My Favorite Conference

Posted on behalf of Melissa Stewart from the Celebrate Science Blog.

AASL is my favorite conference. Hands down. So I was delighted to travel to Columbus last week for the festivities.

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On Saturday morning, I participated in a panel about books that highlight the work of changemakers along with Laurie Thompson (moderator extraordinaire), Shana Corey, Loree Griffin Burns, and Don Tate. I had a great time talking about my A Place for books and listening to the wise and inspirational words of my fellow panelists.

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After a great book signing with Don Tate, I presented a workshop called Getting Ready for Research: Building Skills in K-3. I wish I had taken a photo of my attentive audience of 200 librarians. I’m going to be blogging about the content of this talk later this year, but here’s the handout if you’d like a sneak peek.

After that, I participated in a fast and furious author speed dating event with Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann, Matthew Cordell, Don Tate, J. Patrick Lewis, and Matt de la Pena. I wish we had taken a picture.

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And finally, I sat down for a delicious dinner with Don, my Peachtree buddies, and a dream team of librarians including Matthew Winner, Eileen Gardener, Sherry Gick, Nancy Jo Lambert, Andy Plemmons, and Kurt Stroh.

Wow, what a day!

Author: Jen Habley

Jen Habley is the AASL Manager of Web Communications. She manages the AASL websites, writes press releases, coordinates AASL’s online learning opportunities, and oversees AASL’s web 2.0 tools. When not working, Jen spends time researching her family tree, reading, and watching hockey.

Categories: AASL National Conference, Community

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