Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week.
This week I celebrate Summer PD.
Last year I attended All Write for the first time. My colleague and friend, Kristen, went with me last year, and a few other teachers from our district came with us this year.
|Here we are with Seymour Simon. |
Thanks Elsie for taking the picture!
This conference is quickly becoming one of the highlights of my summer, and is the foundation for the remainder of my summer PD. I come back recharged and ready to change my teaching for the better.
These past two days, I sat in sessions writing furiously, taking pictures of presenters' slides, and trying to absorb as much information as possible. At the end of the day, I went back to my room, and Kristen and I debriefed and shared our learning. I don't know which grew more, my books-to-buy list or my enthusiasm.
Today, I sat on my porch and lingered over my notes. I tried to wrap my brain around all I learned and all I want to do in my classroom this year. I created lists...and lists of new ideas about book clubs, writing about reading, teaching punctuation and so much more.
This is what I do over the summer. Summer PD fuels me; it motivates me; it helps me become a better teacher. I think my students deserve that.
So today, I celebrate summer PD!