Google for Education Professional Development Partner | eLearning Architect | 2014 NSBA 20 to Watch Award Recipient
Rich Kiker is the Founder and CEO of Kiker Learning, 1 of 5 Google Education Partners for professional development in the world. Rich has also been a member of a public school team selected as 1 of 9 school districts in the county to be spotlighted by the US Department of Education as a model “Future Ready” district. He has been awarded the “20 to Watch” award by the National School Board Association, recognized as the Outstanding Contributor to Blended and Online Learning, and has served in many roles that combine his expertise in both technology and education including Director of Online Learning. Classrooms for the Future Coach, eLearning Architect, and Creative Design Consultant. He is a content author for Google EDU, is a frequent advisor to Google for Education's global professional development strategy, and has been recognized by the Google for Work team as a Social Influencer.
Rich can be found online at +Rich Kiker and @rkiker.
Rich Kiker is a thinker and a doer! He has a rare talent for turning his enthusiasm/passion for the role of technology in education into smart, creative, informative learning materials and opportunities.
I had the pleasure of recently working with Rich at the ASCD Conference in Philadelphia and what a wonderful experience it was. Rich has an unmatched passion for what he does and it shines through to his clients. Rich interacts with his clients with true professionalism, paying very close attention to their needs and thoughtfully explaining how he will take them there. His personality is infectious and allows his clients and coworkers to have fun while learning. I would recommend Rich to anyone looking for an amazing experience they will never forgot!
Rich is the instructor for the "Technology in the Classroom" class held at the Bucks County IU. I have to admit, I had planned on taking the class solely to fulfill Act 48 credits and it happened to be the only one that fit into my schedule. Did I luck out!!! This was one of the best classes I have ever taken. Rich is not only incredibly knowledgeable about technology and it's use in and out of the classroom, but he presents it in a manner which makes you want to learn and get excited about it. He is very patient with all the students, no matter what their experience level. He taught me things I didn't even know existed!! Wiki's, blogs and websites were just the tip of the iceberg.Since I have taken this class, I have told everyone that needs to take a class to sign up for his. The IU and Palisades School District are very lucky to have such a great teacher working for them. I am looking forward to having my son learn from him when he gets to the High School!!!