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July 5 - 9, 2022
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Coming to San Antonio
December 1 - 4, 2022
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Returning to Atlanta
June 20 - 24, 2023
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“Stand Tall Steve” Bollar

Las Vegas

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

Dr. Luis Cruz

San Antonio
Award-Winning Administrator, Author, Advocate for English Language Learners

David Flink

Las Vegas

Founder of Eye to Eye, Leader of the Learning Rights Movement, Author of Thinking Differently


Larry Thompson

Las Vegas
Supportive Discipline Innovator, Creator of Responsibility-Centered Discipline

Steph Jensen

San Antonio
International Speaker, Award-Winning Author & Consultant on Social-Emotional Learning

Salome Thomas-EL

San Antonio

Internationally Recognized Speaker, Award-Winning Teacher, Principal & Chess Coach

Dr. Tiffany Anderson

Las Vegas

Transformative Kansas Superintendent, Called “The Woman Who Made Schools Work for the Poor” by The Washington Post, USA Today Woman of the Year

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, LTC

San Antonio
Community Leader, Retired U.S. Army Officer Who Grew Up in a South Texas Barrio

Dr. Michael Gurian

Las Vegas

Bestselling Author of 32 books including Boys & Girls Learn Differently

The At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference focuses on evidence-based programs and strategies educators can use to prevent dropouts and to help students succeed. Historically, 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). Without intervention, the COVID Crisis is certain to make those numbers skyrocket. This conference provides valuable insights and proven strategies for reaching those students who are most vulnerable. While the full effect of the Covid pandemic is not yet known, its impact on these students will surely be negative.

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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 2022 the Summit will be hosted in four great locations (Las Vegas & San Antonio), 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.

In 2023 the At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference will be in:

New York: February 22 – 25, 2023

Orlando: March 30 – April 2, 2023

Atlanta:  June 20 – 24, 2023

Las Vegas: July 5 – 9, 2023

What to Expect at the Innovative Schools Summit?

What Do Educators Have to Say about the Summit?

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

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