Learning Opportunities to Meet Your Needs at BOOST
BOOST recognizes that people have their own preference of learning styles and techniques. We are pleased to offer our conference attendees hundreds of comprehensive instructional opportunities throughout the BOOST Conference to meet their personal mix of learning styles.
Visual (spatial): You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.
Pre-conference Academy- 3-6 hours
Our comprehensive Pre-conference Academy is aimed at helping you create change- personally and professionally. These intensive sessions are designed to give participants an in-depth learning experience in specific areas. They are intended to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit as well as build capacity by inspiring you to become an agent for change.
Workshop Sessions- 2 hours, 1.75 hours, 1.5 hours, 1.25 hours
BOOST offers a plethora of workshops encompassing the following themes: Program Design, Development, and Quality; Professional Development; Partnerships & Building Relationships; Sustainability; Older Youth; Storytellers Cafe
Town Hall Meetings- 2 hours, 1.75 hours, 1.5 hours, 1.25 hours
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.
Master Classes- 2 hours, 1.75 hours, 1.5 hours, 1.25 hours
Master Classes are classes offered to attendees by world-class experts of a discipline in order to develop skills in fundamental concepts or stimulate thought in a specific area. BOOST Master Classes may include lecture, panels, research findings, promising practices, case studies, real-world issues, and valuable industry expertise by respected leaders in their field.
Additional fees 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 on-site registration for these classes will be available.
Exhibitor Showcases- 2 hours, 1.75 hours, 1.5 hours, 1.25 hours
The Exhibitor Showcase allows companies a block of time to promote, showcase, demonstrate and present their products and/or services throughout the conference.
Film Festival- 2 hours, 1.75 hours, 1.5 hours, 1.25 hours
It is the mission of the BOOST Film Festival to support the work of talented and dedicated filmmakers and to share their work so that it may inspire, educate, and transform out-of-school time professionals in their work.
The BOOST Film Festival strand offers attendees the opportunity to view films highlighting relevant topics in the education field including issue relating to today’s youth. Many of the featured films offer supplemental materials, such as curriculum, to take back and implement at your school or program. When available, the BOOST Film Festival strand also offers the opportunity for post-film discussion with the filmmakers or representatives from the film company.
Inspiration Stations- 45 minutes
Inspiration Stations are an informal way to bring a group of participants together for an in-depth conversation and to share perspectives about specific area(s) of interest or specific ideas.
Participating in 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.
Hosting an inspiration station is a great opportunity to share best practices, new ideas, or get feedback.
Camp Inspire- 45 minutes
Camp Inspire sessions are an intimate way to bring a group of participants together for an in-depth conversation to share perspectives about specific area(s) of interest or specific ideas. Camp Inspire sessions are 45 minutes and set in the grand entrance of the Palm Springs Convention Center Lobby amongst the beautiful landscape of Palm Springs. Each session will have four (4) round tables (capacity for 32 attendees). Your company will have the space to display (1) banner in front of the session with your logo in the conference brochure and website. Your sponsorship will be promoted on our social media outlets a minimum of one (1) time, including a personalized graphic with your logo. http://www.boostconference.org/camp-inspire
We look forward to learning together!
For more information on Learning Styles, please visit http://www.learning-styles-online.com/