Helping You Find Your New Way Forward
For over a decade, Powerful Learning Practice has worked with teachers, educational leaders, and others around the world, helping them to re-imagine their teaching and learning practice as connected educators. We are uniquely positioned to provide the support and community you need in the 2020-2021 school year.
You are not alone. We can help.
Ways We Can Help
The Connected Learner Experience
Imagine if every educator in your organization had access to on-demand coaching while being immersed in a collaborative, collegial, connected learning community.
We are now taking applications for the Connected Learner Experience Fall 2020: a year-long, coached, job embedded professional learning opportunity.
Consulting & Speaking
Through our consulting arm of Powerful Learning Practice we have designed and executed everything from personalized learning for a small organization to a multi-national, month-long online conference. Learn more
Instant Impact Collaborative Cohort
The answer to teacher overwhelm is here! Imagine what could shift during the 2020-2021 school year if you had vetted resources, a self-paced course, a coach to turn to at any time, and a group of peers on a similar journey at your fingertips? We’ve created our best program yet to support you through the year ahead! Learn more
Our instructor-led and self-paced online courses are practical, affordable, just in time professional learning. You will find exactly what you need to equip and prepare you for the unpredictable school year ahead. CEU/Graduate credit available. Learn more
Connected Coaching 1:1
Connect with an experienced Connected Coach to talk through your most pressing issue, concern, project, new practice, technology infusion challenge, remote learning…etc. You’ll leave the session feeling confident in a clear action plan for moving forward. Learn more
What They’re Saying
Sheryl has the rare talent of being both an inspiring visionary and detailed implementer. She can take a high-level idea and turn it into a well-oiled machine without losing sight of the goals. This made Sheryl an an indispensable partner to the U.S. Department of Education in launching initiatives such as Connected Educator Month and Future Ready Leaders. Her collaborative leadership style and deep educational knowledge allows her to find solutions to the most complex educational challenges.
When our district began refining its instructional vision in 2012, we turned to Powerful Learning Practices and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach as a necessary first step to help lead and facilitate the planning and goal-setting, and to work with us as we designed and implemented Professional Learning Collaboratives (PD training) that were needed to connect our teachers and administrators across the curriculum and grade levels.
Here we are in 2016 and four years into the process and the support we have been given is the best in the business. They have provided leadership training, both online and face-to-face, and designed professional development specifically to transition WOISD to a ‘this century’ learning environment.
I’ve had the pleasure to work closely with Sheryl over the last four years on Connected Educator Month and the Future Ready Leaders initiative. Sheryl has an unparalleled ability to keep track of both the big picture and the practical details. She is a creative, systems thinker with a compelling vision of where education ought to be going, but she is simultaneously attuned to the realities of politics and resources and able to navigate both in ways that yield tangible results while remaining aligned to that transformative vision. One of the hardest working people I’ve ever met, she is a true collaborator who brings out the best in others and comes through for the team even under the toughest conditions. Her contributions have been indispensable to the success of the most impactful projects I have led in recent years.
Online Courses for the Busy Educator
We’ve got over a dozen practical, affordable, self-paced online courses on topics like Google Apps for the classroom, Twitter, Make & Take Lesson Plans, and more.
From the Powerful Learning Practice Blog
The biggest challenge we're hearing with virtual learning is that students are disengaged and off task. Everyone is frustrated, teachers are putting hours into planning and kids aren't showing up. How can we pivot and re-engage students? The short answer is by...
https://vimeo.com/471504821/b794a280ae Connected Educators are known for sticking with an issue, problem, or project. They value exploring ideas and concepts, rethinking, revising, and continuously repacking and unpacking, resisting the urge to finish...
https://vimeo.com/471214766/cdce6677e9 Many of us have shifted to teaching and learning with our students in online spaces as remote, distant, and/or hybrid learners, but in reality we aren’t distant or remote at all. Rather, we are close and connected as we work...