I wanted to post a plug for EdCamp Baltimore for everyone in the area! It is a month out, so you can clear your calendar for the date. Last year, I went on a whim, and it was my first EdCamp. It was such a great day! If you have not heard of an EdCamp, it is a free conference where the schedule is planned the day of the event based on participants needs or wants. I also attended with fellow teachers from my school, and it was great to get to know them as well. A few months later, I was helping plan EdCamp MetroDC, and I was hooked on the EdCamp model. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this year due to my newest addition, but I HIGHLY encourage you to attend!
If you are not in the area, and you would have to spend the night, Baltimore is an awesome place to visit. I love the Walters Art Gallery and the American Visionary Art Museum. Or you can find an EdCamp near you. Also, check out my reflections on EdCamp MetroDC here.