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Brad Gustafson

Author of "ReClaiming Our Calling" and "Renegade Leadership"

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About Brad Gustafson

Dr. Brad Gustafson is a 2016 National Distinguished Principal, author, and speaker. He was recently named a National School Boards Association "20 to Watch" educator. He shares the belief that schools should be spaces where relationships, creativity, and innovation thrive. His passion for leadership and learning is palpable. Brad's newest book, Renegade Leadership, empowers educators to create innovative schools for digital-age students.

Brad is a 2015 Digital Innovation in Learning Award (DILA) ...

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Reclaiming Our Calling

What would school look like if we held the whole learner in the same regard as high-stakes test scores? This keynote is a refreshingly honest and practitioner-friendly message that will help you meet your ...

Champion Literacy, Slay Reading Logs & Booktalk Like a Wizard

If sharing the books we love is the heart of literacy, providing students time to read books they’ve selected is the soul. This keynote is part inspiration and part call-to-action. Learn how to create a ...

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 ...

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Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital-Age Students by Brad Gustafson
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"Brad Gustafson brings a powerfully infused message of excitement and kids first mentality when presenting. His knowledge, passion and energy for schools is so completely evident when working with and speaking to educators. Hold on to your hats and get ready to learn, you'll leave him with SO much excitement to be even more awesome for kids!"

Adam Welcome - Director of Innovation & Technology (CA)

"Captivating, innovative, encouraging, and inspiring are words in which I carefully chose to describe Dr. Gustafson's keynotes. He does an excellent job connecting with the audience and setting the stage for 21st-century dialogue. You will surely find that Brad will ignite your audience's passions and existing strengths. Those having the opportunity to hear Dr. Gustafson speak will leave with a desire to return to their classroom to apply their learning immediately!"

Bill Adams - Superintendent of Schools (MN)

"Brad was awesome! He delivered a keynote that stretched our 'techie' minds to new possibilities in the classroom that are actually being utilized in schools today. Not only was he insightful but he was very funny. He totally engaged with our participants."

Don Benton, Director - Schools Without Walls (SWOW) Conference (AR)

"When we were looking for a practicing administrator who understood the practical aspects of technology integration as well as the pedagogical link to quality instructional practices, Brad was a natural fit! In addition to providing many take-always that could be implemented at the building and classroom level, participants found the follow-up conversations with Brad to be equally as valuable as his keynote. He is a true practitioner who walks the walk."

Brian G. Seguin, Director of Instruction - EdTech Summit (WI)
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PD is Sinking…Here Are 3 Ways to Save It

Most educators really don't care about what we call PD. They care about their students and want practical solutions to the challenges they encounter in their classrooms. They care about relationships and coherent PD that actually makes change manageable (Gustafson, 2016). Renaming PD will not ...

3 Keys to Leading Child-Centered Change

It seems like education is being poked and prodded from nearly every direction. Some of these influences may be helpful, but they get lost in the torrent of new initiates, misguided policy, and priorities that emphasize test scores over student learning and creativity. I recently came across a ...

What's Your One?

Have you ever returned from a conference and been asked to name a "take-away" or something you learned? I recently had the chance to collaborate on a special podcasting project with Theresa Stager (co-host of the PrincipalPLN podcast). We were both at the NAESP national conference in Maryland, and presented a session on ...