About Dr. Gina Cherkowski (@gcherkowski): Gina is an educational game changer on a mission to ensure all students have access to high-quality STEM learning experiences so they are aptly prepared for our technology-driven, dynamic world. Gina realized that, as a teacher, her sphere of influence was limited to the students with whom she had a direct relationship. Knowing that she could achieve a larger impact--by upskilling teachers and providing transformational experiences for students--eventually led her to leave her teaching position and begin STEM Learning Lab.
Gina believes that play, exploration, and meaning are critical factors for learning for all students. She advocates that all students require and deserve opportunities to participate in high-level, hands-on, engaging and meaningful learning experiences so they are able to meet the demands of the 21st century. Gina and her team believe that STEM education, combined with arts and entrepreneurialism, provides pivotal learning opportunities that equip children with the skills, tools, and mindsets they need for the 21st century.
Gina holds a PhD in Mathematics Education as well as in Culture Studies in Education. She has extensive experience in teaching and learning as a remediation specialist, a classroom teacher, and as a university professor for undergraduate and graduate courses in education in Canada and internationally.
Entrepreneurs Unplugged is powered by Accelerate Okanagan in partnership with Grant Thornton. This event is an incredible opportunity to learn from experienced entrepreneurs in our community as well as an excellent opportunity to network with members of our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity
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