Author: BOOST Collaborative

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the BOOST Conference in 2018

Join the largest, most recognized and comprehensive global convening for after school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time professionals May 1-4, 2018! Here are 5 reasons why you should attend the Best of Out-of-School Time Conference next year: Reason #1 – It’s FUN and ENGAGING What if your conference experience felt like an after school program? You’ve got it! Set in a retreat-like atmosph...

5 Ways to use BOOST Cafe for Professional Development

BOOST Collaborative, the creator of the BOOST Conference, is proud to announce the launch of BOOST Cafe. The Beta version was just released last week and we’ve seen hundreds of members engage over just a few days! So, what the heck is it and what’s in it for you and the out-of-school time world?! …….We’re so glad you asked. BOOST Cafe is a comprehensive online communi...

How to Prepare for the BOOST Conference

BOOSTERS are you ready for 2017? Last year we asked the BOOST Leadership Team to share their best tips to prepare for the conference. The content was so well received, we wanted to share again! BOOST Conference. This blog is full of their insight, tips, and inspiration! We can’t wait to see you at the #BOOSTConference! #REPOST I prepare for the conference by going on the website to review th...

My Moments at BOOST that Left Me Wanting More

We recently asked our BOOST Leadership and Blogging Teams to share their favorite memory and why they volunteer to be a team member of the BOOST Conference. Perhaps you will be a volunteer, Ambassador or Breakfast Club Blogger for BOOST in 2018. Enjoy! Definitely the very first time I attended the BOOST Conference. The energy was through the roof and everyone was so eager to work together. I’ve be...

Actor Jesse Williams from Grey’s Anatomy to Keynote at 2017 BOOST Conference

Keynote Address at the BOOST Conference Date: April 20, 2017, 8:45am-9:45am  Introducing Jesse Williams: A native of Chicago and graduate of Temple University, Jesse Williams began his professional career teaching high school in low income Philadelphia public charter schools. From there he moved to New York City and, after working at a law firm, began his professional acting career, performing off...

Barbara Boxer Keynote Announcement: BOOST Conference 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2017 BOOST Conference Keynote Speaker, Former Senator Barbara Boxer!  BOOST Collaborative and Afterschool Alliance invite you to join us in honoring Senator Barbara Boxer at this year’s BOOST Conference in Palm Springs, CA. Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance, will be presenting Boxer with an OSTI (Out of-School Time Innovations...

Do you love afterschool? Proclaim it loudly!

In partnership with the Afterschool Alliance, we hope you’ll pass this along to parents and friends to help raise awareness for afterschool programs by writing a short letter to your local newspaper.  This is a repost from the Afterschool Snack blog. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at the BOOST office!   “This year, my Valentine is to a program that makes all the differ...

20 Resources that Create Cultural Exchanges in the Garden

Community gardens serve as a place-based tool for connection, empowerment, and cultural identity. Today, more gardens are popping up in school yards, in vacant lots, nonprofits, and housing developments. Educators are using gardens as creative and holistic tools for teaching beyond the walls of the classroom. In 2014, I wrote the piece, Using Gardens as Classrooms and shared how educators can use ...

Global Place-Based Learning Through the National Park Service

Asia Society and BOOST Collaborative are partnering to create a series of blogs on global learning in out-of-school time. This blog entry was originally published on EdWeek’s Global Learning Blog. This piece is written by Linda Rosenblum, Education Program Manager and Servicewide Teacher Ranger Teacher Coordinator, National Park Service. National Park Service (NPS) parks and historic sites p...

BOOST Conference 2017 Request for Proposals are Open: Submit a Proposal Today!

From April 18 – 21, 2017, thousands of professionals will be joining together to learn, think, inspire, create, and grow at the 2017 BOOST Conference and we want YOU to help facilitate this growth and learning through our dynamic workshops. Think about your expertise, what you have to offer to the out-of-school (OST) time field, and what conversations conference participants are seeking. The varie...

15 Messages of Encouragement to Site Supervisors

As the beginning of the school year is underway, safe spaces during the out-of-school time hours are open and serving children all around the nation. This piece is collaboratively written by our bloggers and includes wisdom, tips, and inspiration for all of our valued Site Supervisors of out-of-school time programs. You ALL matter, and we wish you a successful school year. I’ve been thinking...

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