Attending any out-of-school time conferences these next few months? Once spring rolls around, plenty of professional development opportunities pop up, so take some time and learn something new. While you’re at it, be sure to stop by our booth and say hello!
National Afterschool Association (NAA) Annual Convention
March 15 – 17
In a few weeks, we will visit New York, New York, to exhibit and present at the NAA Annual Convention. Be sure to look for us on the schedule!
Attended by over 2,500 afterschool professionals and leaders, this event provides plenty of opportunities to learn, network, and be inspired. There are special events, workshops and intensive sessions, and several keynotes too.
Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning
April 16 – 17
Then, in mid-April, The Walking Classroom will exhibit at the Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning, The summit is hosted by the Indiana Afterschool Network, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Education.
Held in Indianapolis, Indiana, it brings together more than 600 individuals working with youth programs, schools, and community partners. As well, there are several keynote speakers and over 60 workshops on leadership and best practices.
Next, we’ll be exhibiting at the Synergy Conference, a smaller event sponsored by the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). NC CAP works to improve access to high quality afterschool and expanded learning programs for those at risk of education failure.
This year’s conference will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina, and its theme is Doing the M.O.S.T.: Maximizing Out-of-School Time!
Best of Out-of-School Time (BOOST) Conference
April 30 – May 2
Finally, The Walking Classroom will visit the west coast, heading to Palm Springs, California to exhibit at the BOOST Conference! This conference is the largest global convening for afterschool, expanded learning, and out-of-school time professionals, with a projected attendance of over 2,500.
Held in a retreat-like atmosphere, the conference provides opportunities for networking and team building. It includes special events, more than 150 workshops, and hands-on learning at Inspiration Stations!
More Opportunities on the Way!
Not attending any of these? Have no fear, because you can experience The Walking Classroom at other events as the year progresses. If you want to find out where you can learn more about our program, just keep an eye on our website. Then, maybe we’ll meet you in our travels!