Kristen Bronke is a co-founder and project manager of the National Blogging Collaborative. She currently works as a Dean of Students at Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Illinois. Previous to this, she served Hinsdale District 86 in various roles including teaching Business Education for seven years, working as the Student Services Interventionist for four years, mentoring newly-hired teachers to the district as the co-mentor coordinator, coaching teachers in the role of Instructional Technology coach, and leading curriculum changes at the building and department levels.
Kristen has presented nationally on the topics of teacher voice through blogging and social media use in the classroom. She has presented regionally on networking within your district, developing your brand, social emotional literacy, the role of the mentor teacher, professional learning networks, and writing through technology. She is passionate about how student services support student’s social emotional health in high schools, teacher voice, the use of social media as a learning tool in classrooms, and the benefits a teacher’s professional learning network can have on students.
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About the National Blogging CollaborativeNational Blogging Collaborative (NBC) is a free service created for teachers, by teachers in an effort to get more educators contributing their voices to the national education narrative.
Since October, 2014, NBC has been cultivating and supporting the capacity of all educators to use their unique voice to elevate the craft of teaching and learning. NBC’s founders have been supporting and encouraging teachers to write - write with each other, write independently, write on topics of professional importance, and/or write on topics of personal interest. NBC has also developed a network of coaches who support you in the writing process.
If you’re new to blogging, NBC will help you find your passions and identify possible solutions to your problems of practice. NBC coaches will support you in developing confidence and skills necessary to share your authentic voice.
If you’re an experienced blogger, NBC protocols will help you to refine your writing and make it more intentional. NBC coaches offer a sounding board for your ideas, a critical eye in the editing process, and one-on-one support that will take your writing to the next level.
If you’re thinking about co-blogging, NBC can also help you to develop a true collaborative partnership.Visit the National Blogging Collaborative today to learn more: The NBC homepage The National Blogging Collaborative's Services Ways to get started with the National Blogging Collaborative