Last week I had the opportunity to go to the Josten's Renaissance National Conference in Orlando, FL. It was absolutely incredible and if you are a teacher and ever get the chance, do anything you can to go. I met so many wonderful people, learned so much, and totally feel motivated and rejuvenated to go back to work next month. Five teachers and six students got picked from our school to go so it was so fun that my sister and I both were able to attend.
The conference was held at the amazing Rosen Shingle Creek hotel and we actually stayed here as well. We had beautiful weather which was awesome since I spent all of my downtime at the pool!
The band Parachute actually announced the conference theme "Something to Believe In" a few months ago. As a total surprise, they showed up at the conference and did a private concert. I stood in the first row surrounded by high school students and loved every minute! They are actually from Virginia too so it was fun when we got a chance to meet the band afterwards.
Between sessions, academic pep rallies, and delicious food, we had a packed schedule. We were able to squeeze in a trip to Epcot and to Universal CityWalk though!
It was an intense and exhausting trip but so worth it! Can't wait to see the changes we can do with this experience!