Fri, October 11, 20199:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ITEM Fall Conference
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Dr N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Panelist at 2:30-3:15
As a longtime classroom teacher, Patrick "Packy" Mader is expecially excited to be invited to the ITEM Fall Conference hosted at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Conference Center in Brooklyn Park. He will be displaying his four children's picture books highlighting Minnesota settings and celebrating rural traditions and lifestyle and later be on a children's book panel.
Also on display will be his highly acclaimed nonfiction Minnesota Gold book featuring athletes from the state who are part of Minnesota's rich sports heritage. There are 57 biographical sketches in the 400-page, full color volume which represent a wide range of sports and eras and every geographic section of the state. A forthcoming second volume will include 51 more athletes. Patrick learned these remarkable Olympians and Paralympians cheerfully shared their lives, challenges, and achievements and "give back" to their sport, community, and school.
As a person with more than three decades of experience in education, Patrick has prepared many multimedia presentations tailored to the age group of the audience. Please consider him for a February "I Love to Read" guest author or to inspire reading and watching of the 2020 Olympics. Discover Minnesota Gold!