There are two great conferences coming up in the Denver area in June.
Chris Tovani will be offering the Rocky Mountain Reading Conference from June 28th-June 30th. Cris is the author of “I Read It but I Don’t Get It,” and “Do I Really Have To Teach Reading?” She taught elementary school for ten years before becoming a high school reading specialist and English teacher. Check out her website at: http://tovanigroup.com/conferences.html
The PEBC (Public Education and Business Coalition) will be offering their summer institute with Ron Ritchhart from June 24th-25th. The theme is "How Classroom Culture Supports Student Thinking." Ron has been a researcher at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and his research focuses on understanding how to develop, nurture, and sustain thoughtful learning environments. He is the author of Intellectual Character: What it is, Why it matters, and How to get it. Check out the PEBC's website for further information: http://www.pebc.org/?p=81
Both conferences should be wonderful. I had to post them both, just in case you're looking for some learning opportunities this summer!