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Kristen Swanson
Learner, Leader, Teacher
Learner, Leader, Teacher
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Edcamp Unplugged
Think about the last time you were entangled in a really good professional conversation. Picture it in your mind. Go ahead, I'll wait.... Now that it's fresh in your mind, consider how many times you considered glancing at your tiny flashing rectangle. When...

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Join #Edcamp Gift 2015!
#Edcamp Gift is back! Join us for 10 days of Edcamp powered by the Edcamp Foundation and Remind !

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$5 for 5 Years of Edcamp #GivingTuesday
I support Edcamp because: There's nothing more powerful than organic learning. Teachers are leaders, and they have expertise to share. Edcampers are some of the most generous, amazing people I have ever known. Empowerment changes lives. Kids deserve teacher...

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The New Pillars of Modern Teaching
There's nothing better than spending a Saturday curled up with a great book. That's why I was so excited when Gayle Allen's New Pillars of Modern Teaching arrived. Gayle is one of those no-nonsense people who's done it all: teacher, school administrator, an...

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Mythbusters: How Can We Use Data to Shift Mindsets?
This post is cross posted at ASCD. Access it here. Data, used carefully, can be the ultimate mythbuster. My colleagues and I explore this idea in “Eliminating the Blame Game” in the November 2015 issue of Educational Leadership . We often think of data as a...

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Florida Association for Staff Development - Reimagining Learning Together
I'm delighted to be spending the next two days with Florida's most innovative professional developers . I can't wait to meet some folks F2F that I've been following on social media for some time. They are thinking differently about learning, and I'm honored...

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Peer Reviewed Study on #Edcamp Now Open Source
Over the last few years, many of you have asked for research on Edcamps . And while we've collected a lot of data and several dissertations have been written on the topic, we haven't had any work published in a peer reviewed journal. Until now. Thanks to th...

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This Year, Be a Contagion
Last week, one of my buddies and educational co-conspirators sent this tweet: Energies are contagious. Via Nina Piccini @RocIrshDnsr pic.twitter.com/CD4m5vLC4i — Kristina Peters (@Mrskmpeters) August 27, 2015 Over the past few years, I've thought long and h...

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Best Practices for New Teacher Onboarding
It’s that time of year: The time when we welcome brand new teachers into our schools, districts, and learning organizations. As experienced educators, we know how challenging the first year can be. That’s why it’s critical to have a FANTASTIC program for ne...

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The Evolution of an Edcamper
The Evolution of an Edcamper Edcampers are amazing people. There are thousands of Edcampers across the globe taking back their professional development. Where are YOU on your journey? Phase 1 - Newbie/Egg You've never been to an Edcamp, but you're intereste...
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