Accomplishments

  • Authored Teaching the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards and Professional Learning in the Digital Age,
  • Co-authored Unleashing Student Superpowers–together with fellow Edcamp movement founder, Hadley Ferguson.
  • Published in academic journals, including Literacy Learning: The Middle Years and The Journal of Reading, Writing, and Literacy.
  • Rated as one of the top 100 education bloggers by Teach 100.

Board Member

Kristen Swanson

Director of Learning at Slack and Founding Edcamp Board Member

Kristen Swanson, Director of Learning at Slack, is one of the founding members of the Edcamp movement and a current member of the Edcamp Foundation Board. At BrightBytes she is responsible for all of the professional learning, impacting 10 million students across the globe. Kristen has taught at the elementary level, served as a regional consultant for Response to Intervention, worked as an educational technology director for a public school district in Pennsylvania, and developed curriculum alongside Dr. Grant Wiggins of Understanding by Design. Kristen is a prolific author and blogger and is passionate about sharing the organic learning message. She has been invited to share her ideas at the ASCD conference, TEDxPhiladelphiaEd, TEDxNYED, Educon, and many other events. She holds a B.A. degree from DeSales University, two M.A. degrees from Wilkes University, and an Ed.D. degree from Widener University. She lives in San Francisco, but misses Philly cheesesteaks.