|A selfie with Wendy Cotta, fellow MassCUE board member. Excited for the day to begin!|
Wow, what an experience. We listened to the stories of so many influential, innovative, inspiring, and successful people. From Richard Wurman (the co-founder of TED talks) to Camille Beatty, a 14-year old girl who founded her own robotics company (beatty-robotics.com), I was left with my mouth gaping open after hearing each story.
|Ethan Zuckerman, inventor of the pop-up ad|
I am incredibly thankful and appreciative to the Business Innovation Factory for selecting me for one of their Community Scholarships, which waived the $2,000 registration fee. As you can imagine, a $2,000 registration fee for a conference is not typically the sort of thing that a school district is willing to fund for a teacher. An experience like this was priceless. I met so many great people, made so many connections, and have a new outlook and excitement about entrepreneurship and innovation in my classroom.
|Me with Pat Page|
I even got to reconnect with Pat Page, RI Teacher of the Year. We presented a workshop together at a financial literacy training session at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston in June.
Thank you, #BIF10. What a great couple of days!
|Me on the #BIF10 stage . . . maybe someday! 🙂|