Bio

Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.netTeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today. He is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Microsoft Surface Expert, Evernote Community Leader, speaker, writer, podcaster, broadcaster, consultant, and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey.

In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. In both 2015 (#4) and 2016 (#9), Jeff was globally recognized as one a Top Influencer in EdTech and Elearning by Onalytica.  Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ, and most recently at Columbia University’s Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.

For the last 5 years, the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network, a Top 50 EdTech blog (Teach.com) and a 2015 Must-Read K-12 I.T. Blog (EdTech.com),  has served educational conventions worldwide by providing on-site live broadcasting to thousands of educators each week. Jeff is the host of the TeacherCast PodcastEducational Podcasting Today and the TechEducator Podcast. Outside of TeacherCast, Jeff also hosts and produces podcasts for the New Jersey Education Association and Morgan’s Fund and is one of the new hosts of the ASCD Podcast featured soon on the BAM! Radio Network.

Musically, Jeff has served as the Music Director of the Independence Sinfonia Orchestra and Audubon Symphony and conducted ensembles from London England to Carnegie Hall.

Jeff earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. In his free time, Jeff enjoys teaching, web design, broadcasting, playing viola and violin, conducting, and spending time with his wife Jennifer and their two-year-old triplets.

Skills and Abilities

  • Develop, prepare and present professional development workshops to K-20 teachers on how to effectively use technology in their classrooms and beyond
  • Guide and train teachers and administrators in safe and effective use of social media in an educational environment
  • Train teachers and administrators in the use of a wide range of productivity tools including WordPress, Final Cut Pro WireCast and many others
  • Review new and emerging technologies and create podcasts, screencasts and other training programs to use for Professional Development
  • Office Suites: Google Apps for Education, Microsoft
  • Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube

Experience

Founder/Creator, TeacherCast.net (2011-Present)

Coordinator of Technology Integration / Westwood Regional School District (2015-Present)

  • K-12 Technology Integration Specialist (Tech Coach) working in and out of classrooms with students, teachers, support staff, and administration
  • Co-Chair of District Technology Steering Committee
  • Google Apps Districtwide Admin
  • Create, manage, and implement Professional Development and training opportunities to district staff and student population.
  • Create and implement in-person and virtual workshops
  • Create and implement individualized GAFE Bootcamps for Admins, Support Staff, and Teachers
  • Assisted heavily in the planning, and redesign of our district website and communications systems
  • Co-lead a complete implementation and integration of Google Apps for Education including Gmail and Google Calendar migration
  • Create and Maintain new Professional Development Website that serves as an educational technology portal and has quickly become a model website that other districts have copied.
  • Served as a conduit between teachers and administration in the implementation of technology integration and edtech policy updates
  • Worked closely with parent organizations for community training opportunities
  • Active participant in creating new District Strategic Goals and Objectives

EdTech Consultant / Web Designer, Lower Alloways Creek S.D. (2013-2015)

      • Assisted in the development and implementation of new technology plan for educational leadership and teaching staff
      • Developing and redesigning school website mascot logo: www.LACSchool.org
      • Developing school staff portal and professional development intranet
      • Rolling out GAFE by providing Professional Development
      • Creating district social media presence by developing Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels

Director of Orchestras | Digital and Social Media,North Brunswick Twp High School (2008-2015)

      • Developed and implemented new curriculums for three levels of Orchestra
      • Developed and implemented String Quartet / String Ensemble programs
      • Developed and implemented curriculums for History of Rock and Popular Music and Music Theory classes to include Web 2.0 tools and GAFE
      • Raised $32,000 and performed at Carnegie Hall with the High School Orchestra
      • Developed, Created, and Implemented District and Building level Social Media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube
      • Digital Media Manager: Created and implemented district wide video productions for our youtube channel
      • Social Media Manager: Designed and implemented a social media strategy involving Twitter and Facebook in 6 buildings and BOE
      • Technology Trainer: Developed professional learning courses for staff on Google Apps, Evernote, Video Production, Social Media, iPads and more

Additional Experience

      • 2007: Bridgewater-Raritan School District: Eisenhower Intermediate School
      • 2003-2006:  Kingsway Regional School District: Orchestra 7-12
      • 2002-2003:  Haddonfield School District: Orchestra 3-12
      • 2002:  Pennsauken School District: Orchestra 3-8

Accomplishments and Certifications

  • New Jersey Teaching Certificate K-12
  • New Jersey Supervisor Certificate K-12
  • Google Certified Trainer
  • Google Certified Teacher/Innovator
  • Microsoft Innovative Educator
  • Microsoft Surface Expert
  • PBS Learning Media Lead Digital Innovator
  • Top 5 Educators in New Jersey
  • Featured: Pearson OLE
  • Top 50 Educators on Social Media
  • Founder of TeacherCast.net
  • Keynote Speaker: Pearson Authentic Learning Conference
  • Keynote Speaker: EdTechNJ 2013
  • Eagle Scout
  • My Favorite Teacher Contest Winner (Barnes and Noble)
  • Guest Blogs: USA Today Education, Asbury Park Press, NJEducationNOW!, Remind

Education

West Chester University
M.M. Music Performance (2010) | B.S. Music Education (2001)

See Me In Action

Examples of Training Materials

Intro to Gmail

An Introduction to StoryboardThat