Category «Professional Development»

Tell your story & be a connected educator!

The summer days are numbered and it will soon be time for another school year to begin. With each school year comes the excitement of new students, classroom innovations, and professional development opportunities. I am devoted to being a connected educator! My Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) have helped me grow as an educator and I …

NGPF Summer Institute Fellow!

  I was very honored and super excited to be selected as a 2018 NGPF Summer Institute Fellow! (full list of fellows here) I traveled to Palo Alto, CA to meet the other 11 fellows in the July cohort. We all became fast friends over a very generous and hearty dinner at Nola. The next …

Google Applied Digital Skills

Google introduced a new set of digital lessons called Applied Digital Skills. There are lessons that tie in well with technology, business, financial literacy, etc. I did the “Technology at Work” lesson in my Entrepreneurship classes. It was a great lesson that helped students see the value of technology in various careers and sectors. There …

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Are you finding yourself looking for new material in the classroom? Sign up for these email updates and get some great information! You don’t have to read them every day. I have mine routed to the Promotions tab in Gmail so that they don’t comingle with my “real” email. When I have a few minutes …

Breakout o’ th’ Gangplank

Together again! I had the honor to present a session with the amazing Rayna Freedman at the MassCUE & MASCD Spring Leadership Conference, Lead Like a Pirate. We put a twist on the typical escape room. We showed how they could be used as a professional development tool in schools. “Breakout o’ th’ Gangplank” workshop …

Presenting 2 Sessions at the NBEA Convention!

    The 2018 National Business Educators Association convention registration is live! Join your fellow business education colleagues in Baltimore March 27th – 31st to attend sessions, learn about best practices, meet exhibitors, network, and more! You could even attend one of my TWO sessions “Create an Escape Room Challenge in Your Classroom” (technology workshop) …

2017 Massachusetts STEM Summit

On Tuesday, I attended the Massachusetts STEM Summit at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. It was a great event with fantastic and inspiring keynote speakers! We heard from both Yvonne Spicer, Vice President of Advocacy & Educational Partnerships, National Center for Technological Literacy, Museum of Science (and Mayor-elect of Framingham, MA) and John C. Warner, President …

2017 Jump$tart National Educator Conference

Thanks to a very generous scholarship from NextGen Personal Finance, I returned to the Jump$tart National Educator Conference for the fourth time this past weekend! It is the premier conference for financial literacy, but it is so much more than just a conference. The entire weekend is a community building event. Jump$tart leaves no stone …

MassCUE Fall Conference, 35th Anniversary Edition

What can I say about this year’s MassCUE conference? After over a year of planning, it was nothing short of amazing. I am the treasurer of the board of directors of MassCUE and may be a little biased, but I do think it was a spectacular event! From the inspiring speakers to the variety of …

56th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference

I was awarded a scholarship to attend the 56th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference from the Massachusetts Council for Economic Education and the Council for Economic Education. I was thrilled to travel to Brooklyn to meet with like-minded educators and business professionals who share a passion for educating our youth about economics and financial …

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