For the past few days, I’ve been at the 2015 VSRA Conference soaking up so many wonderful professional development opportunities. I’ve attended sessions about summer reading loss, engaging reluctant readers, and vocabulary, just to name a few. I tweeted a lot about the different sessions, at least as long as my battery lasted!
I appreciate the rejuvenation provided by conferences like this one. I cannot imagine my professional life without these experiences. I left today’s conference with new tools for my teaching toolbox that I can pull out first thing Monday morning. In addition, I had the opportunity to talk to other educators who are also passionate about literacy. These are the experiences that help me be a better teacher.