Wired Differently Conference

Atlanta
June 18-22, 2019

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Jim Sporleder
Trauma-Informed Schools Pioneer, Author, Subject of Paper Tigers Documentary
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Mike Paget
International Speaker, Consultant, Author of Defying the Defiance
Steph Jensen
International Speaker, Award-Winning Author & Consultant
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Brad Chapin
Popular Author, Leading Authority on Self-Regulation
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Catava Burton
K-12 Preventive Services Specialist,
"Trauma Whisperer"
Brian Mendler
Expert on Working with Disruptive Students, Co-Author of Discipline With Dignity

About the event

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 eighth year, the Wired Differently Conference will be held this year in Atlanta & San Antonio. 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.

What Do Educators Have to Say about the Conference?

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Jim Sporleder

Trauma-Informed Schools Pioneer, Author, Subject of Paper Tigers Documentary

Jim Sporleder has dedicated the next chapter of his life to helping schools be more trauma-informed and become centers of healing. His travels as consultant, keynote speaker and trainer have taken him all over the United States. Under Jim’s leadership, Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Washington, became a “Trauma-Informed School,” gaining national attention due to a dramatic drop in out-of-school suspensions, increased graduation rates and the number of students going on to post-secondary education. These pioneering changes at Lincoln caught the attention of Jamie Redford, who spent a year filming the documentary, Paper Tigers,which tells the Lincoln story. The documentary was released at the May 2015 Seattle International Film Festival. Most recently,Jim, along with Heather Forbes, published The Trauma-Informed School, an implementation guide for administrators and school personnel.

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Mike Paget

International Speaker, Consultant, Author of Defying the Defiance 

Mike Paget has over 25 years experience working as a “teacher-therapist”, special education teacher, director of clinical day program services, and state department of education consultant for emotional, behavioral, mental health issues, crisis de-escalation and prevention, and positive behavior supports.

Mike has biases; he believes that the most important “treatment” is a day during which a young person learns some new things, laughs with close friends, and contributes to making the day a bit better for classmates and community. He believes that teachers and parents are the primary facilitators for getting these things done.

Mike is now an independent trainer and consultant on topics related to emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues of students. He conducts workshops, seminars, and webinars across the United States and Canada.

Mike is the co-author of several books including:

        – Aggressive and Violent Students

        – Defying the Defiance: 131 Insights, Strategies, Lessons and Activities for Helping Students with ODD

        – High on the Spectrum: Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism, and Related Personailites

 

Steph Jensen

International Speaker, Author & Consultant

Steph Jensen, MS, LPC is an award-winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and understanding of relational aggression. She combines 15 years of practice in the fields of education and counseling with research, practical strategies and humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids. She has held positions as classroom teacher, education consultant and international speaker. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues.
In recent years, Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, social-emotional learning, and positive behavior interventions. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-haviors, Mom’s Choice Award-winning Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day, Princess Priscilla and the Mood Ring Rainbow and her latest Princess Priscilla and the Great Beezilla!

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Brad Chapin

Popular Author, Leading Authority on Self-Regulation

Brad is a masters level psychologist and a recognized speaker in the area of Self-Regulation. He is also the Director for Children’s Services at a regional mental health center. Brad has a passion for teaching parents and school professionals the importance of helping children develop healthy Self-Regulation skills. He continues to create innovative strategies utilizing technology to engage children in the process. Brad believes that Self-Regulation provides an easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement framework for addressing many of the problem areas children and families experience including ADHD, anger/behavior problems, academic issues, social/emotional problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders and anxiety/depression. Brad is the author of Helping Young People Learn About Self-Regulation and the creator of the Challenge Software (www.cpschallenge.com) program for children as well as the Self-Regulation Training Board.  His latest book, Helping Pre-Schoolers Learn Self-Regulation, was released to critical acclaim in 2016.In recent years, Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, social-emotional learning, and positive behavior interventions. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-haviors, Mom’s Choice Award-winning Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day, Princess Priscilla and the Mood Ring Rainbow and her latest Princess Priscilla and the Great Beezilla!

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Catava Burton

K-12 Preventive Services Specialist, “Trauma Whisperer”

Catava Burton is the Preventative Services Specialist for Henrico County Public Schools providing oversight to the Behavior Support Team and Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports. She possesses 19 years experience in psychology with a focus on mental health, trauma, and human development. Catava is also a certified trauma practitioner, blogger for The Mighty, and featured as a 2017 Human of Richmond.

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Brian Mendler

Expert on Working with Disruptive Students, Co-Author of Discipline With Dignity 

Brian Mendler trains tens of thousands of educators a year and is a highly regarded dynamic speaker. Through his affiliation with Teacher Learning Center, he provides staff development training for K-12 educators and youth service workers throughout the world with a focus on how to be successful with even the most difficult students.

Brian is a certified K-12 and special education teacher with extensive experience working with challenging students in general ed, self-contained, and inclusion settings.  In his training sessions and books, he draws on his own experience as a very disruptive student with severe undiagnosed ADHD and reading difficulties.

Brian is the author of several books including That One Kidand The Taming of the Crew.  He has also co-authored Strategies for Successful Classroom Management, Power Struggles2nd Edition, and the bestseller Discipline With Dignity 3rd Edition: New Challenges, New Solutions.

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Atlanta Pre-Conference Sessions will be held from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 18 and from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Wednesday, June 19. The main conference will begin on at at 8:30 am on Thursday, June 20.

Eric Clark, M.Ed.: 25 Tech Tools Teachers Can Use to Enhance Engagement

Tuesday, June 19, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For educators just getting their feet wet with technology integration to those currently using technology in the classroom, presenter Eric Clark will explore exciting 21st century tech tools that will increase student engagement and bring a wow factor into the classroom. One-to-one computing, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), Smart Boards and other improvements have revolutionized the technology environment in many North American classrooms. Yet, many educators have lagged behind in incorporating that technology into their instruction resulting in classrooms that are not much different than they were 20 years ago.

In this seminar, Clark will draw upon his experience as a media teacher, media entrepreneur, administrator and master trainer to help teachers sort through tools they might find useful in their classrooms – while opening their minds to other ways to harness technology.

Session Highlights:

  • Poll Everywhere
  • Dropbox
  • TedTalk
  • Livebinders
  • iMovie
  • GarageBand
  • Powtoons
  • Lulu
  • Educreations

Learning Objectives:
In this session, you will learn how to:
•      Discern the value of reverse mentoring in a technology-filled classroom.

  • Discover innovative ways to store and manage lessons, files, and multimedia.
  • Integrate GarageBand and iMovie to create lessons centered on problem-based learning.
  • Learn how to use online video to support lessons rather than sustain them.
  • Identify different tools to help students become authors, producers, and creators of multimedia projects.   

About the Presenter

Eric Clark, M. Ed., is a Certified Master Trainer for Responsibility-Centered Discipline and helped shape the implementation materials for the program. He most recently served as Head of School at a progressive private school in the Midwest. Previously he served as Principal in a public school setting, while also serving as the District Technology Integration Specialist. Eric began his education career teaching English Language Arts, Journalism and Media Communications. Between his other responsibilities, he also launched a thriving publishing company. As an administrator, he has successfully implemented the supportive, non-exclusionary principles of Responsibility-Centered Discipline with elementary, middle and high school faculty and students.

Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP: See My Pain: Using Trauma-Informed Strategies to Help Students Engaging in Self-Destructive Behaviors

Tuesday, June 19, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students cannot learn effectively when they are experiencing the effects of trauma. The impact of childhood trauma and chronic stress is an issue facing students, educators and society at large. However, when students are taught trauma-informed strategies, it raises the possibility of stronger resilience across many domains of life.

This workshop will help participants better understand how to respond to the effects of trauma — including self-injury and other self-destructive behaviors — using research-based, best-practice approaches. These strategies are designed to increase the ability to focus, improve emotional regulation, and empower students to engage in their own cognitive restructuring.

During this session, speaker and author Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP will teach innovative approaches educators may use in the school setting to create a wellness path for students, in and out of the classroom. These strategies are designed to help students understand and master their interpretations and choices — which will enable them to live more connected and powerful lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand underlying reasons for these harmful and addictive behaviors.
  • Consider critical “do’s and don’ts” when responding to suspected or observed self-injury in young people.
  • Use research-based, best-practice approaches to self-injury.
  • Help young people acknowledge and address their own self-injurious behavior.
  • Use recommended creative-arts strategies and activities for helping children and adolescents who self-injure.
  • Understand the SMB Cycle and use Intervention Mapping.
  • Share suggestions and tips with parents and siblings of self-injuring young people

About the Presenter

Kaye Randall is a nationally known author and speaker who has led professional seminars throughout North America on student mental health, bullying, self-injury, depression, anxiety and anger — as well as youth leadership and student empowerment. The former Training Director for the University of South Carolina Center for Child & Family Studies, Kaye has inspired seminar participants through her practical insights, humor and proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents. She continues to provide clinical services to both children and adolescents and has been named Social Worker of the Year by the Council on Adoptable Children. She is co-author of See My Pain, Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure(featured in USA Today), 102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children

Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed., LPC, NCC: Girl Drama: Best Practices to Help Educators Reduce Relational Aggression,Cyberbullying & Emotional Violence – Part 1

Tuesday, June 19, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Girl friendships are intense and all-encompassing from early elementary years on; but cliques, power struggles and an intense desire to belong create a ripe field for relational aggression. Describing the emotional milieu girls face as they grow, bestselling author Lisa Damour, Ph.D. reminds us that a girl’s “key support system – her tribe – consists of peers who are also as reactive and erratic as they will ever be. (She) works hard every day to harness

powerful and unpredictable emotions so that she can get on with doing everything else she means to do.”

Teachers, counselors and administrators can help guide girls to define what makes a healthy friendship. As a family therapist and Founder of the SistaKeeper organization, Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed., LPC has focused much of her career on working with girls. In this session, she will discuss the impact of social aggression and the factors that motivate relational aggression. She will share tools to develop a trauma-free space to promote girl empowerment. The benefits of gender-specific programming that promotes strength and resiliency in girls will be explored. Discover tools for promoting pro-social behaviors like kindness, sharing and empathy in girls K-12, while improving their attitude toward school and reducing depression.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate the latest research-based insights into your bullying and relational aggression prevention program.
  • Identify online communication and social media trends affecting today’s girls.
  • Discover how to instill social/emotional connections among girls.
  • Implement individual, small-group and classroom strategies and activities.
  • Design or revise your own action plan for addressing female relational aggression.

About the Presenter

Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed. LPC, NCC founded the SistaKeeper Empowerment Center in St. Louis 12 years ago with the mission of inspiring and developing the mind, body and spirit of young women. SistaKeeper has since spread to other locations within the United States, as well as to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Tracie continues to serve the community via her private counseling practice, which specializes in women and teen girl issues. She is often called upon to keynote on topics such as conflict resolution, dealing with low self-esteem and bullying. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Delta Sigma Theta “Power of 22 Award,” the African American Professional Organization of Women “Women of Distinction Award,” the Girls Scouts “Women of Distinction in Social Services Award,” the NAACP “Hometown Champion Award” and the University of Missouri “Outstanding Achievement and Meritorious Service to Education Award.” Tracie is the author of SistaKeeper: Poetry for the Soul, I’m a Keeperand OWN Your NOW.

Mike Paget, M.Ed.: Positive Behavioral Supports with Students Who Are Wired Differently

Tuesday, June 19, 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Disorganization, irritability, intense moods, emotional escalation, anxiety, perfectionism:  these are some of the Top 10 Challenges faced by students who are “Wired Differently” – and by their teachers.  Supporting the increasing number of students (now estimated at 1 in 5) with emotional and behavioral challenges requires an array of practices beyond traditional discipline practices.

During this session, author and nationally known education consultant Mike Paget will provide an overview of some of the emotional and behavioral challenges confronting these neuro-diverse students. Increasingly, teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators are realizing that success for these students demands an emphasis on prevention, positive skill-building and other practical supports (including practices at the universal, secondary and tertiary levels) – and that these supports actually improve the behavior of all students. Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is one of the more prominent practices, but whether or not your school has implemented PBIS, this session will give helpful insights into the unique characteristics of these students and provide lots of practical supports that will help all students – but particularly those who are “Wired Differently.”

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the importance of adult attitudes & behaviors when using positive behavior supports.
  • Explore how primary, secondary and tertiary behavior plans can be best employed with various mental/emotional/behavioral concerns.
  • Understand the 8 elements of successful classroom management.
  • Discover tools to help teach social skills to students who are “Wired Differently” within the paradigm of positive behavior supports.
  • Understand the importance of collaboration between families, schools and community resources.

About the Presenter

Mike Paget has over 25 years experience working as a “teacher-therapist”, special education teacher, director of clinical day program services, and state department of education consultant for emotional, behavioral, mental health issues, crisis de-escalation and prevention, and positive behavior supports.

Mike has biases; he believes that the most important “treatment” is a day during which a young person learns some new things, laughs with close friends, and contributes to making the day a bit better for classmates and community. He believes that teachers and parents are the primary facilitators for getting these things done.

Mike is now an independent trainer and consultant on topics related to emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues of students. He conducts workshops, seminars, and webinars across the United States and Canada.

Mike is the co-author of several books including
Aggressive and Violent StudentsDefying the Defiance: 131 Insights, Strategies, Lessons and Activities for Helping Students with ODDHigh on the Spectrum:
Asperger’s, and High-Functioning Autism & Related Personalities.

Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed., LPC, NCC: Girl Drama: Best Practices to Help Educators Reduce Relational Aggression,Cyberbullying & Emotional Violence – Part 2

Tuesday, June 19, 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Girl friendships are intense and all-encompassing from early elementary years on; but cliques, power struggles and an intense desire to belong create a ripe field for relational aggression. Describing the emotional milieu girls face as they grow, bestselling author Lisa Damour, Ph.D. reminds us that a girl’s “key support system – her tribe – consists of peers who are also as reactive and erratic as they will ever be. (She) works hard every day to harness

powerful and unpredictable emotions so that she can get on with doing everything else she means to do.”

Teachers, counselors and administrators can help guide girls to define what makes a healthy friendship. As a family therapist and Founder of the SistaKeeper organization, Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed., LPC has focused much of her career on working with girls. In this session, she will discuss the impact of social aggression and the factors that motivate relational aggression. She will share tools to develop a trauma-free space to promote girl empowerment. The benefits of gender-specific programming that promotes strength and resiliency in girls will be explored. Discover tools for promoting pro-social behaviors like kindness, sharing and empathy in girls K-12, while improving their attitude toward school and reducing depression.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate the latest research-based insights into your bullying and relational aggression prevention program.
  • Identify online communication and social media trends affecting today’s girls.
  • Discover how to instill social/emotional connections among girls.
  • Implement individual, small-group and classroom strategies and activities.
  • Design or revise your own action plan for addressing female relational aggression.

About the Presenter

Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed. LPC, NCC founded the SistaKeeper Empowerment Center in St. Louis 12 years ago with the mission of inspiring and developing the mind, body and spirit of young women. SistaKeeper has since spread to other locations within the United States, as well as to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Tracie continues to serve the community via her private counseling practice, which specializes in women and teen girl issues. She is often called upon to keynote on topics such as conflict resolution, dealing with low self-esteem and bullying. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Delta Sigma Theta “Power of 22 Award,” the African American Professional Organization of Women “Women of Distinction Award,” the Girls Scouts “Women of Distinction in Social Services Award,” the NAACP “Hometown Champion Award” and the University of Missouri “Outstanding Achievement and Meritorious Service to Education Award.” Tracie is the author of SistaKeeper: Poetry for the Soul, I’m a Keeperand OWN Your NOW.

Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP: Be the Difference: Growth Mindset Strategies for Creating Resiliency, Responsibility and Accountability

Tuesday, June 19, 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Inspiring internal motivation for change with students can be challenging.  Enabling young people to see themselves as the authors of their lives and enabling them to live responsibly with accountability, kindness and compassion are some of the most critical life skills. When students choose a context of growth, they learn that the challenges of life may offer the greatest opportunities for that growth!  This workshop gives specific creative strategies for facilitating and maintaining the growth mindset context specific to the student’s social and emotional learning needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn structures to allow students, faculty and staff to be outward-focused, to think about their choices and to realize their contribution in creating the results around them.
  • Understand how to effectively get results by choosing thoughts, feelings and behaviors from a place of ownership — using transformational distinctions of interpretation and context-setting.
  • Apply strategies for dealing with resistance and creating a context for change — both for students and the educators who serve them.
  • Incorporate the “Looks Like/Feels Like” model to help students manifest their natural leadership abilities and access their innate desire for accountability, responsibility, kindness and compassion.
  • Identify a context of healthy power and control.

About the Presenter

Kaye Randall is a nationally known author and speaker who has led professional seminars throughout North America on student mental health, bullying, self-injury, depression, anxiety and anger — as well as youth leadership and student empowerment. The former Training Director for the University of South Carolina Center for Child & Family Studies, Kaye has inspired seminar participants through her practical insights, humor and proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents. She continues to provide clinical services to both children and adolescents and has been named Social Worker of the Year by the Council on Adoptable Children. She is co-author of See My Pain, Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure(featured in USA Today), 102 Creative Strategies for Working with Depressed Children. 

Robert Jackson: Salvaging Our Sons: Helping Educators Reach, Teach and Empower Young Men

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will address issues that all male students face, as well as issues related to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and/or trauma — including violence and divorce, incarceration or death of parents.  How males process stressors influences their behavior, motivation and desire to learn. All students experience negative moments inside and outside of school, however boys process them differently. During this interactive session, administrators and educators will gain insight into how to help male students overcome life’s challenges with ready-to-use strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key components for motivating males.
  • Discover proven strategies for engaging and motivating boys who have experienced trauma and/or adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • Demonstrate key relationship, communication and community-based strategies to reach all male students
  • Recognize underlying causes of male student misbehavior.and utilize the de-escalation tactics

About the Presenter  

Robert Jackson, author of the No More Excuses Curriculum featuring the following books, No More Excuses: Black Men Stand Up!, No More Excuses: The Workbook, No More Excuses: Solutions to Educating Black and Latino Males, and No More Excuses: Put a Stop to Bullying,is a national speaker, consultant, trainer, and owner of Lavelle Publishing and Nova Concepts Speakers. Robert received his BS, Industrial Technology degree from Western Kentucky University where he lettered four years in both football and track. After being cut from the NFL Minnesota Vikings during training camp, Robert has remained deeply rooted in his commitment to serve his community as a mentor and leader especially on issues facing African American Students. He mentors young men and presents workshops, seminars and speeches nationwide to youth and adults. As a consultant and speaker, Robert works to reverse the drop out rates of black and latino males and to create positive change in school systems across the country and abroad to bridge the gap between parents, teachers, administrators and students. He has been invited to do just that in Nova Scotia Halifax, Canada and at Harvard University Graduate School.

He has also spoken at the National Council on Educating Black Children (NCEBC), Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE), The National School Board Association (NSBA), The Black and Brown Conference at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, Urban Education Conference at Central State University, The Indiana University Men and Women of Color Conference, Norfolk State University Men of Valor, Broward College, The Southern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC), The National Alliance of Black School Educators National Conference (NASBE), Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) Regional and National Conferences and The 100 Year Centennial Celebration of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. to name a few. Robert was awarded the Key to the City in Miami, Florida by the Mayor after his keynote address at the 5000 Role Models Scholarship Program where 45 black and latino males received both a full scholarship to any school in Florida and laptops. Mr. Jackson has also been a national speaker at the 100 Black Men of America National Conference.

Robert Jackson is an active Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and 100 Black Men of Indianapolis. He serves on the Board with Wheelers Boys/Girls Club of Indianapolis, Indiana where he was a former member and mentors young men nationally.

Richard Guerry: Motivate Responsible Use of Technology & Prevent Digital Bullying, Exploitation and Abuse

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This high-energy presentation will shed light on new technologies and trends on the horizon (facial recognition, snapchat spectacles, wearables, etc.) to help you teach and motivate the responsible use of any digital tool — current or future — to students, families, educators and peers. It will illustrate how today and tomorrow’s powerful digital tools can open windows of opportunity when used appropriately — and close them if abused.  It will show you how to eliminate myths of “Anonymity, “Social Privacy” and “Ephemeral Technologies” to help reduce digital abuse and create a positive (digital) environment. It will also help attendees understand the importance of digital legacy and how our digital actions today will be used to shape and identify who we were as digital forefathers to future generation and family.

There is no magic button to eliminate all digital abuse in your school– but there are ways to reduce it, bring accountability to those that create it, and empower those who wish to avoid it. Whether you are tech-savvy or tech-challenged, this workshop will provide you with solutions and recommendations for prevention that you can take back to your school and implement.  Led by one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers in the field, author and internationally known digital safety advocate Richard Guerry will help educators understand the latest technology trends and how to motivate positive use and prevent digital abuse. All attendees will obtain tools & guidelines that can be efficiently implemented to prevent sextortion, cyberbullying, gaming risks, mobile malware, inappropriate content, and many other current and future cyber issues.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Gain insights into dangerous digital situations and trends.
  • Learn tips to teach safe online gaming.
  • Discover how to help students use tech to open windows of opportunity and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of harassment, cyberbullying, digital exploitation or social-media assault.
  • Learn how to use the “Digital Risk Assessment” with students, staff and parents
  • Acquire techniques for creating a “Culture of Digital Consciousness”™ and eliminating the myths of “Anonymity,” “Social Privacy” and “Ephemeral Technologies.”

About the Presenter

Richard Guerry is the Founder of IROC2 (the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication).  At the height of the technology revolution, Richard served as an interactive marketing executive, where he encountered the darkest areas of the internet and discovered countless individuals unknowingly being manipulated and schemed.  As the father of two young children, and an avid user of digital technology himself, ten years ago he decided to focus his energies on a different area of technology – what he calls “Digital Consciousness.”

As the Executive Director of IROC2, he now travels across the country speaking to digital users, young and old, regarding the importance of practicing Digital Consciousness in every aspect of life to avoid any current – or future – digital disease™.  Richard has been a featured speaker at many national conferences including the National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, the International Bullying Prevention Association, and the National Symposium on Child Abuse. He has also appeared as a digital safety expert on various media outlets like CNN, Radio Disney and MTV.  He is the author of Public and Permanent™, Cyman Learns Cyber Smarts & Dangersand Cyman Learns Gaming Smarts & Dangers.

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2019 Atlanta

2019 Atlanta

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly

Conference Hotel

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly

Guests should make individual reservations before the cut-off date of May 1, 2019 by calling Marriott Reservations at (888) 391-8724 - Reference Group "Innovative Schools Summit" or by clicking the "Book A Room" button. Guests are responsible for all charges at a rate of $169+taxes/fees.

Overflow Hotel #1

Courtyard Atlanta Cumberland/Galleria

3000 Cumberland Blvd., Atlanta, Georgia, 30339

If there are no rooms available at the Conference Hotel you may also stay at the Courtyard Atlanta Cumberland/Galleria. Reservations may be made by calling (800)321-2211 - Reference Group "Innovative Schools Summit" or by clicking the "Book Courtyard Atlanta" button. Guests are responsible for all charges at a rate of $169 Per Night Single/Double; 0.7 miles from host hotel; shuttle available to host hotel on a limited basis.

Overflow Hotel #2

Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta

If there are no rooms available at the Conference Hotel you may also stay at the Sheraton Suites Galleria. Reservations may be made by calling (888) 627-7047 - Reference Group "Innovative Schools Summit" or by clicking the "Book Sheraton Suites" button. A hotel skywalk and shuttle to the Renaissance Waverly is available. Guests are responsible for all charges at a rate of $179+taxes/fees.

Additional Hotel Options

The following hotels are within 1 mile of the Host hotel. Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Conference when staying at any of the following:

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Cumberland Mall/NW

(770) 333-6006, 2775 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Galleria - Ballpark Area

(770) 435-4990, 2855 Spring Hill Pkwy, Smyrna, GA 30080

Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta-Galleria Cumberland

(770) 988-9449, 3200 Cobb Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

Hyatt House Atlanta/ Cobb Galleria

(770) 541-2960, 3595 Cumberland Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Residence Inn by Marriot Atlanta Cumberland/Galleria

(770) 433-8877, 2771 Cumberland Blvd SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta Galleria Center

(678) 813-1915, 2762 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Registration

Please Note: Pre-Conference Sessions for the Wired Differently Conference Atlanta will held June 18th & 19th. The main Conference will begin on June 20th at 8:30 am.

Super Bundle

*Pre-Registration Pricing Ends 5/31/19*
5 Conferences + 4 Pre-Conference Sessions
$ 675 per attendee
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on 6/18/19
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on 6/19/19
  • Entrance to the Wired Differently Conference plus Access to the following Conferences:
  • School Discipline, At-Risk & Struggling Students, Boy Brains & Engagement & Innovative Teaching Strategies
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Standard Pricing $725
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Conferences Bundle

5 Conferences for the Price of 1 + 2 Pre-Conference Sessions
$ 575 per attendee
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on 6/19/19
  • Entrance to the Wired Differently Conference plus Access to the following Conferences:
  • School Discipline, At-Risk & Struggling Students, Boy Brains & Engagement & Innovative Teaching Strategies
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Standard Pricing $625

Conference Only

5 Conferences for the Price of 1
$ 475 per attendee
  • Entrance to the Wired Differently Conference plus Access to the following Conferences:
  • School Discipline, At-Risk & Struggling Students, Boy Brains & Engagement & Innovative Teaching Strategies
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Standard Pricing $525

Group Discount

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$ 50 off per attendee
  • $25 off Registration for Groups of 3-9 Attendees
  • $50 off Registration for Groups of 10+ Attendees

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What Past Attendees Have to Say...

"This was my first time attending 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?

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

– Teachers
– Social Workers
– School Resource Officers
– Behaviorists
– Therapists
– Community & Faith-Based Youth Workers
– After-School Program Coordinators

Conference F.A.Q.

Find Answers to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions Below.

If You Have a Question that is not listed below, Please Email Us at pd@accutrain.com

or Give Us a Call at (800) 251-6805.

  • School Counselors (PK-12)
  • Principals
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Administrators
  • Deans
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Behaviorists
  • Therapists
  • Community and Faith-Based Youth Workers
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • Other Professionals Working with Young People

Yes! We offer discounted hotel room rates at each of our conference host hotels. Please see individual conference websites for more information.

Yes! By registering for an individual conference you are eligible to attend all other conferences that are a part of the Summit at that location (on a space available basis).

At this time, Developmental Resources is unable to offer student discounts or scholarships for this three-day event.

Please consider the following other avenues for possible funding:

·        Your Local PTA

·        Donors Choose http://www.donorschoose.org/ (This is a website through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Education)

·        GoFundMe http://www.gofundme.com/ (This is a personalized crowdfunding site)

·        Title 1 funding in your area

  • Yes!

    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.

We do not currently offer a one-day or two-day partial registration fee.

If a registrant cannot attend any part of the conference, substitutions may be made – via mail, fax or email – all requests for substations 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.

Should you have any concerns, call us at 1-800-251-6805. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax us at 888-372-6061 or email us at pd@accutrain.com at least 1 month prior to the conference, and note your request on your registration form.

Please consider the following other avenues for possible funding:

·        Your Local PTA

·        Donors Choose http://www.donorschoose.org/ (This is a website through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Education)

·        GoFundMe http://www.gofundme.com/ (This is a personalized crowdfunding site)

·        Title 1 funding in your area

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