All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities (Corwin Connected Educators Series)

All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities (Corwin Connected Educators Series)

By: Brad M. Currie (author)Paperback

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Bring communities together for involvement that makes a difference! Impact your students in a positive way and join the leagues of educators who are learning to engage with students, parents, and communities using social media and Web 2.0 technologies. Featuring practical strategies that you'll want to put to use right away, plus a dedicated series website for additional resources, this short and easy-to-follow book will show you: how smartphones and tablets can work for your goals; the secret to getting - and keeping - parents involved; how to inform, engage, and empower stakeholders; and, how tools like Skype can connect the community at large.

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About Author

Brad Currie is the Middle School Vice Principal and Supervisor of Instruction for the Chester School District in Chester, NJ. He is passionate about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), Educational Technology and Social Media in the school setting. Brad began his career as a Middle School Social Studies and Computer Education Teacher for the Hanover Township School District in Whippany, New Jersey. He then transitioned to the field of administration in 2009 as a Middle School Vice Principal/Athletic Director for the Readington Township School District in Whitehouse Station, NJ. Brad is a 2014 ASCD Emerging Leader and 2014 Bammy Award Finalist. Brad is the co-founder and co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. The online discussion takes place every Saturday morning on Twitter at 7:30 AM EST/PST. Brad is an avid blogger and truly enjoys presenting to audiences about best practices in the school setting. More information about Brad can be found by visiting his website at or following him on Twitter @bradmcurrie. Brad is married to Leigh, a special education teacher for a K-12 school district in New Jersey. Leigh and Brad have two children, Cooper, 8; and Sydney, 3. Brad was incredibly fortunate to have been raised by outstanding parents, Bruce and Karen. They continue to be a supporting and encouraging force behind all that he does. Brad was inspired to be an educator from the wonderful teachers and coaches he had as a student in high school. He is truly appreciative of all the inspirational people in his life from near and far.


Preface by Peter DeWitt Introduction 1. The Importance of Parent and Community Engagement 2. Tools of the Trade 3. Tell Your Story 4. Parent Engagement 5. Community Engagement 6. What's Best for Kids

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781483371764
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 72
  • ID: 9781483371764
  • weight: 113
  • ISBN10: 148337176X

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