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Kristen Swanson
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Attended Widener University, Ed.D
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Scaling Unhangouts: Our First In-District #Edcamp Online
Meg Roa , an amazing administrator from Volusia County Schools , attended Edcamp Online last October. From that moment, she imagined a world where she could provide anytime, anywhere learning to all of the staff at Volusia. And so it began. She embarked on ...
Meg Roa, an amazing administrator from Volusia County Schools, attended Edcamp Online last October. From that moment, she imagined a world where she could provide anytime, anywhere learning to all of the staff at Volusia. And...
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+Tony Sappington Sure thing, Tony. Just send me a note and we'll figure it out!
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Drawing the Line Between Success and Mastery #ASCD15
Every so often, I'm asked a critical question about one of my learning practices. Why do you keep volunteering so much time to Edcamp ? Why do you write a blog, even though there's no formal reward involved? Why do you travel on weekends to connect with oth...
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Great reflection, thanks for sharing.
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Edcamp US DOED Is Back! #edcampusa
The second annual Edcamp United States Department of Education will be on May 29, 2015. The Edcamp Foundation is delighted to be partnering with the DOED again this year in Washington. We hope that this year's event will build on the conversations and ideas...
The second annual Edcamp United States Department of Education will be on May 29, 2015. The Edcamp Foundation is delighted to be partnering with the DOED again this year in Washington. We hope that this year's event will buil...
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So excited...entered again this year...maybe I could stuff the lottery box?  :-)  
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*How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience [infographic]:
6 Tips for Edcampers!*

 http://bit.ly/edcamptips

Pin it for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/132082201548185580/  
#edcamp   #edchat   #edtech   #txed   #hackPD  
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New Whitepaper - Reimagine Learning through Making and Play
As many of you know, I'm gently guiding the work of the Research Institute at BrightBytes . This work has given me the opportunity to learn and connect with dozens of brilliant educators and school leaders across the country. The Research Institute at Brigh...
As many of you know, I'm gently guiding the work of the Research Institute at BrightBytes. This work has given me the opportunity to learn and connect with dozens of brilliant educators and school leaders across the country. ...
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+Allison Zmuda You are more than welcome to repost! Thank you!
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Oh yay! Check out the #autoawesome of the +Kristen Swanson making a balloon animal at #wemta15
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All Change Is Local
Sometimes the people you meet help you do amazing things. Last week, I had the opportunity to collaboratively create a professional learning experience for learners across the state of Pennsylvania. A part of the Research Institute at BrightBytes , the even...
Sometimes the people you meet help you do amazing things. Last week, I had the opportunity to collaboratively create a professional learning experience for learners across the state of Pennsylvania. A part of the Research...
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#Edcamp Events Are Not About Swag
Edcamps are amazing unconferences for educators, by educators. Since the first Edcamp in May 2010, there have been hundreds of events in dozens of countries. You can check out the entire list here . The work you've all done to make this happen is absolutely...
Edcamps are amazing unconferences for educators, by educators. Since the first Edcamp in May 2010, there have been hundreds of events in dozens of countries. You can check out the entire list here. The work you've all done to...
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Session Notes from #iPDX15
This year, I had the chance to attend IntegratED in Portland. It was my first time attending the interactive, collaborative learning experience. Most of my time there looked something like this: Awesome Flickr Shot from Rachel Wente-Chaney There was a ton o...
This year, I had the chance to attend IntegratED in Portland. It was my first time attending the interactive, collaborative learning experience. Most of my time there looked something like this: Awesome Flickr Shot from Rache...
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SCRUM: A One Month Reflection
Over the winter holidays, I read SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time . To be honest, I hadn't committed to using/trying the process before reading the text. Mostly, I was curious. The book came recommended from someone I deeply respect a...
Over the winter holidays, I read SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. To be honest, I hadn't committed to using/trying the process before reading the text. Mostly, I was curious. The book came recommended ...
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+Mathieu Plourde +Steve Birchfield - Yes, trello is great! Although I love the physical reminder of having the board in my office!
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#Edcamp Events Do Not Have Keynotes
Edu-awesome Logo from Edcamp Baltimore I chat with Edcamp organizers all the time. Edcamp organizers are some of the most brilliant, dedicated, innovative people on earth. They see problems as opportunities and are able to create genuine excitement around l...
Edu-awesome Logo from Edcamp Baltimore I chat with Edcamp organizers all the time. Edcamp organizers are some of the most brilliant, dedicated, innovative people on earth. They see problems as opportunities and are able to cr...
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+Tom Mullaney We haven't finalized yet. :) Stay tuned to www.edcampphilly.org
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School Leadership Briefing Covers #Edcamp
A few weeks ago, School Leadership Briefing took some time to get to know Edcamp a little bit better. They asked a lot of great questions and provided a lot of context for school leaders about the value of Edcamp for building leaders. Click the image below ...
A few weeks ago, School Leadership Briefing took some time to get to know Edcamp a little bit better. They asked a lot of great questions and provided a lot of context for school leaders about the value of Edcamp for building...
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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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