Innovative Schools Summit

Trauma-Informed. Culturally Responsive. Addressing Learning Loss.


Returning to the Caribe Royale November 4-7, 2021!

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Heather Forbes
Founder of Beyond Consequences Institute, Author of Help for Billy and Classroom 180
Dr. Chris Emdin
Professor of Science Education, Author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood
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Dr. Tracie Severns
Nationally Recognized Education Strategist & Founder of Teach4Results
Larry Thompson
Supportive Discipline Innovator, Creator of Responsibility-Centered Discipline
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Sam Kary
Teacher, Curriculum Designer. Creator of Popular New EdTech YouTube Channel
Aaron Wiemeier
Author, Trauma Specialist, Founder of High Mountain Counseling Institute
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Dr. Eli Shapiro
Creator of Digital Citizenship Project, Social Worker, Director of Educational Initiatives
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Dr. Marquita Blades
Award-Winning STEM Educator, National Trainer & Teacher Support Specialist

Innovative Schools Summit Orlando

Held In-Person at the newly remodeled Caribe Royale November 4-7, 2021 (following COVID-19 health protocols), the Innovative Schools Summit Orlando will feature Help for Billy Author Heather Forbes, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood Author Dr. Christopher Emdin and Teach4Results Founder Dr. Tracie Severns and other nationally recognized speakers. This expert lineup of presenters draws upon their years of experience and research to provide proven strategies that work.

 The Orlando Summit features access to 4 education conferences for the price of 1, including
  • Wired Differently / Trauma-Informed Schools Conference
  • Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • School Discipline Conference
  • At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference

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 may attend sessions from any Orlando Conference (on a space-available basis).

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The At-Risk Students Conference focuses on evidence-based strategies that educators can use to prevent dropouts and to help students experience success in school. The long-term cost of failing to engage these students is tremendous — since they are much less likely to succeed after they leave school and enter…

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This conference provides an opportunity for teachers, administrators and other educators to learn about 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 used in schools…

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The discussion around school discipline can be polarizing. But almost everyone agrees that students need to be in class in order to succeed academically, and that suspensions and expulsions should be as rare as possible.  And almost everyone agrees that student and educator safety should be a top priority…

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This conference offers critical insights  for teaching students with a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges – especially trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and PTSD. General ed, special ed and resource teachers, as well as administrators, will gain tools for working with this often high-potential portion of the student population…


Coming back to Central Florida November 4-7, 2021 — following a 2.5 year COVID hiatus — the Orlando Summit will be hosted by the Caribe Royale.  This event features four timely, topic-driven events at one site.  Attendees may access sessions across each of those conferences — with nationally known authors and speakers, as well as current…

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Caribe Royale Orlando

2021 Summit Hotel & Conference Center

Caribe Royale Orlando

Attendees enjoy discounted pricing of  $195 per night single/double.

Reservations: 1-800-823-8300

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!

Orlando 2021 Registration

Please note: Pre-Conference Sessions for the Innovative Schools Summit Orlando will be held Nov. 4th and the morning of Nov. 5th. The main Conference will begin at noon on Nov. 5th.

Super Bundle

4 Conferences + 3 Pre-Con Sessions
Super Saver Pricing Ends 5/31/21
$ 545 per attendee
  • 2 Pre-Cons 11/4/21
  • 1 Pre-Con 11/5/21
  • 4 Conferences:
    ● Innovative Teaching
    ● At-Risk Students
    ● School Discipline
    ● Wired Differently / Trauma-Informed
  • AM & PM Refreshments
  • 22 Contact Hours

Conference Bundle

4 Conferences + 1 Pre-Con Session
Super Saver Pricing Ends 5/31/21
$ 445 per attendee
  • 1 Pre-Con 11/5/21
  • 4 Conferences:
    ● Innovative Teaching
    ● At-Risk Students
    ● School Discipline
    ● Wired Differently / Trauma-Informed
  • AM & PM Refreshments
  • 16 Contact Hours

Conference Only

4 Conferences for the Price of 1
Super Saver Pricing Ends 5/31/21
$ 395 per attendee
  • 4 Conferences: ●Innovative Teaching
    ● At-Risk Students
    ● School Discipline
    ● Wired Differently / Trauma-Informed
  • AM & PM Refreshments
  • 13 Contact Hours

Group Discount

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$ 50 off per attendee
  • $25 off for Groups of 3-9
  • $50 off for Groups of 10+

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 -- better now than in the past, and focusing on my students' future not their present. I am 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 Assistant Principal
Jacksonville, FL
"This is such a great conference. There were so many wonderful sessions that it was difficult to choose which one 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?

– Classroom Teachers
– Principals
– Assistant Principals
– Deans
– Other Administrators
– Special Ed Personnel
– School Counselors

– Student Services
– Social Workers
– Interventionists
– Behaviorists
– School Psychologists
– Community & Faith-Based Youth Workers
– After-School Program Coordinators

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The Innovative Schools Podcast features conversations with authors, researchers, consultants and nationally-recognized speakers & educators who will be presenting at upcoming Innovative Schools Summits.

These conversations also include discussions on student mental and behavioral health, classroom behavior, school climate & culture, innovative teaching methods, student safety and more.

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

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 (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 for information on how to obtain the discount (copy of current student ID required). 


AccuTrain’s Developmental Resources Division is an approved provider for Continuing Education by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #5602). Developmental Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) 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 includes attendance at three pre-conference sessions as well as the entire conference. Check with your board or organization concerning its policies with regard to continuing education.

We do not offer one-day or two-day partial registrations.  However you may register for individual Pre-Conference Sessions for $85 per session.  Email to register.

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 – 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 at least 1 month prior to the conference.

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