At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference – Coming to Atlanta!

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!

Candice Cox: K.H.A.O.S. Mindset

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A message from Featured Presenter Candice Cox:

Watch Candice Cox describe her session, The KHAOS Mindset (Keep Healing And Overcoming Struggles), at the upcoming At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference in Atlanta.

Candice Cox, LCSW is executive director of KHAOS Inc., which teaches students social and coping skills using a peer-based curriculum.  She will also participate in a panel session entitled 30 in 60: 30 Innovative Strategies to Create a Positive School Climate 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!

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

Craig Boykin: Change is Possible!

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Not every PhD candidate started his or her academic career successfully.  Craig Boykin took a “different route.”

Watch Craig Boykin describe his path to success.

Acclaimed speaker and author of several books, Craig will present a keynote session entitled Make Education Count at the At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference 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!

Click here for a preliminary listing of 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

Noguera: Agency vs. Grit in Education

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Dr. Pedro Noguera questions some of the assumptions underlying the current emphasis on helping students develop “grit.”

Watch Dr. Pedro Noguera discuss how fostering agency vs. grit in education might be more beneficial for students.

Sociologist, author and UCLA Distinguished Professor of Education Dr. Pedro Noguera will present a plenary session entitled Creating Conditions for Academic Excellence: What it Takes to Leave No Child Behind.

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!

Click here for a preliminary listing of 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

Baruti Kafele: Creating an Oasis from Poverty

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One of our most tweeted about speakers, Principal Baruti Kafele recognizes that there are obstacles to learning, but does not accept poverty as one of them.

Watch Principal Kafele advise educators to create an environment where students check poverty at the door.

Principal Kafele will present a plenary session entitled The Teacher 50 – Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence in Atlanta. He will also present a keynote session entitled School Leadership Strategies for Motivating At-Risk Students to Achieve in School & Life at the At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference.

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!

Click here for a preliminary listing of 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

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

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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-authored Strategies for Successful Classroom Management, Power Struggles 2nd Edition, and the bestseller Discipline With Dignity 3rd Edition: New Challenges, New Solutions. He will present a pre-conference session entitled Motivating and Managing Hard-to-Reach, Uninterested and Disruptive Students in Atlanta. He will also conduct the following keynote and sessions: 

  • Why Kids Misbehave and What to Do About It
  • Power Struggles Unplugged
  • I Collect Zeros: Strategies for Kids Who Do Nothing 

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!

SAMPLE SESSIONS

  • School Leadership Strategies for Motivating At-Risk Students to Achieve in School and Life
  • The Teacher 50 – Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence
  • How to Motivate the Unmotivated: Teaching with Poverty in Mind
  • How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach
  • Solomon’s Court:  Solving Unsolvable Problems For At-Risk Kids
  • The KHAOS Mindset (Keep Healing And Overcoming Struggles)

Click here for a preliminary listing of 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

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

At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference – Coming to Atlanta!

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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!

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Dr. Pedro Noguera
Sociologist, Author, Expert on Impact of Society & Culture on Schools

ATLANTA

Baruti Kafele
Award-Winning Urban Principal, School Turnaround Specialist

ATLANTA

Brian Mendler
International Speaker, Author, Expert on Working with Disruptive Students

ATLANTA

Craig Boykin
Nationally Known Speaker, Author & High School Dropout

ATLANTA

 

ATLANTA: June 21 – June 24, 2017
EARLY BIRD CONFERENCE BUNDLE:
$415 USD

(until Jan. 31st)
EARLY BIRD CONFERENCE ONLY:
$325 USD

(until Jan. 31st)
(Includes: 2 Pre-Conference Sessions + Early Bird Conference Registration)
Regular Price: $550
(Includes entrance into all general sessions, breakout sessions, exhibits, morning and afternoon refreshments) Regular Price: $450

INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS SUMMIT – ATLANTA 2017!

This event is part of the 2017 Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta. Attendees receive complimentary access to all Summit sessions on a space-available basis. The four Summit conferences include:

  • At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference
  • School Discipline Conference
  • Wired Difference Conference (focused on Inclusive Classrooms)
  • NextGen School Safety Conference

The 2017 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 $159/night. The name of the block is Innovative Schools Summit.  To make your reservations, call 1-888-391-8724.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for the At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference in Atlanta!  Please submit the proposal form online.  Presenters are required to register for the conference – discounts apply for on-time registrations.

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March 3-5, 2017
ATLANTA
June 21-24, 2017
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June 27-30, 2017
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Click here for a preliminary listing of sessions.