One of the coolest parts about being a teacher is seizing professional development opportunities. Conference, edcamp, lecture, institute, what have you: these PD opportunities are crucial for our students.
I have learned so much about the way that I teach by fully immersing myself in as many opportunities as possible. I have so much fun when I learn new ways to approach various subjects and also get a chance to meet like-minded educators across the country.
My heart hasn't stopped racing since the early morning, when I received word that I was accepted into the George Washington Teacher Institute. This July, I will spend a full week living at Mount Vernon as I explore the legacy of Mr. President himself.
I believe that this opportunity will change the way that I approach my entire social studies instruction. I'm so excited to promote the Woods and also expand my own professional learning network.
I can't wait to bring this back to the kids.