Here are a few highlights so far, and I am sure many more posts will enter my conscious mind when I jump on that plane to come home tomorrow night. ( which, now at the time of this edit, is actually tonight.)
First, I've heard others say, "I've learned more in conversations with my PLN than I have in official conference sessions." For the most part, I must say, that's been true for me as well. Although I have attended a few sessions with "new learning," much of the resources I have already become acquainted with through my amazing PLN. Here's a picture of just one example of collaboration happening in the Blogger's Cafe, which is a big open space where people are connecting and sharing.
My most favorite part of the conference has been meeting people that I have learned with, collaborated with, shared deep conversations with through Twitter, blogging, online conferences and Skype sessions. Here are a few photos of meeting these wonderful folks!
|So thrilled to meet Jana @Mollybmom and Jennifer @Saskateach from Canada. They are wonderful ladies who share so much!|
|The wonderful Karen McMillan or McTeach, as I know her on Twitter, meeting up for the 2nd time ever!|
|The fun and dynamic, Nick Provenzano, or @thenerdyteacher as I know him on Twitter!|
|The fabulous Paula Naugle, @plnaugle who is a gift to all of us in our PLN.|
|The dynamic Angela Maiers, @angelamaiers with George Couros @gcouros and Dean Shareski @shareski|
|The talented John Spencer, @johntspencer who is such a great guy and fabulous writer!|
|The very kind and inspiring Ken Shelton, k_shelton, also from California!|
|So great to meet Cory Plough @mrplough07!|
|George Couros @gcouros and Patrick Larkin @bhsprincipal|
It is difficult to put into words how I feel today after sharing and learning with all of these people from around the world. Energized, inspired, and grateful are the feelings that pop to mind. How about you?