BOOST Master Classes are classes offered by world-class experts of a specific discipline in order to develop skills in fundamental concepts and stimulate thought in a specific area. BOOST Master Classes may include lectures, panels, research findings, promising practices, case studies, real-world issues, and valuable industry expertise by respected leaders in their field. Get up close and personal in one or all of our Master Classes. 

Additional fees ($30 per class) 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 that on-site registration for these classes will be available.

*Please note that there is an additional fee of $30 to attend each Master Class. You will have an opportunity to register for Master Classes when you register online for the conference. Already registered and want to add a Master Class? Log in to your online account and add one or all of the Master Classes. If you have questions about registration for these classes, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Wednesday, April 26

10:30 AM-12:15 PM 

2:45 PM-4:45 PM 

Claudine JamesMaster Class with Claudine James
Claudine James, NBCT Teacher and Community Liaison, Malvern Middle School, Malvern, AR



Thursday, April 27

10:00 AM-12:00 PM 

Dee Hankins round

Define Resilience
Dee Hankins, Inspirational Speaker, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

One of the many dictionary definitions of Resilience is the ability to easily adjust to misfortune or change. However, if you’ve ever had a traumatic experience, you know that most times we don’t easily adjust to things so I don’t like the definition. Here is mine, Resilience; The ability to bounce back! 98% of the world will go through a traumatic experience. Similar to how we are all different, so are our experiences. Furthermore, so are how we bounce back from those experiences. In this session, we are going to learn that we are the true definition of resilience. We’ll take a deep dive into how we bounced back from our circumstances and, more importantly, how we Define Resilience!

1:15 PM-2:30 PM 


Master Classes contact

Jessica Barajas round

Jessica Barajas, Program Director
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