schools is led by Rebecca Stichler. Stichler is a leader and special educator who has spent time with diverse learners in both urban and suburban school districts in the Omaha metro area. Stichler is passionate about ensuring all students are treated with dignity and integrity and immersed in rigorous learning opportunities. In addition, she facilitates inclusivity, universal design for learning, and promotes a positive school culture; while encouraging restorative justice practices. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, cooking, running and watching just about any sport."
Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice, by Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein
The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators, by Bob Costello, Joshua Wachtel, and Ted Wachtel
Student interactions and viewpoints are a vital part of our rich learning environment. For this reason, Creighton reserves the right to cancel courses and issue refunds in the case of low registration numbers.
If you have questions please fill out our Contact Us form or call 402.280.4076. We can also provide assistance with group registration or work with you to develop a customized course for a team.