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Kristen Swanson

Kristen Swanson

Kristen Swanson helps teachers design meaningful, interactive curriculum at the local and national level. In the past she has taught at the elementary level, served as a regional consultant for Response to Intervention, and worked as an educational technology director for a public school district in Pennsylvania. She holds a B.A. degree from DeSales University, two M.A. degrees from Wilkes University, and an Ed.D. degree from Widener University. Kristen is also currently an adjunct professor for DeSales University in their instructional technology M.Ed program.

In addition to her experience as an educator, Kristen is also passionate about meaningful professional learning. She serves on the board of the Edcamp Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to facilitate local, grass-roots professional development. She has shared her ideas and expertise at the ASCD conference, TEDxPhiladelphiaEd, and Educon. She has also been published in academic journals, including Literacy Learning: The Middle Years and The Journal of Reading, Writing, and Literacy.

Kristen is active in the educational technology sphere. She is a Google Certified Teacher, Twitter Teacher,  Edublog Award Nominee, and avid blogger. She strongly believes that strong curriculum fosters meaningful technology integration, and she is also interested in the learning opportunities provided by asynchronous learning opportunities.

Areas of Expertise:

  • District wide curriculum planning and implementation with UbD
  • Standards Based Assessment
  • Response to Intervention
  • Data-informed Instruction
  • Meaningful technology integration
  • Asynchronous learning environments

Websites:

Kristen In the News:

Create Your Own Unconference DIY Journal: http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/06/20/create-your-own-unconference.aspx

Occupy Professional Development PS Notebook: http://thenotebook.org/blog/124613/occupy-professional-development-edcamp

How To Become a Reading and Literacy Educator: http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/interviews/how-to-become-a-reading-literacy-educator

Five Strategies to Infuse Common Core Strategies with Social Studies Instruction

http://www.nystromnet.com/index.cfm?fa=Teachers.12March

The Effects of Book Blogging ERIC: http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED506515.pdf

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