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Kristen Swanson
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Attended Widener University, Ed.D
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Definitely that moment of panic but miraculously it always works!
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An experienced panel of Edcamp Organizers will share what makes an Edcamp so special. We'll go over the basics for running your event as well as helpful tips we've discovered along the way.

We will also be answering YOUR questions via an interactive backchannel on Twitter at #edcamp .

Join Karl Lindgren-Streicher, Kaye Hendrickson, Debby Jacoby, and Kristen Swanson to discuss topics like:

So.. what makes an Edcamp an Edcamp exactly?

Can I run an Edcamp at my school? How do I do it?

What Edcamps are coming up? How can I attend one?
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Writing and Talking with Joan in DC Yesterday morning, I got up extra early to do some writing. While I really enjoy writing, it's not actually one of my strengths. I tend to be wordy, verbose, and a bit too narrative at ti...
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At Educon this past weekend, I asked educators the following question: What's your superpower? We all have superpowers. (Seriously,we're teachers after all!) Some of us are amazing when it comes to making a complex concept s...
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This is coming up on Wednesday. Join us!
 
An experienced panel of Edcamp Organizers will share what makes an Edcamp so special. We'll go over the basics for running your event as well as helpful tips we've discovered along the way.

We will also be answering YOUR questions via an interactive backchannel on Twitter at #edcamp .

Join Karl Lindgren-Streicher, Kaye Hendrickson, Debby Jacoby, and Kristen Swanson to discuss topics like:

So.. what makes an Edcamp an Edcamp exactly?

Can I run an Edcamp at my school? How do I do it?

What Edcamps are coming up? How can I attend one?
Edcamp Organizer Hangout On Air
Wed, April 16, 8:00 PM EDT
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Last week, I had the delight of connecting with dozens of educators from across the nation about Edcamp. We came together to answer a difficult question:  How do you run a really effective Edcamp experience? Luckily, some a...
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School Leaders Edcamping in Marin Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the relationship between empowerment and learning. Given what I know about the readership of this blog, I think we'd all agree that feelings of empower...
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An experienced panel of Edcamp Organizers will share tips, tricks, and guidance about creating an environment centered on teaching & learning, not tools. We will be answering YOUR questions via an interactive backchannel on Twitter at #edcamp.

Topics of Discussion Include:
How do you prepare people to host interactive conversations?

What if no one signs up to facilitate a session?

How do we shift the conversation away from tools towards innovative instruction?
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BrightBytes Senior Research Leader
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Designer, Thinker, Maker, Writer
Employment
  • BrightBytes
    Senior Research Leader, 2013 - present
  • DeSales University
    Adjunct M.Ed. Professor, present
  • Authentic Education
    Toledo Learn and UbD Consultant, 2012 - 2013
  • Springfield Township School District
    Technology Director, 2010 - 2012
  • Bucks County Intermediate Unit
    County-wide Trainer and Consultant, 2009 - 2010
  • Quakertown Community School District
    Teacher, 2005 - 2009
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San Francisco, CA
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Toledo, OH - Oreland, PA - Philadelphia, PA - Doylestown, PA - Sellersville, PA
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Learner, Leader, Teacher
Introduction
Teaching for transfer and information literacy is my personal mission. I work for BrightBytes to help people learn better using technology. I am also a founder of the Edcamp Movement, an adjunct professor for DeSales University, and a passionate learner.
Education
  • Widener University, Ed.D
    Educational Leadership, 2009 - 2011
  • Wilkes University, M.Ed.
    Instructional Technology, 2005 - 2007
  • DeSales University, B.A.
    Elementary and Special Education, 2002 - 2005
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