Patti Stewart (1st Grade)

This conference, Get Your Teach On, was probably the most useful professional development experience I have ever attended. Because the entire 2 day conference was geared specifically to kindergarten and first grade classrooms and teachers. For this reason, all the wonderful ideas shated, materials and activities are fully appropriate for every group of first graders I have ever taught or will teach. I have already used 3 of the many games we were shown and the section on writing in the K/1st grade class will be a model for my approach to writing with young children for the remainder of my career. Because this conference was not just focused on a single discipline, they shared wonderful ideas for curriculum across all disciplines in the early childhood classroom. Well worth the time and expenses, and so much fun to boot!