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November 4-7, 2021
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December 9-12, 2021
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Columbia University Professor of Science Education, Author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood

Ron Clark


“America’s Educator,” NYT Bestselling Author, Disney’s American Teacher of the Year

Heather Forbes


Founder of Beyond Consequences Institute, Author of Help for Billy and Classroom 180

Baruti Kafele


School Turnaround Specialist, Author of Closing the Attitude Gap and The Teacher 50

Kim Johancen

Las Vegas

Author of Traumatized Students: School-Based Interventions, Specialist in Self-Injury & Suicide

Las Vegas

Educational Thought Leader, Master Motivator, Author of Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

Ernesto Mejia

Las Vegas

Son of Immigrants, Speaks to Students & Educators about the American Dream — Education

The At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference focuses on evidence-based programs and strategies  educators can use to prevent dropouts and to help students succeed. More than 1.2 million students in the United States and Canada drop out of high school each year (with the percentages heavily 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 daunting, since they are much less likely to transition successfully into adulthood and to achieve economic self-sufficiency. This conference provides valuable insights and proven strategies for reaching this critical portion of your school’s population.

At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference

The At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference is held as part of the Innovative Schools Summit. The Summit assembles internationally recognized innovators together with practicing educators and consultants who are currently finding success with cutting-edge best practices and research-based methodologies in education. These multi-day events provide an opportunity for counselors, teachers, administrators and other educators to learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students PK-12. In 2021, the Summit will be hosted in four great locations (Orlando & Atlanta), each covering 4 topic-specific National Conferences – providing a unique opportunity for attendees to learn key insights from a broad spectrum of experts and colleagues from around the country

What to Expect at the Innovative Schools Summit?

What Do Educators Have to Say about the Summit?

At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference Updates

What Past Attendees Have to Say…

"This was my first time attending the Conference and I must truly say it was the best Conference I have ever attended. The sessions were very informative, inspiring, and motivating"
High School Principal
Colombus, OH
"I am ready to return to my classroom with a different mindset, being better now than in the past, and focusing on my students future not their present. Moving forward with great expectations and pushing them into their destinies by any means necessary."
Middle School Teacher
Cambridge, MA
"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!"
Middle School Counselor
Ventura, CA
"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."
High School Teacher
Baton Rogue, LA
"I loved being able to attend sessions from the full variety of conferences occurring simultaneously."
High School Counselor
Des Moines, IA
"I am already planning to attend next year and plan on bringing more people from my school."
Middle School Vice Principal
Jacksonville, FL
"This is such a great conference. There were so many wonderful sessions that it was difficult to choose which session to attend."
Elementary School Teacher
Savannah, GA
"My attendance at this conference was the best experience I've had in my 27 years as an educator."
High School Teacher
Reston, VA

Who Should Attend?

– Classroom Teachers
– Principals & Assistant Principals
– Deans
– Other Administrators
– Special Ed Personnel
– School Counselors
– School Psychologists

– School Social Workers
– At-Risk Coordinators
– Behaviorists
– Interventionists
– Community & Faith-Based Youth Workers
– After-School Program Coordinators
– Other Professionals Working with Students

The Innovative Schools Podcast features conversations with authors, researchers, consultants and nationally-recognized speakers & educators who will be presenting at upcoming Innovative Schools Summits.

These conversations also include discussions on student mental and behavioral health, classroom behavior, school climate & culture, innovative teaching methods, student safety and more.

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