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East Coast Bootcamp 2024

East Coast Bootcamp is August 5-9, 2024 in Milford, MA (right outside of Boston, MA). Come join the collaboration and fun! East Coast Bootcamp is a time to make invaluable connections with other educators across the country, learn incredible new strategies and grow in your classroom facilitation at your pace. We will spend an entire week together sharing OWL best practices for a proficiency-based and student directed classroom. The OWL Four Values of Equity & Relationships, Proficiency, Engagement and Empowerment are infused into each day. The week focuses on Social and Emotional Learning practices, strategies for high engagement and ways to empower our students. You will leave with individual, regional and national level support, making meaningful connections that will last far beyond the week!

To ensure all participants health and safety during this opportunity, OWL will be following all recommended CDC guidelines. As guidelines change, OWL will keep all participants up to date with safety protocols.

College Credit: There are optional post graduate credits through Southern Oregon University. Teachers can receive up to 3 credits for the week. The cost is $70 per credit, with a one-time $30 processing fee. Teachers will need to pay with a check or money order in person and course requirements will be distributed at the time of Bootcamp. Please contact [email protected] if you would like more information prior to Bootcamp.

Daily Schedule

Morning Session: 9am-12:00pm PST

  • The morning session includes: Whole Teacher Session (Implementation of Adult SEL), Live demos, and a strategies session.

Lunch: 12:00pm-1:30pm PST

  • Lunch will be on your own, an opportunity for networking and further conversations with colleagues.

Afternoon Session: 1:30pm-4:00pm PST

  • The afternoon session will include OWL Strategies sessions at implementation level and a large group share out.

*Wednesday will be an altered schedule running from 9am-3:30pm, with a shortened lunch.

Personalized to your Experience

OWL Bootcamp is personalized and scaffolded to fit goals at various levels. There are level-specific strands, based on participants’ previous experience with proficiency and the methodology.

Green Strand

Designed for teachers new to OWL. Whether proficiency is new to you or you have been teaching with proficiency for many years, this strand allows you to explore and examine your current practice, while diving in to proficiency-based, student-directed OWL strategies. Teachers will leave with new techniques and ideas for high student engagement and the ability to create a positive space for language acquisition.

Blue Strand

This strand is designed for participants who want to develop systems to support proficiency-based learning. Through further exploration of the strategies & techniques introduced in prior OWL training, we go deeper into how to create a space for acquisition.

Orange Strand

Designed for the teacher who is seeking collegiality and support systems, this strand encourages reflection of practice and collaboration of ideas. By discussing the elements of proficiency-based practice, participants utilize effective teacher discourse to move forward in their practice.

To Further Enhance Your Experience

  • Participants may take advantage of half hour one-on-one consultations with a member of the OWL facilitation team at an additional $50 per session. Topics can include: school specific dilemmas and challenges, feedback of a previously recorded classroom session, question and answer, and many more! You register for these below.
  • Participants can purchase additional OWL Resources to further aid in your implementation of a proficiency-based classroom.
  • College Credit: There are optional post graduate credits through Southern Oregon University. $75 fee per unit plus a one time $30 processing fee. Can receive up to 3 credits for the week. (Totals: $105 for 1 credit, $180 for 2 credits, $255 for 3 credits). Teachers pay with a check or money order in person and course requirements will be distributed at the time of Bootcamp. If you would like information prior to Bootcamp, please contact [email protected]

Travel Information 

Airports: The largest airport by the airport is Boston (BOS) (30.2 miles).

The nearest airport to Milford is Worcester (ORH) Airport which is 20.6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Providence (PVD) (29.1 miles), Manchester (MHT) (54.9 miles) and Hartford (BDL) (62.1 miles)

Ground transportation:

If you fly into Boston, an Uber/Lyft is the easiest form of transportation to the venue area. If you are coming with a group, we can recommend Knight’s Airport Limousine Service (a van service) for a more reasonable rate for a group. Here is the link:

Car rental from Boston airport is another option. See below the Milford public bus schedule. If staying at the Doubletree, the bus can be taken from Milford Crossing to Milford HS. *download or larger views available upon request.







Lodging: Some options below:

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Milford

Holiday Inn Express Boston-Milford

Sonesta Select Boston Milford

There are also some airbnbs in the area.  Hotels/airbnbs are not in walking distance from the venue. Uber/lyft or a rental car is recommended.

There is a public bus. If staying at the Doubletree, the bus can be taken from Milford Crossing to Milford HS. See above the Milford public bus schedule. *download or larger views available upon request.

Things to do: Here are Tripadvisor’s recommendations. There are several activities to take in the area. Milford is located about 45 minutes outside of Boston. Wednesday is our Happy Hour, however, you could plan an evening trip into town on another evening. Some teachers will also arrive a day early, or stay a day later to take it all in!

Milford is located within driving distance to Worcester, Boston and Providence, RI.
Participants who enjoy hiking may want to visit Purgatory Chasm.
The Wrentham outlet mall and Gillette stadium (as well as Patriots place mall) are about 30 minutes away.
In Milford there is a walking path with an entrance quite close to the Doubletree
There are several Breweries in the area including: Startline, Craftroots, Wormtown
Southwick Zoo is close by
Vandervalk winery is about 10 minutes away
There is a bowling alley, bar and arcade in Milford called PINZ
A drive in Movie theater called Mendon Drive about 10 minutes away
Hopedale country club offers golfing day passes

*Please contact [email protected] or call 541-690-8038 with questions on lodging, transportation or any other questions. 

We are excited to have you and want to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Tier Pricing 

Pricing is based on a per Tier registration. The earlier you register, the lower the price. The dates for each Tier are listed when you register.

Discounts: Teachers are eligible for one of the following discounts.

Group Discount

We offer a 10% discount to groups of 3-5. There is a 12% discount for groups of 6-9 teachers. There is a 15% discount for groups of 10 or more. The training is highly beneficial to groups and departments, as there is both specific strand and whole group time. Teachers of varying experience levels of OWL will all learn and grow individually and together. There are also extended lunch times everyday where groups can choose to network and/or meet together.

Previous Bootcamp Attendee Discount 

Any teacher who has previously attended Bootcamp is eligible for a 10% discount. Please contact us prior to registering to access your discount: [email protected]

Funding Tips & Recommendations 

We suggest checking with your school about Title Funds and monies. Our work falls into many different categories and teachers have received funding assistance (partial or full) from Title money. Please contact us if you need specific information from us in order to apply or request funds: [email protected].

We offer payment plans. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested.

Please let us know if you have found a way to receive financial assistance that may be open to other teachers. We would love to make Bootcamp as accessible as possible to all.


Cancellation Policy

Prior to April 30– 75% back
May 1 – May 31– 50% back
June 1 – June 30 -25% back
On or After After July 1 – No Refund


Details Price Qty
Early Bird Bootcamp- Pay by Credit Card $771.47 USD   Expired
Early Bird Bootcamp- Save 3% by Check or Purchase Order $749.00 USD   Expired
Tier 1 Bootcamp- Pay by Credit Card $822.97 USD   Expired
Tier 1 Bootcamp- Save 3% by Check or Purchase Order $799.00 USD   Expired
Tier 2 Bootcamp- Pay by Credit Card $874.47 USD   Expired
Tier 2 Bootcamp- Save 3% by Check or Purchase Order $849.00 USD   Expired
Tier 3 Bootcamp- Pay by Credit Card $925.97 USD  
Tier 3 Bootcamp- Save 3% by Check or Purchase Order $899.00 USD  
Half Hour Consultation - Pay by Credit Card $41.20 USD  
Half Hour Consultation- Save 3% with Check or Purchase Order $40.00 USD  

  •  August 5, 2024 - August 9, 2024
     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


31 W Fountain St, Milford, MA, 01757, Estados Unidos de Norte America