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 sessions offered to the vast exhibit hall . . . wow! We had some new additions this year as well. The live broadcast booth was a hit. We featured interviews of MassCUE members, award winners, and keynote speakers. Also making its debut was CUELand, an interactive area for presenters to really connect with attendees and spend time with them. I presented a session there on integrating STEAM/STEM into business education curriculum. I had a lot of traffic and really got to show off how my students participate in STEAM/STEM competitions each month and then relate them back to business topics like careers, marketing, and financial planning.
Due to the current state of my ankle and my very long recovery, I spent quite a bit of time at Cue Central answering questions and helping attendees. This also gave me ample opportunity to talk people into hopping into our photo booth for some silly fun!
Here are direct links to the Twitter accounts of our fantastic keynote and featured speakers:
- Ruha Benjamin
- Sachi Badola
- Steve Dembo
- Mary Skipper
- Kerry Gallagher
- Brian McCann
- Martin Geoghegan
- Andy Plemmons
Speaking of Twitter, take a look at all of the tweets from the two-day event: #MassCUE17
As I reflect on the conference, I am so thankful for my awesome tribe. We may only get to see each other in person a few times a year, but it’s a blast when we do. I always tell everyone that the MassCUE conference is like a family reunion where I get to hang out with all of my cool cousins. I can’t wait for our next reunion!
Here are some photos that capture the magic of MassCUE!
About the blogger: Jacqueline Prester is a business and technology teacher at Mansfield High School. She has been nationally recognized for her contributions to education in technology, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and STEM integration. Jacqueline was the 2015 Massachusetts Business Teacher of the Year, a 2016 & 2017 finalist for the Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year, and a 2017 semi-finalist for the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and as the Treasurer for MassCUE, on the Board of Directors and as the Secretary for the Massachusetts Business Educators Association, and co-founded Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts. Connect with her on Twitter @mrsprester or at mrsprester.com.
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