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Sprick, Shepherd, Wilson to Keynote in Toronto

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The NextGen School Safety Conference is coming to Toronto in November as part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Toronto.  The NextGen School Safety Conference will focus on a variety of K-12 safety topics including avoiding intruder episodes, preventing student injuries and reducing worker comp claims.

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Dr. Randy Sprick
Creator Safe & Civil Schools

TORONTO

Dr. Sonayia Shepherd
Safety Expert, Author

TORONTO

Larry Wilson
Internationally Known Critical Error Reduction Authority

TORONTO

Rick Shaw
Threat Assessment & Prevention Expert

TORONTO

Experts and practitioners will address topics such as:

  • Preventing Intruder Episodes
  • Brain Research and School Safety
  • Crisis Management
  • Critical Error Reduction Psychology
  • Student Safety & Social Media
  • Preventing Millions of Student Injuries
  • Professional Partnerships to Enhance School Security
  • Behavior Pattern Recognition for School Violence
  • When Lockdown Fails: Active Shooter Response
  • Preventing the #1 School Worker Comp Claim
  • Preventing Incidents through Threat Assessments
  • Students with Critical Mental Health Issues
  • Driving Safety: Biggest Threat to Students & Teachers
  • Information Sharing & Privacy Rights

REGISTER NOW!

TORONTO: November 11-13, 2016
ADVANCE
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:

$365 USD
(until 8/31)
ADVANCE
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$320 USD
(until 8/31)
(Includes: 1 Pre-Conference Session + Advance Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $435
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $395

The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Toronto will convene at the Westin Harbour Castle, which is located on the shores of Lake Ontario – steps away from the Downtown Core via Toronto’s underground covered walkway. Take a walk along the revitalized waterfront, explore Toronto’s theatre and entertainment districts and discover delight in all that Toronto has to offer.  Perks include an indoor pool, fitness studio and spa.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Toronto will feature:

  • The NextGen School Safety Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Wired Differently Conference

A limited number of rooms are available at The Westin Harbour Castle ($199 CAD single/double). (Please note that pre-conferences will be held on the morning of November 11th. The main conference will begin at 1:00 pm on November 11th.) The name of the group is Innovative Schools SummitBook by October 11th!

2017 CONFERENCE COMING TO ATLANTA!

The NextGen School Safety Conference is coming back to Atlanta as part of the 2017 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta.  The Atlanta Summit will be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center June 21-24, 2017. (Pre-conferences will be held June 21st.  The main conference will begin at 8:20 am. on June 22nd.)  The 2017 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will feature:

  • The NextGen School Safety Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Wired Differently Conference

A limited number of rooms are available at a special conference room rate. The current discounted room rate for conference attendees $159/night. The name of the block is Innovative Schools Summit.  To make your reservations, call 1-888-391-8724.

ATLANTA: June 21 – June 24, 2017
EARLY BIRD CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$415 USD

(until Jan. 31st)
EARLY BIRD CONFERENCE ONLY:
$325 USD

(until Jan. 31st)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Early Bird Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $550
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $450

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for NextGen School Safety Conference in Toronto and Atlanta!  Please submit the proposal form online or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form topd@accutrain.com.

Presenters are required to register for the conference – discounts apply for on-time registrations.  Additional information is available on the registration form or you may call us at 800-251-6805.

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS SUMMIT

The NextGen School Safety Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Toronto and Atlanta.  NextGen School Safety Conference attendees enjoy access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.  Our attendees truly appreciate this multi-conference setup.  Here are a few of their comments:

“I liked the variety in sessions offered. I also appreciate the fact that attendees could attend sessions from other conferences that did not pertain to their specific conference of choice.”

“The variety of topics and the quality of speakers is great!”

“I appreciate the number of sessions available.”

TORONTO
Nov. 11-13, 2016
ORLANDO
March 3-5, 2017
ATLANTA
June 21-24, 2017
LAS VEGAS
June 27-30, 2017
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School Discipline Conference Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference Wired Differently Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
Wired Differently Conference NextGen School Safety Conference Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference

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Dr. Randy Sprick: The Behavior Strike Zone

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School Discipline Conference Keynoter Dr. Randy Sprick believes educators should convey clear expectations of desired behaviors – by giving specific examples of behavior “balls and strikes.”

Watch Dr. Randy Sprick describe “The Behavior Strike Zone.”

PBIS Architect and Creator of the Safe & Civil Schools program, Dr. Sprick will deliver a plenary session entitled Reducing Barriers to Learning within a Multi-Tiered System of Support at the School Discipline Conference in Atlanta and Toronto.  He will also present a keynote session entitled Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management: 100 Problems/500 Plans for School Discipline Conference attendees.

The 2016 School Discipline Conference will focus on a variety of issues in school discipline and classroom management.  It will be a must-attend gathering for principals, deans, teachers and counselors focused on improving academic performance by applying the most current innovations and research to behavior intervention and classroom management. Special focus will be given to supportive, non-exclusionary disciplinary practices.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE: 

Dr. Pedro Noguera
Sociologist, Author, Expert on Impact of Society & Culture on Schools

LAS VEGAS

Dr. Randy Sprick
Creator Safe & Civil Schools

ATLANTA & TORONTO

Larry Thompson
Supportive Discipline Innovator, Creator Responsibility-Centered Discipline

ATLANTA & TORONTO

Chelonnda Seroyer
Award-Winning Teacher, Internationally Known Educational Consultant

LAS VEGAS

Brian Mendler
International Speaker, Author, Expert on Working with Disruptive Students

LAS VEGAS

Baruti Kafele
Award-Winning Urban Principal, School Turnaround Specialist

ATLANTA

Dave Derpak
Award-Winning Principal & School Climate Innovator

TORONTO

Dr. Michele Borba
Bestselling Author, Internationally Recognized Educator, Media Commentator

LAS VEGAS

Joe Navarro
Non-Verbal Communication Expert, Best-Selling Author

LAS VEGAS

Jordan Ellenberg
Author of NTY Bestseller How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

ATLANTA

Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Noted author and Commentator on Education, Racial Diversity and Women’s Issues

ATLANTA


Check out some of this year’s speakers!

FEATURED TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Exemplary Research-Based Programs
  • Supportive, Non-Exclusionary Disciplinary Practices
  • Common Mistakes Teachers Make with Classroom Control
  • The Most Common Myths about School Discipline
  • Updated Tools & Strategies for Behavior Interventions
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Applying Positive Behavior Interventions
  • Evidence-Based Advice for New & Experienced Educators
  • Insights for School Administrators from Nationally Acclaimed Programs
  • Keys to Working with Minority Students
  • How to Handle Particularly Challenging Discipline Moments
  • Legal Landmines Every Educator Should Understand
  • Helping Teachers Thrive in Classrooms Filled with Highly Challenging Students
  • Insuring Equity in Disciplinary Practices

SAVE THE DATE!

ATLANTA: June 19 – June 22, 2016
STANDARD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$545 USD

STANDARD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$425 USD

(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Standard Conference Registration) Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425
LAS VEGAS: June 28 – July 1, 2016
STANDARD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$545 USD

STANDARD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$425 USD

(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Standard Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425
TORONTO: November 11-13, 2016
EARLY BIRD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:

$340 USD
(until 6/30)
EARLY BIRD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$295 USD
(until 6/30)
(Includes: 1 Pre-Conference Session + Early Bird Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $435
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $395

ATLANTA SESSIONS (partial listing):

How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach

Chicken Wings and Love: Working with Children from Trauma in Schools

Factors Related to Disproportionate Suspension Rates and Strategies to Mitigate Them

Teach With Passion, Manage With Compassion

At-Risk or Underserved: Focusing on What REALLY Matters in Student Learning

Student Discipline and the Social Media Threat in a Time of Terrorism: How Schools and Police Respond

How to Motivate the Unmotivated: Teaching With Poverty in Mind

Using Process Improvement Guidelines and Reflective Practice to Improve Student Learning and Engagement

Restorative Justice from Concept to Implementation

Power Struggles Unplugged

Less Talking – More Teaching

Behavior is a Symptom…NOT the Problem!

Does Discipline Have to be a FOUR-LETTER Word?

From Rhetoric to Praxis: Increasing Instructional Time Through Effective Classroom Management

Discipline: A Proactive-Teacher-Centered Approach

Policies, Practices and Procedures to Reroute the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Applications from Adolescent Brain Biology to Improve Behavior and School Culture

Student and D.O.T. Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs That Work!


LAS VEGAS SESSIONS (partial listing):

Creating a Customized and Highly Effective Classroom Management Plan

How to Say No to Drugs: Let Me Count the Ways? The Influence of Random Drug Testing on School Culture and Climate

Learning Gap Gobbling: Teaching Strategies and Reducing Classroom Disruptions

The Suspension Question: What Schools Need to Know About Discipline Options

Discipline Without Stress: How to Handle EVERY Discipline Problem

Drag Them In and Dust Them Off: A Guide to Reducing Exclusionary Consequences that Lead to Truancy

Rewards or Relationships: What’s in Your School?

Into the Heart of Teaching: Fostering an Internal Locus of Control Within Ourselves and Our Students

Follow the Leader & Reduce Discipline! Developing Student Leadership at the Elementary Level

Proactive Choice: A Classroom Discipline Intervention that Fosters Brain Activity, Student Ownership and Positive Relationships

Does Discipline Have to be a FOUR-LETTER Word?

Teach with Passion, Manage with Compassion!

Transforming ISS: Utilizing Social Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, and Restorative Practices

Bad Kids Bad Kids, Whatcha Gonna Do?…

Transparency in Discipline Data

It’s Not You, It’s We

Using Effective Discipline Practices to Enhance Crisis Prevention/Response in Rural Schools

Implementing PBIS in Culturally Diverse Schools

Transforming Turnaround Schools

Struggling Students: Unlocking Their Strengths

Practical Resiliency Strategies to Help You Thrive as a Teacher

Improving Classroom Behavior: Expectations, Tolerances & Consequences

The Adolescent Brain: “Temporary Adolescent Insanity”

Applications from Adolescent Brain Biology to Improve Behavior and School Culture

Vaughn Baker: “3 OUT” Decision-Making for Intruder Response

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NextGen School Safety Pre-Conference Speaker Vaughn Baker trains educators to act as “true first responders.”  Even if law enforcement arrives quickly, often it is too late to avoid tragedy.  He teaches a “3 OUT” decision-making model for educators responding to intruders.

Watch Vaughn Baker explain the “3 OUT” Decision-Making Model.

Vaughn is president of Strategos International and has trained thousands of educators how to be prepared for a potential incident.  A former SWAT team member who won a number of awards, he will present a pre-conference session entitled When Lockdown Fails.  He will also present a breakout session, Suicide Prevention, Awareness & Response Strategies (S.P.A.R.S.), during the main conference.

The 2016 NextGen School Safety Conference is coming to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas!  Now in its second year, the NextGen School Safety Conference will focus on a variety of K-12 safety topics including avoiding intruder episodes, preventing student injuries and reducing worker comp claims.

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Joe Navarro
Non-Verbal Communication Expert, Bestselling Author

Las Vegas

Dr. Sonayia Shepherd
Safety Expert, Author

Las Vegas

Rick Shaw
Threat Assessment & Prevention Expert

Las Vegas | Toronto

Larry Wilson
Internationally Known Critical Error Reduction Authority

Las Vegas | Toronto

Dr. Randy Sprick
Creator Safe & Civil Schools

Toronto

Dr. Michele Borba
Bestselling Author, Internationally Recognized Educator, Media Commentator

Las Vegas

Dr. Pedro Noguera
Sociologist, Author, Expert on Impact of Society & Culture on Schools

Las Vegas

Experts and practitioners will address topics such as:

  • Preventing Intruder Episodes
  • Brain Research and School Safety
  • Crisis Management
  • Critical Error Reduction Psychology
  • Student Safety & Social Media
  • Preventing Millions of Student Injuries
  • Professional Partnerships to Enhance School Security
  • Behavior Pattern Recognition for School Violence
  • When Lockdown Fails: Active Shooter Response
  • Preventing the #1 School Worker Comp Claim
  • Preventing Incidents through Threat Assessments
  • Students with Critical Mental Health Issues
  • Driving Safety: Biggest Threat to Students & Teachers
  • Information Sharing & Privacy Rights

SAVE THE DATE!

LAS VEGAS: June 28 – July 1, 2016
STANDARD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$545 USD

STANDARD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$425 USD

(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Standard Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425
TORONTO: November 11-13, 2016
EARLY BIRD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:

$340 USD
(until 6/30)
EARLY BIRD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$295 USD
(until 6/30)
(Includes: 1 Pre-Conference Session + Early Bird Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $435
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $395

LAS VEGAS SESSIONS (partial listing):

The Power of Nonverbal Communication in Education

Staying Alive – How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters

Dangerous Personalities

Economy of Emotions – Crisis Response and Recovery

WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)

Increasing Safety Through a Security Bond Project: Prioritizing Funding While Balancing Safety & Convenience

School Safety and the Social Media Threat in a Time of Terrorism: How Schools and Police Respond

Crisis Prevention/Response for Rural K-12 Schools

Suicide Prevention, Awareness & Response Strategies (S.P.A.R.S.)

Improving School Safety by Increasing Academic Achievement

Less Paper, More Communication with the Triumph Tracking Application

Complacency and Concussions

Mindfulness: The New Safety Paradigm

Walking the Thin Line Between Risk and Reward

TORONTO SESSIONS (partial listing):

Hazard and Threat Management Communications for Schools

Why Don’t Our Most At-Risk Activities Cause Our Worst Injuries?

The Power of Connection: Teen Dating Violence, Unhealthy Relationships and School Safety

Mindfulness: The New Safety Paradigm

Helping Students Develop Essential Study Habits – Robin Zorn

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Innovative Counseling Speaker Robin Zorn is driven to help students become more successful learners.

Watch Robin Zorn share strategies for helping students develop essential study habits.

Robin Zorn is an author and was named ASCA’s 2014 School Counselor of the Year. She will present a breakout session entitled Step-Up to Better Grades at the Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference in Atlanta.

The 6th Annual Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference is returning to Atlanta!  This stimulating event focuses on practical techniques and strategies that attendees can immediately implement.

FEATURED PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

Dr. Russell Sabella
Author, Professor, Expert on Technology for School Counselors
Julia Cook
Best-Selling Author of 40 Children’s Books
Brad Chapin
Author, Leading Authority on Self-Regulation
Barbara Coloroso
International Bestselling Author & Speaker
Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Noted Author and Commentator on Education, Racial Diversity and Women’s Issues
Jordan Ellenberg
Author of NYT Bestseller How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

 

Dr. Randy Sprick
PBIS Developer, Creator Safe & Civil Schools

Check out some of this year’s speakers!

This conference will also feature best practices from educators and other professionals working with youth. Some programs will be research-tested, while others will be promising, innovative approaches created by practicing professionals to help them better connect with different types of students. These innovative strategies may help with:

  • Transforming bullies
  • Reframing resistant students
  • Connecting with defiant students
  • Motivating apathetic students
  • Changing self-destructive beliefs in children & teens
  • Transforming bully bystanders into interveners
  • Empowering bully targets
  • Helping socially alienated students
  • Working with youth who self-mutilate
  • Children & teens experiencing loss
  • Overcoming past traumatic events

SAVE THE DATE!

ATLANTA: June 19 – June 22, 2016
STANDARD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$545 USD

STANDARD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$425 USD

(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Standard Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545 USD
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425 USD

SESSIONS (partial listing):

Enhancing Your “Data-bility”

Lighting The Way to Your Future

Do More With Less: Self-Regulation Equals Success

Taking the Bully by Both Horns: The Five Rules of Bullying

Biblio-Rhymology: The ART of Character Ed

Mindfulness Made Easy

Using Student Built Models to Access Reflected Thought

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)

Self-Regulation Skills in the Classroom

“Outside the Box” Strategies for “Outside the Box” Kids

How to Motivate the Unmotivated “Teaching with Poverty in Mind”

Create a Win-Win Situation!

Career Day, College Day, and More!

Innovative Counseling Strategies for Working with Middle Schoolers

Reconnecting the Disconnected: Helping At-Risk Students Rediscover Play, Passion & Purpose

Paradox of Being Gifted: Considerations for Counseling Gifted Individuals

Mindset Matters

A New Look at Stress

Spectacular Guidance Activities for Kids

Step-Up to Better Grades

Stress, Rest & Digest – Craig McCullough

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Wired Differently Pre-Conference Speaker Craig McCullough notes that dissociation is a developmentally appropriate protective mechanism for younger students – but can be overdeveloped in students on the spectrum.

Watch Craig McCullough explain the interaction of the autonomic nervous system, trauma and autism.

Craig’s insights come from his experience as a counselor and counselor educator in various settings and from his work in the trenches with a daughter diagnosed with Asperger’s.  He will present a June 28th pre-conference session entitled Autism & Trauma Connections and Interactions – What Educators Need to Understand at the Wired Differently Conference in Las Vegas (although the original PM session is full, an identical AM session is now available).  He will also present additional sessions during the main conference.

Now in its 4th year, the Wired Differently Conference is an information-packed event that showcases a wide array of critical insights and best practices for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral challenges — especially in inclusive settings.

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Steve Silberman
Award-winning Science Writer andNew York Times Bestselling Author of NeuroTribes

Las Vegas

Dr. Edward Hallowell
Child and Adult Psychiatrist, Learning Differences Expert, Bestselling Author ofDriven to Distraction

Toronto

Mike Paget
International Speaker, Author & Consultant

Las Vegas | Toronto

Aaron Wiemeier
Author, Counselor & Trauma Specialist

Las Vegas

Dr. Michele Borba
Bestselling Author, Internationally Recognized Educator, Media Commentator

Las Vegas

Dr. Pedro Noguera
Sociologist, Author, Expert on Impact of Society & Culture on Schools

Las Vegas

Joe Navarro
Non-Verbal Communication Expert, Best-Selling Author

Las Vegas

Dr. Sonayia Shepherd
Author, Crisis Response and Recovery Support Authority

Las Vegas

Barbara Coloroso
International Bestselling Author & Speaker

Toronto

Dr. Randy Sprick
Creator Safe & Civil Schools

Toronto

Check out some of this year’s speakers!

This 3-day conference will provide tools and strategies for working with individuals and small groups — as well as in the classroom. Some types of disorders to be addressed may include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Anger Disorders

SAVE THE DATE!

LAS VEGAS: June 28 – July 1, 2016
STANDARD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$545 USD

STANDARD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$425 USD

(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Standard Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425
TORONTO: November 11-13, 2016
EARLY BIRD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:

$340 USD
(until 6/30)
EARLY BIRD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$295 USD
(until 6/30)
(Includes: 1 Pre-Conference Session + Early Bird Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $435
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $395

CONFERENCE SESSIONS (partial listing):

Neurodiversity

UNSELFIE: Surprising Role of Empathy to Predict Children’s Happiness and Success

We Are More Alike Than Different

The Power of Nonverbal Communication in Education

I Used to Be Bullied for Having Special Needs: Here’s When It Stopped

Disciplinary Challenges with Special Education Students

The Mental Health Crisis in Education: Insight, Intervention & Strategies for Maximizing Educational Potential in an Ever Increasingly Stressful School Environment

De-stressing the Cycle of Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Challenges

5 Keys for Working with Students with “Acting Out” and “Acting In” Disorders

Autism & Trauma Connections and Interactions – What Educators Need to Understand

Critical Mental Health: Empowering Students to Own Their Wellness

The Trauma – Relationship – School Environment Triangle: Understanding The Cyclical Nature of Trauma, Conflict & How to Change It!

Are Arts Methods and Self-Rating Effective in Teaching Elementary-Aged Children Executive Functioning Skills?

Creating Conditions for Academic Excellence: What It Takes to Leave No Child Behind

The Teacher Who Changed My Life

Inclusive Discipline: Non-Exclusionary Strategies for Inclusive Schools & Classrooms

Bibliotherapy: Using Novels to Heal

Motivating and Managing Hard to Reach, Uninterested and Disruptive Students

Creating a Customized and Highly Effective Classroom Management Plan

The Suspension Question: What Schools Need to Know About Discipline Options

WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)

Suicide Prevention, Awareness & Response Strategies (S.P.A.R.S.)

Teach with Passion, Manage with Compassion!

Transforming ISS: Utilizing Social Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, and Restorative Practices

The Adolescent Brain: “Temporary Adolescent Insanity”

Supportive Discipline: Teaching Students to “Own” Their Behaviors

Disciplinary Challenges with Special Education Students

TORONTO SESSIONS:
To Be Announced

Lessons from Sandy Hook: Pre-Incident Indicators Webinar

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There have been at least 185 school shootings in North America since 2013 – an average of nearly one per week.

Columbine…Marysville…La Loche…Sandy Hook…rip through the headlines on an all too regular basis, and another community mourns the needless loss of students and staff.  These incidents have crossed state, cultural and socio-economic boundaries, yet they have one thing in common – post-event reports from almost every incident and tragedy reveal that “pre-incident indicators” were observed and documented.

Since the perpetrators signaled their intent ahead of time, where did the breakdowns occur?

In this eye-opening 90-minute webinar, Prevention and Risk Assessment Expert Rick Shaw will review the State Attorney’s Report on the Shooting at Sandy Hook and Student Survey data from nearly 6,500 youths, as well as other recent post-event reports. The Sandy Hook report and data from the Student Survey expose many of the same common gaps and dangerous disconnects. School administrators and Safety/Threat Assessment Team members need to be aware of the soaring liabilities and potentially tragic consequences when proactive prevention steps are not taken.

Mr. Shaw will recommend 6 essential steps on the “Path to Prevention” that must be followed to improve student safety for all students and all staff.  Every school has at-risk individuals who could be on a path to violence, aggression or self-harm.  If you are looking for what immediate steps your school can take to improve student safety for all students and staff, don’t miss this insightful webinar.

Watch Rick Shaw discuss what schools can do to prevent crises.

THIS SESSION WILL:

  • Assess common gaps and dangerous disconnects exposed in post-tragedy reports
  • Distinguish key strategies for effective training and ensuring situational awareness
  • Discuss how to improve collaboration by collecting the dots, assessing the dots and connecting the dots
  • Reveal critical procedures for connecting the dots across silos and locations
  • Review how social media “leakage” can be collected to assist with intervention and prevention
  • Review the “gold standard” for creating multi-disciplinary threat assessment teams
  • Identify of FERPA/privacy misunderstandings that can lead to costly and significant liabilities

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
In this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Identify each step in the breakdown of communication and information flow prior to a security breach and the steps for improvement
  • Describe the 6 essential steps to proactive prevention vs. reacting/damage control
  • Create threat assessment teams comprised of key collaborators using best practices
  • Utilize lessons learned to prevent liability, lawsuits, headlines and tragedies
  • Demonstrate how social media information can be collected to assist with intervention and prevention

TO REGISTER:

  • Click here to register for the 11:30 am Eastern Time WEBINAR.
  • Click here to register for the 11:30 am Eastern Time SITE LICENSE
  • Click here to register for the 2:00 pm Eastern Time WEBINAR.
  • Click here to register for the 2:00 pm Eastern Time SITE LICENSE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Principals
  • School Safety Coordinators
  • School Resource Officers
  • Heads of School
  • Superintendents
  • Board Members
  • Risk Managers
  • Loss Control Coordinators
  • Transportation Directors

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Rick Shaw is the Founder, CEO and CDO of Awareity Inc.  A developer of innovative, web-based, award-winning prevention platform for students, employees and communities.  He has more than 20 years of experience performing numerous types of assessments (threat, compliance, physical, information security, social media and others), with a focus on prevention processes across multiple industries and types of threats.  Rick’s experiences  – combined with extensive research using post-event reports, lawsuits and surveys – has helped expose the most dangerous disconnects and potential liabilities facing schools (including new threats related to social media).

In addition to working with organizational leaders, Rick has been called upon to speak at numerous conferences in the United States, Canada, South Korea and Japan for his expertise in safety (student, employee, third-party, community, etc.) and prevention.  He utilizes evidence-based data from hundreds of post-event reports and extensive research to expose each point where proper preventive tactics were possible in most incidents and tragedies.

Rick’s passion is student and child safety, and he leads an extensive research effort at Awareity to help educational leaders understand the need for comprehensive and proven prevention solutions to improve student safety and to prevent escalating consequences related to sexual abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, campus violence, suicide, human trafficking, homegrown terrorism and alcohol/drug abuse.

Why ISS & OSS Don’t Work – Brian Mendler

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School Discipline Conference Keynoter Brian Mendler doesn’t find it surprising that many students are undeterred by in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension and other “timeout-type” consequences.

Watch Brian Mendler’s take on time-out.

Brian is a certified elementary and special education teacher with extensive experience working with challenging students in a variety of settings.  In his training sessions and books, he draws on his own experience as a very disruptive student with severe undiagnosed ADHD and reading difficulties.  Brian will deliver a keynote session entitled The Teacher Who Changed My Life at the Innovative Teaching Conference Atlanta.  He will also conduct a Pre-Conference Session entitled Motivating and Managing Hard-to-Reach, Uninterested and Disruptive Students in Atlanta and Las Vegas (although the original AM session in Las Vegas is full, an identical PM session is now available).

The 2016 School Discipline Conference will focus on a variety of issues in school discipline and classroom management.  It will be a must-attend gathering for principals, deans, teachers and counselors focused on improving academic performance by applying the most current innovations and research to behavior intervention and classroom management. Special focus will be given to supportive, non-exclusionary disciplinary practices.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE: 

Dr. Pedro Noguera
Sociologist, Author, Expert on Impact of Society & Culture on Schools

LAS VEGAS

Dr. Randy Sprick
Creator Safe & Civil Schools

ATLANTA & TORONTO

Larry Thompson
Supportive Discipline Innovator, Creator Responsibility-Centered Discipline

ATLANTA & TORONTO

Chelonnda Seroyer
Award-Winning Teacher, Internationally Known Educational Consultant

LAS VEGAS

Brian Mendler
International Speaker, Author, Expert on Working with Disruptive Students

LAS VEGAS

Baruti Kafele
Award-Winning Urban Principal, School Turnaround Specialist

ATLANTA

Dave Derpak
Award-Winning Principal & School Climate Innovator

TORONTO

Dr. Michele Borba
Bestselling Author, Internationally Recognized Educator, Media Commentator

LAS VEGAS

Joe Navarro
Non-Verbal Communication Expert, Best-Selling Author

LAS VEGAS

Jordan Ellenberg
Author of NTY Bestseller How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

ATLANTA

Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Noted author and Commentator on Education, Racial Diversity and Women’s Issues

ATLANTA


Check out some of this year’s speakers!

 

FEATURED TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Exemplary Research-Based Programs
  • Supportive, Non-Exclusionary Disciplinary Practices
  • Common Mistakes Teachers Make with Classroom Control
  • The Most Common Myths about School Discipline
  • Updated Tools & Strategies for Behavior Interventions
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Applying Positive Behavior Interventions
  • Evidence-Based Advice for New & Experienced Educators
  • Insights for School Administrators from Nationally Acclaimed Programs
  • Keys to Working with Minority Students
  • How to Handle Particularly Challenging Discipline Moments
  • Legal Landmines Every Educator Should Understand
  • Helping Teachers Thrive in Classrooms Filled with Highly Challenging Students
  • Insuring Equity in Disciplinary Practices

SAVE THE DATE!

ATLANTA: June 19 – June 22, 2016
STANDARD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$545 USD

STANDARD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$425 USD

(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Standard Conference Registration) Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425
LAS VEGAS: June 28 – July 1, 2016
STANDARD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$545 USD

STANDARD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$425 USD

(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Standard Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425
TORONTO: November 11-13, 2016
EARLY BIRD
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:

$340 USD
(until 6/30)
EARLY BIRD
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$295 USD
(until 6/30)
(Includes: 1 Pre-Conference Session + Early Bird Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $435
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $395