Swanson, Kristen

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!

Viral Learning: Kristen Swanson at TEDxNYED