Innovative Schools Summit
The Innovative Schools Summit assembles internationally recognized innovators together with practicing educators and consultants who are currently finding success with cutting-edge best practices and research-based methodologies in education. These multi-day events provide an opportunity for counselors, teachers, administrators and other educators to learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students PK-12. In 2019, the Summit will be hosted in four great locations (Orlando, Atlanta, Las Vegas & San Antonio), each covering 5 topic-specific National Conferences – providing a unique opportunity for attendees to learn key insights from a broad spectrum of experts and colleagues from around the country.
What Do Educators Have to Say about the Summit?
Recent Innovative School Summit Posts
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Each Summit Location features up to 5 Conferences
Attendees to the Innovative Schools Summit are able to attend sessions from all Conferences (on a space-available basis).
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 12 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
San Antonio | Orlando | Atlanta
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.
At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference
San Antonio | Atlanta
This conference focuses on evidence-based programs and strategies that educators can use to prevent dropouts and to help students experience success in school. More than 1.2 million students in the United States and Canada drop out of high school each year (with the percentages skewed toward males, low-income and minority students).
Wired Differently: Trauma Informed Schools
San Antonio | Las Vegas
Now in its sixth year, the Wired Differently Conference will be held this year in San Antonio and Las Vegas. A wide array of critical insights and best practices will be shared for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral issues – including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma, Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder and more.
Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
San Antonio | Orlando | Las Vegas
This 3-day conference will provide an opportunity for teachers, administrators and other educators to learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students (PreK-12). It will emphasize evidence-based and novel instructional practices from national-exemplary programs currently being used in schools.
NextGen School Safety Conference
Tragedies such as the shootings in Parkland, FL and Sandy Hook, CT have brought increased attention to school safety. The 2019 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.
Counseling Strategies & Resources Conference
The 9th Annual Counseling Strategies & Resources is being held in Orlando in 2020, 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.
Boy Brains & Engagement Conference
Orlando | Las Vegas
Recent education research has focused much more on the learning, social outcomes and schooling experiences of boys. Boys are more likely to be held back, suspended or expelled — or to drop out of school altogether. This conference helps educators support the unique neurochemistry of the male brain and improve academic outcomes.
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What Past Attendees Have to Say…
Who Should Attend?
– School Counselors (PK-12)
– Classroom Principals
– Special Education Personnel
– School Administrators
– Social Workers
– School Resource Officers
– Community & Faith-Based Youth Workers
– After-School Program Coordinators
– Other Professional Working with Young People