Conferences

2017 Innovative Schools Summits Recap

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Dr. William Noel: Replicating “IT-ability” for Building Rapport with Students

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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.

Watch Dr. William Noel discuss how to reproduce the “IT-ability” of some educators gifted in relationship-building.

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 – “Closing Exits of Student Responsibility”

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A message from Larry Thompson:

Watch Larry Thompson discuss gaining classroom control by closing exits of student responsibility.

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!

Clemens & Ngo: Innovative Learning Design Thinking Program

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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.

Watch Katherine Clemens explain ASU’s Innovative Learning Design Thinking partnership with the Verizon Foundation.

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

REGISTER NOW!

Principal Kafele: Cultivating Sense of Belonging to Support Students in Poverty

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Principal Kafele says that student poverty often coexists with family dysfunction — and underscores the importance of creating a supportive environment for optimal learning.

Watch Principal Kafele explain how creating a sense of family can remove barriers to 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

Moses Robinson: Gang Awareness Training for Educators

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NextGen School Safety speaker Moses Robinson says even in schools without organized gangs, educators must be aware of gang-like behavior.

Watch Officer Robinson summarize his approach to gang awareness training for educators.

Officer Robinson has worked for more than a decade training schools and educators to avoid contributing to the cycle of violence for trauma-exposed students.  He has also partnered with the U.S. Department of Education to provide training on supportive school discipline initiatives.  Officer Robinson will present a session entitled At the Intersection of School Safety and Supportive Discipline: Navigating the Roles and Responsibilities of School Resource Officers at the NextGen School Safety Conference in Atlanta.

At the NextGen School Safety Conference, school safety coordinators, school resource officers, principals, heads of school, superintendents, board members, student services directors, risk management directors, loss control coordinators, health services coordinators, school nurses and human resources personnel will come together to focus on all aspects of improving the physical safety of students and educators.  REGISTER NOW!

PRE-CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES – 6/21/17 – Register for a conference bundle!

Morning Sessions: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Brian Mendler, M.Ed. – Motivating & Managing Hard-to-Reach, Uninterested & Disruptive Students
  • Rick Fernandez, Ed.D. – Hiring and Staffing for Success with Turnaround Schools
  • Rick Shaw – Active Shooter: Lessons Learned from Sandy Hook & Other Violent Incidents
  • Craig McCullough – Autism & Trauma Connections and Interactions – What Educators Need to Understand

Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Larry Thompson, M.Ed. – Closing the Exits off the Road to Responsibility: Supportive, Non-Exclusionary Discipline
  • Mike Paget, M.Ed. – Positive Behavioral Supports with Students Who Are Wired Differently
  • Brad Chapin, MS, LCP, LMLP – Self- Regulation Training: Framework for Success
  • Mike Shaw – Youth Risk-Taking Behavior: Shifting the Mindset

Click here to view a preliminary listing of Atlanta sessions.

David Rendall: “Weirdness” Can = Excellence

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David Rendall says educators can help students discover more of who they are – by encouraging them to “become more different and more unique, not more average and more mediocre.”

Watch David Rendall explain duality of “weirdness.”

Rendall will deliver a keynote session entitled The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness at the Wired Differently Conference in Atlanta.  His plenary session is entitled Funny for a Change: Using Humor to Create Serious Transformation.

Now in its 5th year, the Wired Differently Conference is an information-packed event that showcases a wide array of best practices for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral challenges — especially in inclusive settings.  REGISTER NOW!

CLICK TO VIEW PRELIMINARY LISTING OF ATLANTA SESSIONS.

PRE-CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES – 6/21/17 – Register for a conference bundle!

Morning Sessions: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Brian Mendler, M.Ed. – Motivating & Managing Hard-to-Reach, Uninterested & Disruptive Students
  • Rick Fernandez, Ed.D. – Hiring and Staffing for Success with Turnaround Schools
  • Rick Shaw – Active Shooter: Lessons Learned from Sandy Hook & Other Violent Incidents
  • Craig McCullough – Autism & Trauma Connections and Interactions – What Educators Need to Understand

Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Larry Thompson, M.Ed. – Closing the Exits off the Road to Responsibility: Supportive, Non-Exclusionary Discipline
  • Mike Paget, M.Ed. – Positive Behavioral Supports with Students Who Are Wired Differently
  • Brad Chapin, MS, LCP, LMLP – Self- Regulation Training: Framework for Success
  • Mike Shaw – Youth Risk-Taking Behavior: Shifting the Mindset