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Below you'll find various Professional Development (PD) resources that may be of interest to you.

(1) SERC/Alternative Education/Turnaround Effort Presentation -- Principal Outhouse was invited to speak to a task force that is looking at Alternative Schools across the state of Connecticut.

(2) Taking Advantage of your Syracuse Education: How Best to Leverage your Undergraduate Experience -- Principal Outhouse was invited to speak to undergraduate education students.

(3) De-Escalation Strategies -- A team of Synergy adults presented on the importance of: (1) restorative discipline, (2) relationship building, and (3) de-escalation across our district. The Synergy of administration, support staff, and teachers was evident across both of these PD sessions. Below are some additional resources:

De-escalation Top Ten List -- A top ten list of best practices for de-escalating situations

De-escalation Reflection Sheet -- A tool for a team of educators to use to improve their responses to difficult situations

Restorative Discipline Guide -- A great reference related to the philosophy of restorative discipline, why it is necessary, etc.

De-escalation Situations -- A one page document that can guide important conversations about our team's perceptions of how to manage difficult situations

 

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