Inspiration Station Workshops are an informal way to bring a more intimate group together to share perspectives about specific area(s) of interest. Hosting an Inspiration Station is a great opportunity to share best practices, new ideas, or get feedback and is NO COST for conference attendees and exhibitors. Each Inspiration Station hosts 8-10 people and will be chaired by a designated person offering explorations aligned with the BOOST Conference core values. 

Joining an Inspiration Station is a chance to learn something new, outside the traditional workshop setting, and to join groups of your peers who share similar challenges or questions that you have. It's a great chance to build connections and create opportunities for collaboration.

Our 2019 Inspiration Stations are full.


Deadline to submit: March 31, 2019. Inspiration Stations are available on a first-submitted, first-scheduled basis. You must be registered to attend and your account paid in full to be scheduled for an Inspiration Station.

Wednesday, May 1

10:30AM - 11:15AM

Station A: Developing an SEL Program for Out-Of-School Time Contexts
Tricia Maas, Research Scientist, Committee for Children, Seattle, WA
Station B:

Hands-On STEM: Make & Take!
Jeff Salzman, CEO, Nature Watch, Agoura Hills, CA

Station C: PLANETS: Free STEM Curriculum That Is Out-Of-This World
Kenric Kesler, K-16 Professional Development Coordinator, The Center for Science Teaching and Learning/Northern Arizona University; M. Elise Rumpf, Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ
Station D:

5 Tips to Help Motivate and Inspire Staff and Students That You Can Start Using Tomorrow!
Ronann Reeves, Afterschool Site Lead, Fullerton School District, Fullerton, CA

Station E:

Roll Up Your Sleeves with Hands-On Science  
Rachel Solis, Manager of Educational Partnerships, Center for the Collaborative Classroom, Alameda, CA

Station F: Playing Your Cards Right!
Ben Rheinheimer, Self-Efficacy Curator, ULEAD, Inc., Goshen, IN

11:30AM - 12:15PM

Station A:

Sneaky STEAM: Carnival of Creativity
Angela Prestinario, Partner, Stratum Laser Tag & Limitless Learning, Phoenix, AZ

Station B: Equity in Global Travel
Brandon Cohen, Executive Director, Amizade LTD, Pittsburgh, PA
Station C:

Tools and Techniques for Effectively Collecting Fees
Chad Koenig, Regional Manager, EZCare, Fort Washington, PA

Station D The Quest for Gamification: #IRL Adventures in Curriculum Design
William Couling, Curriculum Development Specialist, CDI/CDC, Mission Viejo, CA
Station E: Playing for Keeps: Fun Activities for Math and Reading
Rich Stuart, VP, Learning Wrap-ups, Inc., Layton, UT
Station F:

The KYooB - an Innovative Redesign of the Classic Spider's Web Initiative
Phil Brown, Lead Trainer, High 5 Adventure Learning Center, Brattleboro, VT 

2:45PM - 3:30PM

Station A:

Continuous Quality Improvement Pilot Project - a Collaboration between Los Angeles County Office of Education and the California Department of Education
Sue Gevedon, Program Activities Specialist, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA

Station B: Going the Extra Mile
Ngoc Watkins, Program Coordinator, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA
Station C: Literacy Fun"die"Mentals
John Felling, Consultant, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks, Edmonton, Alberta
Station D: Interpersonal Communication 101
Eleonora Mendez, Program Facilitator, Reach for the Stars ASP/WCSD, Whittier, CA
Station E: Speed Stacks: An Introduction in Sport Stacking!
Matt Burk, Afterschool Programming Director, Speed Stacks, Inc., Englewood, CO
Station F: Book and Build
Frank Del Medico, All Around Good Guy, On the Go America, Portsmouth, NH

Thursday, May 2

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Station A: Tapping into the Incredible Potential of Giving
Lupine Reppert, Director of Development, California School-Age Consortium, Berkeley, CA 
Station B: Building Stronger Relationships: The Basics
Andrea Valdivia, Site Facilitator, PR Marketing Facilitator, Reach for the Stars, Whittier, CA
Station C:

Ozobots - Coding in After School
Rebecca Smith, Site Coordinator, Brea Olinda Unified School District - Child Development Services, Brea, CA

Station D: Art Rods Games for All Ages
Max Schafer, Teacher K-2, Art Rods, Los Angeles, CA
Station E: Leveraging Your Leadership Style with Staff and Students
Leo VanWarmerdam, Partner, Fulcrum Leadership Institute, Santa Monica, CA
Station F: Make Every Connection Matter! "Growth Heartset"
Armando Diaz, Program Director, EduCare Foundation, Van Nuys, CA

11:00AM - 11:45AM

Station A: The Chutes and Ladders of Community Collaborations
Amira Resnick, Manager of Cross-Sector Engagement, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Los Angeles, CA
Station B: EASY PEAZY - The Magic of Open-Ended Challenges with KEVA Planks
Dr. Ken Scheel, CEO/Founder, KEVA Planks Education, Elkton, VA
Station C:

Living, Teaching, and Embracing "YOU MATTER"
Kristin Lorey, Director of Education, Every Monday Matters, Burbank, CA

Station D: #iAmImpact Power Circle
Nathan Houston, Founder, #iAmImpact, Sacramento, CA
Station E: Power On or Off? Digital Consciousness and Social Emotional Learning
Julia Gabor, Mindful Founder, kid-grit, Redondo Beach, CA
Station F: Addressing the Whole Child: Leveraging SEL in Out-Of-School Time Programs
George Hernandez, Managing Director, Southwest, UpMetrics, San Francisco, CA

1:15PM - 2:00PM

Station A: BOOST Exhibitor and Sponsor Feedback 
Andrea Seals Wilson, Exhibit Account Manager, BOOST Collaborative, San Diego, CA 
Station B: Five Signs Your Organizational Culture Is Equitable & Inclusive
Marisol Naranjo-Herrera, Racial Equity Facilitator & Coach, Sol Coaching & Consulting LLC, Los Angeles, CA
Station C: Playworks - Education Energized!
Alejandra Liera, Program Manager, Playworks, Los Angeles, CA
Station D: Goal Digger
Fabiola Martin, Expanded Learning Site Coordinator, Lennox LEAP, Lennox, CA
Station E: Not Your Mama's Science - Science The Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Way!
Terri Johnson, Owner/Developer, Creative 3, LLC, Springfield, MO 
Station F: Skillastics: The Large Group Solution for Fitness, Sports Skills, Character, and STEM Activities!
Jess Wadleigh, National Accounts Manager, Skillastics, Long Beach, CA


Inspiration Station contacts

Frances Vasquez

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Marissa Nieves-Serna 
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