Brad Gustafson

Brad Gustafson

  • Award Winning Principal
  • Author of Renegade Leadership
  • Radio Co-Host of UnearthED
Cultivating Creative Minds

Can creativity, innovation, and learning go hand-in-hand? What would it look like if student ownership was as revered as student achievement data? This keynote is part "idea smackdown" ...and "part...

Can creativity, innovation, and learning go hand-in-hand? What would it look like if student ownership was as revered as student achievement data? This keynote is part "idea smackdown" ...and "part call-to-action." Learn how to unleash classroom creativity and unleash it campus-wide...whether you recognize your own creativity or not!

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Renegade Leadership

Unleash student potential and remove barriers to staff innovation! This keynote offers an inspiring and pragmatic look at how to champion digital-age change. Learn how to apply positive deviance to...

Unleash student potential and remove barriers to staff innovation! This keynote offers an inspiring and pragmatic look at how to champion digital-age change. Learn how to apply positive deviance to your school or district culture to make a difference for kids.

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Inventing the Future through Failure

Want to learn the secret to success? That's a different keynote...let's have a real conversation about failure! Empowering others requires humility, risk-taking, and honest dialogue. I'll share...

Want to learn the secret to success? That's a different keynote...let's have a real conversation about failure! Empowering others requires humility, risk-taking, and honest dialogue. I'll share some of my "epic fails" and highlight how each failure led to new learning and empowerment. Let's delve into the difficulties that we encounter when doing the real work in education.

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Make. Create. Innovate.

This interactive keynote experience will put the audience smack-dab in the middle of the "Maker Movement." Participants will experience how transformative technology integration and "making" are...

This interactive keynote experience will put the audience smack-dab in the middle of the "Maker Movement." Participants will experience how transformative technology integration and "making" are motivating students everywhere. Don't just come to be inspired...come to create something!

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Let's Talk about Blogging

Reflecting and interacting with other practitioners can truly take your learning to the next level. LEt's have a conversation about best-practices and how our own reflection can make a difference...

Reflecting and interacting with other practitioners can truly take your learning to the next level. LEt's have a conversation about best-practices and how our own reflection can make a difference for students. All participants will have the chance to compose a blog post as well.

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Unleashing the Power of Video

Teaching the YouTube generation without providing students safe and scaffolded opportunities to create and publish video content would be absurd. But how do we start?! Let's learn how to use...

Teaching the YouTube generation without providing students safe and scaffolded opportunities to create and publish video content would be absurd. But how do we start?! Let's learn how to use TouchCast, YouTube, iMovie, and our mobile devices to lead and model the way.

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How to Harness the Power of the Hashtag

Participants will look at how educators are leveraging the power of the hashtag to connect, learn, and share. We'll also design a learning and/or leadership experience that they can use in their...

Participants will look at how educators are leveraging the power of the hashtag to connect, learn, and share. We'll also design a learning and/or leadership experience that they can use in their current setting.

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Parent Partnerships

How are you building bridges with teh community? Let's compare notes and wakl away with a supercharged tool box of ideas capable of taking relationships and parent partnerships further than we...

How are you building bridges with teh community? Let's compare notes and wakl away with a supercharged tool box of ideas capable of taking relationships and parent partnerships further than we previously imagined.

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10+ Ways to Bolster Creativity

Ideas to unleash and inspire campus-wide creativity.

Ideas to unleash and inspire campus-wide creativity.

The Pathway to 21st Century Learning

This session will help all levels of school leaders (e.g. classroom, school, district, region, university, etc.) alk away with the ability to lead change and understand the key difference makers in...

This session will help all levels of school leaders (e.g. classroom, school, district, region, university, etc.) alk away with the ability to lead change and understand the key difference makers in 21st century learning. Best of all, we'll do this using an easy-to-apply framework that will support your regular workflow.

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Cutting-Edge Cool: 10 Ways to Bring Innovation to your School

We'll look at ten of the hottest tools in EdTech and show examples of why they're making a difference. This is not just a shiny object "Smack Down." We'll also delve into purpose, pedagogy, and tap...

We'll look at ten of the hottest tools in EdTech and show examples of why they're making a difference. This is not just a shiny object "Smack Down." We'll also delve into purpose, pedagogy, and tap into the talent in the audience.

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Principal PD Planning: How to Inspire Staff Learning

A hands-on and participatory session on transforming your current Professional Development to infuse teacher choice, teacher leadership, and ultimately impact classroom practices.

A hands-on and participatory session on transforming your current Professional Development to infuse teacher choice, teacher leadership, and ultimately impact classroom practices.

How to Personalize your PD

Transform the Professional Development that your planning into learning experiences staff will not want to pass up!

Transform the Professional Development that your planning into learning experiences staff will not want to pass up!

Social Media Seminar

We'll explore a few tools that educators are using to empower deeper learning, relationships, and community partnerships.

We'll explore a few tools that educators are using to empower deeper learning, relationships, and community partnerships.

Twitter 101

A differentiated look at how to start Twitter, what your next steps could be, and ultimately how to leverage social media as true "learning media."

A differentiated look at how to start Twitter, what your next steps could be, and ultimately how to leverage social media as true "learning media."

Connected Learning is Relevant Learning

Wondering why you're still dealing with student discipline or a lack of engagement? Let's look at how to increase the relevance of the student learning experience without compromising on existing...

Wondering why you're still dealing with student discipline or a lack of engagement? Let's look at how to increase the relevance of the student learning experience without compromising on existing standards.

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Digital Media Melee

A fast-paced digital "SmackDown" featuring a multitude of tools that can transform learning and impact of communications. Best of all...most of the tools can fit into your regular workflow!

A fast-paced digital "SmackDown" featuring a multitude of tools that can transform learning and impact of communications. Best of all...most of the tools can fit into your regular workflow!

Flipped Leadership 101

Learn how to leverage the power of technology (including video) to increase engagement and enhance the collaborative capacity of your colleagues.

Learn how to leverage the power of technology (including video) to increase engagement and enhance the collaborative capacity of your colleagues.

Just One Step

Some people think they are not creative or find it difficult to justify trying to do something different. This personalized session will affirm where individual participants are at and get them...

Some people think they are not creative or find it difficult to justify trying to do something different. This personalized session will affirm where individual participants are at and get them excited about applying innovation to something you're currently doing well.

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The Power of a Connected Pedagogy

Learn how to tap into the transformative power of technology to connect your staff and students to a robust ecosystem of opportunities and learning.

Learn how to tap into the transformative power of technology to connect your staff and students to a robust ecosystem of opportunities and learning.

Squelching the Status Quo

We'll address barriers to meaningful change and discuss strategies to move forward for the benefit of our students.

We'll address barriers to meaningful change and discuss strategies to move forward for the benefit of our students.

MakerSpaces

Learn the very basics about implementing a MakerSpace to ignite student creativity or take your existing MakerSpace to an entirely new level.

Learn the very basics about implementing a MakerSpace to ignite student creativity or take your existing MakerSpace to an entirely new level.

10+ Ways to Amplify Student Voice

See how practitioners are transforming schools from compliance-based learning to spaces that also honor student choice, voice, and talent.

See how practitioners are transforming schools from compliance-based learning to spaces that also honor student choice, voice, and talent.

The Author of YOUR School's Story

Learn proven strategies and tools to tell about the incredible things your students, teachers, and schools are doing.

Learn proven strategies and tools to tell about the incredible things your students, teachers, and schools are doing.

Innovating from the Ground Up

We'll dialogue about how to nurture innovation starting from square one in your classroom, school, or district.

We'll dialogue about how to nurture innovation starting from square one in your classroom, school, or district.

This Time It's Personal: Passion-Based-Learning

We'll collect examples of passion-based learning and hear how theory can translate to real results.

We'll collect examples of passion-based learning and hear how theory can translate to real results.

The Birds, Bees & "BETA"

Raising kids who are digital leaders requires more than a single conversation about digital citizenship.

Raising kids who are digital leaders requires more than a single conversation about digital citizenship.

Cultivating a Culture of Innovation

How to move from silos of innovation to a culture committed to innovation.

How to move from silos of innovation to a culture committed to innovation.

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Brad Gustafson travels from Minneapolis, MN and requires travel is all inclusive to speaker's honorarium.

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