Boy Brains & Engagement Conference
Orlando, August 5-8, 2020
Las Vegas, November 4-8, 2020
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The Orlando Conference will now be held virtually. Click here for more information.

Las Vegas

Professor of Science Education, Author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood

Orlando

Bestselling Author of 32 books including Boys & Girls Learn Differently

Orlando & Las Vegas

International Speaker, Award-Winning Author & Consultant

Orlando 

Harvard Professor, Founder of Think:Kids, Author of The School Discipline Fix

Orlando

Award-Winning Author, Publisher, International Speaker

Las Vegas

National Speaker, Expert on Social Capital, Chief Student Services Officer

Las Vegas

School Turnaround Specialist, Author of Closing the Attitude Gap

Las Vegas

Student Engagement Advocate, Award-Winning Administrator in a High-Needs Environment

Orlando Announcement

In early March, our staff was excited to travel to the Sunshine State to host one of our favorite events — the Innovative Schools Summit Orlando.  Then COVID-19 forced us to reschedule to August.  And now, because of escalating COVID numbers, the Orlando Summit has moved to an online-only format and has become the August Innovative Schools Virtual Summit, and our team is looking forward to bringing the magic of the Orlando Summit to a wider audience!

 

Dynamic authors like Dr. J. Stuart Ablon, Julia Cook, Baruti Kafele, Robert Jackson, LaVonna Roth, Ronald Gonzalez and Hotep Benzo, together with real-world educators sharing their unique passion and perspectives will help Re-Ignite Your Why and prepare you to teach, inspire and support students in this truly unprecedented time in American education.  Following Pre-Conference Sessions on August 5th and 6th, Dr. Ablon will kick off the Main Conference late Thursday afternoon sharing how Collaborative Problem-Solving can help with even the toughest kids.  On August 7th and August 8th, attendees will enjoy 3 Keynote Sessions each day, together with your choice of 12 different Breakout Sessions in 3 time slots.

 

Since we moved full-time into the virtual world in Mid-March like most educators, our attendees have stated how much they’ve enjoyed doing professional development while at home or on the go, how engaging the virtual experiences has been, how much they’ve enjoyed the ability to engage with the speakers and other attendees from around the country and how easy the conference technology has been to use.  We hope you can join us, our expert lineup of speakers and hundreds of like-minded educators to Re-Ignite Your Why.

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The Boy Brains & Engagement 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. 

Boy Brains & Engagement Conference

Recent education research has focused much more on the learning, social outcomes and schooling experiences of boys. Boys are more likely to be held back, suspended or expelled — or to drop out of school altogether. This conference helps educators understand and support the unique neurochemistry of the male brain, increase engagement, improve academic outcomes and encourage a post-secondary educational mindset.

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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."
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Jacksonville, FL
"This is such a great conference. There were so many wonderful sessions that it was difficult to choose which session to attend."
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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?

– School Counselors (PK-12)
– Principals
– Classroom Teachers
– Special Education Personnel
– School Administrators
– Deans
– Psychologists

– Social Workers
– School Resource Officers
– Behaviorists
– Therapists
– Community & Faith-Based Youth Workers
– After-School Program Coordinators
– Other Professional Working with Young People

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Orlando

Harvard Professor, Founder of Think:Kids, Author of The School Discipline Fix

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Orlando & Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Announcement

The Las Vegas School Discipline Conference Has Been Rescheduled to November 4-8, 2020. In light of the National State of Emergency and the uncertain pace of reopening in Nevada, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule the School Discipline Conference Las Vegas to November 6-8 at Caesars Palace (Pre-Conference November 5-6) at Caesars Palace.  If you are currently registered for the July Las Vegas Conference, your registration will automatically be transferred to the new November date. Should you desire to transfer to another Summit, or obtain a voucher good for 3 years for future AccuTrain events, please email us at pd@accutrain.com.  You may also wish to move your registration to July 2021.

If your hotel reservation was made directly with Caesars Palace, it will be automatically cancelled and you should rebook directly with them.  A link for the November dates will be posted on this website shortly (it is less expensive to do it online) or Caesars can be reached at (866) 227-5938.  If you planned to stay elsewhere, don’t forget to change your reservation directly with that hotel. 

Thanks for your understanding as we navigate this unprecedented global crisis. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas in November!

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The School Discipline 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 2020, the Summit will be hosted in four great locations (AtlantaLas Vegas, Orlando San Antonio), each covering 5 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

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Moving Forward with School Discipline

The discussion around school discipline can be polarizing.  On one hand, advocacy groups and those committed to fairness are rightly disturbed that minority students are often expelled at three to four times the rate of their white peers.  On the other hand, teachers and parents are deeply concerned about creating an out-of-control, even unsafe, environment where students can do as they please – without any real concern for consequences.

But almost everyone agrees that students need to be in class in order to succeed academically, and that suspensions and expulsions should be as rare as possible.  And almost everyone agrees that student and educator safety should be top priority.

In recent years, many schools have moved away from “zero tolerance” policies and begun implementing programs such as progressive discipline, restorative practices, Positive Behavior Interventions & Support, Responsibility-Centered Discipline, Safe & Civil Schools, Conscious Discipline and other alternative methodologies.  But which of these systems actually work? And how can they be successfully implemented?

“Zero tolerance” policies are a lot easier to implement than creating a culture where students feel safe and engaged, and in the rare cases where students fall short of expectations, educators have a fair and constructive process to handle the situation.

The School Discipline Conference provides a forum where educators can gather information on various approaches and philosophies. It is a must-attend gathering for educators focused on improving academic performance by applying the most current innovations and research to behavior intervention and classroom management. 

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