This session will be led by Dr. Spencer Kagan, an internationally acclaimed researcher, presenter and author of over 100 books, chapters, and scientific journal articles. He is a former clinical psychologist and full-time professor of psychology and education at the University of California. He is the principal author of the single most comprehensive book for educators in each of four fields: cooperative learning, multiple intelligences, classroom discipline, and classroom energizers. His instructional strategies are used in teacher training institutes in many countries. Dr. Kagan provides workshops and keynotes in over thirty countries and his books are translated into many languages. Dr. Kagan developed the concept of structures; his popular brain-based, cooperative learning and multiple intelligences structures like Numbered Heads Together and Timed Pair Share are used in classrooms worldwide. Dr. Kagan has been featured in the leading educational magazines including Educational Leadership, Instructor, Learning Magazine, and Video Journal. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker at national and international conferences.
Motivating Hard-to-Reach & Disruptive 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 Kid
and The Taming of the Crew. He has also co-authored Strategies for Successful Classroom Management, Power Struggles 2nd Edition, and the bestseller Discipline With Dignity 3rd Edition: New Challenges, New Solutions.
Girl Bullying & Self-Image
Mental Health Crisis in Scools
This session is led by Larry Thompson, M.Ed., Author of Roadmap to Responsibility and Give ‘em Five, Larry Thompson, M.Ed., is often called upon to deliver keynote presentations for state and national education conferences because of his knowledge, humor and passion for assisting today’s students. He has helped thousands of educators and schools throughout North America break away from their traditional discipline models to a model that creates a responsible climate and responsible students. Larry has served in a wide variety of roles in education – from special education teacher to alternative and traditional high school principal. As creator of the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program, Larry understands that systems must be created that can be realistically implemented and sustained.
Educating Black & Latino Males
Award-winning principal, internationally-renowned education speaker and best-selling author, Principal Kafele is on fire! He’s on a personal mission to close the ATTITUDE GAP, the world over.
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.
Cultural Awareness in Schools
School Climate & Cultural Excellence
Using Humor for Change
Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a management professor, stand-up comedian and endurance athlete. He also managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities. He has more than twenty years of experience leading people and organizations.
David has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of three books:
- The Four Factors of Effective Leadership
- The Freak Factor
- The Freak Factor for Kid
Frequently Asked Questions
Find Answers to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions Below.
If You Have a Question that is not listed below, Please Email Us at email@example.com or Give Us a Call at (800) 251-6805.
Who Should Attend This Conference?
- School Counselors (PK-12)
- Classroom Teachers
- Special Education Personnel
- School Administrators
- Social Workers
- School Resource Officers
- Community and Faith-Based Youth Workers
- After-School Program Coordinators
- Other Professionals Working with Young People
Is There a Discounted Room Rate at the Conference Hotel for Conference Attendees?
YES, please see the hotel page for each location for available room discounts!
If I Register for this Conference do I also have access to the other Conferences that are a part of the Innovative School Counseling Summit?
YES! By Registering for this Conference, you are also able to attend the other Conferences that are a part of the Innovative Schools Summit Orlando, including the Counseling Strategies & Resources Conference, Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference, School Climate & Culture Forum and the School Discipline Conference. Attendees are allowed access to all of the co-located keynotes & breakout sessions and Exhibitors will receive traffic from all of the events.
Do You Offer Student Discounts or Scholarships?
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
Can I receive Continuing Education Credit by attending this Conference?
Developmental Resources is an approved provider for Continuing Education by:
- Developmental Resources has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5602. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
*NOTE: 17 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.
Do You Offer Partial Registration if You Are Unable to Stay for the Entire Conference?
We do not currently offer a one-day or two-day partial registration fee.
What is Your Cancellation Policy?
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 30 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 30 days prior, no refunds will be granted, but substitutions are encouraged.
How do I Request Special Accommodations Due to a Disability?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least 1 month prior to the conference, and note your request on your registration form.or email us at