The day after school let out I left on a road trip to Maine to participate in one of the most enjoyable PD experiences I've ever had! If you have the chance to attend Heinemann's Boothbay Literacy Retreat, do it! It is truly a community of learners on all levels with the faculty and speakers participating in and enjoying the experience as much as you are. Often they are at the table with you. Having Penny Kittle sit down to learn with you is a fabulous experience!
I need to write this post to consolidate the immense amount of learning I have done & process it from my point of view & my place in my teaching, so I can use it next year. I'm thinking of this post as my handful of knowledge from Boothbay, which focuses on the importance of Voice & Choice to Create Engagement. Here's what I took away from these five inspirational teachers.
I'm a Teacher Librarian and Grade 7 Language Teacher. I'm using this forum support my addiction to Twitter and the amazing #PLN group I get to learn from & with! This is my spot to share ideas, inspirations and writing. With three children and all that that entails, morning is my time to do this. A cup of coffee . . . my necessity!
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