2020 Innovative Schools Summit ATLANTA

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Westin Peachtree Plaza

210 Peachtree Center Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

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The Innovative School Summit Atlanta features a great lineup of award-winning and nationally recognized speakers.

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Held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, October 21-25, 2020 the Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta includes access to 5 Conferences for the Price of One!

The Summit features a great lineup of award-winning and nationally recognized speakers. This expert lineup of presenters draws upon their years of experience and research to provide proven strategies that work.

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Attend 5 Conferences for the Price of 1!

By Registering for the Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta attendees receive access to all of the following leading National Education Conferences (on a space-available basis)

See What Educators Have to Say About the Innovative Schools Summit


"This was my first time attending the Summit and I must truly say it was the best Conference I have ever attended. The sessions were very informative, inspiring, and motivating" 

"I've been a teacher for 15 years and I learned more from this Conference than I've learned from any other Professional Development I've ever attended. I can't wait to return to school and share with my colleagues!"

"Wow! I loved all of the Keynote Speakers - each one was inspiring, thoughtful and reminded me why I got into teaching. I'm so glad I attended and learned strategies to help my most difficult students."

The Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta will host the following 5 conferences in one location!

 Register for the At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference with a purchase order.

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.

Click Here to Visit the At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference Website

Register for the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference with a purchase order.

For the past 13 years, the Girl Bullying Conference has brought focus to the problem of relational aggression among girls. Quite naturally, many of the field-tested interventions presented at this unique gathering encourage friendship, sisterhood and building other types of supportive relationships – hence the added emphasis on female empowerment.

This unique gathering will help counselors, principals, teachers, social workers and other professionals understand the latest research and field-tested strategies designed to address relational aggression and to build positive, supportive relationships among girls.

Click Here to Visit the Girl Bullying & Empowement Conference Website

Register for the School Climate & Culture Forum with a purchase order.

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.

Click Here to Visit the School Climate & Culture Forum's Website

Register for the School Discipline Conference with a purchase order.

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 eighth 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.

Click Here to Visit the National Conference on School Discipline's Website

Register for the Social-Emotional Learning Forum with a purchase order.

Truly effective schools not only help students pass their academic exams and state-mandated tests, but also prepare those students to pass the tests of life.  Ironically, research shows that helping young people manage their emotions and build positive relationships not only prepares them for “real life,” but also helps them succeed academically. The Social-Emotional Learning Forum focuses on research-based and classroom-originated interventions, lessons and curriculums that help students manage their emotions, achieve goals, express heart-felt empathy for others, maintain positive relationships and make successful personal decisions.

Click Here to Visit the Social-Emotional Learning Forum Website.

Summit Hotel & Conference Center

Westin Peachtree Plaza

210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

(800) 937-8461

Guests should make individual reservations by clicking here or by calling the Hotel at (800) 937-8461Guests are responsible for all charges at a rate of $179 per night.

To receive the group rate, attendees must identify themselves as part of the 'Innovative Schools Summit ' group. 


Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-Conference Sessions are 3 hours long and offer attenddess the opportunity to take a deep-dive into that session's topic.

Pre-Conference sessons will be held from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm on Wednesday, October  21 and Thursday, October 22. The main Summit begins at 8:30 am on Friday, October 23, 2020.

You can select your prefered Pre-Conference Sessions at Checkout. 

Ticket Options & Group Discounts

Super Bundle 

  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on Wednesday, October 21, 2020
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • Entrance to all 5 Conference that are a part of the Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta, October 23 - 25, 2020
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments

Conference Bundle

  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • Entrance to all 5 Conference that are a part of the Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta, October 23 - 25, 2020
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments

Conferences Only

  • Entrance to all 5 Conferences that are a Part of the nnovative Schools Summit Atlanta, October 23 - 25, 2020
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments

Group Discounts 

  • $25 off Registration for Groups of 3-9 attendees
  • $50 off Registration for Groups of 10 or more attendees

We also accept registration forms and school purchase orders by fax, mail or email (pd@accutrain.com).

Continuing Education Hours

Developmental Resources is an approved provider for Continuing Education by:

  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC #5602) Developmental Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

*NOTE: 22 contact hours includes attendance at both pre-conference workshops as well as the entire conference. Check with your representative board or organization concerning its policy with regard to Continuing Education.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Please click here for more information on Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities.

Cancellation Policy

If a registrant cannot attend any part of the conference, substitutions may be made – via mail, fax or email – all requests for substitutions must be made 30 days prior to conference. Registrations cannot be shared. Cancellations received in writing 60 days prior to Conference will be refunded in full, less a $30 non-refundable processing fee. Refunds will be issued no later than 8 weeks after the conference in the same form that payment was received. After that time, no refunds will be granted, but substitutions are encouraged.

For more detailed information about this event please visit InnovativeSchoolsSummit.com

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