BOOST Master Classes are classes offered by world-class experts of a specific discipline in order to develop skills in fundamental concepts and stimulate thought in a specific area. BOOST Master Classes may include lectures, panels, research findings, promising practices, case studies, real-world issues, and valuable industry expertise by respected leaders in their field. Get up close and personal in one or all of our Master Classes.
Additional fees ($30 per class) are associated with BOOST Master Classes. We highly recommend that you pre-register for Master Classes when you register for the BOOST Conference. We cannot guarantee that on-site registration for these classes will be available.
Wednesday, April 26
10:30 AM-12:15 PM
2:45 PM-4:45 PM
Establishing Positive Connections with Your Students
Claudine James, Middle School Teacher and #1 Educator on TikTok, Malvern, AR
Everyone faces challenges in their lives, but middle school educator, Ms. James, has never allowed challenges to bring her down. Despite all of her hard work, there was always someone who thought it was not enough. Instead of letting this tear her down, she used this to teach her students “When they go low, we go high”, which is just one of the many powerful quotes she utilizes. Before becoming the #1 educator on TikTok, she was an award-winning educator. Claudine has always gone above and beyond, writing grants, applying for classroom tools, and traveling to summer teacher institutes to help enrich students' learning experiences and grow within herself to be the best educator she possibly could be. Join this Master Class as Ms. James shares how she’s overcome obstacles, created a powerful platform to engage her students in the learning process, and make life-changing connections with her students.
Follow Claudine on TikTok @iamthatenglishteacher
Thursday, April 27
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Dee Hankins, Inspirational Speaker, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
One of the many dictionary definitions of Resilience is the ability to easily adjust to misfortune or change. However, if you’ve ever had a traumatic experience, you know that most times we don’t easily adjust to things so I don’t like the definition. Here is mine, Resilience; The ability to bounce back! 98% of the world will go through a traumatic experience. Similar to how we are all different, so are our experiences. Furthermore, so are how we bounce back from those experiences. In this session, we are going to learn that we are the true definition of resilience. We’ll take a deep dive into how we bounced back from our circumstances and, more importantly, how we Define Resilience!
1:15 PM-2:30 PM
Master Classes contact
Jessica Barajas, Program Director
Please note: Name badges are required to attend all BOOST Conference events including all meals and all workshops.