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Kristen MacConnell has a diverse educational background that includes teaching children with learning difficulties, school counseling, school psychology, university teaching, and school leadership. Kristen spent 8 years as an educator in the US before moving overseas to Chile in 2010. She worked at Nido de Aguilas in Santiago, Chile as a School Counselor, a Literacy Specialist, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning in the Early Years School and finally as the PK-12 Director of Curriculum and Professional Development. Kristen is passionate about empowering children to be curious, solve authentic problems, and learn deeply about the world in which they live. She also loves collaborating with colleagues about teaching practices and engaging in meaningful learning experiences. Currently, Kristen serves as the Director of the Teacher Training center Programs at the PTC . Kristen has presented at international conferences in Latin America, Europe and Asia. She has published for Ed Weekly’s Deeper Learning Blog, The International Educator (TIE), has her research published in the Phi Delta Kappa Journal, and has written book chapters on curriculum based assessment and teacher leadership. Kristen holds advanced degrees in School Leadership (M.Ed.) from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, Special Education (Ph.D.) from the University of Oregon, and School Psychology (M.S.) also from the University of Oregon.

The Time is Now

There is a moment in the morning when everything feels right. The sun peaks through the trees making the world outside a beautiful shade of gold. There is stillness. That feeling of calm fades when I start up my laptop. … Continue reading

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