Teachers get refreshed by attending professional development sessions that teach new technologies, the latest way to reach struggling readers and writers, and the best way to teach every subject there is.
Did you know that librarians need refreshing, too?! In these tough economic times where libraries are trying to buy new books with a shoestring budget and with managing the library usually without an aide, it's great to step away from the pitcher's mound to get some new strategies for reading!
Not only do I pick up tons of free books at conferences, but I make new connections. With these connections, I get new ideas for the library for programs and teaching.
I can't wait to bring back something new after attending Rising to the Challenge for school librarians!