We just got back from a fabulous 3 days at the Teach Them Diligently Conference in Nashville. Some friends went with us this year, which made it even more fun. The conference was held at the Opryland Hotel, which is an amazing place full of tropical plants, bridges, waterways, and so on. Our room was quite a walk from the conference center, but that just meant I got some good exercise in (over 4 miles a day as recorded by my FitBit!).
I browsed through the huge vendor hall and found a few goodies to take home for the next school year—Cat and Dog Theology, a cartoon SAT vocabulary book, as well as a few others.
There were over 200 sessions to choose from, so it was very hard to choose. I ended up buying mp3 downloads of all the sessions since there were so many that I wasn’t able to make it to. We did get to hear Kirk Cameron and Andrew Pudewa. Emily was excited to see Mr. Pudewa wandering around the convention center and she even went up to talk to him as well as listening in on parts of his sessions on the way to her teen programing.
There was a teen program (with over 300 teens participating) for the entire weekend as well. Emily was happy to see some of the friends she made last year. She also attended a science workshop where she was able to dissect a sheep’s brain and to learn about the human body.
I came home tired, but also armed with a few new ideas and refreshment.