Presented by: Christa M. Tinari
Presented at: 3rd International CRE Summit
Date of Session: March 26, 2010
Session Description: The presenter described the efficacy of the 3-day Peaceful Schools Institute (2007-2009), funded by the Connelly Foundation, and attended by Catholic school educators (grades K-8), from 51 schools. All attendees are members of an on-line professional development community which serves as a vehicle to share challenges and successes with the implementation of Peaceful School practices, throughout the year. The presenter reviewed the agenda, the learning objectives, and the pedagogy of the Peaceful Schools Institute, which places special emphasis on: adopting a problem-solving orientation to teaching and learning; developing key conflict resolution skills that support existing curriculum and classroom practices; and building an ongoing professional learning community.