Will Richardson

Will Richardson

Will Richardson is known internationally for his work with educators and students to understand and implement instructional technologies and, more specifically, the tools of the Read/Write Web into their schools, classrooms, and communities.

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Will Richardson

Will Richardson is known internationally for his work with educators and students to understand and implement instructional technologies and, more specifically, the tools of the Read/Write Web into their schools, classrooms, and communities. A former public school educator for 22 years, Will’s own Weblog (willrichardson.com) is a leading resource for the creation and implementation of web 2.0 technologies on the K–12 level. He is a leading voice for school reform in the context of the fundamental changes these new technologies are bringing to all aspects of life.

His critically acclaimed, best-selling book Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms, now in its third edition, is used by tens of thousands of teachers to reinvent their practice, and his presentations and workshops for audiences around the world communicate a fresh and inspiring vision of what schools can and must become.

He is a national advisory board member for the George Lucas Education Foundation, a monthly columnist for District Administration Magazine, and a frequent contributor to magazines and journals such as Educational Leadership and Edutopia. Will is a founding partner of the Connective Learning Group, which is dedicated to helping educators contextualize and implement Read/Write Web tools into their schools and classrooms. He is cofounder of Powerful Learning Practice, which provides long-term, job embedded professional development around social online networking tools to educators around the world.

Presentation titles by Will Richardson

  • Educating Modern Learners: The Opportunities and Challenges of Schooling in the Connected World
  • Exploring New Literacies for a World of Networked, Self-Directed Learners and Makers
  • 10 Principles for Schools of Modern Learning: What Reimagination Looks Like
  • From “Old School” to “Bold School”: Making the Jump from Traditional to Modern Learning
  • This Is Personal: Modern Learning in Self-Determined Classrooms
  • Schools on the Brink: How Classrooms are Being Reimagined for a World of Networked Learning (Parent Session)
  • Reimagining Classrooms for the Modern World: The Opportunities for Learners in the Networked Era (Two-Day Workshop)