WORKSHOP STRAND SPONSORS
Our Workshop Strands are comprised of targeted workshop sessions throughout the BOOST conference. Presented by leaders and supporters of expanded learning, these purposeful organizations will share inspiring ideas, promising practices, and current trends in the in and out-of-school time fields. Click each of our Workshop Strand Sponsors on the right-hand side of the page to learn more.
California AfterSchool Network
Cultivate with CAN: Creating Compassionate Communities Where Every Child and Young Person is Well-known, Cared for, and Prepared to Thrive
Join us for a series of workshops on leveraging Expanded Learning (EXL) and Out-of-School (OST) programs to create the future our children, youth, and families deserve, with just and affirming spaces and opportunities that enrich, empower, educate, and elevate them. Our strand explores this topic from different viewpoints - Site Coordinators, Program/District Managers, and Systems Level Leaders. Each session will identify opportunities for continued engagement with CAN beyond the conference.
Champions® Before- and After-School Programs
EARLY CHILDHOOD ENRICHMENT THROUGH UNIQUE, LIVED EXPERIENCES
Professionals, educators, employers, and families are acutely aware of the difficulties of finding and providing childcare. Whether it’s Pre-K, before and after school, summer programming, or any of the myriad situations that arise, understanding the landscape is critical. This strand offers an amalgam of workshops covering the hottest topics and emerging insights in the field.
Join us at the LEGO Education Experience
LEGO® Education’s overall ambition is to future-proof students and inspire them to become confident lifelong learners. If we meet each student where they are, challenge them appropriately, and allow them meaningful failures, they’ll ultimately succeed.
With LEGO Education learning experiences in your expanded learning programs, students become increasingly sophisticated in their ability to apply transferable STEAM, Literacy, and Numeracy practices to solving real-world problems in the regular school day and beyond.
The LEGO EDUCATION EXPERIENCE is a hands-on exploration of learning, research, and possibilities. Done at your own pace you can even earn some fun LEGO swag!!! Jump in any time during the sessions and come back, again and again, to complete as many tasks as you can.
PLAY | CONNECT | CREATE - LET’S CHANGE THE WAY STUDENTS LEARN
Looking to capture students’ minds and hearts in out-of-school time? Introducing QUEST: A K-8 game experience that combines literacy, problem-solving, social-emotional skill building, and creativity, immersing students in powerful play with purpose! Bring your energy to this hands-on workshop and discover why QUEST is so much more than a game. Players will leave with ideas and strategies to bring experiential learning to life in out-of-school time!
BUILDING CAPACITY IN EXPANDED LEARNING WITH ELOP FUNDING
With the increase in ELOP funding, how do we build capacity in the field to close opportunity gaps? As we see an increase of funding in the field, our efforts to work towards educational equity as partners and providers in the educational space has great potential! One of Think Together's biggest goals with this new funding is to challenge ourselves to build our capacity and ability to support marginalized communities by investing in individuals as we strive to change the odds for all students.
A FUTURE OF EXCELLENCE: ELEVATING AND EVOLVING THE STANDARD OF EXPANDED LEARNING
Workshop Strand Sponsors contact
Andrea Seals Wilson, Exhibit & Sponsorship Account Director