BOOST Conference Highlights

Highlights from the 2017 BOOST Conference including the conference brochure, survey, workshop evaluations, and workshop materials for download. 

2017 Conference Brochure

See what was offered at the 2017 BOOST Conference in Palm Springs, CA! Click the brochure below to download.









2017 BOOST Conference Survey

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2017 Conference Workshop Evaluations

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2017 Workshop Materials

5 Ways Outward Bound Builds Character 
Nettie Pardue, Director of Education and Safety, Outward Bound California, San Francisco, CA

Activities that Build Harmonious Student Relationships, Increase Empathy, and Decrease Teasing and Bullying
Annie Middlemist, Field Support Specialist, Sanford Harmony (SEL) at National University, La Jolla, CA

Activities to Engage Youth In and Out of School 
Gabriela Delgado, Project Specialist II, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA

Beyond the Dream - Langston Hughes to Kendrick Lamar
Sheryl Davis, Executive Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission, San Francisco, CA

Connecting the Dots: Character, SEL, and Employability Skills
Dan Gilbert, Associate, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC

Current Technology and Its Influence on Adolescent Development
Andre Ike, Program Specialist, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, Loma Linda, CA

Current Trends in Substance Abuse and Prevention Education 
Rockwell "Rocky" Herron, Special Agent, DEA, San Diego, CA

Design Squad Global: Fostering Global Competence through Collaborative Engineering Projects
Saranya Sathananthan, Outreach Project Manager, WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, MA

Empowering Upstanders: Moving from Bystander to Upstander
Greg Shamie, Director of Staff Development, The Leadership Program, New York, NY

Feedback and Accountability: What Your Staff are Really Begging For
Rebecca Culjat, Chief inStrategist, Think InStrategy, Vista, CA

"From Standing Rock to Stonewall to Selma"-Social Justice and Action for K-12 Students
Tiveeda Stovall, Community Connector, Bayha Group, San Diego, CA

Growing GRIT- Guts, Resilience, Insistance, and Tenacity
Mike Ashcraft, Founder and CEO, Children's Choice, Albuquerque, NM

Hitting the Pause Button: A Time for Reflection, Discussion, and Action
Mary Jo Ginty, Expanded Learning Regional Lead, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA

How to Begin to Transform Your Life and School with Trauma Informed Dynamic Mindfulness
Coleen Armstrong-Yamamura, Education Program Director, The Niroga Institute, Oakland, CA

Landscaping with Indicators: Looking and Listening for SEL Indicators
Regino Chavez, Director of Evaluation, LA's BEST, Los Angeles, CA

Librarians, Law Enforcement, and Children's Hospitals: Innovative #PartnershipsWithPurpose
Daniel W. Hatcher, Director of Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Washington, DC

Not Your Ordinary Volunteer: Leveraging Undergraduate and Graduate Students to Support High-Quality Programs
Jenel Lao, Director of Undergraduate Programs, UCI, School of Education, Irvine, CA

Nutritional Empowerment: Integrating the Mind, Body & Spirit to Elevate Student Performance
Jeffrey Jordan, Founder, Chief Transformation Officer, Nourished Life Design, Manalapan, NJ

Our Kids are Stressed Out: Yoga & Mindfulness for Youth
Shawnee Thornton Hardy, Author, Educational/Behavioral Consultant & Yoga Therapist, Asanas for Autism and Special Needs, San Diego, CA

PBIS for Expanded Learning Programs
Julie Bennett, Specialist, ASAPconnect, San Jose, CA

PBL on the Playground!
Cindy Sackett, Director of Operations & Expanded Learning, Washington Alliance for Better Schools, Shoreline, WA

Playing to Heal: A Trauma Sensitive Sports Practice
Efrain De La Peza, Senior Training Manager - Los Angeles, Up2Us Sports, Los Angeles, CA

Positive Emotional Climates: The Future of Behavior Management
Erin Browder, School Climate Specialist and Teaching and Learning Consultant, Erin Browder, LLC, Redondo Beach, CA

Racial Bias and Leadership: The Role of School Leaders in After School Programs
Steve Gering, Consultant, Gering Consulting LLC, Kansas City, MO

Seven Years of Summer
Justina Acevedo-Cross, Program Officer, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Berkeley, CA

Super Tools: Behavior Management for Super Afterschool Programs
Chelsea Ashcraft, CEO, Children's Choice, Albuquerque, NM

Teaching STEM through Sports
Nick Telford, Co-Owner, Coast 2 Coast Coaching, Laguna Niguel, CA

The Art of S.C.R.A.P
Karen Riley, Executive Director, S.C.R.A.P. Gallery (Student Creative Recycle Art Program), Cathedral City, CA

The Dream Initiative: Empowering a Workforce of Dream Achievers
Pamela Hutton, Dream Initiative Manager, California Teaching Fellows Foundation, Fresno, CA

Transforming Classroom Culture with Restorative Justice and Youth Development
Ryan McCarthy, Executive Director, CALEAD - The California Leadership Initative, San Francisco, CA

Turning Struggles Into Accomplishments
Richard Reyes, Executive Director, the PLUS ME project, Los Angeles, CA

Unlocking Greatness: Shifting Our Perception of Mentoring Black and Latino Boys 
Earl Edwards, Ph.D. Student, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Using Boardgames to Foster Critical Thinking and Communication Skills
Greg Thatcher, Associate Professor, Fresno State University, Clovis, CA

Washington Update: The State of Afterschool Following the 2016 Elections
Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC


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