I thought I had blogged about this event earlier, but the quickly approaching holidays and trimester end at school fogged my brain. So here it is, my reflection on the Jump$tart National Conference.
We were welcomed on the first night in a glitzy Hollywood premiere atmosphere! We were served champagne while waiting in line and then were photographed by the paparazzi. What an entrance! Here I am with my good friend and fellow Personal Finance teacher, Julie Giglia. This was at the premiere event that first night.
I had a great time at the conference, networked with so many new people, and learned a lot. I’m most excited about incorporating some of Peter Bielagus’ Money in the Movies videos in my Personal Finance classes. He gave such a great presentation and really wrapped up the conference nicely.
I also have to give a “shout out” to Next Gen Personal Finance! I won their $50 giveaway at the vendor showcase. Yay! If there’s one thing that teachers love, it’s money to buy office supplies 🙂
There was lots and lots of Tweeting as well. Several of my tweets made the big board. I, of course, tweeted my tweet 🙂
I even had a little time to visit with family and see the Hollywood Walk of Fame! My favorites, Harrison Ford and John Travolta!