Dr. Reshan Richards is an educator, researcher, and app designer. His 15+ years of experience in schools as math teacher and technology integrator intersected with his research on screencasting and formative assessment to inspire the creation of Explain Everything. The creation of the app connects to one of his life's goals of uncovering how emerging technologies can be used to capture and mediate discourse that data-driven approaches are not capable of measuring.
Reshan collaborated with Steven J. Valentine to write Leading Online: Leading the Learning, Leading by Learning. It is a multi-touch book about organizational leadership and schools that attempts to model the very practices it shares. Their next co-authored book, Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off, will be published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley in July 2016.
Reshan is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Math, Science, and Technology department at Teachers College, Columbia University. In K-12 education, Reshan teaches high school students entrepreneurship and design at an independent PK-12 school in NJ where he served as Director of Educational Technology for four years. He is the founder of Constructivist Toolkit, LLC, an Apple Distinguished Educator and a member of Mensa. Reshan has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology from Teachers College Columbia University, an Ed.M. in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University,, and a B.A. in Music from Columbia University.
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