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Thanks to everyone who attended the Innovative Schools Summits! Check out some of the speakers in action.
Dr. William Noel says the ability to create relationships that lead to a welcoming and productive learning environment can be replicated – and that smiling and being “PASIYV” will a go a long way in building rapport with students.
Dr. Noel is Director of Student Support & Disciplinary Review Office for Henrico County Public Schools. He will conduct a breakout session entitled How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach in Las Vegas.
Scholars struggle to consistently define and distinguish the terms, but educators agree on the need to transform both “climate” and “culture” to improve academic outcomes. This event features practical, real-world initiatives that are successfully transforming the quality, character and personality of schools. It showcases programs, assessments and tools proven to improve school culture and climate. Evidence-based and research-based interventions will be introduced, while the forum also highlights high-potential efforts currently being implemented in the laboratory of everyday school life. REGISTER NOW!
A message from Larry Thompson:
Larry will deliver a pre-conference session entitled Closing the Exits off the Road to Responsibility: Supportive, Non-Exclusionary Discipline in Atlanta.
The At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference focuses on evidence-based programs and strategies that educators can use to prevent dropouts and to help students experience success in school. More than 1.2 million students in the United States and Canada drop out of high school each year (with the percentages skewed toward males, low-income and minority students). Millions more are considered at-risk because they exhibit ongoing disciplinary problems, impulsive behavior, truancy issues and have become frustrated or disengaged. The long-term cost of failing to engage these students is tremendous, since they are much less likely to transition successfully into adulthood and to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Join us in Atlanta to gain valuable insights and to explore practical ways to help this critical portion of your school’s population. REGISTER NOW!
Innovative Teaching Strategies presenters Katherine Clemens and Christina Ngo are part of an Arizona State University team that believes entrepreneurial thinking is more than a skill — it’s a mindset.
Assistant Director of Youth Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University, Katherine Clemens will co-present the following sessions with her colleague Christina Ngo in Las Vegas:
- The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Empowering Students to Solve the Problems of Tomorrow
- Redesign, Reimagine and Reinvigorate: Innovation at the School Level
Principal Kafele says that student poverty often coexists with family dysfunction — and underscores the importance of creating a supportive environment for optimal learning.
Principal Kafele will deliver the following sessions at the School Climate & Culture Forum in Las Vegas:
- School Leadership Strategies for Creating a Climate and Culture of Excellence
- Closing the ATTITUDE Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success
Girl friendships are intense and all-encompassing from early elementary years on; but cliques, power struggles and an intense desire to belong create a ripe field for relational aggression. Describing the emotional milieu girls face as they grow, bestselling author Lisa Damour, Ph.D reminds us that a girl’s “key support system – her tribe – consists of peers who are also as reactive and erratic as they will ever be. (She) works hard every day to harness powerful and unpredictable emotions so that she can get on with doing everything else she means to do.”
How can educators reduce and prevent drama among school-age girls?
Teachers, counselors and administrators can help guide girls to define what makes a healthy friendship. As a family therapist in the St. Louis area and founder of the SistaKeeper organization, Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed., LPC has focused much of her career on working with girls. In this 90-minute webinar, she will discuss the impact of social aggression and the factors that motivate relational aggression. She will share tools to develop a trauma-free space to promote girl empowerment. She will also discuss the benefits of gender-specific programming that promotes strength and resiliency in girls.
This webinar will provide tools for promoting pro-social behaviors like kindness, sharing and empathy in girls K-12, while improving their attitude toward school and reducing depression and stress. Attendees will receive terrific ideas that can be implemented either this year or in the fall!
- Understanding what motivates aggression
- Solutions to prevent mental and emotional effects
- Cliques vs Keepers
- Culturally-relevant techniques to empower the whole girl
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Define verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- Discover ways to foster emotional awareness
- Explore the benefits of gender-specific programming
- Discern what relational aggression looks like at different ages
- Discover the reasons behind why girls engage in RA.
- Get the tools to develop a trauma-free environment.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- School Psychologists
- Principals & Assistant Principals
- Other School Administrators
- School Counselors
- Counselors in Agencies and Private Practice
- School Nurses
- Special Education Personnel
- Social Workers (All levels)
- After-School Program Coordinators
- At-Risk Coordinators
- School Resource Officers
Thursday, June 8th @
11:30 am & 2:00 pm Eastern Time
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH A PURCHASE ORDER. We also accept purchase orders by fax or mail.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Tracie Berry-McGhee founded the SistaKeeper Empowerment Center in St. Louis 12 years ago with the mission of empowering, inspiring and developing the mind, body and spirit of young women. SistaKeeper has since spread to other locations within the United States, as well as to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
Tracie also continues to serve the community via her private counseling practice, which specializes in women and teen girl issues. She is often called upon to speak on topics such as conflict resolution, dealing with low self-esteem and bullying. Tracie is the author of SistaKeeper Poetry for the Soul, I’m a Keeper and OWN your NOW.