Dr. Christopher Emdin

ORLANDO

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

ATLANTA

“America’s Educator,” New York Times Bestselling Author, Disney’s American Teacher of the Year

ORLANDO

Award-Winning STEM Educator, National Consultant & Teacher Support Specialist

ORLANDO

Teacher, Curriculum Designer. Creator of Popular New EdTech YouTube Channel

LAS VEGAS

Author of A Dark Journey to a Light Future, Expelled from 10 Schools as a Youth, He Recently Earned His Ph.D.

Jessica Sinarski

ORLANDO

Expert on Trauma & Attachment Issues, Creator of BraveBrains, Author of Riley the Brave

ATLANTA

Creator of MAKE A WAY Program, Specializes in Underperforming Schools in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference

The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference assembles internationally recognized innovators together with practicing educators and consultants who are currently finding success with promising fresh approaches and research-based methodologies.  This event provides an opportunity for teachers, administrators and other educators to learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students PreK-12. It emphasizes evidence-based and novel instructional practices from national-exemplary programs currently being used in schools.

Featured Topics Include
  • New Approaches to Integrating Technology 
  • Innovative Applications Based on Brain Research
  • Strategies for Reaching Students Who Are Negative Toward School
  • The Methods and Madness Used by Master Teachers
  • Techniques for Teaching Unmotivated Learners
  • Working with Trauma-Impacted Students
  • Reaching Economically Disadvantaged Students
  • Project-Based Learning Strategies
  • Working with Students in Inclusive Settings
  • Instructional Techniques for Gifted Learners
  • Classroom Management Techniques that Increase Instruction Time
  • How to Empower Students to Think Critically and Be Creative
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The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference is held this year as part of the Innovative Schools Summit in Las Vegas (July 5-9, 2021), Orlando (November 4-7) and Atlanta (December 9-12, 2021).  Each Summit offers 4 topic-specific conferences — providing a unique opportunity for attendees to learn key insights from a broad spectrum of experts and colleagues from around the country — assembling 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 teachers, administrators, counselors and other educators to learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students PK-12. 

What to Expect at the Innovative Schools Summit?

What Do Educators Have to Say about the Summit?

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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."
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
– Special Ed Teachers
– Paraprofessionals
– Resource Teachers
– Department Heads


– Principals
– Assistant Principals
– Interventionists
– Curriculum Heads
– Tutors

Innovative Schools Summit

Atlanta
June 24-28
5 Conferences for the Price of 1!

School Climate & Culture Forum

At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference

School Discipline Conference

Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference

Social-Emotional Learning Forum
June 24-28
Las Vegas
July 6-10
6 Conferences for the Price of 1!

School Climate & Culture Forum

Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference

School Discipline Conference

Boy Brains & Engagement Conference

Wired Differently Conference: Trauma Informed Schools

NextGen School Safety Conference
July 6-10
San Antonio
November 12-15
5 Conferences for the Price of 1!

At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference

School Discipline Conference

Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference

Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference

Social-Emotional Learning Conference
November 12-15
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