Category «Professional Development»

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 …

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 …

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