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Just Announced: Winter 2018 PD Opportunities!

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Des Moines, IA
New Haven, CT
Baltimore, MD
Denver, CO
 Chicago, IL
Salt Lake City, UT
Richmond, VA
Charlotte, NC
Columbia, SC

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Nashville, TN
Louisville, KY
Columbus, OH
Orlando, FL
Omaha, NE
Portland, OR

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Atlanta, GA
St. Louis, MO
Minneapolis, MN
Inland Empire, California
New Orleans, LA
Oklahoma City, OK

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Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA
Dallas, TX
Seattle, WA
San Francisco, CA
Inland Empire, CA

 

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At-Risk Students Atlanta: Dr. Christopher Emdin & “Hip Hop Ed”

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Science educator and author Dr. Christopher Emdin says teaching is about meeting learners on their own cultural turf to open doors to new opportunities.  He uses “hip-hop education” to bridge that gap in areas he terms as “urban spaces.”

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Watch Dr. Christopher Emdin outline how hip-hop lends itself to highly engaged classrooms.

Dr. Emdin is founder of the #HipHopEd movement, and the author of the award winning book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation, and The New York Times bestseller, For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood…and the Rest of Ya’ll Too.   He will deliver a closing session on the topic of STEM/STEAM at the At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference, which is part of Innovative Schools Summit 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!

Dr. Christopher Emdin

Professor of Science Education & Author, Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the Department of Energy

Dr. Michael Gurian

Bestselling Author of 28 Books including Boys & Girls Learn Differently

Baruti Kafele

Internationally-Renowned Motivator & Urban School Turnaround Specialist

Tracie Berry-McGhee

Author, Therapist & Founder, Sistakeeper

Craig Boykin

Nationally Known Speaker, Author & High School Dropout

Robert Jackson

Author, Cultural Awareness & Male Engagement Expert

Rosalind Wiseman

Educator, Parent Expert & Social Activist

INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS SUMMIT – ATLANTA: JUNE 20-23, 2018!

This event is part of the 2018 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta. Attendees receive complimentary access to all Summit sessions on a space-available basis. The five Summit conferences include:

  • At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference
  • Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • School Discipline Conference
  • Boy Brains & Engagement Conference

The 2018 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel, a AAA 4-Diamond hotel in the Galleria area of Atlanta, within walking distance of Suntrust Park, and convenient to Cumberland Mall and Vinings Jubilee.   A limited number of rooms are available at a special conference room rate of $164/night. The name of the block is Innovative Schools Summit.  To make your reservations, call 1-888-391-8724.

Larry Thompson: An Often Overlooked Component of School Climate

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Larry Thompson says that when researchers and experts are discussing school climate, one important component is often overlooked.

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Watch Larry Thompson discuss underlying causes of school culture issues.

Author of Roadmap to Responsibility, Larry Thompson will conduct a pre-conference session and a featured session in Orlando.  He will also present a pre-conference session 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. The School Climate & Culture forum 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!

2018 SCHOOL CLIMATE & CULTURE FORUM VENUES ANNOUNCED

ORLANDO – March 23-25, 2018!

The School Climate & Culture Forum is part of the 2018 Innovative Schools Summit Orlando, which will convene at the Caribe Royale March 23-25, 2018.  Attendees receive complimentary access (on a space-available basis) to all Summit events including:

  • School Climate & Culture Forum
  • School Discipline Conference
  • Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • Counseling Strategies & Resources Conference

 

A limited number of rooms are available at a special conference room rate of $179/night.  Space is limited. If you wish to reserve by phone, please call 888-251-7501. The name of the group is Innovative Schools Summit.

The School Climate & Culture Forum is part of the 2018 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas, which will convene at Caesars Palace, July 10-13, 2018.  Attendees receive complimentary access (on a space-available basis) to all Summit events including:

  • School Climate & Culture Forum
  • School Discipline Conference
  • Wired Differently Conference
  • NextGen School Safety Conference

​A limited number of Caesars rooms are available at a special conference room rate of $149 7/9-7/12, $289 for 7/13.  Space is limited. Reserve your room today! Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 866-227-5944.  (Caesars charges a fee to book by phone). The name of the group is Innovative Schools Summit OR SCISS8.

Girl Drama & Weapons of Choice: Tracie Berry-McGhee

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Berry-McGhee: Girl Drama & Weapons of Choice

Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference Keynoter Tracie Berry-McGhee helps students grasp the weight of their words and actions in order to avoid “girl drama.”

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Watch Tracie Berry-McGhee outline how empowered girls can counter girl drama.

Founder of the SistaKeeper Empowerment Center, Tracie is also the author of SistaKeeper Poetry for the Soul, I’m a Keeper and OWN your NOW.  She will present a keynote session entitled Girl Drama: Best Practices to Help Educators Reduce Relational Aggression, Cyberbullying & Emotional Violence at the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference in Orlando.  She will also keynote in Atlanta.

Now in its 12th year, the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference has raised awareness of the unique nature of female relationships and provided solutions for relational aggression among girls. This conference helps educators understand the latest research, while learning about field-tested strategies designed to build positive, supportive relationships among girls. REGISTER NOW!

CONFERENCE VENUES ANNOUNCED

The 2018 Innovative Schools Summit Orlando will convene at the Caribe Royale Orlando and will feature:

  • Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • Counseling Strategies & Resources Conference
  • School Discipline Conference
  • School Climate & Culture Forum

A limited number of Caribe Royale Orlando rooms are available at a discounted rate ($179 standard; $199 deluxe).  Space is limited.  Reserve your room today! Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 888-258-7501.  The name of the group is Innovative Schools Summit.

The 2018 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will be held at the Renaissance Waverly and will feature:

  • Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference
  • At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference
  • Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference
  • School Discipline Conference
  • Boy Brains & Engagement Conference

A limited number of Renaissance Waverly rooms are available at a special conference room rate of $164/night.  Space is limited. Reserve your room today! Guests who prefer to phone in their reservations may call 1-888-391-8724.  The name of the group is Innovative Schools Summit.

Webinar Thursday 10/26: Self-Regulation Training! Register Today!

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Thursday, 10/26/17 @
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When a student can’t read, we teach him how. When a student struggles with algebra, we give her skills to help. When a student has trouble behaving, what do we do?

Self-Regulation skills can be taught. Not all students have the same ability to regulate emotions, behaviors and responses to difficulties. And those who have not mastered Self-Regulation can be very disruptive to instruction time. What if educators included lessons on Self-Regulation as part of the curriculum? Everyone can benefit from the training on how to recognize triggers and how to manage responses to them. Rather than trying to modify behavior and/or removing the stimuli that results in unacceptable behavior, Self-Regulation training gives students control over their responses.

During this 90-minute webinar Brad Chapin, a master’s level psychologist and nationally-recognized speaker, will share strategies that have helped students develop skills necessary for success in academic performance, relationships and overall wellness. Brad will demonstrate that personal responsibility for behaviors and self-discipline are stronger predictors of academic success than IQ.

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Sharing concrete skill development ideas for teachers to use in their classes
  • How Self-Regulation training provides a framework for teaching and practicing Self-Regulation skills in the classroom giving educators more instruction time
  • Making the connection between Self-Regulation skills and student performance, social interactions and school safety
  • How to give students control over their responses to triggers
  • The 3 skill-training areas
  • Physical skills
  • Emotional skills
  • Cognitive skills

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
During this webinar you will learn to:

  • Engaging approaches to use with individual students and the entire class that you can employ immediately
  • How to give students the tools to manage their behavior by recognizing triggers and controlling how they respond
  • The 3 skill-training areas
  • To target the core and address a broad spectrum of behaviors and performance issues
  • How Self-Regulation skills affect social interactions, academic and athletic performance, aggressive behaviors, physical wellness and future happiness and success
  • How to incorporate Self-Regulation training into your classroom curriculum.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Principals and Administrators
  • School Counselors
  • Special Education Personnel
  • Social Workers
  • School Resource Officers

REGISTER NOW:

CLICK TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WITH A PURCHASE ORDER.  We also accept purchase orders by fax or mail.

For questions about this webinar or how to register, email pd@accutrain.com or call 800-251-6805.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Brad Chapin is a leading authority on Self-Regulation and a masters level psychologist with a passion for helping others learn the skills necessary for success and happiness. He is a best-selling author and nationally-recognized speaker in the area of Self-Regulation. He has served as the Director of Child and Adult Community Services for a large community mental health center where he supervised 65 mental health field staff. Currently, Brad is Director of Clinical Services for Stormont-Vail Behavioral Health Services. Brad’s first book, Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation, is in its second printing. He has since published Helping Teens Learn Self-Regulation, The Legend of the Regulators, Teaching Self-Regulation Smart Guidance DVD and the Self-Regulation Training Board. His latest book, Helping Pre-Schoolers Learn Self-Regulation, was released to critical acclaim in 2016.

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!