Re-Ignite Your Why

innovative schools virtual summit

7 Keynotes + Your Choice of 24 Breakout & 11 Pre-Conference Sessions

August 5-8
LIVE ONLINE

Sponsored By

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Robert Jackson

Award-Winning Author, Publisher, International Speaker

Friday, August 7
8:30 AM ET / 5:30 aM PT

Morning Keynote

How We Learn: Five Essential Practices for Successful Learning

This Keynote will re-air at 5:30 pm ET to accommodate West Coast attendees

10:00 AM ET / 7:00 AM PT

Choose Your Session

Recorded access for most of the Virtual Summit sessions will be available from Monday, 8/10 – Wednesday 8/12. 

Human Intelligence: Not AI! Game Changer in Student Engagement (EdTech’s Immersion Neuroscience Device)

Kevin Baird @KevinEBaird

That which is measured gets done, right? How are you measuring student engagement?  Come explore the EdTech disruptor which has revolutionized the way… 

Shifting School Climate by Addressing Helicopter Parenting (9-12)

Tiara Griffis, Ed.S, LCMHCA

In a society where competition is the norm, parents are vested in their children’s success in making sure they have access to a paramount future. In saying this, their commitment to creating these opportunities for their children are sometimes…

At-Risk & Hard-to-Reach Students: Understand Them to Teach Them​

Tommie Mabry, Ph.D. @tommiemabry

This insightful session will provide attendees with a better understanding of why we are dealing with so many students who are at-risk – exploring the root causes as well as additional…

Building Trust & Comprehension Through Activities, Energizers, Icebreakers & You

Ernesto Mejia, M.Ed.
@EMejia

This workshop will address the myth that boys do not like to participate, share, or talk about their feelings. Participants will learn a wide array of activities, energizers, and icebreakers that can be implemented both virtually and in person. Understanding how to deliver these activities is one…

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Ronald Gonzalez, M.S., Doctoral Candidate

Award-Winning Author, Publisher, International Speaker

Friday, August 7
11:15 AM ET / 8:15 AM PT

Keynote Session

Lead Where You Stand

This keynote will focus on systems and structures that support social-emotional wellness to maximize learning. Through the implementation of an Academic Reflection Center (ARC), restorative circles, monthly social-emotional lessons, and a Principal’s Advisory Council (PAC), student voice and choice are honored in structured ways.

Friday, August 7
12:20 pM ET / 9:20 aM PT

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Get More Math is math practice software that provides cumulative practice sessions uniquely tailored to each student’s needs to increase long-term retention. The program was designed by a math teacher and dynamically builds math practice sessions for each student that include new material and previously taught concepts and skills.

Friday, August 7
12:40 pM ET / 9:40 aM PT

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Advancement Courses provides 100% online professional development courses to thousands of teachers across the country. With 280+ courses in 20 different subject areas, we offer customizable, graduate-level PD for schools and districts on topics such as online and blended learning; equity and inclusion; SEL, student anxiety, and trauma; and more.

1:30 pM ET / 10:30 AM PT

Choose Your Session

Recorded access for most of the Virtual Summit sessions will be available from Monday, 8/10 – Wednesday 8/12. 

Anger Gets a Bad Rap (K-6)

Erica N. Wortherly, LCSW
@ericawortherly

We are often told not to be mad or angry; to calm down, to let it go. Just as that is easier said than done, imagine being a young child that is not taught the proper way to…

It's Like Riding a Bike:
How to Make Learning Last a Lifetime (K-12)

Dave Schmittou, Ed.D.
@daveschmittou

A child can learn to ride his bike when he is 5 years old and never forgets how, yet we teach students content in our classrooms on Monday and they forget it all by Friday. In this session we learn how to use the same philosophy for teaching…

Growing a Tech Mindset
(PK-12)

Marc Isseks, M.A.
@marcisseks

As gadgets, apps and tech stream into schools, educators must learn to turn these toys into tools. This session will inspire teachers and leaders to establish new environments and set new…

Help! Fix My Class Before My Class Breaks Me!

Latreas L. Palmer, M.A.

Exhausted and frustrated with never-ending classroom behavior problems? Worn out by the daily trials of managing today’s kids and their constant challenges to your authority or interruptions of your efforts to teach? 

2:45 pM ET / 11:45 PM PT

Choose Your Session

Recorded access for most of the Virtual Summit sessions will be available from Monday, 8/10 – Wednesday 8/12. 

Education through Experience (9-12)

April Clark, M.A.

Struggling to connect with apathetic students? Shake up your classroom with real-world education. Learn how we motivate and encourage students, provide opportunities, inspire teachers, and develop…

Standards Based Grading:
What, Why, How (K-12)​

Dave Schmittou, Ed.D.
@daveschmittou

High quality feedback is a key component for effective instruction and student learning, yet in schools we often try to summarize all of our feedback into a single letter grade to communicate …

Supporting the Social & Emotional Well-Being of Teachers:
It Can Change Everything (PK-12)​

Jennifer Moore, Ed.D.

How fabulous could your school be if the well-being of staff were prioritized? Enjoy this workshop by doing some hand-on strategy development and have fun doing it. You’ll walk away with a new… 

Technology:
Understanding its Impact Before, During and after COVID​

Eli Shapiro, Ed.D. @DrEliShapiro

Technology today is ubiquitous and inescapable. As educators we must constantly evaluate the role that technology plays in the lives of the students and families in our school community, including its impact on social, psychological and…

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Hotep Benzo

Education Success Strategist & Creator of MAKE A WAY Program

Friday, August 7
4:00 pM ET / 1:00 PM PT

Keynote Session

THE NEW PBIS: treating behavior as a symptom of the real problem

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Robert Jackson

Award-Winning Author, Publisher, International Speaker

Friday, August 7
5:30 pM ET / 2:30 PM PT

Keynote Re-Air

How We Learn: Five Essential Practices for Successful Learning

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Julia Cook

Award-Winning Author of Nearly 100 Children's Books on Social Development

Saturday, August 8
8:30 aM ET / 5:30 AM PT

Morning Keynote

Joy: It's an Inside Job

This Keynote will re-air at 5:30 pm ET to accommodate West Coast attendees

10:00 AM ET / 7:00 AM PT

Choose Your Session

Recorded access for most of the Virtual Summit sessions will be available from Monday, 8/10 – Wednesday 8/12. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-Engaged Schools (K-12)

Kristy L. Brinkerhoff, Ph.D.

Dr. Brinkerhoff utilizes years of experience as a teacher, administrator, superintendent and parent (foster/adopt), as well as her dissertation research, to assist educators in understanding…

BOLD Team Approach to Building a Stronger Leading and Learning Culture (6-12)

Derrick Butler, M.A., Ed.S.
@PrincipalDLB

When school leaders Believe Our Leader-shift makes the Difference, essential teams can improve their school climate and culture. The following three critical leader-shifts can markedly improve school and…

Healing Wounds: Developing an Emotionally-Inclusive Classroom Using SEL for Students Traumatized by COVID-19 (PK-12)​

Brian Dinkins, Ed.S.
@BCDinkins

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…

Embracing the Rhythm of the Learner Year (PK-12)

Joe DeSensi, Ed.D. @joelouisville

School year has long been thought of as a pacing of content delivery based around adult work and adult need. In this approach to education called “The Rhythm of the Learner Year” we look at brain chemistry, culture and climate best practices, and design…

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Baruti Kafele

School Turnaround Specialist, Author of Closing the Attitude Gap

Saturday, August 8
11:15 aM ET / 8:15 AM PT

Keynote Session

How We Learn: Five Essential Practices for Successful Learning

Saturday, August 8
12:20 pM ET / 9:20 aM PT

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Copernicus Educational Products is a leading North American designer and manufacturer of innovative classroom solutions.  We design and build from sound foundations; ensuring that mobility, functionality and affordability are evident. Our products are developed and tested with teachers in classroom environments, to ensure that they have real purpose in the real world.

Saturday, August 8
12:40 pM ET / 9:40 aM PT

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National Management Resources Corporation, founded in 1978, provides tailored services exclusively to learning institutions with client goals as our priority. Services include physical plant maintenance and repair, custodial, landscape, event planning, security and construction management. With National, rest assured that your facilities look their best for recruitment, retention, and advancement. 

1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT

Choose Your Session

Recorded access for most of the Virtual Summit sessions will be available from Monday, 8/10 – Wednesday 8/12. 

Picture Book Power...Activate

Jennifer Bacchiochi, M.A.

Picture books are packed with the potential to build empathy and cultivate compassion. Unleash a passion for picture books, helping students…

Restorative Justice Practices For The Classroom

Damiso A. Josey, , Ed.D. & Kevin Kretschy, M.A. @DamisoJosey12

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…

Resilient Teachers and Leaders: Challenging the Status Quo to Impact Our Students

Salome Thomas-EL, Ed.D. @Principal_EL

Every child deserves someone to be crazy about them.” This is the mantra of Dr. Salome Thomas-EL, award-winning teacher and principal, and internationally recognized educator. Principal EL believes…

Rethink, Re-tool, Re-School: Navigating Change

Carleen Brown, M.S.

Opportunities for growth, change and reformation are often hidden in unexpected crises and circumstances.  We can be reluctant participants forced to address issues, make decisions and implement strategies we do not fully support, or we…

2:45 PM ET / 11:45 AM PT

Choose Your Session

Recorded access for most of the Virtual Summit sessions will be available from Monday, 8/10 – Wednesday 8/12. 

Education in a Violent World: A 21st Century Prevention Mindset ​

Steve Webb, Ph.D. @sdwebb12

School safety practices in these modern times have created a need for a multi-faceted approach to threat mitigation and response. Nationally recognized school safety expert and…

Hip Hop 101: How to Connect & Teach to this Hip Hop Generation ​

Damiso A. Josey, Ed.D., Kareem Spence, M.Ed. and Jamey Cohen @DamisoJosey12

In this interactive session, attendees will learn how to use Hip Hop music and culture to engage all students and reach those who identify with the culture. The session will explore…

Coding Free for All (PK-8)

Jenée Nuelle, Ed.S.

During this hands-on breakout session educators will take a deeper look at engaging Computer Science resources available at no cost!  Attendees will…

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LaVonna Roth

Brain-Powered Education Consultant, Creator of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.

Saturday, August 8
4:00 pM ET / 1:00 PM PT

Keynote Session

How We Learn: Five Essential Practices for Successful Learning

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Julia Cook

Award-Winning Author of Nearly 100 Children's Books on Social Development

Saturday, August 8
5:30 pM ET / 2:30 PM PT

Keynote Re-Air

Joy: It's an Inside Job

Earn Up to 22 Continuing
Education Hours

A Certificate of Completion is available upon submission of the Summit Evaluation Form. AccuTrain is approved to offer up to 22 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.

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