Friday, June 8, 2012

Video: It's a Small World After All - My PLN Keynote

Awhile back I posted about a recent trip to Vermont where I was honored to deliver (I guess it's safe to admit) my first keynote address.  I was super nervous before, during and after, but I had an amazing time sharing how my Personal Learning Network has shaped my practice and I left Vermont with many new friends and tons of new ideas.  I continue to be so grateful to everyone who was a part of bringing me to this wonderful conference on the banks of Lake Champlain.

Today, a video of my keynote was published and although I can't bring myself to watch it, I'm going to be brave and share it with you.  No doubt, some of you will recognize yourself in the many nods I made to just a few of the rock stars in my PLN who inspire me every day.  Whatever you think of my speaking ability, know that this presentation wouldn't exist without you!

The presentation itself can be found here.  Honestly, part of me still can't believe the whole experience really even happened.  This week (the last week of school for us) has been full of pitfalls and barriers.  Having this video published today, as a reminder of what a great year I've had, was just what I needed.


  1. I just watched the video of your VT keynote, Jennifer, and it was almost as good as the live version. Thank you for all that you share with your devoted PLN.

  2. I'm still pinching myself, Donna! Thanks for everything!

  3. I am starting as a teacher-librarian in September in a 'technology poor' school - your comment describing your school in terms of numbers, socio-economics and technology made me realize that I can can make it happen with a little help from a PLN (still in progress!)

  4. Hi Jennifer,

    You have inspired me to go back to my blog that I started when I began my Masters. I hope that in the fall I can introduce staff who have not created their own PLN to do so and also to push myself along into the create and contribute areas of connectedness. I appreciate your willingness to share your journey and that you are an introvert willing to step out of your comfort zone - thanks for modeling your passion.

  5. Hi there, Just found your wonderful blog and starter kit. I clicked the link and it no longer existed on that page. Luckily they have a youtube channel . Thank you for sharing!