Innovative Schools Summit


About the event

Held at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida March 22-24, 2019 the Innovative School Summit Orlando include the conferences on: School Discipline, School Climate & Culture, Counseling Strategies & Resources, NextGen School Safety and Girl Bullying & Empowerment. The Summit will feature a great line-up of award-winning and nationally recognized speakers. This expert lineup of presenters will draw upon their years of experience and research to provide proven strategies that work.

Please continue to check this page as information for the 2019 Innovative Schools Summit Orlando will be added as it becomes available.


School Discipline Conference

Over the past 20 years, educators have seen a transformation in many facets of school life. Curriculum has changed dramatically, technology continues to be implemented and assessment has become far more rigorous. Yet, in many schools, discipline remains relatively the same as it was in 1995.


Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference

For the past 11 years, this Conference has brought focus to the problem of relational aggression among girls. Many of the field-tested interventions presented at this unique gathering encourage friendship, sisterhood and building other types of supportive relationships – hence the added emphasis on female empowerment.


School Climate & Culture Forum

This event features practical, real-world initiatives that are successfully transforming the quality, character and personality of schools. It showcases programs, assessments and tools proven to improve school culture and climate. Evidence-based and research-based interventions will be introduced, while the forum also highlights high-potential efforts currently being implemented in the laboratory of everyday school life.


Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference

The 8th Annual Counseling Strategies & Resources is being held in Orlando, and brings together well-known featured presenters. This conference will also feature best practices from educators and other professionals working with youth. Some programs will be research-tested, while others will be promising, innovative approaches created by practicing professionals to help them better connect with different types of students.


NextGen School Safety Conference

Tragedies such as the recent shootings in Townville, SC, Columbus, OH and Mobile, AL – as well as notorious events such as Sandy Hook and Columbine – have brought increased attention to school safety. The 2018 NextGen School Safety Conference will focus on steps that schools can take to prevent tragedies such as Sandy Hook, while also addressing steps that can be taken to prevent “everyday” tragedies – such as a teacher suffering a serious back injury, a teenager suffering a serious concussion or a second grader stepping in front of a school bus.

Contact Us!

(800) 251-6805

Who Should Attend?

– School Counselors (PK-12)
– Principals
– Classroom Principals
– Special Education Personnel
– School Administrators
– Deans
– Psychologists

– Social Workers
– School Resource Officers
– Behaviorists
– Therapists
– Community & Faith-Based Youth Workers
– After-School Program Coordinators
– Other Professional Working with Young People

Earn Up to 24 Continuing Credit Hours

2018 Summit Speakers Included

Dr. David Rendall
International Speaker, Author, Neurodiversity Thought Leader
Principal Baruti Kafele
Urban School Turnaround Specialist
Tracie Berry-McGhee
Founder, SistaKeeper
Brian Mendler
International Speaker, Author, Expert on Working with Disruptive Students
Lisa King
Author & School Counselor
Dr. Spencer Kagan
Cooperative Learning, Multiple Intelligences & Classroom Discipline Pioneer
Robert Jackson
Author / Cultural Awareness & Male Engagement Expert
Larry Thompson
Supportive Discipline Innovator & Creator of "Responsibility-Centered Discipline"

Caribe Royale Orlando

Caribe Royale Orlando

8101 World Center Dr. Orlando, FL 3821

"I loved being able to attend sessions from the full variety of conferences occurring simultaneously."
High School Counselor
Des Moines, IA
"I am already planning to attend next year and plan on brining more people from my school."
Middle School Vice Principal
Jacksonville, FL
"This is such great conference. There were so many wonderful sessions that it was difficult to choose which session to attend."
Elementary School Teacher
Savannah, GA
"My attendance at this conference was the best I have experienced I've had in my 27 years as an educator."
High School Teacher
Reston, VA

Conference F.A.Q.

Find Answers to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions Below.

If You Have a Question that is not listed below, Please Email Us at

or Give Us a Call at (800) 251-6805.

  • School Counselors (PK-12)
  • Principals
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Administrators
  • Deans
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Behaviorists
  • Therapists
  • Community and Faith-Based Youth Workers
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Other Professionals Working with Young People

Yes! We offer discounted hotel room rates at each of our conference host hotels. Please see individual conference websites for more information.

Yes! By registering for an individual conference you are eligible to attend all other conferences that are a part of the Summit at that location (on a space available basis).

At this time, Developmental Resources is unable to offer student discounts or scholarships for this three-day event.

Please consider the following other avenues for possible funding:

·        Your Local PTA

·        Donors Choose (This is a website through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Education)

·        GoFundMe (This is a personalized crowdfunding site)

·        Title 1 funding in your area

  • Yes!

    Developmental Resources is an approved provider for Continuing Education by:

      • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #5602) Developmental Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
    • *NOTE: 17 contact hours includes attendance at both pre-conference workshops as well as the entire conference. Check with your representative board or organization concerning its policy with regard to Continuing Education.
  • AccuTrain has partnered with Kennesaw State University to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the school to Innovative School Summit attendees. 

    Should you choose this option, there is a nominal fee. Stop by the information desk at the Summit for details.

    For this event, participants can earn up to 15.75 hours or 1.5 CEUs (depending on which sessions they attend).

    The website to request CEUs after the even is

We do not currently offer a one-day or two-day partial registration fee.

If a registrant cannot attend any part of the conference, substitutions may be made – via mail, fax or email – all requests for substations must be made 30 days prior to conference. Registrations cannot be shared. Cancellations received in writing 30 days prior to Conference will be refunded in full, less a $30 non-refundable processing fee. Refunds will be issued no later than 8 weeks after the conference in the same form that payment was received. After that time, no refunds will be granted, but substitutions are encouraged.

Should you have any concerns, call us at 1-800-251-6805. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax us at 888-372-6061 or email us at at least 1 month prior to the conference, and note your request on your registration form.

Please consider the following other avenues for possible funding:

·        Your Local PTA

·        Donors Choose (This is a website through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Education)

·        GoFundMe (This is a personalized crowdfunding site)

·        Title 1 funding in your area