We took a different approach to this professional development experience. Bringing Lainie Rowell to campus to work with all teachers grades K-8 was FAR more cost effective than sending even a few of them off to a conference. Even more importantly, Lainie did demonstration classes with students on Wednesday while our teachers observed. It is rare for teachers to be able to see workshop concepts actually in action with their own students. Mrs. Dye and Dr. Andrews really put together, with Mrs. Rowell, a uniquely powerful and creative professional experience.