September 2011

Kristen Swanson shares the Edcamp vision at TEDxPhillyEd 2011

Edcamp Co-Founder Kristen Swanson did an absolutely PHENOMENAL job sharing the story behind Edcamp at TEDxPhillyEd on Saturday, June 25th!

Kristen made it look easy as she told the audience how the first Edcamp came to be, paying homage to the events that inspired ours:  BarCamp Philly, TeachMeet and of course, EduBloggerCon. We are, as she so aptly put it, ‘standing on the shoulders of giants.’

She passionately explained that it’s TIME FOR US TO TAKE CONTROL OF OUR OWN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING – by working with our districts to embrace and integrate the Edcamp model into district PD. Several forward thinking districts are already doing just that!

Here is Kristen’s complete TEDxPhillyEd talk: