Innovative Schools Summit
Atlanta

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

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The Westin PeachTree Plaza June 15-19, 2022

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Michael Bonner
Inspirational Educator, International Speaker, Author of Get Up or Give Up
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Erin Gruwell
Inspirational Educator & Subject of Paramount's Freedom Writers Film
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"Stand Tall Steve" Bollar
Educational Thought Leader, Master Motivator, Author of Ideas, Ideas, Ideas
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Larry Thompson
Supportive Discipline Innovator, Creator of Responsibility-Centered Discipline
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Dr. Tommie Mabry
Author of A Dark Journey to a Light Future, Ph.D. Who Was Expelled from 10 Schools
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Dr. Michele Borba
Best-Selling Authors, Parenting & Child Expert, Educational Psychologist
Dave schmittou
Dr. Dave Schmittou
Professor of Ed Leadership, Former Teacher & Principal, Author of It’s Like Riding a Bike
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Tracie Berry-McGhee
International Speaker, Author, Creator of SistaKeeper

Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta

Scheduled to be held in-person June 15-19, 2022 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will feature Erin Gruwell, “Stand Tall Steve” Bollar and Dr. Tommie Mabry 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
  • Social-Emotional Learning Forum

What to Expect at the Innovative Schools Summit

What Educators Have to Say about the Summit

Attend 4 Conferences for the Price of 1

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

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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…

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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… 

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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… 

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The Social-Emotional Learning Forum focuses on research-based and classroom-originated interventions, lessons and curriculums that help students manage their emotions, achieve goals, express heart-felt empathy, maintain positive relationships and make successful personal decisions.

 

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Held in-person June  15-19, 2022, 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…

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SPONSORED BY

The Westin Peachtree Plaza

HOST HOTEL:

The Westin Peachtree Plaza

210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

OVERFLOW HOTEL:

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Reservations: 1-800-233-1234 Group Code: G-ACRB
Rates starting at $179/night

OVERFLOW HOTEL:

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown

210 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Rates starting at $189/night

OVERFLOW HOTEL:

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303

Rates starting at $179/night

Registration

Please Note: Pre-Conference Sessions for the Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will be held Wednesday, June 15 (AM & PM sessions) and Thursday, June. 16 (AM & PM sessions). The main Conference will begin at 8:00 am on Friday, June 17th.

Super Bundle

4 Conferences + 2 Pre-Con Sessions on 6/15 & 2 Pre-Con Sessions on 6/16
Pre-Reg Pricing Ends 5/31
$ 775 per attendee
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Con Sessions on 6/15/22
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Con Sessions on 6/16/22
  • Entrance to 4 Conferences:
  • ● Innovative Teaching Strategies
    ● At-Risk & Struggling Students
    ● School Discipline
    ● Social-Emotional Learning Forum
  • Earn up to 22 Continuing Education Hours
  • Standard Pricing: $795

Summit Bundle

4 Conferences +
2 Pre-Cons on 6/16
Pre-Reg Pricing Ends 5/31
$ 675 per attendee
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Con Sessions on 6/16/22
  • Entrance to 4 Conferences:
  • ● Innovative Teaching Strategies
    ● At-Risk & Struggling Students
    ● School Discipline
    ● Social-Emotional Learning Forum
  • Earn up to 16 Continuing Education Hours
  • Standard Pricing: $725

Summit Only

4 Conferences / Price of 1
Pre-Reg Pricing Ends 5/31
$ 575 per attendee
  • Entrance to the following 4 Conferences:
  • ● Innovative Teaching Strategies
    ● At-Risk & Struggling Students
    ● School Discipline
    ● Social-Emotional Learning Forum
  • Earn up to 13 Continuing Education Hours
  • Standard Pricing: $625

Main Stage Virtual Pass

Pre-Reg Pricing Ends 5/31
$ 295 per attendee
  • Enjoy Most of the Main Stage Speakers Virtually (including the 50 in 50 Panel Session)
  • Earn up to 13 Contact Hours

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

** Please note: Online registrations with a Purchase Order still require manual processing at our end.  Please bear with us as we get those processed. Upon processing, we will email confirmations to the registrants with initial invoice being sent to the indicated billing entity. You can also email the PO along with the COMPLETE registration information to pd@accutrain.com.

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

Click here to view pre-conference descriptions.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
BRAD CHAPIN: Self-Regulation: Evidence-Based Strategies to Teach Self-Management
DR. BRIAN DINKINS: Developing The Emotionally-Inclusive Classroom Using SEL
STEPH JENSEN: Lost Boys: Closing the Academic Gender Gap – Part 1
WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2022 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
DR. MARQUITA BLADES: POWARRful Teaching Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement
STEPH JENSEN: Lost Boys: Closing the Academic Gender Gap – Part 2
BRAD CHAPIN: Teaching Self-Regulation Skills to Students Who Have Been Impacted by Trauma
THURSDAY JUNE 16, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DR. DAVE SCHMITTOU: It’s Like Riding A Bike: How To Make Learning Last a Lifetime
TRACIE BERRY-MCGHEE: Girl Drama: Best Practices to Help Educators Reduce Relational Aggression SOLD OUT
LARRY THOMPSON: Defiant, Manipulative & Attention Seeking Students – Part 1 SOLD OUT
MEGAN DIEDE: Disrupting the Norm: Using Multi-Level Integration to Start Teaching More & Planning Less
DR. JENNIFER MOORE: Chaos to Calm: 4 Steps to Ease & Restore Your Well-being
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2022 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
DR. DAVE SCHMITTOU: Making Assessment Work for Educators Who Hate Data but Love Kids
LARRY THOMPSON: Defiant & Manipulative Students – Part 2 SOLD OUT
DR. WILLIAM NOEL: How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard to Reach SOLD OUT
DR. MARQUITA BLADES: Escape the Classroom: Using the Escape Room Model for Addressing the Needs of All Learners
DR. JENNIFER MOORE: Teaching the CASEL Framework to Staff and Students through Games and Activities
HOTEP BENZO: Why Your SEL Isn’t Working (and What to Do About It)

Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta
Agenda

Atlanta Main Stage Virtual Agenda

Enjoy most of the main stage speakers virtually (including the 50 in 50 Panel Session).

Atlanta Main Stage Virtual Agenda

Friday, June 17th

Saturday, June 18th

Sunday, June 19th

Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta Sessions

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Pre-Conference sessions are listed first. Click on any session to view the description.

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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.

We are AccuTrain Corporation at 208 Ash Ave, Ste 103 in Virginia Beach VA  23452.

 

  • 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: 27 possible contact hours may be earned in Atlanta — including attendance at four 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.

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