Re-Ignite Your Why

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

August 5-8
LIVE ONLINE

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Dr. J Stuart Ablon

Harvard Professor, Founder of Think:Kids, Author of The School Discipline Fix

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Robert Jackson

Award-Winning Author, Publisher, International Speaker

 

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Julia Cook

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

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Baruti Kafele

School Turnaround Specialist, Author of Closing the Attitude Gap

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LaVonna Roth

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

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Ronald Gonzalez

Student Engagement Advocate, Award-Winning Administrator in a High-Needs Environment

Innovative Schools August Virtual Summit

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Keynotes
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Breakout Sessions
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$ 250
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In early March, our staff was excited to travel to the Sunshine State to host one of our favorite events — the Innovative Schools Summit Orlando.  Then COVID-19 forced us to reschedule to August.  And now, because of escalating COVID numbers, the Orlando Summit has moved to an online-only format and has become the August Innovative Schools Virtual Summit, and our team is looking forward to bringing the magic of the Orlando Summit to a wider audience!

 

Dynamic authors like Dr. J. Stuart Ablon, Julia Cook, Baruti Kafele, Robert Jackson, LaVonna Roth, Ronald Gonzalez and Hotep Benzo, together with real-world educators sharing their unique passion and perspectives will help Re-Ignite Your Why and prepare you to teach, inspire and support students in this truly unprecedented time in American education.  Following Pre-Conference Sessions on August 5th and 6th, Dr. Ablon will kick off the Main Conference late Thursday afternoon sharing how Collaborative Problem-Solving can help with even the toughest kids.  On August 7th and August 8th, attendees will enjoy 3 Keynote Sessions each day, together with your choice of 12 different Breakout Sessions in 3 time slots.

You will also have recorded access for most of the Virtual Summit sessions for 3 days.

Since we moved full-time into the virtual world in Mid-March like most educators, our attendees have stated how much they’ve enjoyed doing professional development while at home or on the go, how engaging the virtual experiences has been, how much they’ve enjoyed the ability to engage with the speakers and other attendees from around the country and how easy the conference technology has been to use.  We hope you can join us, our expert lineup of speakers and hundreds of like-minded educators to Re-Ignite Your Why.

What Can you Expect at a Virtual Summit...

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Dr. J. Stuart Ablon

Harvard Professor, Founder of Think:Kids, Author of The School Discipline Fix

Thursday, August 6
4:15 PM - 5:30 pM ET

Opening Keynote

How We Learn: Five Essential Practices for Successful Learning

Sponsored By

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Robert Jackson

Award-Winning Author, Publisher, International Speaker

Friday, August 7
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET

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 - 11:00 AM ET

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… 

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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 - 12:15 PM ET

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.

1:30 pM - 2:30 pM ET

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 - 3:45 pM ET

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 - 5:00 PM ET

Keynote Session

How We Learn: Five Essential Practices for Successful Learning

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Robert Jackson

Award-Winning Author, Publisher, International Speaker

Friday, August 7
5:30 pM - 6:30 PM ET

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 - 9:30 aM ET

Morning Keynote

Joy: It's an Inside Job

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

How We Learn: Five Essential Practices for Successful Learning

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

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 in 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 - 12:15 pM ET

Keynote Session

How We Learn: Five Essential Practices for Successful Learning

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET

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 - 3:45 PM ET

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 - 5:00 pM ET

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 - 6:30 pM ET

Keynote Re-Air

Joy: It's an Inside Job

Registration

Virtual Super Bundle

*3-Day Virtual + 3 Pre-Conference Sessions*
$ 450
  • 1 Pre-Conference Session on Wednesday, 8/5 & 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on Thursday, 8/6, plus:
  • Full Access to Virtual Summit: Thursday, 8/6 - Saturday, 8/6
  • 7 Keynote Sessions
  • Your Choice of 18 Breakout Sessions
  • Recorded Access for 3 Days
  • Up to 22 CE Hours

Virtual Bundle

*3-Day Virtual + 2 Pre-Conferences Sessions*
$ 395
  • Entrance to 1 Pre-Conference Session on Thursday, 8/5, plus:
  • Full Access to Virtual Summit: Thursday, 8/5 - Saturday, 8/8
  • Entrance to 6 Keynote Sessions
  • Entrance to Your Choice of 18 Breakout Sessions
  • Recorded Access for 3 Days
  • Up to 15 CE Hours

Virtual Conference Only

*Access to all 3-Day Summit Sessions*
$ 295 per attendee
until 7/24
  • Full Access to Virtual Summit: Thursday, 8/5 - Saturday, 8/8
  • Entrance to 6 Keynote Sessions
  • Entrance to Your Choice of 18 Breakout Sessions
  • Recorded Access for 3 Days
  • Up to 12 CE Hours

Virtual 1-Day

*Pick the Day You Want to Attend*
$ 175 per attendee
until 7/24
  • Access to Dr. J Stuart Ablon's Opening Keynote on Thursday, 8/6, plus:
  • Your Choice of:
  • Friday, 8/7
  • Saturday, 8/8
  • 4 Keynote Sessions
  • Your Choice of 12 Breakout Sessions
  • Recorded Access for 3 Days
  • Up to 7 CE Hours

Questions?

Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-Conference Sessions will be held Wednesday, August 5 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET and Thursday, August 6 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET.

Pre-Conference Sessions are available with the Virtual Bundle and Virtual Super Bundle ticket options. You may also register for individual Pre-Conference sessions for $90/session.

Brian Dinkins, Ed.S.: Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: How to Unlock Their Potential & Survive the Process

Wednesday, August 5th, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

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

Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH: Light Up the Learning Brain: Equipping Staff, Empowering Students

Wednesday, August 5th, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

This lively session will take a fresh look at the root of “bad behavior” – in students AND staff – and the brain processes involved. Participants will discover new tools based on the latest neuroscience to increase learning opportunities, reduce negative behavior, and improve school culture. Whether you’re a brain novice or well-versed in research about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 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.

 

 

About the Presenter

Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH is a clinical supervisor, consultant, author and educator. She is a thought-leader in connecting neuroscience with practice in adult-child relationships. Jessica has trained thousands of parents and professionals across the country and maintains a private practice in Delaware, incorporating neurofeedback and attachment-based therapeutic models. Jessica founded BraveBrains to help others experience the hope and healing that is possible with a deeper understanding of the brain. She has created a framework based on the concepts introduced in her children’s book, Riley the Brave (available in English and Spanish), that is improving outcomes for those affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma. These principles and accompanying resources, rooted in the latest brain science, are empowering parents, teachers and community professionals all over the world. Since 2005, Jessica has been consulting with schools, agencies and parent groups. She is also a therapist and clinical supervisor at A Better Chance for Our Children in Delaware and serves on the board of directors at Cardinal McCloskey Community Services in the New York. Jessica is currently partnering with school districts and child welfare agencies across the country to better incorporate trauma-sensitive practices into their work. Compelled by her work with foster families in the South Bronx of New York, Jessica became a Certified Adoption Therapist in 2008 through Hunter College School of Social Work and began an adoption therapy program at her local agency. She earned a master’s degree from Boston College in Counseling Psychology following a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Taylor University.

Stephanie Jensen, MS, LPC, Lost Boys Part 1: Strategies to Help Educators Navigate the World of Boys for Academic Success!

Wednesday, August 5th, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Boys are held back in school twice as often as girls. Boys also get expelled from preschool nearly five times more often than girls, and they are diagnosed with learning disorders and attention problems at nearly four times the rate of girls. Boys are more likely to dropout of school, and make up only 43 percent of college students. Millions of boys are being lost along the path to academic success and career achievement in today’s knowledge economy. Teacher bias regarding behavior, rather than academic performance, penalizes boys as early as kindergarten.

On average, boys receive lower behavioral assessment scores, and those scores affect teachers’ overall perceptions of boys’ intelligence and achievement. Rather than penalize boys’ high energy – as traditional classroom methods often do – successful teachers are learning to take advantage of male liveliness, curiosity and thirst for competition. Unless educators stop to consider whether traditional methods are working for both genders, boys will continue to get the short end of the educational stick.

This session will helps educators understand the structural, chemical and processing differences between boys’ and girls’ brains. It helps educators support boys’ developmental needs, while teaching them social/emotional competencies. Attendees will discover innovative strategies, as well as group and individual interventions, to help boys achieve their highest academic potential.

Learning Objectives:

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Explain how boys’ brains work including the chemistry and structure.
  • Identify the differences in the ways girls and boys focus.
  • Recognize the role of hormones, specifically testosterone and dopamine
  • Demonstrate classroom strategies to support boys’ developmental needs
  • Contrast the difference between natural aggression and bullying.

Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed., LPC: Girl Drama: Best Practices to Help Educators Reduce Relational Aggression, Cyberbullying

Thursday, August 6th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

In this session, we will explore how to use social-emotional learning circles for girls to impact social aggression and decrease the factors that motivate relational aggression. We will also offer interactive tools used in SEL circles to create a safe space through the use of poetry, music, and therapeutic mentoring to develop trauma-free spaces. Educators, Counselors and administrators will understand the benefits of facilitating gender-specific programming that promotes strength and resiliency in girls, increasing literacy while also improving their attitude toward school, home and community while reducing depression.

Marquita S. Blades, Ed.D.: POWARRful Teaching Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement & Decreasing Disciplinary Issues

Thursday, August 6th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

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

Mike Paget, M.Ed., Wired Differently Part 1: Positive Behavioral Supports with Students Who Are Wired Differently

Thursday, August 6th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Disorganization, irritability, intense moods, emotional escalation, anxiety, perfectionism: these are some of the Top 10 Challenges faced by students who are “Wired Differently” – and by their teachers. Supporting the increasing number of students (now estimated at 1 in 5) with emotional and behavioral challenges requires an array of practices beyond traditional discipline practices.

During this session, author and nationally known education consultant Mike Paget will provide an overview of some of the emotional and behavioral challenges confronting these neuro-diverse students. Increasingly, teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators are realizing that success for these students demands an emphasis on prevention, positive skill-building and other practical supports (including practices at the universal, secondary and tertiary levels) – and that these supports actually improve the behavior of all students. Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is one of the more prominent practices, but whether or not your school has implemented PBIS, this session will give helpful insights into the unique characteristics of these students and provide lots of practical supports that will help all students – but particularly those who are “Wired Differently.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the importance of adult attitudes & behaviors when using positive behavior supports
  • Explore how primary, secondary and tertiary behavior plans can be best employed with various mental/emotional/behavioral concerns
  • Understand the 8 elements of successful classroom management
  • Discover tools to help teach social skills to students who are “Wired Differently” within the paradigm of positive behavior supports
  • Understand the importance of collaboration between families, schools and community resources

Stephanie Jensen, MS, LPC, Lost Boys Part 2: Strategies to Help Educators Navigate the World of Boys for Academic Success!

Thursday, August 6th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Boys are held back in school twice as often as girls. Boys also get expelled from preschool nearly five times more often than girls, and they are diagnosed with learning disorders and attention problems at nearly four times the rate of girls. Boys are more likely to dropout of school, and make up only 43 percent of college students. Millions of boys are being lost along the path to academic success and career achievement in today’s knowledge economy. Teacher bias regarding behavior, rather than academic performance, penalizes boys as early as kindergarten.

On average, boys receive lower behavioral assessment scores, and those scores affect teachers’ overall perceptions of boys’ intelligence and achievement. Rather than penalize boys’ high energy – as traditional classroom methods often do – successful teachers are learning to take advantage of male liveliness, curiosity and thirst for competition. Unless educators stop to consider whether traditional methods are working for both genders, boys will continue to get the short end of the educational stick.

This session will helps educators understand the structural, chemical and processing differences between boys’ and girls’ brains. It helps educators support boys’ developmental needs, while teaching them social/emotional competencies. Attendees will discover innovative strategies, as well as group and individual interventions, to help boys achieve their highest academic potential.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how boys’ brains work including the chemistry and structure.
  • Identify the differences in the ways girls and boys focus.
  • Recognize the role of hormones, specifically testosterone and dopamine
  • Demonstrate classroom strategies to support boys’ developmental needs
  • Contrast the difference between natural aggression and bullying.

Brad Chapin, MS, LCP, LMLP: Teaching Self-Regulation: Avoiding Classroom Chaos

Thursday, August 6th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

When a student can’t read, we teach him how. When a student struggles with algebra, we give her skills to help. When a student has trouble behaving, what do we do?

Self-Regulation skills can be taught. Not all students have the same ability to regulate emotions, behaviors and responses to difficulties. And those who have not mastered Self-Regulation can be very disruptive to instruction time. When educators include lessons on Self-Regulation as part of the curriculum, everyone can benefit from the training on how to recognize triggers and how to manage responses to them. Rather than trying to modify behavior and/or removing the stimuli that results in unacceptable behavior, Self-Regulation training gives students control over their responses.

During this insightful session Brad Chapin will share strategies that have helped students develop skills necessary for success in academic performance, relationships and overall wellness. Brad will demonstrate that personal responsibility for behaviors and self-discipline are stronger predictors of academic success than IQ.

Learning Objectives:

  • Master engaging approaches to use with individual students and the entire class that you can employ immediately.
  • Learn how to give students the tools to manage their behavior by recognizing triggers and controlling how they respond.
  • Explore the 3 skill-training areas.
  • Discover how to target the core and address a broad spectrum of behaviors and performance issues.
  • Understand how Self-Regulation skills affect social interactions, academic and athletic performance, aggressive behaviors, physical wellness and future happiness and success.
  • Learn how to incorporate Self-Regulation training into your classroom curriculum.

Robert Jackson: Salvaging Our Sons: Helping Educators Reach, Teach & Empower Young Men

Thursday, August 6th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Thursday, August 6th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

This workshop will address issues that all male students face, as well as issues related to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and/or trauma — including violence and divorce, incarceration or death of parents. How males process stressors influences their behavior, motivation and desire to learn. All students experience negative moments inside and outside of school, however boys process them differently. 

During this interactive session, administrators and educators will gain insight into how to help male students overcome life’s challenges with ready-to-use strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key components for motivating males.
  • Discover proven strategies for engaging and motivating boys who have experienced trauma and/or adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • Demonstrate key relationship, communication and community-based strategies to reach all male students
  • Recognize underlying causes of male student misbehavior and utilize the de-escalation tactics

Mike Paget, M.Ed., Wired Differently Part 2: Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Insights and Strategies that will Improve Outcomes for Students with ODD, Conduct Disorder and Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Thursday, August 6th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

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.

Susan Coleman, Ph.D.: How to Walk the Talk: The Journey to Improving School Climate & Student Engagement through Social-Emotional Learning

Thursday, August 6th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Put theory into action! In this session, participants will learn a variety of strategies to make connections with students and improve school climate. This journey will take participants through past and present discipline practices and the impact on school culture. Restorative practices and the intersection of CASEL’s social/emotional learning competencies will also be discussed. Finally, participants will explore how districts can set up systems of support to keep students in school and engaged with true stories of successful implementation practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the unintended consequences of punitive discipline
  • Explore the connections between Restorative Practices and Social Emotional Learning Competencies
  • Create an action plan to bring back home with practical implementation strategies to change school culture

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.

Virtual Summit Agenda

Wednesday, August 5

Thursday, August 6

Friday, August 7

Saturday, August 8

What You Will Receive

An Access Page Link will be included on your order confirmation email after your registration is submitted. This page will be updated with live links prior to the start of the event.

A Certificate of Completion for up to 22.0 contact hours is available upon submission of the Summit Evaluation.

Presentation Slide Handouts will be provided for each Session.