Back to School Post-Pandemic

Reengaging Students in the Classroom and Addressing Behavior

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6 Keynotes + Your Choice of 18 Breakout Sessions

JULY 7-9
LIVE ONLINE

July 7-9

Welcome to the Innovative Schools 3-Day Virtual Summit!  

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Dave Burgess

NYT Bestselling Author of Teach Like a PIRATE , In-Demand Speaker & Consultant

Thursday, July 9
9:00 AM - 10:00 aM ET

Morning Keynote

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Larry Thompson, M.Ed.

Supportive Discipline Innovator, Creator of Responsibility-Centered Discipline

Thursday, July 9
10:30 AM - 11:30 aM ET

Keynote Session

Wednesday, July 8
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET

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Dr. Ruby Payne

Author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty , Creator of aha! Process

Wednesday, July 8
8:30 aM - 9:30 aM ET

Morning Keynote

10:00 aM - 11:00 AM ET

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Bias and micoraggressions subconsciously impact us all. The point of this workshop is to understand how to identify bias and microaggressions so that we can prevent them from impacting the school community and no longer be impediments to equitable learning environments.

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This session will provide an overview of the development of Restorative Justice and how it can be implemented within the classroom and school district post-COVID.

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Boys of color often feel targeted in society because of the color of their skin. This feeling will not change when they return to school or the classroom. It is very more important to build relationships with boys of color in order to impact on their academic achievement. Building relationships goes far beyond shaking hands and high-fiving.

11:30 aM - 12:30 pM ET

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Powarrful Strategies Innovative Schools Summit July

Join Dr. Marquita Blades in this session to learn how to put her POWARRful teaching strategies to work in this new socially isolated school environment. 

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The QUEEN model of conflict resolution seeks to understand the nature of conflict and provide real world tangibles solutions to solving it. QUEEN teaches students to examine situations critically and understand that there are indeed multiple ways to solve a problem. 

Reversing Suspension Innovative Schools Summit July

Across America too many students are being suspended from school …with little or no impact on the development of pro-social skills or reinforcement of the emotional regulation required for success in school. Staff frustration continues to rise as students return from suspension …only to repeat the same dysfunctional behavior that led to suspension in the first place! 

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Wednesday, July 8
12:45 pM - 1:15 pM ET

Networking Session

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Dr. Salome Thomas-EL​

Internationally Recognized Educator, Award-Winning Teacher, Principal & Chess Coach

Wednesday, July 8
1:30 pM - 2:30 pM ET

Keynote Session

Challenging the Status Quo to Impact Our Students

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

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Restoring Building Blocks Innovative Schools Summit July

In this lively workshop, discover how a little neuroscience can go a long way as you help students (and staff) shift into learning mode once again. While some students were able to stay home with safe caregivers to weather recent storms, others have experienced even more fear and chaos.

Supporting Students with Dyslexia Innovative Schools Summit July

Tech tools can make a world of difference in helping students with dyslexia succeed in the classroom. These range from assessment tools such as Dyslexia Quest Screener, intervention apps like OG Card Deck, classroom apps like Apple Spell Better and assistive technologies like the LiveScribe Smart Pen. 

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Tech tools can make a world of difference in helping students with dyslexia succeed in the classroom. These range from assessment tools such as Dyslexia Quest Screener, intervention apps like OG Card Deck, classroom apps like Apple Spell Better and assistive technologies like the LiveScribe Smart Pen. 

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Dr. Ruby Payne

Author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty , Creator of aha! Process

Wednesday, July 8
4:30 pM - 5:30 pM ET

Keynote Re-Air

July 3-Day Virtual Agenda

Tuesday, July 7

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Dr. John Almarode

Teacher Educator, Author, Expert on the Science of Learning

Thursday, July 7
8:30 aM - 9:30 aM ET

Morning Keynote

How We Learn: Five Essential Practices for Successful Learning

Tuesday, July 7
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

Choose Your Session

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With students now easily availing themselves of distractions like video games, social media, NetFlix and music while you are instructing them, not to mention interruptions from siblings, dogs and parents, the need for engaging delivery has never been greater.

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An academic gender gap is plaguing our nation’s boys in the classroom. 

» Boys are two-to-three times more likely to be placed in special education classes. 

» Boys make up 80 percent of disciplinary referrals. 

» Boys are four times more likely to be expelled from pre-school.

» Boys are 30 percent more likely to drop out of school than girls.  

Project Based Learning Innovative Schools Summit July

Project-based classroom exercises are an excellent way for teachers to enhance students’ learning experiences. And, this type of learning gives students chances to practice soft skills such as networking, time management and teamwork. Do you want to create memorable, meaningful learning experiences that give an authentic context for learning, but don’t know where to start? 

11:30 AM - 12:30 pM ET

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Suspending Suspension Innovative School Summit July

Stop reinforcing trouble behaviors and help students meet with success! Learn to rethink redirection, reinforcement and removals. Learn creative discipline solutions and preventive measures that will reduce out of class time, in school suspension and out of school suspension rates. 

Creativity Classroom Innovative Schools Summit July

Research shows that curiosity is one of the strongest indicators of academic success but it is underemphasized in the classroom. During this session, presenter Terra Tarango shares strategies to unleash students’ curiosity and boost creativity and critical thinking skills. 

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R.E.S.E.T. is a short-term therapeutic program for K-5 students that originated in the Richland One School District, a trauma-Informed district in South Carolina that focuses on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).  The program was designed to reduce suspensions and expulsions, and to implement more parental and outside-agency support.  

 

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Dr. William Noel, Sr.

District Director of Student Support, National Speaker & Consultant

Tuesday, July 7
1:30 pM - 2:30 pM ET

Keynote Session

Color Brave

3:00 pM - 4:00 pM ET

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Working Memory Innovative Schools Summit July

Working memory is one of the executive function skills necessary to be successful in school – and in life. It is a thinking skill that focuses on memory-in-action. Working memory is the brain’s ability to remember and use relevant information while in the middle of an activity. Why is this important?

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This dynamic session will use lessons learned from a Virginia school system regarding its philosophical shift from a reactive, punitive approach with challenging students to a more proactive, disciplined approach. In light of the COVID pandemic, it is more important than ever to connect with all of our students, but particularly, our hard-to-reach students.

Healing Wounds Innovative Schools Summit July 1

21st Century educators have a fundamental responsibility to meet the holistic needs of students, especially those from diverse backgrounds that often come with higher needs and non-traditional experiences. Most teachers work tirelessly to provide a quality educational experience for their students, however, the emotional and behavioral needs can often get overlooked or placed in non-urgent categories. 

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Dr. John Almarode

Teacher Educator, Author, Expert on the Science of Learning

Tuesday, July 7
4:30 pM - 5:30 PM ET

Keynote Re-Air

How We Learn: Five Essential Practices for Successful Learning

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A Certificate of Completion is available upon submission of the Summit Evaluation Form. AccuTrain is approved to offer 12 continuing education contact hours through the National Board of Certified Counselors. AccuTrain’s Developmental Resources Division has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP™ #5602. Developmental Resources is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Please allow up to 2 weeks for us to process your certificate.

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