Innovative Schools Summit

New York. Orlando. Nashville. Las Vegas. San Antonio.

See You at ISS

Experience the Innovative Schools Summit — the nation’s top K-12 education conference that brings together internationally recognized thought leaders, administrators, teachers and consultants to share innovative best practices and research-based methodologies in an engaging, inspiring event.
COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU

LOCATIONS

NEW YORK

FEB 28-MAR 2, 2024

Innovative Teaching Conference
At-Risk Students Conference
Wired Differently/Trauma-Informed Conference
Innovative School Leadership Forum

ORLANDO

MAR 7-10, 2024

Innovative Teaching Conference
At-Risk Students Conference Social-Emotional Learning Forum
Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference

NASHVILLE

JUNE 19-23, 2024

Innovative Teaching Conference
At-Risk Students Conference
School Discipline Conference
Social-Emotional Learning Forum

LAS VEGAS

JULY 8-12, 2024

At-Risk Students Conference
Innovative Teaching Conference
School Climate & Culture
Wired Differently/Trauma-Informed Conference

SAN ANTONIO

JULY 25-28, 2024

At-Risk Students Conference
Innovative Teaching Conference
ELL Conference
Wired Differently/Trauma-Informed Conference

THOUGHT LEADERS IN EDUCATION

FEATURED SPEAKERS

canada_geoffrey_450x450.jpg
Geoffrey Canada
NASHVILLE
Best-Selling Author & Pioneering Children’s Advocate
Gerry Brooks
ORLANDO | LAS VEGAS
YouTube Sensation & Real-World Educator, Author of Go See the Principal
Dr. Michele Borba
ORLANDO | LAS VEGAS
Best-Selling Author, Parenting & Child Expert, Educational Psychologist
Ernesto Mejia
NEW YORK
Son of Immigrants, Speaks to Students & Educators about the American Dream -- Education
Dr. Debbie Silver
ORLANDO
Humorist, Educator, Author of Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers
Michael Bonner
LAS VEGAS
Inspirational Educator, International Speaker, Author of Get Up or Give Up
Steve Spangler
NEW YORK
"America's Science Teacher," Bestselling Author, 1 Billion Plus Internet Views
"Stand Tall Steve" Bollar
ORLANDO | LAS VEGAS
Educational Thought Leader, Master Motivator, Author of Ideas, Ideas, Ideas
Horacio Sanchez
ORLANDO
Student Resilience Expert & Authority on Emotional Disorders
Kim_Bearden
Kim Bearden
NASHVILLE
Co-Founder of Ron Clark Academy and Bestselling Author of Crash Course
Baruti Kafele
NEW YORK
School Turnaround Specialist, Author of Closing the Attitude Gap and The Principal 50
Barbara Coloroso
NEW YORK
International speaker, Best-selling Author of kids are worth it! and The Bully, the Bullied & the Not-So-Innocent Bystander
Mark Scharenbroich
LAS VEGAS
Expert on Student Engagement & Humorist
Consuelo Kickbusch
NASHVILLE
Community Leader, Retired U.S. Army Officer Who Grew Up in a South Texas Barrio
Brian Mendler
NEW YORK
Expert on Working with Disruptive Students, Co-Author of Discipline With Dignity
Tracie Berry-McGhee
ORLANDO
Popular Speaker, Author, Counselor, Leader of "I Define Me" Movement
ENGAGING & RESEARCH-BASED SESSIONS

CONFERENCES

Each Innovative Schools Summit features 4 education conferences (see topics below) in one location.

Personalize your professional development experience by choosing sessions from each conference.

AT-RISK STUDENTS CONFERENCE

All Locations

Experts will share evidence-based programs and strategies that educators can use to prevent dropouts and to help students experience success in school.

INNOVATIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES CONFERENCE

All Locations

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn new insights, tools and strategies for reaching and teaching students. Compare best practices with educators in different geographic locations and different socio-economic environments.

SCHOOL CLIMATE & CULTURE FORUM

Las Vegas

Learn practical, real-world strategies that can elevate the quality and character of your school. This conference showcases programs and tools proven to improve school culture and climate. 

SCHOOL DISCIPLINE CONFERENCE

Nashville

If you’re looking to transform classroom management, this is the education conference you don’t want to miss. Discover the latest innovations and research to improve behavior and academic performance. 

WIRED DIFFERENTLY/TRAUMA-INFORMED SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

New York. Las Vegas. San Antonio.

Get critical insights and best practices for reaching and teaching students with a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges – especially trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and PTSD. 

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING CONFERENCE

Orlando. Nashville.

This conference focuses on research-based and classroom-originated interventions, lessons and curriculums to help students manage their emotions, achieve goals, express empathy for others, maintain positive relationships and make successful personal decisions.

INNOVATIVE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP FORUM

New York

Hear from K-12 experts and network with fellow leaders to access successful strategies and practical tips for leading improvement in your school or district. This conference will help you understand evolving research and current best practices to transform learning environments, improve teacher retention and enhance student outcomes.

INNOVATIVE COUNSELING STRATEGIES CONFERENCE

Orlando

This conference features best practices from educators and other professionals working with youth. Some programs are research-tested, while others are promising, innovative approaches created by practicing professionals to help them better connect with students. School counselors and other educators will learn strategies to address challenges such as social media, self-injury, students who are wired differently, intra-racial conflicts, instilling ethics and discouraged students.

ELL CONFERENCE

San Antonio

English Language Learners (ELLs) are a diverse and rapidly expanding group within K-12 schools, representing approximately 10% of students nationally. To help schools address this demographic shift, the ELL Conference brings together experts, administrators, and teachers from all corners of the education system to share strategies and best practices for addressing the unique needs of multilingual students. By supporting the academic and social-emotional success of English learners, educators enrich the learning experience for all students.  

Previous slide
Next slide

Engaging Experts. Inspiring Stories. Real Results.

Join thousands of administrators and teachers to network and learn research-based strategies and practical ideas to support students and staff. Innovative Schools Summit locations include Las Vegas, Chicago, San Antonio, New York, Orlando and Nashville.

What to Expect

Network with fellow educators. Chart your learning path. Get motivated!

Hear educators share their Summit experience

Previous slide
Next slide

Engaging Experts. Inspiring Stories. Real Results.

Join thousands of administrators and teachers to network and learn research-based strategies and practical ideas to support students and staff. Innovative Schools Summit locations include New York, Orlando, San Antonio, Atlanta and Las Vegas.

What to Expect

Network with fellow educators. Chart your learning path. Get motivated!

Hear educators share their Summit experience

WHAT ATTENDEES SAY

Unable to load Tweets

Follow
SESSIONS FOR ALL EDUCATORS

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Principals
  • Assistant Principals
  • Deans
  • Other Administrators
  • Special Ed Personnel
  • School Counselors
 
  • Social Workers
  • Interventionists 
  • Behaviorists 
  • Psychologists 
  • Community & Faith Based Youth Workers
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  

RECENT POSTS

SPONSORS