Adam has been a teacher, Principal, Director of Innovation for a district with 35,000 students and enjoys pushing the envelope to always do what’s best for kids!
Adam was Principal of the Year for his region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, and many other publications. Adam also consults and works with many education companies as a way to improve their product for others!
Adam is passionate about technology integration with all educators and a huge advocate of social media and connecting with other educators from across the country. Adam makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the message of Team Kid for many years.
He is also the co-founder of Kids Deserve It, the author of Run Like a Pirate and Empower Our Girls..
Adam has an amazing wife (Stacy) and two young children (Greta and Tilden) that keep life at home exciting and active. Adam also loves to run and is an avid marathoner.
Check out Adam’s sessions at GaETC!
Leadership Keynote – Teachers Deserve It!
Teachers Deserve It is SO long overdue! Teachers need more celebration, they need more say in the decision making process and they deserve to know what the plan is! I’ve been so lucky in my educational career to have been a teacher, Principal, Director and now traveling the country working with educators on a weekly basis – I know that we can do more.
Creating opportunities for our teachers to be leaders in the building, that’s important! Allowing teachers to wear jeans to school so they don’t have to worry about dry cleaning bills and because jeans are comfortable and fun to wear!
And I really think teachers need a fair and diverse evaluation process. We’ll unlock some low hanging fruit that will benefit teachers and administrators as well.
Teachers need more time in their day for planning and collaboration!
Teachers deserve to be viewed as experts – because they are!
Teachers deserve a professional learning network that will support them, push them and be there when times are tough!
And how about a space at your school to decompress and relax – I know the feeling when you’ve had a rough patch and just need fifteen minutes to gather your thoughts!
And teachers deserve compliments. They’re simple, they’re easy, they’re free and they make a profound impact.
If you’re ready to push the conversation, open your mind to some new ideas and get teachers what they deserve – let’s schedule a high energy, high impact, with tons of tangible takeaways for everyone to grow their practice!
Kids Deserve It
Kids Deserve It is a simple yet profound message and it’s time that we all join the conversation! Connect with kids, integrate innovative new technology practices into your curriculum that students will love!
Rediscover the power of literacy and how it changes lives!
Create content with students and for your school on YouTube and TikTok to create a culture and climate that the entire community wants to be a part of!
Come up with a plan to facilitate coding with your students to get them ready for all the opportunities that are currently available in our world.
And, remember why you got into this profession and also how important your own family is. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we’re not going to be any good for our school team.
No more excuses, it’s time to start making it happen for your students, staff, parents and entire community – I know you can do it and I can’t wait to help you make it happen!
Educational Deep Dive
Education is hard, really hard. Federal, state and district mandates come at you nonstop throughout the year. Demanding parents who know their rights and want what’s best for their child. Building relationships with students, colleagues and providing new and relevant learning experiences for kids.
This fully customizable Educational Deep Dive can be one hour, three hours long, and also built out for a two or three day session with your team.
We’ll talk about the differences of seeing the people you work with as a family, or as a team. How to have those conversations that might be making you a little bit uncomfortable, but are so necessary in order to move your organization forward. We’ll look inside each and every person and make a commitment to name your growth area, and come up with an action plan for success.
Don’t let small mundane problems keep you from doing the real work that you’re meant to be doing. Don’t think outside of the box – get rid of the box.
I don’t want you to be constrained by only being able to think inside or outside of the box. Break it down, put it in the recycle bin and do what you think is best for your organization.
You have what it takes and I believe in you!
How to Run Your School From Your Phone
Learn how to be a ‘mobile’ leader on your campus. Improve connections, relationships, share the story of your school and spend less than an hour in your office each day!
How to Build an International PLN from your SmartPhone!
Today, if you’re still on educator island, that’s your decision. See how to get connected and truly build an international PLN, and do it all from your phone. Twitter, Voxer and Instagram will blow the doors off of your learning and we’ll get you truly connected with fellow educators. We can’t do this work alone and building an international PLN is a must, let’s do this now!
You Are Techie – Trust Me
So many people say they aren’t techie and fear is at the heart of it all. Create a mindset of innovation, failure and start clicking those links to amplify your inner techieness that is already inside of you!