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Brad M. Currie

Currie, Brad

Brad Currie is a middle school vice principal and supervisor of instruction. He is passionate about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), Educational Technology and Social Media in the school setting.  Brad is a 2014 ASCD Emerging Leader and 2014 Bammy Award Finalist.

Areas of expertise
  • Connected Leadership
  • PLNs


  • All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities: Stakeholder engagement in the virtual is paramount in this day in age. Schools now have an abundance of technology based tools to tell their stories, inform stakeholders, and promote student and staff achievements. Learn how tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Animoto, Google Apps, Edmodo, YouTube, and Instagram open up the classroom walls for the world to see.
  • If You Build It, They Will Learn: 1:1 learning environments provide students with a chance to collaborate, create, critically think, and communicate on a daily basis. Examine ways that schools can enhance student learning experiences through integrating devices, educational apps, and Web 2.0 tools. Sound pedagogical teaching coupled with innovative technology integration can promote the success of all students.
  • Jump Right In! Ride the Waves of Advantageous Social Networks: Learn how being a connected educator can be a game-changer in your professional life. Understand how various social media tools such as Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Blogs can put you in touch with best practices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Google and the Common Core. So Happy Together.: Google Apps for Education provide educators with a wide array of tools that foster collaboration, creation, critical thinking, and reflection. Learn about the power of Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sites, Google+, Google Hangouts, and Classroom and how they address the Common Core and promote student success. As an added bonus, see how Google Apps, Extensions, and Chrome can make your life more productive and efficient.
  • What's on My iPad: iPad applications can have a profound impact on how students learn about the world around them. Educators can do so many amazing things such as flipping the classroom, backchannel, and provide students with an opportunity to show what they know in a variety of creative ways. Come away with a solid working knowledge of iPad apps can transform learning environments and enhance educational practices.
  • Ten Ways to Spice Up Faculty Meetings: Faculty meetings do not have to be boring! There are so many ways to turn agenda based meetings into collaborative and meaningful experiences for staff. Learn how building level leaders can leverage the power of technology and good old fashioned collaboration in order to move staff forward in a positive direction. All options are on the table including Smackdown Sharing Sessions, EdTech Breakout Sessions, and Multi-Disciplinary Mini Workshops.
  • Move From Effective to Highly Effective Utilizing Technology: Based on Charlotte Danielson's Four Domains of Highly Effective Instruction, participants will come away with twenty web based tools that transform their teaching style. From planning and preparation to the classroom environment, come away with a strong knowledge base to engage students in relevant learning experiences.
  • Digital Perspectives: Empathy and reflection are critical components when it comes to teaching and leading in the digital world. See first hand what life is like as an innovative educator from three perspectives: superintendent, principal, and teacher. The educational world has so many opportunities in large part due to technology. Leveraging the power of digital tools is no longer an option.