School Climate & Culture Forum

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.

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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!

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

A Message from Steph Jensen – “Positive Alternatives to Zero-Tolerance” Session in Vegas!

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A message from Steph Jensen:

Watch Steph Jensen outline her session, Integrating Positive Alternatives to Zero-Tolerance.

Award-winning author and international speaker, Steph Jensen will present a keynote session at the School Climate & Culture Conference.  

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!

SAMPLE SESSIONS

  • Student-Led Discipline: Teaching Your Students to Manage Themselves
  • Effective Climate Surveys: You Can’t Know What You Don’t Ask!
  • How to Motivate the Unmotivated: Teaching with Poverty in Mind
  • How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach

Click to see a preliminary listing of Summit sessions.

PRE-CONFERENCES – TUESDAY, JUNE 27TH – ADD A CONFERENCE BUNDLE!

MORNING PRE-CONFERENCES: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Larry Thompson, M.Ed. – Closing the Exits off the Road to Responsibility: Supportive, Non-Exclusionary Discipline
  • Rick Shaw – Effective Climate Surveys: You Can’t Know What You Don’t Ask
  • Mike Paget, M.Ed. – The PBIS/MTSS Maze: Avoiding Dangerous Pitfalls & Finding the Path to Success
  • Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP – Teaching Self-Regulation: Helping Students Excel in School & Life

​AFTERNOON PRE-CONFERENCES: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Brian Mendler, M.Ed. – Motivating & Managing Hard-to-Reach, Uninterested & Disruptive Students
  • Richard Guerry – Cultivating Positive School Climate with Guidelines & Tools for Digital Abuse Prevention
  • Eric Clark, M.Ed. – 25 Tech Tools Teachers Can Use to Enhance Student Engagement
  • Stephanie Jensen, MS, LPC – Mean Girls: Addressing & Preventing Bullying, Cyberbullying & Relational

Mendler: Rearview Mirrors, Fresh Starts & School Climate

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High-voltage speaker Brian Mendler says it is critical to convey to students that regardless of the past, they are always welcome in your classroom.  He uses this analogy to underline the idea that everyone gets a fresh start and the benefit of the doubt each day:

I like to remind all of my students that there is a reason a car has a large windshield with small rearview and side mirrors.  In life the goal is to go forward.  It is important that we glance back to remember where we came from.  But no matter what happened in our past, we have the option to move ahead. 

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 will deliver a Pre-Conference Session entitled Motivating and Managing Hard-to-Reach, Uninterested and Disruptive Students in Las Vegas, as well as several breakout sessions. 

Click to see a preliminary listing of Summit sessions.

PRE-CONFERENCES – TUESDAY, JUNE 27TH – ADD A CONFERENCE BUNDLE!

MORNING PRE-CONFERENCES: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Larry Thompson, M.Ed. – Closing the Exits off the Road to Responsibility: Supportive, Non-Exclusionary Discipline
  • Rick Shaw – Effective Climate Surveys: You Can’t Know What You Don’t Ask
  • Mike Paget, M.Ed. – The PBIS/MTSS Maze: Avoiding Dangerous Pitfalls & Finding the Path to Success

AFTERNOON PRE-CONFERENCES: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Brian Mendler, M.Ed. – Motivating & Managing Hard-to-Reach, Uninterested & Disruptive Students
  • Richard Guerry – Cultivating Positive School Climate with Guidelines & Tools for Digital Abuse Prevention
  • Eric Clark, M.Ed. – 25 Tech Tools Teachers Can Use to Enhance Student Engagement
  • Stephanie Jensen, MS, LPC – Mean Girls: Addressing & Preventing Bullying, Cyberbullying & Relational Aggression

Dr. Randy Sprick Coming School Climate & Culture Forum!

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Dr. Randy Sprick believes educators should convey clear expectations of desired behaviors – by giving specific examples of behavior “balls and strikes.”

Watch Dr. Sprick describe “The Behavior Strike Zone.”

Creator of the Safe & Civil Schools program, Dr. Sprick will deliver a plenary session entitled Reducing Barriers to Learning within a Multi-Tiered System of Support at the School Climate & Culture Forum in Las Vegas.  He will also present the following sessions during the main conference:

  • A Framework for Improving Schoolwide Climate, Safety and Discipline
  • Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management: 100 Problems/500 Plans

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!

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Dr. Randy Sprick
Multi-Tiered Support Thought Leader, Creator Safe & Civil SchoolsLAS VEGAS
Larry Thompson
Supportive Discipline Innovator, Creator Responsibility-Centered DisciplineLAS VEGAS
Molly Barker
Founder, Girls on the Run InternationalLAS VEGAS
Brian Mendler
International Speaker, Author, Expert on Working with Disruptive StudentsLAS VEGAS

INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS SUMMIT – LAS VEGAS 2017!

The School Climate & Culture Forum is part of the 2017 Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas, which will convene at Caesars Palace June 27-30.  Attendees receive complimentary access (on a space-available basis) to all Summit events including:

A limited number of rooms are available at a special conference room rate of $135/night (June 26-29th only/ then $279/night from June 30). Space is limited. Reserve your room today! The name of the group is Innovative Schools Summit.

SAMPLE SESSIONS

  • Student-Led Discipline: Teaching Your Students to Manage Themselves
  • Effective Climate Surveys: You Can’t Know What You Don’t Ask!
  • How to Motivate the Unmotivated: Teaching with Poverty in Mind
  • How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach

Click to see a preliminary listing of Summit sessions.