We’re educators. We have a combined 50+ years experience in the classroom and as principals, supervisors, and technology specialists. We’re leaders. We’ve published seven books and dozens of articles in leading journals and newspapers, and we’ve challenged hundreds of thousands of educators via our keynotes and presentations at conferences around the globe. Our whitepapers, podcasts, and posts at ModernLearners.com have been widely read and shared as provocations for change. But more than anything, we’re learners. And we're passionate about understanding the absolute best ways for schools and districts to change in relevant and sustainable ways.
For over a decade, Will has been working with school leaders from around the world to reimagine practice in the classroom and professional learning. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author on educational technology who is a former public school teacher, a parent of two teenagers, and a pioneer in the use of social media in education.
Together with Bruce Dixon, Will co-founded ModernLearners.com which now serves tens of thousands of readers with curation and analysis of the impact of global changes on learning and schooling. Will has authored six books, and he has presented in over 20 countries to hundreds of thousands of educators at every level. His driving question is "How do we reimagine existing schools to serve the needs of modern students into the future?" You can find him on Twitter @willrich45 and at his own blog at WillRichardson.com
Bruce has spent the bulk of his career developing programs that assist governments to make effective use of technology across their education sector. His strategic work has enabled governments to better manage large scale personal technology deployments, and ensure outcomes that drive both school improvement and ultimately transformation. His experience across more than 40 countries has led much of the current thinking around personal technology use in school, reflective of his role as a pioneer of 1 to 1 in the early ‘90’s.
While his ability to build big-picture strategy has been at the forefront of much of his work of the past decade, he also allocates a deliberate amount of his time to sharing his thinking through keynotes and workshops which support his advocacy for bolder and more ambitious thinking around what universal access to technology now makes possible for young people. In his own time, Bruce can be found open water swimming, or surfing at Byron Bay. @bruceadixon
Missy is the Director of Innovation at a regional service agency in Wisconsin and the Educational Administration Program Coordinator at the University Wisconsin-Platteville. When engaging in conversations with Missy, her energy and enthusiasm for learning are contagious. She is a relentless advocate for school leaders and their learning needs as they maneuver their way through this time of massive change in education.
Missy is the parent of three children, and she can be found on Twitter @melissaemler
Lyn is a connected leader and learner, currently serving as an educational leadership and instructional technology consultant. Over the past eighteen years in her career as an educator, she has served as an elementary school principal, instructional technology coach, and classroom teacher in both elementary and middle school settings. Lyn also serves as an adjunct instructor and hybrid course developer for Cabrini University’s educational leadership graduate program.
Lyn has the privilege of working with teams and schools across the country on a variety of topics including G Suite for Education integration, professional learning networks, digital citizenship, innovative professional development, and educational leadership in the digital age. She enjoys traveling with her family, and she relishes experiencing life’s adventures with her energetic young children. You can read more of Lyn’s reflections on leading, teaching and learning on her blog, Learning in Technicolor, and by following her on Twitter @lynhilt.
Wendy brings over 20 years of graphic design and training experience to our team. She started Software School in 1994 after working as an engineer for several years. Initially a graphics training business, Software School has evolved into a boutique graphic design house specializing in web sites, animation, logos, print communications and more. Wendy is a curious, life-long learner. She has many passions including gardening, cooking, Crossfit and yoga, listening to self improvement podcasts and coaching basketball.