Realizing the importance of equipping those who serve Girls and Young Women of Color with the knowledge, skills, resources, and restorative practices to do so in culturally sustaining and humanizing ways, Code Switch offers a variety of critical professional development opportunities. These opportunities are for local educators, mentors, parents/caregivers, youth-serving advocates, and supporters of equity in PK-12 education. Read about the opportunities offered below and join the critical professional development event/community that most fits your needs.
Restorative Practices Workshops
Restorative Practices Workshops are designed for educators, youth-serving practitioners, and individuals interested in learning more about Transformative Restorative Justice Education. Participants of workshops walk away with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to establish an inclusive, responsive, racially equitable, and socially just learning environment. Hosted by Touro University Nevada (TUN), workshops are also Nevada state continuing education eligible! These events are popular and seats are limited so we encourage those interested to register ASAP! Click HERE to register for one of our PD's today!
Critical Educator Professional Learning Communities
Critical Professional Development Learning Communities (CPDLC) consist of 3 full day in-person sessions, and one celebratory report-out session. Centered around a critical literacy book study, and incorporating a hybrid approach to learning (on-ground and online using zoom meeting links and/or the Canvas LMS), they are open to educators, community-serving practitioners, and individuals interested in implementing restorative practices in their work with youth. During CPDLC's participants explore strategies that support positive academic, socio-cultural, emotional, and racial development, and work collaboratively to become active change agents equipped with the knowledge, skills, and will to employ Transformative Restorative Justice Education to improve education and life outcomes for Girls of Color. Contact us to plan a CPDLC for a team of your professional peers.
Community Justice Forums
These community based forums are girl-centered and solution-oriented. They provide space and time for the education community to explore topics relevant to educational equity and justice for Girls of Color and their PK-12 peers. Held several times throughout an academic school year, they provide information and resources to support family engaged advocacy in the areas of gender equity and racial justice.
Seasonal Institutes and Retreats
Seasonal opportunities are typically held during PK-12 breaks and offer educators an opportunity to participate in asset-based professional learning institutes meant to sharpen their restorative impulse. Equity topics are explored using an approach grounded in research shaping Transformative Restorative Justice Education, Healing Informed Praxis, Critical Mentorship, racial equity, and culturally responsive family engagement. Retreats are organized for Code Switch team members, volunteers, and mentors, and provide a fun and interactive way for they and the girls to engage in leadership development while also learning how to work as a team. Retreats emphasize the power of connection, relationships, and rapport.