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TeacherCast Podcast #78 “The State of the Edcamp” (@DanCallahan @KristenSwanson @MBTeach)

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Jeff sits down with edcamp foundation members Dan Callahan, Kristen Swanson, and MaryBeth Hertz to discuss the past, present, and future of edcamps across the globe.


Featured Topics

  • The Birth of edcamp
  • The Growth of edcamp
  • How technology is changing the unconference
  • edcamp’s in 2013
  • How does edcamp support each other?
  • How can you help support the Edcamp Foundation?

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Featured Guests

Mary Beth Hertz 150Mary Beth Hertz is a K-8 Technology Teacher and Certified Instructional Technology Specialist in Philadelphia, PA. She blogs regularly for Edutopia about Technology Integration, co-moderates the weekly #edchat conversation, and is the Treasurer of the Edcamp Foundation Board. Ms. Hertz has presented at a number of conferences and in 2010 she was named an ISTE Emerging Leader. She also blogs at http://mbteach.com and you can find her on Twitter as @mbteach.






DanCallahan 150Dan Callahan works as a K-5 Instructional Technology Specialist for Burlington Public Schools, MA. Prior to that he spent eight years teaching special education for Upper Darby School District, PA. In 2010 he co-founded the Edcamp movement of unconferences by working with a team of educators to create the Edcamp movement, which has since spread across the United States and five other nations on four continents. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Edcamp Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to supporting democratic professional development opportunities for teachers. He blogs at http://remixteaching.com and tweets as @dancallahan.





Kristen Swanson 150Kristen Swanson began as a third grade teacher where she began exploring the power of instructional technology and asynchronous learning. She has served in a variety of roles during her career, including a regional instructional consultant and a technology director for leading school district in Pennsylvania.

Kristen is a founder of the Edcamp movement, and she serves on the board of the Edcamp Foundation. She is also a Google Certified Teacher, a Keystones Technology Integrator, and an author. Her work has been published in several academic journals, including Literacy Learning: The Middle Years and The Journal for Reading, Writing, and Literacy. She recently published a book called Professional Learning in the Digital Age.

Kristen is now an iZone consultant with Authentic Education and an online adjunct professor for DeSales Univeristy in their instructional technology program.

Kristen can be found online at www.kristenswanson.org and @kristenswanson.


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