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Wired Differently One-Day Seminar – October 2016 Dates Announced!

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Studies show that approximately 20 percent of all students are diagnosable for a mental, emotional or behavioral health issue. This seminar will help counselors, teachers and other professionals understand how to support and teach this high-potential portion of the student population while avoiding an unmanageable classroom environment.

In a single classroom, it is quite conceivable that a teacher might be dealing with 4 or 5 different disorders. Some of the most common challenges mainstreamed in the classroom tend to be:

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

These issues are often undiagnosed and easily misunderstood — and may be responded to as simple discipline issues. Behaviors that tend to be common to students who are wired differently include:

  • Disorganization
  • Perfectionism
  • Trouble dealing with change
  • Performance and testing anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Over- and under-reacting to adults and peers

The goal of this seminar is to provide you with key insights and approaches to help you prevent disruptions and distractions, while maximizing the abilities of students with these unique challenges.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

In this information-packed seminar, you will learn to:

  • Recognize common misunderstandings educators sometimes have about these students.
  • Restructure traditional policies and practices that often fail with these students.
  • Implement Do’s and don’ts for supporting these students with dignity and respect through:
  • Assisting with organizational challenges
  • Building an environment that minimizes perfectionism
  • Controlling change, while helping students deal with it
  • Creating a climate that strikes a balance between challenge and support
  • Helping smooth social interactions
  • Reduce stigma and to create a respectful climate with a particularly challenging classroom situation
  • Develop practical ways to prevent students from riding the mental health escalator
  • Integrate other successful approaches to reach students with emotional, mental and behavioral challenges

REGISTER NOW!

Ontario/San Bernardino, CA
October 17, 2016
Ontario Airport Hotel
Early Registration Closes: 9/26

Fresno, CA
October 18, 2016
Ramada Fresno Airport
Early Registration Closes: 9/27

San Francisco, CA
October 20, 2016
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Early Registration Closes: 9/29

Atlanta, GA
October 25, 2016
Holiday Inn Roswell

Early Registration Closes: 10/4

Dallas, TX
October 26, 2016
Crowne Plaza Dallas Market Center

Early Registration Closes: 10/5

San Antonio, TX
October 28, 2016
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

Early Registration Closes: 10/7

Don’t Miss: Sprick, Hallowell & Coloroso – Innovative Schools Summit Toronto!

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Register by September 30th and Save $45!

Join Us for the Inaugural Innovative Schools Summit Toronto!

Ned Hallowell: Delivered from Distraction
Wired Differently Conference Keynote Speaker and best-selling author Dr. Ned Hallowell takes a strengths-based approach to the challenges of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


Randy Sprick: CHAMPS
School Discipline/School Safety Conference Keynote Speaker Dr. Randy Sprick believes that safety and civility can be established across all school settings – enabling staff to lay a foundation that engages students and enhances learning.

Barbara Coloroso: Six Critical Life Messages
Innovative Schools Summit Plenary Speaker Barbara Coloroso is a self-described “old-school” teacher and maintains that there are six critical life messages that are vital to connecting with students of all ages.

Attendees Benefit from Three Conferences/One Location!
Register for the School Discipline Conference, the Wired Differently Conference or the NextGen School Safety Conference and receive complimentary access to sessions from all three events on a space-available basis.

REGISTER NOW!  |  November 11-13, 2016  | TORONTO

Dr. Sonayia Shepherd
Safety Expert, AuthorTORONTO
Larry Wilson
Internationally Known Critical Error Reduction AuthorityTORONTO
Rick Shaw
Threat Assessment & Prevention ExpertTORONTO
Larry Thompson
Supportive Discipline Innovator, Creator Responsibility-Centered DisciplineTORONTO
Dave Derpak
Award-Winning Principal & School Climate InnovatorTORONTO
Mike Paget
Author, Consultant, International Speaker on Working with Challenging StudentsTORONTO
Craig McCullough
Trauma & Autism Spectrum ExpertTORONTO

Book Your Room by 10/11! View Toronto Sessions. Submit a
Proposal!
To receive the discounted room rate at The Westin Harbour Castle, mention Innovative Schools Summit! Check back often for updates! Please submit the proposal form online. Presenters are required to register for the conference.

You’re Invited: Reaching the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach Webinar (Sep 15, 2016)

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“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.”  
–  Dr. James P. Comer, Yale University

In order to reach, and successfully teach, hard-to-reach students, Dr. William Noel, Sr. believes it is incumbent upon educators to learn about students’ lives outside school – because understanding who students are outside school has direct implications for what they do inside school.

As Director of Student Support & Discipline Review with Henrico County Public Schools, Dr. Noel has overseen a philosophical shift in this large Virginia school system from a reactive approach concerning student behavior to a more proactive, preventive approach.  This informative 90-minute webinar will provide administrators, teachers and school leaders insight into initiatives that can help improve school climate and create a climate for academic success with at-risk students.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Start with Relationships
  • Shift in Philosophy
  • Supports & Interventions
  • Code of Student Conduct
  • Discipline, Not Punishment
  • Discipline with Dignity
  • Emotions & Feelings
  • Set Your Climate
  • “Our” Attitude
  • What Kind of Leader Are You?
  • End with Relationships

A recent study estimated that 19,000 students are placed on out-of-school suspension every day.  Research also shows that frequent suspensions are directly linked to poor academic performance anddisengagement from school.  To confront these issues, Henrico Schools underwent a major shift in philosophy concerning exclusionary practices & student discipline. In this informative 90-minute webinar, educators will hear how Henrico Schools transitioned from a traditional, punitive approach regarding inappropriate student behavior to an instructional, disciplined approach.  Dr. Noel will share lessons learned and best practices for addressing disparity in student discipline, and implementing proactive measures to change student behavior.

From his time as an alternative education teacher, social studies teacher, coach, assistant principal, and now director, Dr. Noel will share candid professional & personal experiences that have taught him “How to Reach the (sometimes) Hard-to-Reach.”

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

  • Incorporate the supports & interventions the Student Support & Disciplinary Review Office provides to students & teachers that address inappropriate classroom behavior & classroom management.
  • Recognize how to connect with Hard-to-Reach students by establishing sound relationships.
  • Describe the negative effects of punishment & the positive effects of discipline.
  • Distinguish how educators’ attitudes & expectations about Hard-to-Reach students can negatively or positively affect them academically and/or behaviorally.
  • Understand what Henrico County Public Schools is doing to reduce exclusionary practices and use the lessons learned to create a classroom-wide, school-wide or district-wide action plan.

TO REGISTER:

REGISTER NOW:

$49 Single User
9/15/16
11:30 AM EASTERN TIME
$295 Site License
9/15/16
11:30 AM EASTERN TIME

$49 Single User

9/15/16
2:00 PM EASTERN TIME

$295 Site License
9/15/16
2:00 PM EASTERN TIME

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Teachers (Regular & Inclusive)
  • Special Education Personnel
  • Principals & Administrators
  • School Counselors
  • Student Support Personnel
  • Behaviorists
  • Intervention Specialists
  • At-Risk Coordinators
  • Case Managers

Click here to register with a purchase order.  We also accept purchase orders by fax or mail.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Dr. William Noel, Sr.

The two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out WHY.” This quote by Mark Twain perfectly captures Dr. William Noel, Sr.’s personal calling and dedication to working with students.  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.

As Director of the Student Support & Disciplinary Review Office with Henrico County Public Schools, Dr. Noel emphasizes the importance of connecting with  hard-to-reach students by establishing genuine relationships and being transparent & honest.  He will be the first person to debate that knowing WHO we teach may be more important than WHAT we teach.

After graduating from the University of Virginia, Dr. Noel began his 25-year journey in education as substitute teacher, then alternative education teacher, social studies teacher, coach and assistant principal.  After earning his Ed.D. in Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University, he joined Henrico Schools in his current position.  When asked by a colleague if he was going to miss teaching after he transitioned to administration, Dr. Noel said, “I will always be a teacher – just no longer from a classroom.”

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
NextGen School Safety Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference
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

CLICK TO VIEW TORONTO BREAKOUT SESSIONS.

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