Restorative Consciousness Process in Education
The Restorative Consciousness Process invites organizational and individual leaders to participate in a process involving consistently engaging in conversations designed to raise equity, diversity, restorative consciousness, and promote professional and personal growth. The dialogue in this process will inspire participants to seek out awareness and exposure training allowing all aspects of the educational environment to become a place that honors and celebrates diversity and promotes UNITY.
PHASE ONE: Caring and Committed Conversations and Surveys
- Jordan's process begins with personal reflection and Caring and Committed Conversations. This phase is crucial for setting the tone for equitable program development. Everyone has a voice and that voice matters. During Phase One, people also becomes aware of their stage of diversity development.
PHASE TWO: Raise Awareness and Invite Expose
- After the initial conversation, leaders and stakeholders decide what training is needed to continue their relationship with diversity and equity knowledge. Professional Development is focused in the areas including -- CRT, Equity, Anti-Racism, Inquiry Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Bias Training, etc.
PHASE THREE: Transform Yourself and Create Change
- This phase includes proof that organizational and personal practices are indeed transforming.
HIGHLIGHTS OF EQUITY EDUCATION
Mr. Peer welcoming students and staff to a "Caring and Committed Conversation" (2017)
Students mentoring others during caring and committed conversation (2019)
Ms. Miller opens the "Caring and Committed Conversation" hosted by Jordan with two surrounding schools, Shakopee and Prior Lake Savage. (2019)
Lots of listening AND laughter at the "Caring and Committed Conversation" (2019)
An amazing day hosting these students from Shakopee and Prior Lake Savage Schools! (2019)
Active listening during a "Caring and Committed Conversation" (2017)
Student recognition during Harambee monthly school celebration (2018)
Harambee reflection (2018)
Native Dancer performs for Jordan Students (2018) (event sponsored by JPS American Indian Parent Advisory Council and our Equity and Outreach Team)
Grade 5 "Celebration of Learning" (2019)
One of our favorite nights of the year – student talent and delicious food! (2018, 2019)
Learning to make tamales from scratch! Served over 200 at the DLC/ELC Dinner (2018)
Serving international foods at DLC Activity Night (2017)
8th grade students had the privilege of hearing Gospel Kordah share his refugee experience. In Language Arts and Social Studies, students have been reading the novel, "Refugee" by Alan Gratz and researching different refugee crises both historical and current. (2017, 2019)
The READO program is an independent reading project aligned to Minnesota academic standards with three purposes: 1) Create reading habits, 2) Incorporate diverse perspectives through literature that celebrates differences, and 3) Foster a love for reading. Learn more about READO.