2018 Innovative Schools Summit LAS VEGAS
Event on 2018-07-10 07:30:00
Order processing fee does not apply to purchase orders. All prices are quoted in US Dollars. **Please choose the type of registration above. You will be prompted to choose a specific conference for which you would like to register in a dropdown box on the next screen. (Please note that pre-conferences will be held on July 10th. The main conference will begin at 8:20 am on July 11th.) View the Summit Agenda here. The Innovative Schools Summit Las Vegas will host 4 conferences in one location: School Climate & Culture Forum 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. School Discipline Conference 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 seventh 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. Wired Differently Conference 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 seventh year, the Wired Differently Conference will be held this year in Las Vegas. 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. NextGen School Safety Conference Discover Critical Insights for Protecting Students, Educators & School Staff Tragedies such as the recent shootings in Townville, SC, Columbus, OH and Mobile, AL – as well as notorious events such as Sandy Hook and Columbine – have brought increased attention to school safety. The 2018 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 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.
at Caesars Palace
3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, United States