I also enjoyed reconnecting with people that I had met on my TOP teacher study tour to Germany (https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/spr/eng/top.html). It was great to see members of National Geographic staff and chat about the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program(http://nationalgeographic.org/education/programs/grosvenor-teacher-fellows/) and the National Geographic Teacher Certification program (http://nationalgeographic.org/education/programs/educator-certification/).
I was also very fortunate to have been invited by the Centre for Canadian-American Studies to spend time attending their information booth. This gave me a great opportunity to meet hundreds of educators from all over the USA. Please rememeber that this was just over three weeks after the USA election... I had many interesting conversations... The three ladies who lead the Can-Am. organization were fabulous to work with and I very much appreciate them "taking me in." Tine Storer heads up the western centre out of Western Washington University, Amy Sotherden is the assistant director in Plattsburg, New York and Betsy Arntzen is the Education Outreach Coordinator at the University of Maine. All three are passionate about encouraging American educators to teach about Canada. They have a plethora of resources (http://www.k12studycanada.org/) and provide workshops throughout the USA. They hold two summer institutes - one starting iin Seattle and concluding in Victoria. The other is in Ottawa and Montreal. I hope to work with this impressive group of educators in the future. Perhaps at the conference in San Francisco next Nov.