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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Celebration Saturday - Choice Literacy Writing Retreat

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 I'm so happy that Ruth Ayres started a Celebrate Link-Up on her blog!!!  I will be joining the celebration every Saturday!!
 
     Lots to celebrate from the Choice Literacy Writing Retreat!  Brenda Power, the founder of the fabulous teaching professional development website, is so gracious and generous and provides time and inspiration to write for her contributors each summer.  Last year was my first year to attend with Megan, but we could only stay one day.  We were so excited to stay the whole three days this year! 
 
     The theme was RENEWAL, and I definitely felt renewed after gathering with some of the smartest, most dedicated, inspiring, funny, and kind people/teachers/writers I know.  They made us feel completely welcome.  I loved the conferring, discussions, reading, and writing.  Brenda makes us think with the books she gives us.  Thank you, Brenda, for your gift to us, and thank you, fellow CL writers - you're an inspiration to me!
 
Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered  The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
 
 

11 comments:

  1. A retreat with a theme of RENEWAL?!?! It sounds perfect!! I'd love to hear more about it and more about Choice Literacy! Thanks for the book recommendations too. I love Austin Kleon...I haven't heard of the other two. I'll have to check them out. :)

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    1. Have you checked out the CL website? It is full of wonderful PD!!

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  2. Loved the video. Looks like such an amazing experience. So happy for you!

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  3. It was wonderful to laugh and learn and write with you!

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  4. This sounds like an amazing experience. I love the great resources on Choice Literacy and I would love the opportunity to be in a room with all those great thinkers/teachers/writers. Thank you also for the book titles. I have not heard of any of these and they all look intriguing. Have a great week!

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  5. It's nice to be appreciated and so worthy of celebration. Looks like an amazing time with amazing people.

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  6. I love the Big Fresh newsletter I receive from Choice Literacy every week. I'm happy that the wonderful people contributing to it had a marvelous Renewal retreat. What a lovely location for the retreat. I have a feeling that even with less beautiful location the gathering would have been inspiring.

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  7. I have to admit my totally envy over your three days. How did you get to go? Is it an open retreat? Or do you have to be a contributor?
    And now you are off to the Newbery banquet? When do you stop? Can't wait to read next week's celebration.

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    1. Brenda schedules annual retreats in the summer for her contributors. I think you'd make a WONDERFUL CL contributor. If you go to the site, there is a place to contact Brenda to express interest in contributing. She is a wonderful and gracious person. You'd love being a part of her website!

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  8. What an amazing opportunity for you! I loved your video. It would be difficult not to be inspired being surrounded by all those wonderful writers and the beautiful nature. Major jealousy issues on my end! :)

    Jennifer
    Sweet Writing Life
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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  9. I'm just finishing reading A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION and looking forward to figuring out how to incorporate some of the ideas into my classroom this coming year!

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