The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center in Walnut Creek announces its Second Annual conference for anyone who works with young people in K - 12, including Parents, Teachers, Administrators, Classroom Aides, School Personnel and After-School Program Providers . Participants will develop the skills they need to make the classroom, the school and the community a more peaceful place. Educators for grades K - 12 are encouraged to attend.
Workshops and classes will cover a variety of topics. The keynote speaker is Ron Claassen, Professor of Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, School of Education, Fresno Pacific University and Director of the Restorative Discipline Project. The focus of the Conference this year will be the use of restorative justice in the classroom setting.
Workshop presenters and conference organizers include: Congressman George Miller (scheduled to appear); Ian Harris - retired Professor of Peace Studies Program, University of Wisconsin; Dan Reynolds - teacher of the year for Mt. Diablo Unified School District; John Marvin - retired teacher, Pleasant Hill Middle School; Lorin Peters - retired teacher, Bishop O'Dowd High School, Gandhian Nonviolence; Jill Johnson - teacher, Freedom High School Peace and Conflict Studies; Chris Giotta - Art Teacher, Walnut Creek Intermediate School; Sherry McCreedy - Teacher and Facilitator, Restorative Practices; Marti Roach - Facilitator & Trainer; Margli Auclair - Las Lomas HS Parent & Director, Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center.
Registration is $35 through January 7, 2013, $40 thereafter. A delicious catered lunch is included. Continuing Education Credit will be available through St. Mary's College for a small additional fee. Full descriptions of presenters and topics and related information will soon be available online.