Exhibitor Showcase Workshops

Exhibitor Showcase workshops allow companies 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, or 2-hour block of time to promote, showcase, demonstrate and presenttheir products and/or services in a workshop setting during the BOOST Conference.

Large Exhibitor Showcase workshops are facilitated in a large breakout room in the Palm Springs Convention Center off of the Exhibit Hall with capacity for up to 125 participants with 100 chairs placed around the perimeter, and plenty of active space for lots of movement. Small and medium Exhibitor Showcase workshops are held in standard breakout rooms with both active space and round tables, accommodating 40-50 attendees. You must be a registered BOOST Conference Exhibitor to present an Exhibitor Showcase workshop.

Joining Exhibitor Showcase workshops gives attendees a chance to learn about new products and services in the field and how they can be best utilized in today's youth programs. 

Wednesday, May 1

10:30AM - 12:15PM

Dive Into FPV "First Person View" - A Unique Learning Experience
Sam Choe, Chief Manager; John Granger, Director of Training, IRONQUAD, Santa Ana, CA

Learn, Build, and Do. Specifically designed curriculum for learning science, building vehicles associated with the learning objective, and doing the mission task! No experience is needed and fun is expected. Also, dive into FPV with us to have a very unique experience by navigating your vehicle as if you were in the driver's seat! 
M, H, MLA, DS
Strand: Large Exhibitor Showcase; Older Youth; Program Design, Development & Quality

DigiTales: Storytelling in the Digital Age
Beth Schadd, Instructional Designer, PCS Edventures!, Boise, ID

Join our two-part workshop amplifying student voices in education while fostering digital literacy and innovation. Part 1, attendees create their own podcast with Soundtrap, while Part 2 explores digital influencers, online safety and responsibility, video production, and more.
E, M, MLA, DS
Strand: Medium Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality

OH THE MATH THAT THEY NEED TO KNOW! - Pre-K through Third Grade Math Games Using Cards and Dice
John Felling, Consultant, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Come prepared to play easy-to-implement and differentiated math games that are guaranteed to engage your students and will make them look forward to math after school. Your students have had a full day, so integrating games allows you to build a practice and focus on the following concepts: number sense and Pre-K concepts, operational fluency for +, - , x, multi-digit operations early, and place value. You will receive gameboards to use immediately, and math journal ideas. Come prepared to play!
PK, E, MLA, DS
Strand: Small Exhibitor Showcase; Staff Leadership; Program Design, Development & Quality 

2:45PM - 4:45PM

Team Games, Ice Breakers & ACTION!
Andy Tupy, Sr. Territory Sales Manager, Gopher Sport, Owatonna, MN

Gopher Sport will be leading participants through a workshop focused around a few of our newest activities! We won’t just be playing games though, we’ll also be showcasing some great classroom management and skill development pieces, you can take home and implement in your class. Get ready to sweat, learn, and have some fun!
E, M, MLA, DS
Strand: Large Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality

Mastering the Magic of Afterschool Programs
Mikayla Oz, Founder, The Magician School, West Des Moines, IA

Learn Magic, get free tools, and walk away feeling more confident about your afterschool programs. In this session, Mikayla Oz will show how teachers and educators can use magic as a tool to engage, entertain, and educate their students. This session will be fast-paced, hands-on and everyone will walk away with a new tool or resource you can take back and implement. Come learn about how to make your programs a bit more magical!
E, M, MLA, DS
Strand: Medium Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality

Inquire to Inspire: Paving Project Paths
Barry Schwartz, Vice President, Startup Smartup, San Francisco, CA 

Dive into “Inquire to Inspire; Paving Project Paths and turn challenges into opportunities! Tailored for elementary through high school learners, this session equips you with tools to dissect challenges using strategic questions. Develop active observation, foster solution-oriented thinking, and pave clear paths for your projects. Explore, ask, and transform ideas into action. Join us in unlocking the power of purposeful questioning and craft your project roadmap.
E, M, H, MLA, DS
Strand: Small Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality


Thursday, May 2

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Building Community One Square at a Time with 9 Square in the Air
Liz Belser, Sales Representative, 9 Square in the Air, St. Louis, MO 

9 Square in the Air® is the original fun and addictive group game that students love and has proven to be incredibly popular with students of all ages over the past 13 years. It's a perfect lead-up game to volleyball and promotes teamwork and good citizenship. This is an excellent resource to be used when integrating SEL. Our portable game can be used indoors or outside, and is height-adjustable, with a simple setup and easy storage.
M, H, MLA, DS
Strand: Large Exhibitor Showcase; Partnerships & Building Relationships; Program Design, Development & Quality

Musical Codes and Cosmic Adventures
Beth Shadd, Instructional Designer, PCS Edventures!, Boise, ID

Join our two-part immersive workshop uniting music, robotics, and space exploration! Discover music and coding with Sphero's indi robotic car in "Rockin' Robots." Then, embark on "Cosmic Coders," an interstellar experience for upper elementary students, merging robotics and space exploration.
E, MLA, DS
Strand: Medium Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality

ALL HANDS ON DECK! What do Struggling Upper Elementary and Middle Years Math Students Need?
Nancy Paulson, Consultant, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks, San Marcos, CA

If you have disengaged and frustrated students, this workshop is for you! This math game workshop will show you how to build: operational fluency, multi-digit operations, integers, solving equations, and fractions. Games use cards and dice and are easy to differentiate to meet the needs of all students. The handout contains a gameboard for immediate use. Weekly lesson plans will be shared to help you teach multi-grades and levels of understanding. Come prepared to play!
E, M, MLA, DS
Strand: Small Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality

Legendary Icebreakers & Mini-Games with HPA
Shonice Myers, Camp Manager, High Performance Academy, Fresno, CA

Don't miss this interactive session with High Performance Academy (HPA)! Join us for an opportunity to "be legendary" while making a positive impact on the lives of children. Explore innovative strategies for keeping kids active and engaged, even on rainy days or in small spaces. From exciting icebreakers to mini-games designed for skill development, this session promises to be both informative and fun.
E, DS
Strand: Outdoor Activity Showcase

1:15PM - 2:30PM

SPARK Physical Activity Strategies, Activities & More!
Julie Frank, MBA, SPARK Executive Director, SPARK, Owatonna, MN

Don’t miss this ACTIVE session to experience SPARK After School – The World’s Most Evidence-Based Physical Education and Physical Activity Programs! Leave ready to create connections, including 3 strategies to ensure all youth are active, and build bridges (academic & SEL integrations) plus a chance to win equipment!
E, M, MLA, DS
Strand: Large Exhibitor Showcase; Partnerships & Building Relationships; Program Design, Development & Quality

KiwiCo STEAM Kit Demonstration
Courtney Morgan, Account Manager; Emma Zang-Schwartz, MPH, Sales Operations Manager, KiwiCo, Mountain View, CA

Come join us to see our STEAM kits in action, ask questions, interact with the items in a class setting, and claim your free sample! We will be hosting a demo implementing our K-12 STEAM learning kits. Our team will be walking through the crates step by step as we all work to build the kits together. We will highlight various aspects of the crates and engagement opportunities coming from our supplemental materials. Plus, there will be recommendations for expanding on the kits over multiple days. 
E, M, MLA, DS
Strand: Medium Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality

Inquire to Inspire: Paving Project Paths
Barry Schwartz, Vice President, Startup Smartup, San Francisco, CA

Dive into “Inquire to Inspire; Paving Project Paths and turn challenges into opportunities! Tailored for elementary through high school learners, this session equips you with tools to dissect challenges using strategic questions. Develop active observation, foster solution-oriented thinking, and pave clear paths for your projects. Explore, ask, and transform ideas into action. Join us in unlocking the power of purposeful questioning and craft your project roadmap.
E, M, H, MLA, DS
Strand: Small Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality

3:45PM - 5:15PM

Skillastics: Motivating the Unmotivated Student to Move
Sandy Slade, CEO & Founder, Skillastics, Corona, CA

This session steps outside the box of traditional fitness activities and provides participants with innovative ideas that demonstrate how to easily get children up and moving and transforming their attitudes about physical activity. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind workshop.
E, M, MLA, DS
Strand: Large Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality

Discover the Secret to Effective SEL Through Movement and Fun!
Sami Kader, Owner, Sami's Circuit, Roseville, CA

Dive into this motivating workshop that combines the power of physical movement with social-emotional learning! Embark on an inspiring journey led by Sami himself as he shares the story of his own childhood experiences and how they led to the creation of Sami’s Circuit, an innovative program that brings SEL concepts to life through kinesthetic learning. Experience Sami's Circuit firsthand as you join in the energetic movement and motivation that's at the heart of this transformative program!
E, MLA, DS
Strand: Medium Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality

Build Your Own Do-It-Yourself Catapult with Elemental Hardware DIY Enrichment
Aidan King, M.Ed., Associate Director of Program Implementation; Sebastian Rizzi, Managing Director, Elemental Hardware Enrichment, Oxnard, CA

Learn how to build your very own wooden catapult and walk away with fun facts about the history of the catapult, how kinetic and potential energy play a role in objects, and how to decorate your catapult. Elemental Hardware Enrichment develops and delivers DIY project kits and instruction that introduce students to basic carpentry and electrical skills, granting them an enlightening glimpse into career pathways in the skilled trades while incorporating Core Curriculum and SEL principles.
E, M, MLA, DS
Strand: Small Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality


Friday, May 3

9:15AM - 11:15AM

Get FAST and FURIOUS with Omnikin!
Scotty Williams, M.Ed, Omnikin US Coordinator, Omnikin, Charlottesville, VA; PJ Hamel, International Kin-Ball Federation, Omnikin, Montreal, Quebec

Join in this fast-paced, action-packed workshop of FUN that will leave everyone begging for more! With everything from large group cooperative challenges to intense fitness games to hilarious partner tag activities, this session will have it all! Omnikin’s wide range of colorful, dynamic, awe-inspiring products are crowd-pleasers by themselves, but our activities will solidify that your program is the place to be! Come join Team Omnikin today and blow your students away!
E, M, H, MLA, DS 
Strand: Large Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality

How to Fulfill ELO-P Intent with Efficient Management 
Helen Wang, Ph.D., Founder, 6crickets Expanded Learning Management Solutions, Bellevue, WA; Michele Reid, MA, Director of Expanded Learning, Visalia Unified School District, Visalia, CA

By supporting 9-hour days and 30 intersession days, ELO-P is a historic initiative that closes a glaring opportunity gap. It is also a tremendous undertaking, building a school outside school. The operation involves families, students, community partners, and district staff. Using successful district examples like Visalia, Bonsall, Del Mar, and Chowchilla, we share some recipes and best practices for managing a quality ELO-P for districts large or small, suburban or rural to meet the ELO-P intent. 
PK, E, M, H, ULA, MLA, CB 
Strand: Medium Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality; Partnerships & Relationships; Sustainability 

Cooking is Hot! Hot! Hot!
Ann Butler, Founder, The Edible Education Group, Midlothian, VA

Interested in expanding or starting a cooking program? This seminar is for you! Pop by to learn and understand the basics of starting a cooking program and funding resources to create OST chefs! 
E, M, MLA, DS
Strand: Small Exhibitor Showcase; Program Design, Development & Quality

TSP's Fun Teambuilding & Confidence Building Activity with the Afterschool Sports Program Team!
Fred Rasuli, Co-Founder & CEO; Broc Hamilton, Afterschool Program Director, TSP Afterschool Sports Program, Turlock, CA
 
Engage in activities to get everyone working together as a team with lots of fun & music added. Not only bring you back to your childhood, but you get to see the activity performed and the direct effect it can have on young person's behaviors and mental health. Physical team building is the way to build positive relationships, with your peers & adult leaders. It allows everyone to connect and bond which contributes to a positive culture and environment.  With team building activity, we have been able to create an environment that kids can THRIVE & SUCCEED, which ultimately brings PURPOSE to their day-to-day life.
PK, E, M, CB, DS
Strand: Outdoor Activity Showcase

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Andrea Seals Wilson, Exhibit & Sponsorship Account Director
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