VATE’S SAVE THE DATE: It’s never too early to start looking forward to VATE’s next conference! VATE’s annual conference will be held in Virginia’s state capitol: Richmond! Our conference will be from October 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel downtown. The theme is VATE 101- Back to Basics: Reinvigorating the Foundations of Literacy. Last year VATE celebrated its 100th birthday as an organization. This year, in honor of our 101st year, we’ll springboard off of the 101 course in college and reinvigorate our seminal practices. We invite you to consider not only attending this conference, but to present your best practices. Our conferences wouldn’t be as enlightening without the honor of learning from our colleagues. A session proposal form will be on VATE.org in January, so keep an eye out for it. We also encourage you to invite a friend to VATE’s conference! Reach out to someone in your grade or school who does not typically attend the conference. It’s much easier to implement new ideas if you all go to the same conference! As always, w’e’re looking for more ways to make this conference better for you. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see or experience. See you in October!