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Just announced… Author and founder of Girls’ Respect Groups (now in 130 countries) Lorna Blumen is coming to Girl Bullying & Empowerment 2016 in Las Vegas!

Lorna believes the only solution to bullying is prevention.

Watch Lorna Blumen explain why building conflict resolution skills is not the answer to bullying.

Lorna Blumen is the author of five books on bullying prevention including Bullying Epidemic: Not Just Child’s Play.  She is the lead developer of the Girls’ Respect Groups Program, an after-school program for middle school girls used in 130 countries worldwide.  Lorna will present a keynote session entitled Bullying Prevention: What Are We Doing Right? What Are We Doing Wrong? What Could We Do Better? at the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference in Las Vegas.  She will also present a breakout session during the main conference.

The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference is returning to Atlanta and Las Vegas as part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit in each location.  Now in its 10th year, the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference has raised awareness of the unique nature of female relationships and provided solutions for relational aggression among girls. Register Today!  Pre-Registration Closes May 31st! 

KEYNOTE PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Noted Author and Commentator on Education, Racial Diversity and Women’s IssuesATLANTA
Dr. Michele Borba
Bestselling Author, Internationally Recognized Educator, Media CommentatorLAS VEGAS
Tracie Berry-McGhee
Author, Therapist & Founder, SistakeeperATLANTA
Barbara Coloroso
Bestselling Author & International SpeakerATLANTA
Lorna Blumen
Author, Educational Consultant & SpeakerLAS VEGAS
Dr. Pedro Noguera
Sociologist, Author, Expert on Impact of Society & Culture on SchoolsLAS VEGAS
Joe Navarro
Non-Verbal Communication Expert, Best-Selling AuthorLAS VEGAS
Jordan Ellenberg
Author of NYT Bestseller How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical ThinkingATLANTA

This conference helps educators understand the latest research, while learning about field-tested strategies designed to build positive, supportive relationships among girls.

Developmental Resources is now offering an PRE-REGISTRATION DISCOUNT ($485 for the Conference Bundle including 2 Pre-Conference Sessions; $395 Conference-Only)! This is a great opportunity to lock in your spot and to keep the conference affordable (Regular Conference Bundle Registration is $545; Regular Conference-Only is $425.) SAVE THE DATE!

ATLANTA: June 19 – June 22, 2016
 PRE-REG CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$485 USD

(until May 31st)
 PRE-REG CONFERENCE ONLY:
$395 USD

(until May 31sth)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Pre-Reg 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
PRE-REG CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$485 USD

(until May 31st)
PRE-REG CONFERENCE ONLY:
$395 USD

(until May 31st)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Pre-Reg Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425

FEATURED TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Keys to Transforming Aggressive Young People
  • How Gender Differences in the Brain Relate to Bullying
  • Proactive Prevention Strategies
  • Empowering Bystanders to Become Interveners
  • Elementary School Girl Bullying Programs
  • Field-Tested Girl Empowerment Programs
  • What Works with Middle Schoolers
  • Using Multimedia & Drama to Prevent Bullying
  • Girls with Disabilities Facing Bullying
  • Effective Disciplinary Approaches
  • Legal Perspectives on Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Research-Based Approaches
  • And Much More!

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS SUMMIT

The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta and Las Vegas. Attendees enjoy complimentary access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.

ATLANTA
June 19-22, 2016
LAS VEGAS
June 28-July 1, 2016
TORONTO
November 11-13, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference NextGen School Safety Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference School Discipline Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Conference
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
Conference
NextGen School Safety Conference

CONFERENCE VENUES ANNOUNCED

The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will be held June 19-22 at the beautiful Marriott Marquis, one of the premiere hotels in downtown Atlanta. Conveniently located in Peachtree Center, indoor MARTA access offers guests direct access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  This magnificent hotel is close to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and the College Football Hall of Fame. The breathtaking 52-story atrium is marked by the 50-foot color changing sail of Pulse, a cool cocktail lounge and symbol of this hotel.  Enjoy the onsite Starbucks and stay fit in the 24-hour Fitness Center.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will feature:

  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference.

Take advantage of the Marriott Marquis discounted room rate of $149/night when you book by May 23rd.  If you wish to reserve by phone, please call 866-469-5475.  The name of the group is 2016 Innovative Schools Summit.

The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will convene at Caesars Palace, the iconic Las Vegas luxury hotel that sets the standard for opulent details and impeccable service. This classic, Roman-themed casino hotel is on the west side of the Strip between the Bellagio and the Mirage.  Perks include a coliseum-inspired performance venue with headliner entertainment, multiple pools, upscale shopping, a fountain show, nightclubs, a spa and a gym.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will feature:

  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Wired Differently Conference
  • The NextGen School Safety Conference

A limited number of Caesars Palace rooms are available at a discounted rate ($129 June 27-30; $279 July 1-2 single/double). Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 866-227-5944 (there is a $15 phone reservation processing fee).  There is no fee to use the weblink.  The name of the group is2016 Innovative Schools Summit.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

I’m A Keeper!

It’s Not Drama, It’s My Life!

Break the Silence & Unleash Your Inner Lion

Lighting The Way to Your Future

Stand Together: Students Taking Action Against Bullying

How Disproportionality & Marginalization Give Rise to Anger in Girls of Color

Making Parents Allies

The T.R.U.TH About Teens: Cultivating Resiliency and Leadership Skills in At-Risk Youth (and ALL Teens)

Black Girl Blues: An Introduction to Intra Racial Bullying

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

Successful Bullying Prevention Programs

Biblio-Rhymology: The ART of Character Ed

How to Motivate the Unmotivated: Teaching With Poverty in Mind

Mindfulness Made Easy

The Usual Suspects and TALK-WALK-TELL

Using Student-Built Models to Access Reflected Thought

Strategies to End Bullying in Your School

Girl Bullying: Mean Girls Come in All Shapes, Sizes and Cultures

Bibliotherapy: Using Novels to Heal

Teaching Kids to be Upstanders & SHINE!

The Resilience Breakthrough: Keys to Unleashing Resilience

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

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

We Are More Alike Than Different

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

Surviving the Social Jungle

Mean Girl Makeover

Unpacking the Dreaded Emotional Suitcase

Employing Empathy Building Strategies in the Classroom to Create a Harmonious Classroom Community

Using Music to Teach Math & Science

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logo2016780Earlier this week, jazz legend Herbie Hancock joined U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King and professors from some of the nation’s top universities for a discussion on Math, Science & Music, a new initiative that uses music to teach math and science to students.

“I would always try to figure out how things work.  It was that same instinct that I have that made me learn jazz more quickly. . . . It wasn’t a talent for music. It was a talent for being able to analyze things and figure out the details.”  – Herbie Hancock

Hancock later went on to study electrical engineering and he is now the chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which has MathScienceMusic.org, a website that offers teachers resources and apps to use music as a vehicle to teach other academic lessons. 


Watch jazz artist Herbie Hancock discuss the Math, Science & Music initiative.

Susan Courey, a professor of special education at San Francisco State University developed a fractions lesson in which students tap out a beat.  In a small study, students who received the music lesson scored 50 percent higher on a fraction test than those who learned with the standard curriculum.  Professor Courey observed “If a student can clap about a beat based on a time signature, well aren’t they adding and subtracting fractions based on music notation? We have to think differently.”

The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference is coming to Atlanta for the first time! Now in its 3rd year, this event assembles internationally recognized innovators together with practicing educators who are currently pioneering new paths in education. Educators will discover promising fresh approaches and new evidence-based methodologies to insure student success in a Standardized Curriculum/Every Student Succeeds world.  Register Today! Advance Registration Closes April 30th!

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Jordan Ellenberg
Author of NYT Bestseller How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Dr. John Almarode
Author & Expert on Innovative Ways to Apply Brain Research in Teaching
Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Noted Author and Commentator on Education, Racial Diversity and Women’s Issues
Dr. Randy Sprick
Creator Safe & Civil Schools
Baruti Kafele
Award-Winning Urban Principal, School Turnaround Specialist
Check out some of this year’s speakers!

Developmental Resources is now offering an ADVANCE DISCOUNT ($440 for the Conference Bundle including 2 Pre-Conference Sessions; $350 Conference-Only)! This is a great opportunity to lock in your spot and to keep the conference affordable (Regular Conference Bundle Registration is $545; Regular Conference-Only is $425.)  SAVE THE DATE!

ATLANTA: June 19 – June 22, 2016
EARLY
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$440 USD

(until Apr.30th)
EARLY
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$350 USD

(until Apr. 30th)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Advance Conference Registration) Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $425

CONFERENCE VENUE ANNOUNCED
2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta, which will be held June 19-22 at the beautiful Marriott Marquis, one of the premier hotels in downtown Atlanta.  Conveniently located in Peachtree Center, indoor MARTA access offers guests direct access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  This magnificent hotel is close to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and the College Football Hall of Fame.  The breathtaking 52-story atrium is marked by the 50-foot color-changing sail of Pulse, a trendy lounge and symbol of this hotel.  Enjoy the onsite Starbucks and stay fit in the 24-hour Fitness Center.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will feature:

  • The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference

Innovative Teaching Strategies attendees enjoy complimentary access to all conference sessions on a space-available basis.

Take advantage of the Marriott Marquis discounted room rate of $149/nightwhen you book by May 23rd.  If you wish to reserve by phone, please call 866-469-5475.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in Atlanta!  Please submit the proposal form online or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form to pd@accutrain.com.  The deadline for program proposals is April 30th, 2016.

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 Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta. Attendees enjoy complimentary access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.

ATLANTA
June 19-22, 2016
LAS VEGAS
June 28-July 1, 2016
TORONTO
November 11-13, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference NextGen School Safety Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference School Discipline Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Conference
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
Conference
NextGen School Safety Conference

 SESSIONS

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers: Engaging Deep-Thinking Brains

Stoplights and Sticky Notes: Creating Environments Promoting Long-Lasting Learning

The Teacher Who Changed My Life

Elevating Success in Schools: Shaping Behavior and Restoring Sanity

Academic Resiliency Instructional Strategies: The Missing Variable for Struggling Student Success

Taking STEM to STEAM

The English Equation: It All Adds Up Like 1+2=3

From Dance Craze to Teaching Strategy

Project-Based Learning in an English Classroom

Motivate, Excite and Engage Students With Differentiated Instruction!

Understanding Augmented Reality and Its Transformation of Society and Education

Highly Motivating Approaches for Teaching Students Social & Emotional Intelligence

Performing Under Pressure

Opening Minds Through Storytelling

Positive role models for students – WATCH D.O.G.S.

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NextGen School Safety speaker and WATCH D.O.G.S. national coordinator Keith Schumacher believes that increased adult male involvement in schools can reduce bullying, enhance school security and improve graduation rates.  

Watch how schools and students are benefitting from the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.

Today more than 5100 schools in 47 states participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. initiative and the program even operates in China, Canada and Mexico.  Keith Schumacher will conduct a breakout session about this innovative program at the NextGen School Safety Conference in Las Vegas.

The 2016 NextGen School Safety Conference is coming to Las Vegas and Toronto as part of 2016 Innovative Schools Summits in each city!  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.  Register Today! Las Vegas Advance Registration Closes April 30th!

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. 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

Dr. Randy Sprick
Creator Safe & Civil Schools

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

SAVE THE DATE!

LAS VEGAS: June 28 – July 1, 2016
EARLY
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$440 USD

(until 4/30)
EARLY
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$350 USD

(until 4/30)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Advance 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 VENUES ANNOUNCED

The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will be held June 29-July 1 at Caesars Palace, the iconic Las Vegas luxury hotel that sets the standard for opulent details and impeccable service.  This classic, Roman-themed casino hotel is on the west side of the Strip between the Bellagio and the Mirage.  Perks include a coliseum-inspired performance venue with headliner entertainment, multiple pools, upscale shopping, a fountain show, nightclubs, a spa and a gym.  The School Safety Conference is part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas, which will feature:

  • The NextGen School Safety Conference
  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Wired Differently Conference

A limited number of Caesars Palace rooms are available at a discounted rate ($129 June 27-30; $279 July 1-2 single/double).  Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 866-227-5944 (there is a $15 phone reservation processing fee).  There is no fee to use the weblink.  The name of the group is2016 Innovative Schools Summit.

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 sgl/dbl $229 trpl $259 quad). The name of the group is Innovative Schools SummitBook by October 11th!

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for NextGen School Safety Conference in Las Vegas and Toronto!  Please submit the proposal form online or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form topd@accutrain.com.  The deadline for Las Vegas program proposals is March 31st.  Toronto program proposals should be submitted by September 12th.

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 Las Vegas and Toronto.  NextGen School Safety Conference attendees enjoy access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.

ATLANTA
June 19-22, 2016
LAS VEGAS
June 28-July 1, 2016
TORONTO
November 11-13, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference NextGen School Safety Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference School Discipline Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Conference
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
Conference
NextGen School Safety Conference

CONFERENCE 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

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

Walking the Thin Line Between Risk and Reward

Coercion vs. Choice – Dr. Marvin Marshall

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Innovative Counseling speaker Dr. Marvin Marshall believes that using coercive techniques with students brings unintended results.

Watch Dr. Marvin Marshall demonstrate the effects of coercive strategies.

Dr. Marshall says coercive approaches alienate students, while giving students choices promotes self-reflection and motivation.  Dr. Marshall is an author, educator and international speaker widely known for his expertise in reducing stress, handling behavior problems and using authority without coercion.  He will present a breakout session entitled Changing Difficult Students 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. Register Today! Advance Registration Closes April 30th!

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

Developmental Resources is now offering an ADVANCE DISCOUNT ($440 for the Conference Bundle including 2 Pre-Conference Sessions; $350 Conference-Only)! This is a great opportunity to lock in your spot and to keep the conference affordable (Regular Conference Bundle Registration is $545; Regular Conference-Only is $425.)  SAVE THE DATE!

ATLANTA: June 19 – June 22, 2016
EARLY
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$440 USD

(until Apr. 30th)
EARLY
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$350 USD

(until Apr. 30th)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Advance Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545 USD
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425 USD

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference in Atlanta!  Please submit the proposal form onlineor fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form topd@accutrain.com.  The deadline for program proposals is April 30th, 2016.

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.

CONFERENCE VENUE ANNOUNCED
The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference is part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta, which will be held June 19-22 at the beautiful Marriott Marquis, one of the premier hotels in downtown Atlanta.  Conveniently located in Peachtree Center, indoor MARTA access offers guests direct access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  This magnificent hotel is close to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and the College Football Hall of Fame.  The breathtaking 52-story atrium is marked by the 50-foot color-changing sail of Pulse, a trendy lounge and symbol of this hotel.  Enjoy the onsite Starbucks and stay fit in the 24-hour Fitness Center.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will feature:

  • The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference
  • The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference

Innovative Counseling Strategies attendees enjoy complimentary access to all conference sessions on a space-available basis.

Take advantage of the Marriott Marquis discounted room rate of $149/nightwhen you book by May 23rd.  If you wish to reserve by phone, please call 866-469-5475.

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS SUMMIT
The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta. Attendees enjoy complimentary access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.

ATLANTA
June 19-22, 2016
LAS VEGAS
June 28-July 1, 2016
TORONTO
November 11-13, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference NextGen School Safety Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference School Discipline Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Conference
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
Conference
NextGen School Safety Conference

SESSIONS:

Enhancing Your “Datability”

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

 

News: Hope & Optimism…Incarceration Impact…Bullying Liability

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Hope, Optimism & Low-Performing Schools
A recent Educational Leadership article points to research that reveals the important role of hope and optimism in academic success.  The article cites several recent studies including one that concluded: “How much hope and optimism your kids feel at school is more important than their IQ.”  Even in chronically low-performing schools, Robert Barr and Emily Gibson say hope and optimism can be built by:
1) Assembling a positive staff and creating a shared vision of hope;
2) Building a welcoming, respectful, safe environment;
3) Integrating celebration into the life of the school;
4) Helping students feel accepted, respected and included;
5) Instilling a sense of pride.

Parents’ Incarceration Toll on Students
1 in 10 U.S. students has a parent who has been incarcerated at some point during the student’s life.  Studies show that children of incarcerated parents have higher rates of ADHD than other students – including those with parents missing because of death or divorce.  Children of incarcerated parents also experience higher rates of behavioral problems, speech and language delays, and other developmental delays, according to a study published last summer in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. In separate studies, researchers also found higher rates of asthma, obesity, depression and anxiety.  (Source: Education Week)

Legal Standard for Bullying Negligence
On April 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled that a Maryland school district could not be held liable for the alleged bullying of a student with disabilities – even though the student was often bullied, “sometimes severely.”  Though administrators investigated complaints and disciplined offenders, the parents said the district failed to prevent the bullying.  The judges said school officials did not respond with “deliberate indifference” – the standard required under U.S. Supreme Court precedents to hold them responsible.

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.  Register Today! Atlanta & Las Vegas Advance Registration Closes April 30th!

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

Larry Thompson
Supportive Discipline Innovator, Creator Responsibility-Centered Discipline

ATLANTA

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
EARLY
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$440 USD

(until Apr. 30th)
EARLY
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$350 USD

(until Apr. 30th)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Advance 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
EARLY
CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$440 USD

(until Apr. 30th)
EARLY
CONFERENCE ONLY:
$350 USD

(until Apr. 30th)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Advance 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
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

 

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS SUMMIT

The School Discipline Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta and Las Vegas.  School Discipline Conference attendees enjoy access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.

ATLANTA
June 19-22, 2016
LAS VEGAS
June 28-July 1, 2016
TORONTO
November 11-13, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference NextGen School Safety Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference School Discipline Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Conference
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
Conference
NextGen School Safety Conference

CONFERENCE VENUES ANNOUNCED

The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will be held June 19-22 at the beautiful Marriott Marquis, one of the premiere hotels in downtown Atlanta. Conveniently located in Peachtree Center, indoor MARTA access offers guests direct access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  This magnificent hotel is close to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and the College Football Hall of Fame. The breathtaking 52-story atrium is marked by the 50-foot color changing sail of Pulse, a cool cocktail lounge and symbol of this hotel.  Enjoy the onsite Starbucks and stay fit in the 24-hour Fitness Center.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will feature:

  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference.

Take advantage of the Marriott Marquis discounted room rate of $149/nightwhen you book by May 23rd.  If you wish to reserve by phone, please call 866-469-5475.  The name of the group is 2016 Innovative Schools Summit.

The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will convene at Caesars Palace, the iconic Las Vegas luxury hotel that sets the standard for opulent details and impeccable service. This classic, Roman-themed casino hotel is on the west side of the Strip between the Bellagio and the Mirage.  Perks include a coliseum-inspired performance venue with headliner entertainment, multiple pools, upscale shopping, a fountain show, nightclubs, a spa and a gym.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will feature:

  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Wired Differently Conference
  • The NextGen School Safety Conference

A limited number of Caesars Palace rooms are available at a discounted rate ($129 June 27-30; $279 July 1-2 single/double). Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 866-227-5944 (there is a $15 phone reservation processing fee).  There is no fee to use the weblink.  The name of the group is2016 Innovative Schools Summit.

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 sgl/dbl $229 trpl $259 quad). The name of the group is Innovative Schools SummitBook by October 11th!

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for School Discipline Conference events in Atlanta and Las Vegas!  Please submit the proposal form online or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form topd@accutrain.com.  The deadline for program proposals is April 30, 2016.

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.

ATLANTA SESSIONS:

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


LAS VEGAS SESSIONS:

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

Chronic Absenteeism: A Tale of States

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

“No Stigma Zone” – Mike Paget

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Wired Differently Keynote Speaker Mike Paget believes that reducing the stigma often associated with mental wellness challenges is a significant contributor toward preventing students from riding the “mental health escalator.”

Watch Mike Paget discuss the importance of creating a “No Stigma Zone.” 

In his popular seminars and in a new video program entitled Wired Differently, Mike Paget emphasizes 5 keys for working with students with mental wellness challenges:

  • Owning Who You Are
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Prevention
  • No Stigma Zone
  • A Positive and Welcoming Climate

Mike Paget will deliver a keynote session entitled De-stressing the Cycle of Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Challenges at the Wired Differently Conference in Las Vegas.  Mike will also be a featured speaker at the Wired Differently Conference in Toronto.

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.  Las Vegas advance registration closes April 30th!

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

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

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!

The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will be held June 29-July 1 at Caesars Palace, the iconic Las Vegas luxury hotel that sets the standard for opulent details and impeccable service.  This classic, Roman-themed casino hotel is on the west side of the Strip between the Bellagio and the Mirage.  Perks include a coliseum-inspired performance venue with headliner entertainment, multiple pools, upscale shopping, a fountain show, nightclubs, a spa and a gym.  The School Safety Conference is part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas, which will feature:

  • The Wired Differently Conference
  • The NextGen School Safety Conference
  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference

A limited number of Caesars Palace rooms are available at a discounted rate ($129 June 27-30; $279 July 1-2 single/double).  Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 866-227-5944 (there is a $15 phone reservation processing fee).  There is no fee to use the weblink.  The name of the group is2016 Innovative Schools Summit.

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

A limited number of rooms are available at The Westin Harbour Castle ($199 sgl/dbl $229 trpl $259 quad). The name of the group is Innovative Schools Summit.  Book by October 11th!

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for the Wired Differently Conference in Las Vegas and Toronto!  Please submit the proposal form online or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form topd@accutrain.com.  The deadline for program proposals is April 30th, 2016.

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.

ATLANTA
June 19-22, 2016
LAS VEGAS
June 28-July 1, 2016
TORONTO
November 11-13, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference NextGen School Safety Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference School Discipline Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Conference
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
Conference
NextGen School Safety Conference

CONFERENCE SESSIONS (partial listing):
Neurodiversity

We Are More Alike Than Different

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!

“Mean Girl Makeover” – Jessie Funk

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Girl Bullying Conference Speaker Jessie Funk relates to girls because of her own tumultuous yet transformative teenage experiences. Watch Jessie explain how “service is the cure for meanness.”

Jessie is the author of two books for teens and the founder of The Ivy Girl Academy, a confidence and leadership training program for teen girls.  Jessie will present a breakout session entitled Mean Girl Makeover™ at the Girl Bullying and Empowerment Conference in Las Vegas.

The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference is returning to Atlanta and Las Vegas as part of the 2016 Innovative Schools Summit in each location.  Now in its 10th year, the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference has raised awareness of the unique nature of female relationships and provided solutions for relational aggression among girls. Register Today!  Advance Registration Closes April 30th! 

KEYNOTE PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

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

ATLANTA

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

LAS VEGAS

Tracie Berry-McGhee
Author, Therapist & Founder, Sistakeeper

ATLANTA

Barbara Coloroso
Bestselling Author & International Speaker

ATLANTA

Lorna Blumen
Author, Educational Consultant & Speaker

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

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

ATLANTA

This conference helps educators understand the latest research, while learning about field-tested strategies designed to build positive, supportive relationships among girls.

Developmental Resources is now offering an ADVANCE DISCOUNT ($440 for the Conference Bundle including 2 Pre-Conference Sessions; $350 Conference-Only)! This is a great opportunity to lock in your spot and to keep the conference affordable (Regular Conference Bundle Registration is $545; Regular Conference-Only is $425.) SAVE THE DATE!

ATLANTA: June 19 – June 22, 2016
 ADVANCE CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$440 USD

(until Apr. 30th)
 EARLY CONFERENCE ONLY:
$350 USD

(until Apr. 30th)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Advance 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
EARLY CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$440 USD

(until Apr. 30th)
EARLY CONFERENCE ONLY:
$350 USD

(until Apr.30th)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Advance Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $545
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments)Regular Price: $425

FEATURED TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Keys to Transforming Aggressive Young People
  • How Gender Differences in the Brain Relate to Bullying
  • Proactive Prevention Strategies
  • Empowering Bystanders to Become Interveners
  • Elementary School Girl Bullying Programs
  • Field-Tested Girl Empowerment Programs
  • What Works with Middle Schoolers
  • Using Multimedia & Drama to Prevent Bullying
  • Girls with Disabilities Facing Bullying
  • Effective Disciplinary Approaches
  • Legal Perspectives on Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Research-Based Approaches
  • And Much More!

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS SUMMIT

The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta and Las Vegas. Attendees enjoy complimentary access to all Summit keynote presenters and breakout sessions on a space-available basis.

ATLANTA
June 19-22, 2016
LAS VEGAS
June 28-July 1, 2016
TORONTO
November 11-13, 2016
School Discipline Conference School Discipline Conference NextGen School Safety Conference
Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference School Discipline Conference
Innovative Teaching Strategies
Conference
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
Conference
NextGen School Safety Conference

CONFERENCE VENUES ANNOUNCED

The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will be held June 19-22 at the beautiful Marriott Marquis, one of the premiere hotels in downtown Atlanta. Conveniently located in Peachtree Center, indoor MARTA access offers guests direct access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  This magnificent hotel is close to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and the College Football Hall of Fame. The breathtaking 52-story atrium is marked by the 50-foot color changing sail of Pulse, a cool cocktail lounge and symbol of this hotel.  Enjoy the onsite Starbucks and stay fit in the 24-hour Fitness Center.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will feature:

  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference.

Take advantage of the Marriott Marquis discounted room rate of $149/night when you book by May 23rd.  If you wish to reserve by phone, please call 866-469-5475.  The name of the group is 2016 Innovative Schools Summit.

The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will convene at Caesars Palace, the iconic Las Vegas luxury hotel that sets the standard for opulent details and impeccable service. This classic, Roman-themed casino hotel is on the west side of the Strip between the Bellagio and the Mirage.  Perks include a coliseum-inspired performance venue with headliner entertainment, multiple pools, upscale shopping, a fountain show, nightclubs, a spa and a gym.  The 2016 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will feature:

  • The Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • The School Discipline Conference
  • The Wired Differently Conference
  • The NextGen School Safety Conference

A limited number of Caesars Palace rooms are available at a discounted rate ($129 June 27-30; $279 July 1-2 single/double). Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 866-227-5944 (there is a $15 phone reservation processing fee).  There is no fee to use the weblink.  The name of the group is 2016 Innovative Schools Summit.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

I’m A Keeper!

It’s Not Drama, It’s My Life!

Break the Silence & Unleash Your Inner Lion

Lighting The Way to Your Future

Stand Together: Students Taking Action Against Bullying

How Disproportionality & Marginalization Give Rise to Anger in Girls of Color

Making Parents Allies

The T.R.U.TH About Teens: Cultivating Resiliency and Leadership Skills in At-Risk Youth (and ALL Teens)

Black Girl Blues: An Introduction to Intra Racial Bullying

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

Successful Bullying Prevention Programs

Biblio-Rhymology: The ART of Character Ed

How to Motivate the Unmotivated: Teaching With Poverty in Mind

Mindfulness Made Easy

The Usual Suspects and TALK-WALK-TELL

Using Student-Built Models to Access Reflected Thought

Strategies to End Bullying in Your School

Girl Bullying: Mean Girls Come in All Shapes, Sizes and Cultures

Bibliotherapy: Using Novels to Heal

Teaching Kids to be Upstanders & SHINE!

The Resilience Breakthrough: Keys to Unleashing Resilience

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

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

We Are More Alike Than Different

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

Surviving the Social Jungle

Mean Girl Makeover

Unpacking the Dreaded Emotional Suitcase

Employing Empathy Building Strategies in the Classroom to Create a Harmonious Classroom Community