GroupPicLast weekend I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the Virginia State Reading Association Conference held in Richmond, VA.  I presented with two classmates from the Reading, Literacy, & Learning program, Erica Shelley and Leighan Worden.  Our presentation was titled “Bring Reading to Life: How to Integrate Non-fiction” and took attendees through research supporting students’ needs to get up and move while learning as well as some activities to be used in conjunction with non-fiction texts in the classroom.  Although we were the ones presenting, I walked away with many new ideas of how to incorporate movement into my daily lessons as a soon-to-be teacher.  I found the experience of attending the conference very beneficial and learned about many new and different teaching techniques and ideas that I cannot wait to try out in my future classroom.  I will definitely be attending VSRA Conference 2016 in Norfolk next year!