As you’ve seen on the BioRx blog, Author Shannon Ralph is 2015’s Kansas Teacher of the Year. She’s spending part of her semester traveling and speaking on behalf of Kansas teachers. This week we’ll be sharing her visit to Washington, D.C. for the Teachers of The Year recognition, and adding each day’s updates. Keep up with her other KTOY adventures here on the blog and on her Twitter page.
The day started like any other day. Just kidding!! I was in Washington D.C. for Pete’s sake!! We actually started the day with an amazing breakfast buffet and presentation sponsored by Scholastic. And then we traveled to the Smithsonian Castle for an introductory session with all the State Teachers of the Year. What a beautiful majestic location! I had a hard time listening because I was in this old, elegant… well you know, castle!
The Smithsonian graciously let us choose our topics of interest prior to arrival, so we broke into our respective groups and headed out. I chose a combination of bones/insects/bird collection. (cool, cool, cool! I actually re-tweeted their skin and bones app…take a look.)
In each instance we were educated by the people who work in these exhibits and had behind-the-scenes instructions and tours. It was awesome! I totally want to go back and spend more time there! Field trip perhaps??
Stay tuned for more on my week in D.C… later this week on the BioRx Blog!