Innovative Schools Summit
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November 12-15, 2020

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Innovative School Summit San Antonio

Attend In-Person or Virtually

Held both virtually and in-person November 12-15, 2020, the Innovative School Summit San Antonio features a great lineup of award-winning and nationally recognized speakers. This expert lineup of presenters draws upon their years of experience and research to provide proven strategies that work.

The San Antonio Summit features access to 3 National Education Conferences for the Price of One, including

COVID-19 Protocols

COVID-19 infection rates in Texas are projected by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations (IHME) to begin declining in September. All recommended CDC protocols will be followed – including digital check-in, social distancing, face coverings and vigilant sanitization.

Learn more about the Marriott Rivercenter’s COVID-19 protocols here: https://clean.marriott.com

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What Educators Have to Say about the Summit

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Summit Hotel & Conference Center

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

101 Bowie St., San Antonio, TX 78205

The 2020 Innovative Schools Summit San Antonio will be held at the Marriott Rivercenter. Guests are responsible for all charges at a rate of $189 per night + taxes and fees.

Summit Registration

Pre-Conference Sessions for the Innovative Schools Summit San Antonio will held November 12 and the morning of November 13. The main Summit will begin on November 13 at 12:00 pm CT. 

Ticket prices are for the same for in-person and virtual options. 

Super Bundle

5 Conferences + 3 Pre-Conference Sessions
$ 600 per attendee
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on 11/12/20
  • Entrance to 1 Pre-Conference Session on 11/13/20
  • Entrance to the following 3 Conferences: At-Risk & Struggling Students, Innovative Teaching Strategies, and School Discipline
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Attend Virtually or In-Person
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Conference Bundle

5 Conferences + 1 Pre-Conference Session
$ 500 per attendee
  • Entrance to 1 Pre-Conference Session on 11/13/20
  • Entrance to the following 3 Conferences: At-Risk & Struggling Students, Innovative Teaching Strategies, and School Discipline
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Attend Virtually or In-Person

Conference Only

5 Conferences for the Price of 1
$ 450 per attendee
  • Entrance to the following 3 Conferences: At-Risk & Struggling Students, Innovative Teaching Strategies, and School Discipline
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Attend Virtually or In-Person

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 or more 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 form 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
San Antonio Breakout Sessions

Innovative Schools Summit San Antonio


Pre-Conference Sessions

These 3-hour sessions offer attendees an in-depth look at each topic.

Thursday, November 11 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

Available Virtually

Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: How to Unlock Their Potential & Survive the Process - Part 1

Presented by Eric Clark, M.Ed.

Thursday, November 11, 9:00  am – 12:00 pm CT

Working with difficult, demanding, and disruptive students is not a new challenge for educators. However, there are current concerns being voiced regarding the changing nature and intensity of the behaviors of these students. Some educators are reporting increases in selfish, manipulative and hostile behaviors while others are noticing more students who are overly anxious and/or difficult to engage. Even well-seasoned, award-winning master educators can sometimes have their “feathers ruffled” by certain students in certain situations.

Responsibility-Centered Discipline is designed to assist all educators with identifying and addressing challenging student behaviors that affect the academic and behavioral progress of the students with whom they work. This power-packed seminar will provide you with up-to-date insights and strategies for reaching and helping those young people who seem to evoke the strongest feelings of frustration, hurt and sometimes discouragement in professional educators.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement do’s and don’ts to address specific behaviors
  • Gain integral key strategies for migrating from an obedience-centered approach to a responsibility-centered approach
  • Develop innovative ways to support positive behavior
  • Apply strategies for preventing the escalation of difficult behavior
  • Identify the underlying causes of difficult behaviors in students

About the Presenter

Eric Clark, M. Ed., is a Certified Master Trainer for Responsibility-Centered Discipline and helped shape the implementation materials for the program. He most recently served as Head of School at a progressive private school in the Midwest. Previously he served as Principal in a public school setting, while also serving at the District Technology Integration Specialist. Eric began his education career teaching English Language Arts, Journalism and Media Communications. Between his other responsibilities, he also launched a thriving publishing company. As an administrator, he has successfully implemented the supportive, non-exclusionary principles of Responsibility-Centered Discipline with elementary, middle and high school faculty and students.

Available Virtually

Positive Behavioral Supports for Students Who Are Wired Differently

Presented by Mike Paget, M.Ed

Thursday, November 11, 9:00  am – 12:00 pm CT

You know those students who make your day super difficult? Those who exhibit an ongoing pattern of uncooperative or hostile actions – such as temper tantrums, fighting, cruelty and defiance? Typically educators slip into a pattern of coercion and punishment. Non-disruptive peers start to reject them – isolating them and driving them to associate with other disruptive students. This path can lead to academic difficulties, poor relationships, substance abuse, delinquency and crime. But, these students may actually have a Disruptive Behavior Disorder – Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and/or Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

 

 

In this session, author and behavioral consultant Mike Paget, M.Ed. will share effective practices for working with students challenged by these disorders in the classroom. He will examine each of the disorders – ODD, CD and IED – and connect the dots between the three. What does the student challenged by ODD think and feel about authority figures? Mike will share practical accommodations that will reduce confrontation with these students. Attendees will learn why getting tough and zero tolerance do not work with students challenged by CD and IED. Discover how educators can avoid power struggles and not take the behavior personally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the risk factors for and symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct
  • Disorder and Intermittent Explosive Disorder.
  • Discover classroom accommodations and strategies for dealing with Disruptive Behavior Disorders.
  • Gain strategies for de-escalating confrontational situations in your school or classroom.
  • Learn why it’s important to avoid lectures, interruption, yelling and arguing.
  • Learn to use more successful approaches including brevity, listening, neutral tone of voice, honesty and humor.
  • Discover how to build self-management through strength coaching, generosity and re-framing.

 

About the Presenter

Mike currently works as a consultant to schools throughout North America to help them better teach challenging students. As a state consultant for students with severe emotional and behavioral problems, he worked with ODD, CD and other special needs students for more than 25 years. Mike is an innovator of effective approaches for working with extremely challenging students and has conducted seminars across the U.S. and Canada on creative techniques for managing classroom behavior, student aggression and crisis intervention. He is co-author of Aggressive and Violent Students and Defying the Defiance. His newest book is High on the Spectrum: Asperger’s, High-Functioning Autism & Related Personalities.

 

Thursday, November 11 - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm CT

Available Virtually

Color Brave: Strategies for Becoming a More Culturally Competent School

Presented by Dr. William Noel

Thursday, November 11, 1:30  pm – 4:30 pm CT

“The two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out WHY.” This quote from Mark Twain perfectly captures Dr. William Noel’s personal calling and dedication to working with children. That higher calling and dedication is why Dr. Noel remains committed to being an influential role model for all students, but especially for the (sometimes) Hard-to-Reach students. Dr. Noel emphasizes the importance of connecting with those students through establishing genuine relationships, and teaching them to make better decisions. He would be the first person to debate that knowing WHO you teach may be more important than WHAT you teach. Dr. Noel began his journey in education as a substitute teacher, then as an alternative education teacher, social studies teacher, coach, assistant principal, and now district director of student support and disciplinary review. When asked by a colleague if he was going to miss teaching, Dr. Noel replied, “I will always be a teacher; just no longer from a classroom.”

 

Available Virtually

POWARRful Teaching Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement & Decreasing Disciplinary Issues

Presented by Dr. Marquita Blades

Thursday, November 11, 1:30  pm – 4:30 pm CT

Creating a highly-engaging & rigorous classroom while trying to manage disciplinary issues can be difficult. In this workshop, participants will learn several effective strategies that can be used to create an interactive classroom that supports increased student engagement while minimizing student disciplinary issues. This is not a “sit-and-get”workshop. Bring your best energy, because we’ll be working through these strategies, just as you will be using them with your students!

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to use academic data to build relationships with all students
  • Decrease disciplinary issues in the classroom by creating a more engaging learning environment
  • Gain several strategies for increasing student engagement while maintaining rigor and addressing the needs of all learners

 

About the Presenter

Dr. Marquita S. Blades is an award-winning educator, international speaker and author. As a high school science teacher, she led nationally recognized STEM programs for high-achieving students. Through her consulting practice, she now offers professional development programs, curriculum & assessment writing, conference planning and teacher coaching in the areas of STEM instruction and teacher burnout. Dr. Blades created The Mediocre Teacher Project to help teachers avoid burnout by helping them incorporate their unique talents into their daily practice. She is also the host of The Dr. Marquita Blades Show: Candid Conversations that Create Change, an internet-based broadcast dedicated to discussing current trends and issues in education. Dr. Blades is the author of POWARRful Teaching Strategies for Increasing Engagement & Collaboration While Maintaining Rigor in Science Courses.

Available Virtually

Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: How to Unlock Their Potential & Survive the Process - Part 2

Presented by Eric Clark, M.Ed.

Thursday, November 11, 1:30  pm – 4:30 pm CT

Working with difficult, demanding, and disruptive students is not a new challenge for educators. However, there are current concerns being voiced regarding the changing nature and intensity of the behaviors of these students. Some educators are reporting increases in selfish, manipulative and hostile behaviors while others are noticing more students who are overly anxious and/or difficult to engage. Even well-seasoned, award-winning master educators can sometimes have their “feathers ruffled” by certain students in certain situations.

Responsibility-Centered Discipline is designed to assist all educators with identifying and addressing challenging student behaviors that affect the academic and behavioral progress of the students with whom they work. This power-packed seminar will provide you with up-to-date insights and strategies for reaching and helping those young people who seem to evoke the strongest feelings of frustration, hurt and sometimes discouragement in professional educators.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement do’s and don’ts to address specific behaviors
  • Gain integral key strategies for migrating from an obedience-centered approach to a responsibility-centered approach
  • Develop innovative ways to support positive behavior
  • Apply strategies for preventing the escalation of difficult behavior
  • Identify the underlying causes of difficult behaviors in students

About the Presenter

Eric Clark, M. Ed., is a Certified Master Trainer for Responsibility-Centered Discipline and helped shape the implementation materials for the program. He most recently served as Head of School at a progressive private school in the Midwest. Previously he served as Principal in a public school setting, while also serving at the District Technology Integration Specialist. Eric began his education career teaching English Language Arts, Journalism and Media Communications. Between his other responsibilities, he also launched a thriving publishing company. As an administrator, he has successfully implemented the supportive, non-exclusionary principles of Responsibility-Centered Discipline with elementary, middle and high school faculty and students.

Friday, November 12 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am CT

Available Virtually

Lost Boys: Strategies to Help Educators Navigate the World of Boys for Academic Success!

Presented by Steph Jensen, M.S., LPC

Friday, November 12, 8:00 am – 11:00 am CT

This lively workshop will take a fresh look at the root of “bad behavior” and the brain processes behind it. Participants will discover new tools based on the latest neuroscience to increase learning opportunities, reduce negative behavior, and improve communication between school and home. Whether you’re a brain novice or well-versed in research about trauma and the brain, you won’t want to miss this hope-filled learning experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify Turnaround for Children’s well-researched foundational “Building Blocks for Learning” (attachment, stress management and self-regulation) and discuss the parts of the brain involved.
  • Translate the ACEs research to the user-friendly BraveBrains model of brain and behavior.
  • Apply this knowledge to increase positive student and staff engagement.
  • Design a plan for changing or augmenting current strategies with new tools.
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About the Presenter

Steph Jensen, MS, LPC is an award-winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and understanding of relational aggression. She combines 15 years of practice in the fields of education and counseling with research, practical strategies and humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids. She has held positions as classroom teacher, education consultant and international speaker. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues.

Available Virtually

Powerful Strategies to Enhance the Learning of Gifted & Highly Able Students

Presented by Adam Laningham, M.A.

Fridday, November 12, 8:00 am – 11:00 am CT

This  interactive workshop explores numerous, proven methods  to reach gifted learners in engaging, challenging ways.  Participants leave with a variety of new strategies and specific ideas to help pupils become superior creative and critical thinkers.  Bring your thinking caps and your funny bones.

Learning Obejctives

  • Take away a variety of original, creative and unique activities to develop higher level thinking skills which they can use immediately following the workshop.
  • Learn about superior techniques and materials for increasing student engagement and the ability to help learners make better connections.
  • Learn methods to successfully break the cycle of discouragement and perfectionism that many gifted students experience.

 

Innovative Schools San Antonio Agenda

Thursday, November 12

These 3-hour pre-conference sessions may be added to your registration for an additional $50 each.

Friday, November 13

Morning pre-conference sessions may be added to your registration for an additional $50 each. 

Friday, November 13

Saturday, November 14

Sunday, November 15

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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  • School Counselors (PK-12)
  • Principals
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Administrators
  • Deans
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Behaviorists
  • Therapists
  • Community and Faith-Based Youth Workers
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Other Professionals Working with Young People

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

Yes! By registering for an individual conference you are eligible to attend all other conferences that are a part of the Summit at that location (on a space available basis).

At this time, Developmental Resources is unable to offer student discounts or scholarships for this three-day event.

Please consider the following other avenues for possible funding:

·        Your Local PTA

·        Donors Choose http://www.donorschoose.org/ (This is a website through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Education)

·        GoFundMe http://www.gofundme.com/ (This is a personalized crowdfunding site)

·        Title 1 funding in your area

  • Yes!

    Developmental Resources is an approved provider for Continuing Education by:

      • 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. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
    • *NOTE: 22 contact hours includes attendance at both pre-conference workshops as well as the entire conference. Check with your representative board or organization concerning its policy with regard to Continuing Education.

We do not currently offer a one-day or two-day partial registration fee.

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, call us at 1-800-251-6805. 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 and note your request on your registration form.

 

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