Innovative Schools Summit

San Antonio. Chicago. New York. Orlando.

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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.
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LOCATIONS

SAN ANTONIO

JULY 25-28, 2024

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

CHICAGO

NOVEMBER 6-9, 2024

Innovative Teaching Conference
At-Risk Students Conference
Social-Emotionanl Learning Forum
Innovative School Leadership Forum

NEW YORK

FEBRUARY12-15, 2025

Innovative Teaching Conference
At-Risk Students Conference
School Climate & Culture Forum
Social-Emotional Learning Forum

ORLANDO

MARCH 20-23, 2025

Innovative Teaching Conference
At-Risk Students Conference
Wired Differently/Trauma-Informed Conference
Innovative School Leadership Forum
THOUGHT LEADERS IN EDUCATION

FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Ron Clark
SAN ANTONIO
"America's Educator," NYT Bestselling Author of Move Your Bus, Disney's American Teacher of the Year
Barbara Coloroso
CHICAGO
International speaker, Best-selling Author of kids are worth it! and The Bully, the Bullied & the Not-So-Innocent Bystander
Horacio Sanchez
SAN ANTONIO
Student Resilience Expert & Authority on Emotional Disorders
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Dr. Joe Sanfelippo
SAN ANTONIO
Author, Innovative Superintendent, Host of Hacking Leadership Podcast
Heather T. Forbes
SAN ANTONIO
Founder of Beyond Consequences Institute, Author of Help for Billy and Classroom 180
Hamish Brewer
CHICAGO
Relentless, Tattooed Skateboarding Principal & Positive Disruptor
Consuelo Kickbusch
SAN ANTONIO
Community Leader, Retired U.S. Army Officer Who Grew Up in a South Texas Barrio
George Couros
CHICAGO
Author & Worldwide Leader in Area of Innovative Teaching, Learning & Leading
Dr. Brian Dinkins
CHICAGO
Expert on Social-Emotional Learning, Creator of Emotionally Inclusive PracticeS
Dr. LaQuanta Nelson
SAN ANTONIO
Award-Winning Administrator, Founder of BOSS Educator
Dr. Alberto Carvalho
CHICAGO
Superintendent of LA Unified, former Superintendent of Miami-Dade
Steph Jensen
SAN ANTONIO | CHICAGO
International Speaker, Award-Winning Author & Consultant on Social-Emotional Learning
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

New York.

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

To be announced.

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

San Antonio. Orlando.

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

Chicago. New York.

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

Chicago. Orlando.

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

To be announced.

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.  

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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

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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

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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
  

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