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Brad Gustafson

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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 school’s goals while helping all students connect to their passions. Let’s turn off...
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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 culture of literacy and walk away with spellbinding strategies you can implement tomorrow.
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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 "call-to-action." Learn how to unleash classroom creativity and unleash it campus-wide...whether you...
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Renegade Leadership
This keynote brings an inspiring blend of personal stories and humor that will change the way you think about positive deviance. Learn how to unleash student and staff potential while dismantling barriers to innovation. Collect examples of the Renegade CODE in action so you can champion...
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Inventing the Future through Failure
Want to learn the secret of 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...
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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 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 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 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 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 previously imagined.
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10+ Ways to Bolster Creativity
Ideas to unleash and inspire campus-wide creativity.
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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 21st century learning. Best of all, we'll do this using an easy-to-apply framework that will...
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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 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.
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How to Personalize your PD
Transform the Professional Development that your planning into learning experiences staff will not want to pass up!
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Social Media Seminar
We'll explore a few tools that educators are using to empower deeper learning, relationships, and community partnerships.
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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."
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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 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!
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Flipped Leadership 101
Learn how to leverage the power of technology (including video) to increase engagement and enhance the collaborative capacity of your colleagues.
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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 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.
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Squelching the Status Quo
We'll address barriers to meaningful change and discuss strategies to move forward for the benefit of our students.
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MakerSpaces
Learn the very basics about implementing a MakerSpace to ignite student creativity or take your existing MakerSpace to an entirely new level.
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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.
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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.
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Innovating from the Ground Up
We'll dialogue about how to nurture innovation starting from square one in your classroom, school, or district.
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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.
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The Birds, Bees & "BETA"
Raising kids who are digital leaders requires more than a single conversation about digital citizenship.
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Cultivating a Culture of Innovation
How to move from silos of innovation to a culture committed to innovation.
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