Dr. Reshan RichardsKeynote Speaker

    Dr. Reshan Richards is adjunct assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and associate at Columbia University’s School for Professional Studies. He is also Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan teaches Startup 101, an entrepreneurship course, at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ. Reshan is co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off (Wiley/Jossey-Bass) and of a monthly column about leadership and technology on EdSurge. An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Music from Columbia University.


    Schools, startups, and what they can learn from each other
     What happens when learning at school is more like building a startup? And what happens when businesses utilize student-centered pedagogy and practices in communication, professional learning, and business development? There is a lot that schools can learn from how startups solve problems, and there is a lot that companies can learn from schools that are developing empowered, autonomous learners. This session shares stories and lessons learned at the intersection of entrepreneurship, schools, and technology.
    July 5, 9:00 to 10:00 am, Main Conference

    Whiteboarding and screencasting to support instruction, communication, and assessment.
    With any age group and in any discipline, the knowledge of a few simple whiteboarding and screencasting (screen recording with voice) methods can open up a wide range of possibilities for direct instruction, for how students communicate their understanding, and for how teachers can provide personal, meaningful feedback.
    In this session, we’ll use Explain Everything Interactive Whiteboard in support of three specific practices:
    Direct Instruction (both live and video-based)
    Student demonstration of understanding through screencasting
    Annotated video feedback
    July 5, 10:30 to 12:00 pm, Room – 2027

    July 5, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Room – 2027

    July 5, 2:45 to 4:15 pm, Room – 2027