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Howard Rheingold & Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach talk passion-based learning, teaching teachers, and connectivism

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Change, Passion Based Learning, Powerful Learning Practice |

This week, noted educator, author, and thought leader Howard Rheingold interviewed PLP co-founder Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach to answer this question: As digital media and networks make possible more networked and collaborative pedagogies, who teaches the teachers how to take advantage of the opportunities (and avoid the pitfalls) that new technologies afford? Howard and Sheryl talked about big questions with practical, local implications:...

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“Do Not Tell Me You Do Not Have Time” to meet the needs of 21st century learners

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Change, Leadership, PD, Powerful Learning Practice |

Tim Holt’s new post — “Ballad of a Frustrated Staff Developer” — has stirred lively comment at our Voices from the Learning Revolution group blog. Tim, an IT leader & tech integration specialist in El Paso, Texas, was letting off some serious steam when he penned his poetic plea DO NOT TELL ME. He recounts many “excuses” he’s heard from teachers about why they can’t more fully engage in shifting their instruction to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Read Tim’s post, some thoughtful pushback, and a supportive reply from PLP leader Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach.

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PLP Interview: Smart Teachers Are Writing for “Getting Smart”

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Change, Powerful Learning Practice |

Among other work, Getting Smart is helping raise the voices of classroom teachers and school leaders (including several PLPeeps) who are champions of student-centered, technology infused teaching and learning. We asked editorial director Sarah Cargill to tell us more about Getting Smart, its content and goals, and the kinds of writing they’re interested in publishing from “smart teachers.”

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Connected Online Communities of Practice: PLPeeps represent!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Change, News, Powerful Learning Practice, Press |

The 2010 National Education Technology Plan demonstrates the importance of educators becoming more connected to resources, tools, colleagues, experts, and learning activities, both within and beyond schools. Participation in online communities of practice is a key way educators connect. Robust online participation contributes both to individual excellence and to the vitality of the profession as a whole. The Connected Online Communities of...

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Lead at the Edge: Will & Sheryl talk about their 21st century leadership e-course

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Change, Leadership, PD, Powerful Learning Practice |

PLP co-founders Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson talk about their five-week Leading Edge Boot Camp e-course and how it can help education leaders not only understand 21st Century technologies that challenge traditional curriculum and pedagogy but how savvy leaders can use digital tools and connectivity to expand learning opportunities and assure all students thrive in the new millennium.

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