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(Please note that pre-conferences will be held June 21st. The main conference will begin on June 22nd at 8:20 am.)
The Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will host 4 conferences in one location:
Enhancing Student Success While Insuring Equity Drives Renewed Focus on School Discipline & Classroom Management
Many facets of school life have been transformed over the past two decades. Curriculum has changed dramatically, technology continues to be enhanced, and assessment has become far more rigorous. Yet, in many schools, discipline remains much the same.
Traditional exclusionary “consequences” – office referrals, in-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions and expulsion – have the unintended result of removing the most academically at-risk students from the classroom. Citing current research in both the U.S. and Canada, advocacy groups and government agencies have supported an end to exclusionary and zero-tolerance policies, saying they are applied unfairly to minorities and student with special needs.
In recent years, schools have begun moving toward progressive discipline, restorative practices, PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Support) and other alternative methodologies. But which of these systems actually works? And how can they be successfully implemented?
Now in its sixth year, the School Discipline Conference provides a forum where educators can gather information on various approaches and philosophies.
It will assemble internationally recognized experts and speakers and will feature evidence-based programs as well as promising new approaches developed by practitioners.
Helping Students Who Are Wired Differently Succeed in Inclusive Classrooms
About 1 million students served under the U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act have been diagnosed with autism or other behavioral disorders. About 60 percent of these students spend the majority of their time in an inclusive classroom setting.
Yet the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 5 students (upwards of 13 million) are, in fact, diagnosable for mental or behavioral challenges. Some parents choose not to reveal a diagnosis, while many students remain undiagnosed – which means that, even if not by design, every classroom in North America is inclusive by default.
Now in its fifth year, the Wired Differently Conference will be held this year in Atlanta. A wide array of critical insights and best practices will be shared for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral conditions – including Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder and more.
Principals, other administrators, general ed teachers, special needs teachers, resource teachers and paraprofessionals attending the Wired Differently Conference will benefit from tools, recommendations and strategies for working with this often high-potential portion of the student population.
Discover Critical Insights for Protecting Students, Educators & School Staff
Tragedies such as the recent shootings in La Loche, Saskatchewan, Hamilton, Ohio and Glendale, Arizona – as well as notorious events such as Sandy Hook and Columbine -- have brought increased attention to school safety. The 2017 NextGen School Safety Conference will focus on steps that schools can take to prevent tragedies such as Sandy Hook, while also addressing steps that can be taken to prevent “everyday” tragedies – such as a teacher suffering a serious back injury, a teenager suffering a serious concussion or a second grader stepping in front of a school bus.
As important as it is to prevent intruder episodes and other forms of violence, statistics reveal that a student is twice as likely to die from suicide and 5 times as likely to succumb to some form of unintentional injury.
At the 2017 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.
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.
AccuTrain’s Developmental Resources division is a leader in providing instructor-led continuing education. Calling upon nationally renowned authors and experts in the areas of relational aggression, behavior management, groundbreaking teaching strategies, working with students with emotional/behavioral challenges, school safety and innovative counseling techniques, Developmental Resources offers a host of webinars, public seminars, on-site training options and national conferences.
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