has been thinking and writing about the intersection of social online learning networks and education for the past 10 years at weblogg-ed.com, in numerous journals and magazines such as Education Leadership, Education Week, English Journal and, most recently, at willrichardson.com. A former public school educator for 22 years, Will is a co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice (plpnetwork.com), a unique professional development program that has mentored over 3,000 teachers worldwide in the last three years.
Will’s first book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Corwin Press, 3rd Edition 2010) has sold over 80,000 copies and has impacted classroom practice around the world. His second book, Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education, (Solution Tree) was released in May, 2011. His third book, a collection of blog posts titled Learning on the Blog, was published in August of 2011 by Corwin Press. He is a national advisory board member of the George Lucas Education Foundation, and a regular columnist for District Administration Magazine.