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Welcome to the first annual June Institute for Schools at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Iowa!  

We hope you find what you need across this 3-day event focused on supports in the areas of literacy, mathematics, social-emotional-behavioral well-being and mental health, subgroups, and culture/climate! This site is for all attendees to have access to presenters and session materials.  This is not where you register.    

Please note that registration must be completed within the AEA Registration System, and that special sessions are pre-registration only. Registration links for the Conference and Special Sessions are located HERE.

*General Sessions, as well as session descriptions may change; additional general sessions may be added.  Session materials will be posted prior to the conference.  

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Friday, June 14 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Positive Discipline and Restorative Practices

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This session will serve as an introduction to restorative practices.  Participants will learn how restorative systems differ from punitive practices and how they align with a PBIS framework.  We will focus on the “why” behind restorative practices and also provide a continuum of practices that attendees can implement immediately. Some of these practices include affective statements and questions as well as various circle structures.

*This session is repeated in the afternoon


Justin Blietz

Associate Principal, Cedar Rapids CSD
Justin Blietz is an associate principal with a passion for empowering educators and building capacity around trauma sensitive practices. Justin has worked extensively with schools, districts and organizations throughout the country to transform culture and climate through trauma informed... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm CDT
  Culture/Climate, K-12
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Demonstration