Blog #3 of 14inFebruary Challenge

Today I attended a convention that I had been looking forward to for months. Our district paid for 10 of us to attend it to see “The Sisters” because we are going to be implementing the Daily 5 reading structure in all grade levels next year (we already have 9 awesome teachers that have learned about it and implemented on their own).

Thanks to the blizzard, not only were The Sisters unable to attend, but so were about 10 other speakers that could have been our 2nd, 3rd, 4th….choices for sessions to attend. It was very disappointing and we unfortunately did not get much of anything out of the sessiosn we did attend, other than a few connections we made with other teachers that teach with the Daily 5 structure (hooray for building our PLN!)

After getting home and thinking I’m even more frustrated that in this day and age with all of the great technology, why weren’t any of these speakers put through on a skype call? Just last weekend I attended EduCon sessions from my own couch, thanks to their amazing use of technology. I heard of numerous districts that were in the same boat as us, coming with the sole purpose of seeing The Sisters.

This is probably my worst blog post ever, because I like to be positive, but right now I’m just bummed and frustrated.

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