The California Center for School Climate (CCSC) hosts monthly peer learning exchanges to advance the knowledge and application of school climate initiatives, such as trauma-informed practices, social and emotional learning, restorative practices, and well-being practices. Each session will focus on a specific topic based on participant feedback and allow LEAs across California to connect with and learn from each other as they use data to inform and implement these whole-person initiatives. Participants can expect to engage in small-group discussions and leave with actionable insights.
This Peer Learning Exchange will provide a space to learn about and consider how to employ restorative practices to center trusting relationships and improve school climate. What are some examples of restorative beliefs? Which do you—or might you want to—prioritize in your community? Hear how our presenter has brought some of these restorative principles to life with specific practice examples, such as using micro-affirmations to lift up students.
Who Will Benefit
- Behavior and Intervention Specialists
- County Office of Education Coordinators
- K-12 School District Leaders
- Mental Health Professionals (Counselors, School Psychologists, etc.)
- Principals and Site Leaders
- School, District, and County Office Evaluation and Research Staff
- Teacher Leaders
Timothy Ojetunde is a Program Associate at WestEd on the Resilient Healthy Schools and Communities team, focusing on school climate and data use. He supports districts and schools in centering equity and improving educational outcomes for all. Timothy’s expertise is grounded in school culture and climate, restorative practices, SEL, trauma-informed practices, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Timothy comes to WestEd with over a decade of knowledge and experience across multiple spaces and communities, having been a teacher, advisory, and school culture specialist, school administrator, and DEI consultant. In his work, he has coached school administrators, presented to leaders, and facilitated sessions for hundreds of educators and learners.
Timothy is a graduate of UCLA with master’s degrees from Arizona State University and California State University, Dominguez Hills.