Kristen Swanson shares the #edcamp vision at #TEDxPhillyEd

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 the video she presented (unfortunately it played without the audio track. Hopefully, the crack TEDx video production team can fix this before Kristen’s talk is posted to the official TED Talks YouTube channel):

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Congratulations, Kristen! And thank you, TEDxPhillyEd organizers, for giving Kristen (and EdCamp) a chance to be part of the magic yesterday!

Go, EdCamp, GO!


The edcamp philly organizing team

p.s. Interested in planning your own EdCamp? Check out the official wiki:!

Author: Kevin Jarrett

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