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BOOST CONFERENCE 

    May 1 - May 4, 2013  

   Palm Springs Convention Center
Palm Springs, California

FEATURING:

Paul Tough 


Christopher Emdin

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


2013 BOOST EXHIBITORS  

 

Check out the 2013 Exhibitors registered so far for the BOOST Conference Exhibit Hall:

   

 Afterschool Alliance

 

     

 

 EZ-CARE2/SofterWare, Inc. 

 

EZ Reports   

   

 


GeoMotion Group 

 

Grand Canyon University   

 

Healthy Kids Out of School

High 5 Adventure Learning Center   

 

 Kids Included Together 

     
Natural High

Nature-Watch
 
Newshounds Journalism Club

PCS Edventures  

 

Playworks 


Roadtrip Nation

Scholastic 

 

Simply Fun
 
Skillastics

    

STAR Education 

 

STEMfinity

 
Teacher Created Materials

 

TOUT ABOUT TOYS     
     

 

 

 

(*List current as of 3/1/2013)    

 

  

Do you know of an organization or vendor that would be a great addition to the 2013 BOOST Conference Exhibit Hall?

 

Receive $30.00 for each vendor you refer who purchases a booth at the 2013 BOOST Conference!

  

Tell them to add your name as a referral in the How Did You Hear About BOOST box upon registering as an Exhibitor online (this is mandatory in order to be paid for each referral; no payments will be made if you are not listed as a referral).  

 

*HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS* 
  NEW ROOM BLOCK   
    

ACE HOTEL AND SWIM CLUB

701 E. PALM CANYON DR

PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264

TEL: 760.325.9900

http://www.acehotel.com/palmsprings 


BOOST Rate:  $136.00

 

Call the Ace Hotel directly at 760-325-9900 to reserve your rooms. You MUST identify yourself as guests of the BOOST Collaborative. Each guest must provide a credit card during the reservations process for guarantee and payment.


Please click here for more info.

 


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 
 

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Hilton Palm Springs Resort, Hotel Zoso, & Courtyard Marriott: 

      

 
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ck here to view our most up-to-date hotel accommodations.

 


COMPLIMENTARY MEETING SPACE 
 

Looking to host a breakfast or business meeting with your colleagues at the upcoming BOOST Conference? We offer complimentary meeting space for up to 15 people in the Palm Springs Convention Center Boardroom. If your group is larger than 15, we also have larger rooms available to accommodate your group.  

 

Please Note: The space does not include Audio Visual or food and beverage.  Please let us know if you would like to order food or A/V.


 

  Board Room PSCC

  

 

Please contact Alex Cameron to reserve your space alex@boostcollaborative.org 

 

For more information, click here!

 

EARN COLLEGE CREDITS AT BOOST 
 

Did you know that you can earn 9 transferable upper division units through the University of California Irvine (UCI) 

by attending 6 BOOST Conference workshop sessions and completing follow-up course work?   

 

If you are interested in participating in this program, you will need to register and attend the mandatory orientation on Thursday May 2, 2013 

from 7:45am - 8:15am, Mesquite H room, Palm Springs Convention Center.

 

  

 

For more information, click here.

 

 


 

CHECK OUT THE  2012 BOOST CONFERENCE PHOTO GALLERY
 

First time attending the BOOST Conference? Get a sneak peek at what happens by clicking here to checkout last year's photos! 

   

 

 2012 Attendees, feel free to tag yourself in these photos.  


 

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Dear BOOSTers,
Let the official countdown begin!  It is only weeks away until the big event, and we are so excited to meet many new faces as well as reacquaint with old friends in May!  This newsletter announces many exciting updates about our upcoming conference including a new keynote speaker, a new room block, and new sponsorship opportunities.  Enjoy!

The BOOST Conference Leadership Team

 

NEW KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED  

Basketball Legend, Media Star, and Community Activist...

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! 
    

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a global icon that changed the game of professional basketball and went on to become a celebrated author, filmmaker, and ambassador of education. As one of the NBA's all time greatest players, the 7-foot-2 Hall of Fame center, famous for his indefensible skyhook, dominated the NBA for 20 years and is the NBA's All-Time Leading Scorer with 38,387 points.  

 

Many professional athletes have written books after retiring, but only Kareem has written five New York Times best-sellers and only Kareem has written on topics as varied as World War II, the Harlem Renaissance, and the impact of African-American inventors. His co-authorship of the children's book, What Color Is My World, and the documentary, On the Shoulders of Giants, earned him two 2013 NAACP Image Awards. 

 

In 2012, Kareem was appointed to be the US Cultural Ambassador by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. That same year he and was named California's STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Afterschool Ambassador. He is an inspirational leader who has become a passionate advocate for cancer research and a healthy living style after being diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph + CML) in 2008.

 

 

Click here to learn more about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!          
PRE-CONFERENCE ACADEMY:
ADDITIONAL SESSION ANNOUNCED

 


 

Realizing the Potential of Learning in Middle Adolescence 
 
 
Presenter: Paul Heckman, Associate Dean and Professor, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA; Reed Larson, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL; Dick Roberts, Educator and Philanthropist, Sally and Dick Roberts Coyote Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Janet Kelley, Kelley Collaborative, New York, NY

   

 

Crucial learning and development takes place in the adolescent years.   Emerging evidence from social, cognitive, and learning sciences tells us about how to create the settings, opportunities, roles and relationships that will help young people realize their learning potential.  Together, these authors present the research and theory behind good adolescent learning and offer a counter-narrative to the current middle and high school education models.  The authors outline ten principles of effective learning, and discuss their importance in adolescent development.

 

Participants will have an opportunity to learn from these outstanding researchers and reflect on their own practice and its relevance/alignment with the outlined principles of learning.  All registrants will receive copies of this important paper prior to the Conference.

 

 

Session Schedule:  1:00pm-5:00pm 

Registration Fee:  $30.00

  

Click here to learn more about our Pre-conference Academy and to register for one of our sessions!

 
PRE-CONFERENCE ACADEMY:
REGISTER TODAY

 


 


Beyond the Bell: Collaborating, Planning, and Implementing Quality Afterschool and Youth Development Programs


Session Schedule:  11:00am-5:00pm  
(Lunch and materials included) 
Registration Fee: $175




The Common Core State Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking in the Content Areas

Session Schedule:  11:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch and materials included)
Registration Fee:  $100.00


    


Click here to register for a Pre-Conference Academy session.*


*If you have already registered for the conference and would also like to register for the Pre-Conference Academy ,use the link above and log-in into your Online Account.  Click on the tab labeled "Buy."  You can then choose and purchase a Pre-Conference session.

COMING SOON TO BOOST FILM FESTIVAL

 


 

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.  

 

 

THURSDAY, MAY 2

 

BROOKLYN CASTLE 

http://www.brooklyncastle.com/ 

BROOKLYN CASTLE tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country...  Read more

 

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 

http://www.somewherebetweenmovie.com/ 

In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton has created a deeply moving documentary illustrating that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable... Read more  

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3   

 

G-DOG 

http://gdogthemovie.com/ 

This is the story of a remarkable odd couple. There's Father Greg Boyle, a white Jesuit priest who's spent some 25 years in the toughest part of East LA, and then there's the tough, street-smart, and amazingly sweet young people - all former gang members - whom G-Dog loves and helps, and who love him in turn... Read more 

 

 

SEXY BABY 

http://www.sexybabymovie.com/
Sexy Baby is the first documentary film to put faces to a seismic cultural shift: the cyber age is creating a new sexual landscape. While doing research for the film, we had intimate and candid conversations with kids in middle school classrooms, suburban shopping malls, nightclubs, college dorms, and even conducted an informal roundtable during a high school house party... Read more 

 

RACE TO NOWHERE 

http://www.racetonowhere.com/ 

"Race to Nowhere" is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Named by TakePart.com as one of "10 Education Documentaries You Don't Want to Miss", "Race to Nowhere" brings communities together to spark dialogue and galvanize change in America's schools... Read more 

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 4

 

THE REVISIONARIES  
http://www.therevisionariesmovie.com/ 

 

The theory of evolution and a re-write of US history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential board of education.
In Austin, Texas, fifteen people influence what is taught to the next generation of American children... Read more 

 

    

Click here for more information about the BOOST Film Festival! 

       
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship is a great opportunity to demonstrate your support for the out-of-school time community as well as increase your organization's visibility and exposure throughout the conference. This is your opportunity to reach a highly influential audience in a prime and credible environment while making a long-term impact to the development of our field.

 

BOOST- Best of Out-of-School Time Conference offers a variety of marketing and sponsorship amenities designed to fit every style and budget. These proven marketing tactics will increase your visibility at BOOST and improve your return on investment.

 

For more information about our sponsorship opportunities, click here.  

  

 

Click here to become a BOOST sponsor today!

  

 

BOOST YOUR LEARNING  

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.


 

STEM LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AT BOOST:  

 

From exemplary keynote speakers to workshops led by experts in the field, BOOST is the place to be to learn all about STEM!

 

   

STEM Workshops

 


Blow the Cobwebs Out of Your Local Museum: How to Use Current Skills to Access Museum Resources

Marilyn Cosby, Education Coordinator; Angelina Mendoza, Senior Education Coordinator; Regina Cavazos, Education Coordinator, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

  

  

Building Inquiry Science Capacity in Youth Programs

Stephanie Lingwood, Project Director, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Seattle, WA

   

Examining Science in Afterschool: Learning From Research Findings And Reflecting On Your Program

Patrik Lundh, Education Researcher, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA   

  

  

From Out of School to Outer Space: Make Science Fun with NASA

Leslie Lowes, Informal Education Specialist; Shari Asplund, Discovery New Frontiers Education Public Outreach, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

    

  

Learning Communities in After-School Science: Developing and Supporting High Quality Science Program

Jen Joyce, Director of Professional Development; Roshni Kasad, Project Manager, Techbridge, Oakland, CA   

  

  

Multiplication Nation: Get EVERY Kid to Know Their Times Tables!

Alex Kajitani, California Teacher of the Year, Escondido Union School District, Carlsbad, CA   

  

  

STEM Mentorship: Preparing Students for Postsecondary Success

Taneisha Lee, Program Director; Sirocus Barnes, Education Outreach Coordinator, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA   

 

 

The Science of Inclusion - Engaging Minority Youth in S.T.E.M   

Victor Hall, HERO Advisor; Kevin Mungin Senior Program Officer - HERO, College Success Foundation - District of Columbia, Washington, DC

  

  

Click here to check out a detailed description of all the learning opportunities at the BOOST Conference!   

 
        
NEW: WHAT'S THE BUZZ
STEM!  Common Core! And More!

We want our attendees to continue to be provided with the professional development you deserve.  Therefore, we are now dedicating a portion of our conference emails to furthering your professional development by providing you with the latest trends and resources in the out-of-school time field as well as a Professional Development Tip of the Month.  Enjoy!

STEM:  
As STEM education gains ever more prominence, statewide organizations are springing up from coast to coast to advance and better coordinate the cause... Read more

 
PD TIP OF THE MONTH:
It's never too late to get motivated about your professional development!  This month's professional development article features some valuable tips for educators  from Edublogs...  
 
For more resources on STEM, Common Core, and other cutting-edge topics in the out-of-school time field click on the picture below to access our free BOOST Resource Center!    

 

STANDARD REGISTRATION STILL OPEN

 

There is still time to reserve your spot for the largest out-of-school time conference in the nation.  Do not miss an opportunity to connect with out-of-school time professionals from all throughout the nation.  Secure your space today!

 

Phase III: Standard Registration 


November 1, 2012-April 12, 2013 
 

   

Only $440 per person!
  REGISTER NOW

Conference Registration Includes: 
  • Access to Workshop Sessions & Inspiration Stations
  • Admission to Film Festival
  • BOOST Nation: Town Hall Participation 
  • Meals (breakfast & lunch provided Thursday and Friday, breakfast provided on Saturday)
  • Access to All Conference Sponsored Events
  • Exhibit Hall Pass
  • Networking Reception
  • Post Conference Trip Report
  • Certificate of Attendance
For more information on registering for the 2013 BOOST Conference, click here

 

Already registered? Click here to view the conference schedule at-a-glance.

The Largest Global Convening of Out-of-School Time Professionals  

 

BOOST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The BOOST Conference Leadership Team Needs YOU

Looking to experience some exclusive behind-the-scenes action at the BOOST Conference
?  Want to get a group of co-workers together and help out a good cause? Then, we have just the job for you...


Click here to find out more information about being a volunteer or room host at the BOOST Conference!


 


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