Wired Differently Conference
Trauma-Informed Schools

San Antonio
November 14-17, 2019

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Jim Sporleder
Trauma-Informed Schools Pioneer, Author, Subject of Paper Tigers Documentary
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Catava Burton
K-12 Preventive Services Specialist,
"Trauma Whisperer"
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Mike Paget
International Speaker, Consultant, Author of Defying the Defiance
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Barbara Coloroso
International Speaker & Bestselling Author on Education & Parenting
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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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Aaron Wiemeier
Author, Counselor & Trauma Specialist
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Tom Maglisceau

Wired Differently Conference: Trauma Informed Schools

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 offer a wide array of critical insights and best practices for reaching and teaching students with a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges – especially trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), PTSD and related issues. 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. The Wired Differently Conference: Trauma Informed Schools will be part of the Innovative Schools Summits in San Antonio (November 14-17, 2019) and Las Vegas (July 6-10, 2020).

What to Expect at the Innovative Schools Summit?

What Do Educators Have to Say about the Summit?

Featured Speakers

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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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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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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

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Barbara Coloroso

International Speaker & Bestselling Author on Education & Parenting

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Steph Jensen

International Speaker, Consultant, Author of Thrive in the Hive

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

A leading authority on Self-regulation, Brad Chapin, LCP, LMLP is a masters level psychologist with a passion for helping others learn the skills necessary for success and happiness. He is a best-selling author and nationally-recognized speaker in the area of Self-Regulation. He has served as the Director of Child and Adult Community Services for a large mental health center where he supervised 65 mental health field staff. Currently, he serves as Director of Clinical Services for Stormont-Vail Behavioral Health Services.

Brad created the Self-Regulation Training System from a practical, research-based foundation. His strategies have helped thousands of people develop the skills necessary for success in job and academic performance, relationships and overall wellness..

Brad is the author of Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation (now in its second printing), Helping Teens Learn Self-Regulation, The Legend of the Regulators and the SECRET List – and the soon-to-be-released Helping Pre-K Students Learn Self-Regulation. He has also created several DVDs and additional resources for helping students learn Self-Regulation skills.

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Aaron Weimeier

International Speaker & Bestselling Author on Education & Parenting

Aaron J. Wiemeier is a licensed professional counselor with 20 years of experience in the mental health field and is a nationally recognized author, trainer and educator. He is an expert in the neurophysiology of trauma, attachment & adoption and has worked successfully with the most difficult of clients and with the most chaotic anxd conflictual systems. His pioneering work and program development has led to highly successful outcomes that increase permanency in least restrictive settings and ultimately reduce fiscal spending particularly in the mental health, educational and legal systems. In 2011, Aaron published a workbook titled, My Feelings Workbook, which teaches affect regulation, awareness and skill development on a nonverbal body level to children. The book was subsequently endorsed by well-established professionals in the trauma, attachment and Autism community. Aaron is also the Dean of Students at Littleton Preparatory Charter School in Littleton, CO, where he is pioneering the development of curriculum and programming that integrates education with the ever increasing mental health needs that plague public schools in the United States. Most recently, he co-authored School-Based Interventions for the Traumatized Student, a culmination of a life’s work centered around creative ways to reach, work with and inspire hope in children who have experienced trauma.

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Tom Maglisceau

Tom Maglisceau, Ph.D., is currently Chief Student Services Officer at Rockwall Independent School District in the Dallas metro area. While serving as principal at Rockwall-Heath High School, he co-founded the Rockwall ISD Teachers Institute. Earlier he served as principal of Dorothy Smith Pullen Elementary School in the same district. Prior to joining Rockwall ISD, Dr. Maglisceau served as a teacher, coach, dean of instruction and associate principal at the high school and middle school levels with Dallas ISD. He considers himself fortunate to have moved several times during his youth, as each new experience helped him to better appreciate differences between people and cultures, ultimately nurturing a desire for a career that involves serving and leading others. Passionate about the concept of social capital, particularly as it relates to family structure and childhood outcomes, Dr. Maglisceau continues his study and research in these fields.

Marriott Rivercenter

Conference Hotel

Marriott Rivercenter - San Antonio​

Guests should make individual reservations by the "Book A Room" button or by calling the hotel at (210) 223-1000. Guests are responsible for all charges at a rate of $185 per night. When making reservations via phone, reference group booking code “2019 Innovative Schools Summit.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

In the event that no rooms are available at the Conference Hotel attendees can make individual reservations at the La Quinta Inn & Suites by calling the hotel at (210) 222-9181. Guests are responsible for all charges at a rate of $179 per night. When making reservations via phone, reference group booking code “2019 Innovative Schools Summit.”

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Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza

In the event that no rooms are available at the Conference Hotel attendees can make individual reservations at the Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza by calling the hotel at (210) 212-5555. Guests are responsible for all charges at a rate of $149 per night. When making reservations via phone, reference group booking code “2019 Innovative Schools Summit.”

Registration

Pre-Conference Sessions for the Wired Differently Conference San Antonio will take place on November 14 & 15, 2019. The main Conference will begin on November 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm.

Super Bundle

$ 575 per attendee
  • Entrance to 2 Pre-Conference Sessions on 11/14/19
  • Entrance to 1 Pre-Conference Session on 11/15/19
  • Entrance to the Wired Differently Conference: Trauma Informed Schools plus Access to the following Conferences:
  • School Discipline, At-Risk & Struggling Students & School Climate & Culture
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Standard Pricing: $575
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Conferences Bundle

$ 475 per attendee
  • Entrance to 1 Pre-Conference Session on 11/15/19
  • Entrance to the Wired Differently Conference: Trauma Informed Schools plus Access to the following Conferences:
  • School Discipline, At-Risk & Struggling Students & School Climate & Culture
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Standard Pricing: $475

Conference Only

$ 425 per attendee
  • Entrance to the Wired Differently Conference: Trauma Informed Schools plus Access to the following Conferences:
  • School Discipline, At-Risk & Struggling Students & School Climate & Culture
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Standard Pricing $425

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 Teachers
– 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 substitutions 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.

 

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