Slice 2013 9 of 31: My Day at Teachers College Saturday Reunion

Image

This morning, I left my house at 5:30 and drove to Teachers College at Columbia University for their spring Reading and Writing Project Saturday Reunion. I spent the day with thousands of dedicated teachers soaking up the wisdom of the amazing presenters. Because I am now quite tired, here is my day in pictures.

Image
The sky was just beginning to lighten when I pulled out of my driveway.
Image
The Nave of Riverside Church when we arrived.
Image
People choosing which sessions to attend as the Nave fills up.
Image
Katherine Patterson begins her keynote address, “The Richness of Creation”
Image
“In this bleak time, what our children need is beauty.” Katherine Patterson
Image
Chris Lehman urging us to use our literature instruction to build social emotional skills.
Image
Elizabeth Moore modeling how to use demonstrations and experiments as the basis for shared or interactive writing.
Image
Brooke Geller explaining how to immerse students in articles to prepare them for a research-based argument essay unit.
Image
I was so excited to meet fellow slicer Melanie Meehan at Brooke’s session. She was sitting right behind me!
Image
Amanda Hartman reading Seymour Simon’s Super Storms during her session on deeping students’ comprehension of informational text.
Image
During her closing remarks, Lucy Calkins urged us to treat each other with kindness as we weather “the perfect storm” that is about to hit education.
Image
Last stop, Bank Street Bookstore!

As you can see, Saturday Reunions are an incredible experience. I learned so much today! You can also explore what others learned by checking out the #TCRWP hashtag on Twitter.  Thank you to Lucy Calkins and everyone at Teachers College for a fabulous day!

Thank you to Stacey and Ruth at Two Writing Teachers for hosting this Slice of Life Challenge!

sols_6

Advertisements

10 thoughts on “Slice 2013 9 of 31: My Day at Teachers College Saturday Reunion

  1. Wow! So jealous of your amazing day!

    I so miss my writing project days. Our local site closed after 25+ years. This was and remains the best PD I’ve ever had.

    Glad you got to experience it again!

    Like

  2. It sounds like a fabulous day with dynamic speakers. I’m sure you walked away with plenty of ideas and inspiration. Thank you for bringing your day to us through pictures.

    Like

  3. Sounds heavenly. Loved your photos and captions. I was at a competing event at SUNY New Paltz for our Hudson Valley Writing Project. It’s wonderful to share and learn together with great teachers even in our crazy times.

    Like

  4. I’m so envious of you right now! I’ve always wanted to attend a TCRWP, but the timing has never been right. So glad you got to soak up words of wisdom from some really influential people!

    Like

  5. Oh so jealous it would be a dream come true to attend the reunion. I always get the invite, but Oklahoma is a little far for a day trip. Thank you for sharing!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s