Friday, November 13, 2015

My Favorite Conference

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

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.

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.

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!

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