Innovative Schools Summit
Atlanta

Addressing "Learning Loss." Supportive Discipline. Helping Marginalized Students.

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

Returning to the Renaissance Waverly December 9-12, 2021!

innovative schools summit education conference educator conference
Ron Clark
"America's Educator," NYTimes Bestselling Author, Disney's American Teacher of the Year
Baruti Kafele innoative schools summit
Baruti Kafele
School Turnaround Specialist, Author of Closing the Attitude Gap
gerry brook innovative schools summit
Gerry Brooks
YouTube Sensation &
Real-World Educator
innovative schools summit education conference educator conference
Steph Jensen
International Speaker, Award-Winning Author, Consultant on Social-Emotional Learning
innovative schools summit education conference educator conference
Brian Mendler
Expert on Working with Disruptive Students, Co-Author of Discipline With Dignity
innovative schools summit education conference educator conference
Dr. William Noel Sr.
District Director of Student Support,
National Speaker & Consultant
innovative schools summit best school education conference marquita blades
Dr. Marquita Blades
Award-Winning STEM Educator &
Teacher Support Specialist
awiemeier
Aaron Wiemeier
Author of Traumatized Students: School-Based Interventions, Former Dean, Founder of High Mountain Counseling Institute
hotep-benzo-450
Hotep Benzo
Education Success Strategist & Creator of MAKE A WAY Program
eric clark innovative schools summit conference for teachers
Eric Clark
Progressive Educator/Administrator, Master Trainer Responsibility-Centered Discipline

Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta

Scheduled to be held in-person Dec 9-12, 2021 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly (following COVID-19 health protocols), the Innovative School Summit Atlanta will feature Ron Clark, Baruti Kafele and Gerry Brooks together with other nationally recognized speakers. This expert lineup of presenters draws upon their years of experience and research to provide proven strategies that work.

The Atlanta Summit features access to 4 National Education Conferences for the Price of One, including

  • At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference
  • Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • School Discipline Conference
  • School Climate & Culture Forum 

What to Expect at the Innovative Schools Summit

What Educators Have to Say about the Summit

Scheduled to be held in-person Dec 9-12, 2021 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly, the  Innovative School Summit Atlanta will feature Ron Clark, Baruti Kafele and Gerry Brooks together with other nationally recognized speakers. This expert lineup of presenters draws upon their years of experience and research to provide proven strategies that work.

The Atlanta Summit features access to 4 National Education Conferences for the Price of One, including

  • At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference
  • Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • School Discipline Conference
  • School Climate & Culture Forum 

Attend 4 Conferences for the Price of 1

Summit attendees can attend sessions from any of the following conferences (on a space-available basis).

innovative schools summit education conference educator conference

This conference focuses on evidence-based strategies educators can use to prevent dropouts and to help students experience success in school. More than 1.2 million students in North America leave school each year without graduating — with that number expected to rise after COVID…

innovative schools summit education conference educator conference

The discussion around school discipline can be polarizing.  On one hand, those committed to fairness are rightly disturbed that students of color are often expelled at three to four times the rate of their white peers.  On the other hand, educators and parents are… 

innovative teaching strategies conference innovative schools summit

This conference provides an opportunity for teachers, administrators and other educators to learn new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students (PreK-12). It emphasizes evidence-based and novel instructional practices from national-exemplary programs currently being… 

school climate culture forum innovative schools summit

Scholars struggle to define and distinguish the terms, but educators agree on the need to transform both “climate” and “culture” to improve academic outcome.  This event offers practical, real-world initiatives that are transforming the quality, character and personality of schools.  It showcases…  

 

innovative-school-summit-accutrain-educator-conferences.png

Held in-person Dec.  9-12, 2021, the Innovative School Summit Atlanta will feature a  lineup of award-winning and nationally recognized speakers. This expert lineup of presenters will draw upon their years of experience…

Contact us

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly
Hotel & Convention Center

2021 Summit Hotel & Conference Center

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center

The discounted Summit hotel room rate is $159 plus tax.
Marriott Reservations: 1 (888) 391-8724


Regarding COVID safety, the Innovative Schools Summit monitors CDC recommendations and local regulations – which are constantly evolving. Strict sanitization procedures will be followed and vaccinations are encouraged!

Atlanta 2021 Registration

Please Note: Pre-Conference Sessions for the Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will held Thursday, Dec. 9 (AM & PM sessions) and Friday, Dec. 10 (AM session). The main Conference will begin at Noon on Friday, Dec. 10.

Super Bundle

4 Conferences + 3 Pre-Con Sessions
Advance Pricing Ends 9/30/21
$ 625 per attendee
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Con Sessions on 12/9/21
  • Entrance to 1 Pre-Con Session on 12/10/21
  • Entrance to 4 Conferences:
  • ● Innovative Teaching Strategies
    ● At-Risk & Struggling Students
    ● School Discipline
    ● School Climate & Culture
  • Earn up to 22 Continuing Education Hours
  • Standard Pricing: $695

Bundle

4 Conferences + 1 Pre-Con Session
Advance Pricing Ends 9/30/21
$ 525 per attendee
  • Entrance to 1 Pre-Con Session on 12/10/21
  • Entrance to 4 Conferences:
  • ● Innovative Teaching Strategies
    ● At-Risk & Struggling Students
    ● School Discipline
    ● School Climate & Culture
  • Earn up to 16 Continuing Education Hours
  • Standard Pricing: $595

Conference Only

4 Conferences for the Price of 1
Advance Pricing Ends 9/30/21
$ 475 per attendee
  • Entrance to the following 4 Conferences:
  • ● Innovative Teaching Strategies
    ● At-Risk & Struggling Students
    ● School Discipline
    ● School Climate & Culture
  • Earn up to 13 Continuing Education Hours
  • Standard Pricing: $550

Group Discount

Send More, Save More!
$ 50 off per attendee
  • $25 off Registration for Groups of 3-9 Attendees
  • $50 off Registration for Groups of 10+ Attendees

What Past Attendees Have to Say…

"This was my first time attending the Summit and I must truly say it was the best Conference I have ever attended. The sessions were very informative, inspiring, and motivating"
High School Principal
Colombus, OH
"I am ready to return to my classroom with a different mindset, being better now than in the past, and focusing on my students future not their present. Moving forward with great expectations and pushing them into their destinies by any means necessary."
Middle School Teacher
Cambridge, MA
"I've been a teacher for 15 years and I learned more from this Conference than I've learned from any other Professional Development I've ever attended. I can't wait to return to school and share with my colleagues!"
Middle School Counselor
Ventura, CA
"Wow! I loved all of the Keynote Speakers - each one was inspiring, thoughtful and reminded me why I got into teaching. I'm so glad I attended and learned strategies to help my most difficult students."
High School Teacher
Baton Rogue, LA
"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 bringing more people from my school."
Middle School Vice Principal
Jacksonville, FL
"This is such a 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 experience I've had in my 27 years as an educator."
High School Teacher
Reston, VA

Who Should Attend?

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

– Teachers
– Social Workers
– School Resource Officers
– Behaviorists
– Therapists
– Community & Faith-Based Youth Workers
– After-School Program Coordinators

Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta
Pre-Conferences

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

AARON WIEMEIER, MS, LPC: Engaging the Traumatized Student

WILLIAM NOEL, SR., ED.D.: How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach

STEPH JENSEN, MS, LPC: Lost Boys: Strategies to Help Educators Navigate the World of Boys for Academic Success (Part 1)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021  1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

AARON WIEMEIER, MS, LPC: The Mental Health Crisis in Education: 10 Steps to a Trauma-Empowered School

HOTEP BENZO, MBA: Overcoming the Poverty Mindset

STEPH JENSEN, MS, LPC: Lost Boys: Strategies to Help Educators Navigate the World of Boys for Academic Success (Part 2)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021  8:00 am – 11:00 am

ERIC CLARK, M.ED.: Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: Supportive, Non-Exclusionary Strategies to Unlock their Potential & Survive the Process:

HOTEP BENZO, MBA: Strategies for Culturally Relevant & Responsive Instruction

MARQUITA BLADES, ED.D.: POWARRful Teaching Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement

Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta
Agenda

Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta Agenda

Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta Sessions

Check Back Frequently for Updates

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 pd@accutrain.com.

  • Principals/Assistant Principals
  • Other Administrators
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • Deans
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • School Counselors
  • Behaviorists
  • Community and Faith-Based Youth Workers
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Other Professionals Working with Students

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

Yes! You will be asked to register for one of the conferences. You will then be eligible to attend sessions for all of the other conferences that are a part of the Summit at that location (on a space-available basis).

AccuTrain offers a $100 discount to the Summit for full-time students who are not currently employed at a school. Email pd@accutrain.com for information on how to obtain the discount (copy of current student ID required).

Yes!

AccuTrain’s Developmental Resources Division is an  Approved Continuing Education Provider by the National Board of Certified Counselors (ACEP™ #5602)  and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. AccuTrain is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

NOTE: 22 possible contact hours nay be earned in Atlanta — including attendance at three pre-conference sessions as well as the entire conference. Check with your board or organization concerning its policy with regard to continuing education.

We do not offer a one-day or two-day partial registration fee. However you may register for individual pre-conference sessions for $85 per session. Email pd@accutrain.com to register.

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND
If you cannot attend the event on the scheduled date, or if the event is postponed for any reason, you may send a substitute, transfer to a different event or request a Voucher for a future event. Substitutions should be made in writing (please email pd@accutrain.com) and are welcome until the day of the event. Vouchers are valid for up to three years for future AccuTrain events and may be transferred to a colleague.
Any registrant unable to attend the Summit has the option to send a substitute, transfer to another AccuTrain Event, or receive a 3-year Summit Voucher.
The 3-year Voucher is transferrable to another attendee and may be applied at face value toward a future event or to access eLearning via our AccuTrain Connect platform.
Should you be unable to attend, please email us at pd@accutrain.com – at least one week prior to the event – and let us know whether you wish to substitute another attendee, transfer to a different event or receive a Voucher.

Should you have any concerns, or if you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax us at 888-372-6061 or email us at pd@accutrain.com at least 1 month prior to the conference.

Contact Us