Category «Professional Development»

Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts is LIVE!

We’re doing it again! After such a great inaugural year of Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts, we’re happy to announce that this year’s event has been set for December 2nd at Norton Middle School in Norton, MA. Registration is now live and ready to go! What is Edcamp? Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and …

Building Learning Communities

Due to my broken ankle and travel restrictions, I was not able to attend ISTE this year in San Antonio. I quickly began searching for an alternative professional development opportunity for the summer and was able to take advantage of the Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference for the first time. Here are some of my …

2017 MassSaves Summit

This post is coming online a little later than I intended, but better late than never! I attended the Statewide Summit on Financial Capability (MassSaves Summit) at Worcester State University two weeks ago. The summit brought together professionals from many industries, including banking, community organizations, education, and public agencies to work towards the common goal of …

NBEA Conference in Chicago

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend my first NBEA (National Business Education Association) conference. This year’s conference was held in downtown Chicago at the Marriott on the Magnificent Mile. What a great chance to connect with other business educators and learn! Although I was only able to stay for 2 days, I took …

Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts!

A few years ago, I was introduced to Edcamp and my first experience with an unconference. What’s an unconference you ask? An unconference is a professional development event where the attendees build the schedule of sessions on the spot! No one shows up with a pre-made slideshow, or a lecture that’s ready to go. Edcamp …

My Top Takeaways from #JSNEC16!

After a very long journey home from the Jump$tart National Educator Conference, I’ve had time to reflect on just how great the conference was. To wrap it up, here are my Top 5 Takeaways (in no particular order): The community! The educators at the Jump$tart conference are so supportive and encouraging of each other. Everywhere …

Massachusetts STEM Summit

This past Tuesday, I was able to attend the Massachusetts STEM Summit at the DCU Center in Worcester. It was a great day of learning and sharing among educators and community members from around the state. I was very excited to co-present a session called Let You Inner Child Out in the STEM Playground with …

Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts!

After attending many Edcamps throughout the years, I asked some fellow Edcamp-lovers if they’d like to organize our own Edcamp right here in southeastern Massachusetts. And so Edcamp SEMass was born! We are so excited to bring this special professional learning opportunity to educators in the area. As I pitched it to my colleagues yesterday at …

PwC-KWHS Seminar in Chicago

I was extremely honored to attend the PwC-KWHS Seminar for High School Educators on Financial Literacy and Business in Chicago this week. PwC and Knowledge@Wharton High School brought together 100 business educators at the University of Chicago for 2.5 days of lectures and workshops. We heard from professionals from the Wharton School of Business, PwC, …

Discovery Education Program Champions!

I am very lucky to be a part of the Discovery Education (DE) family. In 2014, I was accepted as one of the 50 fellows in the Siemens STEM Insitute at Discovery Education headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. From there, my relationship with DE grew! I presented on STEM integration for the “Survey Says: Celebrating STEM in …

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