BOOST Nation: Town Hall


BOOST NATION Town Hall meetings are informal public meetings scheduled throughout the conference with national leaders. Everybody in the out-of-school time community is invited to attend, voice their opinions, share issues and challenges, share promising practices and hear the responses from public figures and elected officials about shared subjects of interest in your community.

2018 Town Hall Meetings Coming Soon!

Wednesday, May 2


Expanding Student Success: The State of Expanded Learning in California
Michael Funk, Director, Expanded Learning Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA; Heather Williams, Strategic Initiatives, Coordinator, Expanded Learning Division, CDE, Sacramento, CA

What another awesome year in Expanded Learning! Come hear the highlights, and Michael’s plan for the upcoming year to continue to realize the vision that Expanded Learning programs are paramount to a good education for California students. Join Michael for an interactive discussion with time for Q&A.
Strand: BOOST Nation: Town Hall


Shining the Light on SEL: Program to Policy
Katie Brackenridge, Vice President of Programs, Partnership for Children and Youth, Oakland, CA; Stacey Daraio, Co-Director, Temescal Associates, Oakland, CA; Michael Funk, Director, Expanded Learning Division, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA

The national conversation about social and emotional learning (SEL) continues to be vibrant and robust.  California - with innovative practices on the ground and statewide quality standards to support them – has had an active voice in this conversation.  Join us for an update on the latest SEL strategies at the program and district level.  Provide input about how the CDE Expanded Learning Division can best support grantees to strengthen SEL across the state.  And, learn about how this California work fits in with the national SEL movement. 
ULA, MLA, E, M, H 
Strand: BOOST Nation: Town Hall

Thursday, May 3




Connecting School Board Member Advocacy and OST Programs
Mike Walsh, President, California School Boards Association, California School Boards Association, Oroville, CA

There are 5000 school board members across the state. Imagine the power of those same voices advocating on behalf of your programs locally, in Sacramento, or in Washington DC. Mike Walsh is a Butte County School Board Trustee and the President of the California School Boards Association. He is also a former technical-assistance provider. Mike will welcome attendees with his compelling remarks on the ability to increase board member advocacy and knowledge of out of school time programs; understanding how to connect with CSBA’s grassroots advocacy movement on behalf of public education: and increase your ability to have a conversation about the importance of equity in a way that people actually listen to the message instead of fighting you about the message.
Strand: Town Hall; Partnerships & Building Relationships



Have a suggestion for a BOOST Nation: Town Hall meeting?
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Please note: Name badges are required to attend all BOOST Conference events including all meals and all workshops. 

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