“Does anyone ever think of that kid?” – Brian Mendler

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logo2016780Innovative Teaching Pre-Conference Speaker Brian Mendler knows it’s possible to “get through school and not be great at it – but still be successful in life.”  

Watch Brian Mendler explain why educators should look out for “the lowest kid in the class.”

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 is the author of several books including That One Kid and The Taming of the Crew. He has also co-authoredStrategies for Successful Classroom Management, Power Struggles 2nd Edition, and the bestseller Discipline With Dignity 3rd Edition: New Challenges, New Solutions.  Brian will conduct a pre-conference session entitled Motivating and Managing Hard-to-Reach, Uninterested and Disruptive Students in Atlanta.  He will also deliver a breakout presentation entitled The Teacher Who Changed My Life at the Innovative Teaching Conference Atlanta.

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!


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
$440 USD

(until Apr.30th)
$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

The Innovative Teaching 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 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.

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. 

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.

June 19-22, 2016
June 28-July 1, 2016
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
Wired Differently Conference Wired Differently Conference
Innovative Counseling Strategies
NextGen School Safety Conference


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


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