MEDIA SPECIALIST / LIBRARIAN
2017 LIBRARY JOURNAL MOVER & SHAKER
ED TECH LEADERSHIP DOCTORAL STUDENT
GOOGLE CERTIFIED TRAINER
CO-FOUNDER OF EDCAMP URBAN
Krista Welz is a Library Media Specialist in North Bergen High School. She has been the school's Media Specialist for three years, improving the average circulation of books by 97%. Being a lifelong resident of her town, she also worked for the town's public library for seven years as the Children’s Librarian. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and co-founder of Edcamp Urban.
This year, she has been awarded North Bergen High School's Educational Services Professional of the Year and Library Journal's 2017 Mover & Shaker Educator. In March 2017, she was selected as a Tech Troubadour Social Media Superstar Finalist from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
Krista is currently a doctoral student in the Educational Technology Leadership Program at New Jersey City University. She specializes in technology integration in schools and libraries. She's interested in conducting research on Blended Learning models and Common Core open educational resources. She is a graphic, web & game designer. Krista is currently working on a library consortium mobile app and plans to design a library-based time management mobile game.
Krista provides technological Professional Development for teachers in the North Bergen School District. She also reviews literature and apps for School Library Journal. Krista serves on the BELS School Library Consortium Executive Board and is the Chairperson on the BELS Website Committee. She also serves on the Mackin TYSL Advocacy Board. She has won her high school's Media Center several grants, including YALSA book giveaways and James Patterson/Scholastic Reading Club's Save School Libraries grant. To learn more about Krista and her work follow her on Twitter @kristawelz or contact her here.
Edtech Giants - Cohort 4
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Doctorate Program in Educational Technology Leadership at New Jersey City University
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