The Adverse Childhood Experiences study has shown that the impact of family trauma can be a heavy burden on the physical, mental and social health
The Wired Differently: Trauma-Informed Schools 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 (Orlando, Atlanta, Las Vegas & 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
What to Expect at the Innovative Schools Summit?
What Do Educators Have to Say about the Summit?
The Innovative Schools Podcast features conversations with authors, researchers, consultants and nationally-recognized speakers & educators who will be presenting at upcoming Innovative Schools Summits.
These conversations also include discussions on student mental and behavioral health, classroom behavior, school climate & culture, innovative teaching methods, student safety and more.
Wired Differently: Trauma-Informed Schools Conference
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: Trauma-Informed Schools 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 Las Vegas (July 6-10, 2020).
If students with behavioral and learning challenges (Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s, Bi-Polar Disorder, etc.) were self-aware and could verbalize their needs, what would they say? Perhaps
What Past Attendees Have to Say...
Who Should Attend?
– School Counselors (PK-12)
– Classroom Teachers
– Special Education Personnel
– School Administrators
– Social Workers
– School Resource Officers
– Community & Faith-Based Youth Workers
– After-School Program Coordinators
– Other Professional Working with Young People