Saturday, July 20, 2013

Lone Star State Adventures

How is it possible that it's already past the middle of July?  This summer is going by so fast it's hard to believe.  Jeff and I are back home in lovely, cool Northern California after two weeks on the road.  We made it to Texas first, where we met up with Paul Agranoff and Barbara Novelli for a two-day class in Dallas.  It's always such a fun experience to get to see these two-- Barb and I had some fun at Charming Charlie's!  If you've been to Dallas and haven't made it there yet, you're missing out!

After that, we made it to one of our favorite summer conferences, CAMT, which was in San Antonio this year.  I got to speak six times this year (!!) which I think might be a record for me!  Kathy Collins also spoke, so Creative Math was well represented.  To all of you who stopped by our booth and said hello, it was great to see you!  If you didn't make it to the conference, or if you couldn't make my sessions or Kathy's, you can download the handouts here.

CM Booth at CAMT

After CAMT, we made it back to Paul and Barb for Math Camp in Houston.  Love getting to do the make it/take it with everyone-- if you have any make-it/ take-it pictures you'd like to share, you can always post them over on our facebook!  I'd love to see them in your classroom!  We finished up this two week tour in Springfield, TN-- the more of Tennessee I get to, the more I enjoy it!

I'd also like to share a few special pictures from our training up in Humboldt County this summer.  For the last three years, we've been honored to host a special training session in Arcata with some great trainers and educators from around the country.  We call these Kim Sutton Associate trainings, but I always feel like I end up learning more than I teach.  It's always a fun week-- we intersperse plenty of shopping, eating, and sight-seeing along with the training and it's such a blast.  

Our KSA crew in my classroom-- Barb Novelli is front and center

This year, we hosted representatives from many different states, including Tennessee, Oregon, Minnesota, and Virginia.  It's such a special treat in the middle of summer to get to take this time together with such talented trainers and math coaches-- it's a jam packed week but it's always so useful!

Ron and Nancy Brown joined us this summer-- what a treat!

Stay tuned-- I'm off to readjust to being home, maybe do some laundry and cheer on my beloved Giants, but I have a post coming up this week on new Numberline activities!  The summer will be over before you know it, and these will be great for use in the classroom in the fall!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who showed up in our classes and conferences this summer, and I can't wait to see the rest of you in the next few weeks!


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