Saturday, August 8, 2015
A Conference Review!
Hey Kinder Friends,
I have got to share this experience with you because it was just that good. Last spring I was given a ticket and invited to the Frog Street Splash conference. I have always loved Frog Street products but the conference I knew little about. I kept asking anyone I thought would know what is SPLASH like? Every single person had almost the same reply...
There is nothing quite like it!
When I found out that the conference would be held at Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center I was pretty excited. I have been there for a few different conferences and I knew this was going to be a great place for a conference and to spend a little time. I could write an entire post just on the Gaylord but I will save that for when I am gearing up to go to SPLASH 2016 because I am going for sure and I can't wait.
When I found out the theme for the conference was a circus theme I knew I would fit right in. But I had no idea that a theme in SPLASH terms meant going all out or literally over the top.
As I walked in to the opening ceremony I was taken back. My first thought was WOW just WOW maybe this is a little bit bigger than what I had thought. My second thought was...next time I am bringing the good camera! From the first moment and ongoing all I could think about was coming back! Yes, I felt like I was at the circus and couldn't wait to see what was under the big top!
Under The Big Top!
The Frog Street SPLASH conference consisted of internationally recognized keynote speakers, professional consultants, expert teachers and musicians. Trust me, the list was impressive and the professional development did not disappoint! And one of the keynote speakers was Mrs. Laura Bush! Yes, you read that correctly and it was not a typo. Bringing the former first lady was over the top! And the breakout sessions did not disappoint either. They were filled with appropriate teaching strategies, research based topics and educational trends. And I sure want to add that I got in to each session I wanted to attend. That is saying a lot trust me. No skipping every other session to get in line for the next just to be sure you get in. No disappointing closed doors with SESSION FULL signs...none. I can't say thank you enough to the person responsible for that!
To say this was just a motivational and inspiring experience would be an understatement!
And to the special people at Frog Street Press...thank you for the experience.
I really feel like I went to the best show on earth!#fsSPLASH2015