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Richard Anderson

Washington International School
Director of Information Services
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Richard Anderson is the Director of Information Services at Washington International School. He became a Certified Google Education Trainer in 2011 and is passionate about using Google Apps to improve workflows and encourage collaboration among all members of the school community. This is evident in his work on Curriculum Mapping with Google Apps, which now has a Google+ Community of over 500 educators and growing everyday and has reinvigorated conversations about curriculum. He has presented at annual conferences such as ECIS and NAIS on a variety of technology in education topics as well as at AppsEvents and EdTechTeam Summits featuring Google in Education and does ed tech consulting with Educational Collaborators. In addition, he maintains a YouTube channel where he publishes how-to tutorials and shares his other passion – telling stories of learning via video documentation. He is particularly interested in Project Zero and how teachers have implemented visible thinking frameworks in their classroom to deepen student thinking. Most recently he made seven short films highlighting the educational value of the HP Sprout Pro. In 2014, he was nominated as a documentation fellow for the Future of Learning Summer institute held each year at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Richard has a B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University. After completing his graduate degree, he spent two years in the Peace Corps serving as an education volunteer in Cameroon where he learned to speak French fluently. Richard is also a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, Certified Alpha Squirrel, husband and father to three lovely boys.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, April 23

1:00pm PDT