Teaching OnlineWe’ve taken over 7,000 educators through our Connected Learner Experience. They’ve transformed their teaching and learning with this unique PD opportunity that combines Web 2.0 tools with collaboration, networking, rethinking classrooms and online learning.

Even though the CLE is our most popular PD offering, not everyone can join us for a full year. So we’re opening up a parallel learning experience: Connected Learner Lite.

On October 7th, PLP co-founder and CEO Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach launches another section of her popular eCourse. In this interview, Sheryl discusses her eCourse and what participants can expect to experience.

About Connected Learner Lite course

This course launches October 7th and is only $549 (with a special discount to PLP alumni). Space is limited, so sign up now!

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Sign up a team of five educators for only $2,500 (a savings of $245)
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During this 12-week eCourse you’ll get twelve 60-minute, synchronous, online webinars taking you from “What is 21st Century learning and why is it important?”  to “How do I create a 21st Century classroom or school?” In addition, you’ll work inside an online community of educators. This provides deep, engaged discussion, sharing what works, and examples for each step of the way.

Week 1  | Kickoff and Orientation | We lay out the journey and get to know one another

Week 2  | Setting the Stage: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century | We build a common language, look at reports, articles and research

Week 3 | Connected Learning Communities: A 3-Pronged Approach |We unpack a professional learning model for today’s educator

Week 4 |  Network Literacy | We look at strategies for Creating Personal Learning Networks

Week 5 | Becoming a Connected Educator | We explore the latest Web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning

Week 6 | Inquiry Based Learning: Who, When, Where, Why and How | We lay the pedagogical foundation for Project/Problem Based Learning

Week 7 | Inquiry-based Learning | We talk about using TPACK for lesson planning and Connected Learning as Curriculum Tools

Week 8 | Action Research and Collective Intelligence | We look deeply into development of action research plans

Week 9 | PBL: Getting Your Students from Start to Finish | We will unpack strategies for project, problem, and passion-based learning

Week 10 | Authentic Assessment with Cutting-Edge Technology and Tools | We look at how to use assessment for learning and not just of learning

Week 11 | Keeping the Momentum: Scaling the Work | We talk about next steps and how to use what you have learned back in your local context

Week 12 | Learning Showcase | You’ll participate in a culminating event where you showcase your action plans and findings for others from around the world

This course launches October 7th and is only $549 (with a special discount to PLP alumni). Space is limited, so sign up now!

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About the instructor

Sheryl Nussbaum-BeachDuring a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from across the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Israel, Norway, and China to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience and other e-learning opportunities. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and is in the dissertation phase of completing her doctorate in Educational Planning, Policy and Leadership at the College of William and Mary. Follow her on Twitter at @snbeach.

Graduate Credit Available

After the course begins, graduate credit may be obtained through North Dakota State University. Get complete details here.

About the author
Amber Karnes is Marketing Director for Powerful Learning Practice. She's worked with clients from national touring bands to bestselling authors to Fortune 500 companies, and specializes in empowering small businesses and entrepreneurs to take control of their web presence and make their businesses shine. Follow her on Twitter at @amberkarnes.