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As we continue to adapt to the evolving landscape of the post-pandemic world, our expertise and supportive community are here to guide and uplift you throughout this transformative journey.

For over a decade, Powerful Learning Practice has worked with teachers, educational leaders, and others around the world, enabling them to innovate and excel as connected educators.

Together, we’ll navigate this time of uncertainty. Let us help you thrive.

You are not alone. We can help.

Ways We Can Help

Powerful Learning Practice

Passion-Based Learning for the Connected Educator

Imagine if every educator in your organization had access to on-demand coaching (human and AI) while being immersed in a collaborative, collegial, connected learning community. Join teams of educators from various districts involved in transitioning their schools from traditional educational models to passion-based learning environments poised to prepare students for the fast changing world that awaits them.

We are currently inviting applications for the Connected Learner Experience Fall 2023. Join us for a comprehensive year-long professional learning opportunity that blends online and in-person experiences, expert coaching, and real-world job-embedded practices. Enhance your skills and knowledge alongside your team, fostering collaboration and growth within your educational community. Learn/share, collaborate, co-create, celebrate!  Bring a team and leave with a clear plan of action. 

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Creative Expertise for Your Success

Through our consulting arm of Powerful Learning Practice we specialize in designing and executing customized learning experiences tailored to your needs. From small-scale, personalized education for schools and districts to large-scale, multi-national online conferences, and everything in between, leverage our expertise to create transformative learning opportunities that drive success and growth. Learn more

Instant Impact Collaborative Cohort

Envision the positive change that awaits you during the
2023-24 school year with our thoughtfully designed professional growth journey. Benefit from carefully curated resources, a tailored curriculum that respects your busy schedule, and the guidance of both a compassionate human coach and an AI assistant, available whenever you need them. Add to that the invaluable insights and camaraderie of fellow educators on a similar path, and you’ve got an unparalleled support system for the year ahead. Our most comprehensive program yet is here to empower you!

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Introducing a New Catalog of Just-in-Time Courses for the 2023-24 School Year

Our upcoming catalog features a fresh selection of instructor-led and self-paced online courses, providing practical and affordable just-in-time professional learning opportunities. These timely courses are designed to equip and prepare you for the dynamic school year ahead. Enroll in individual courses or take advantage of bundled options. Need licensure credit? We offer CEU/Graduate credit options to support your professional growth. Learn more

Join Our Vibrant Online Community: Connect, Collaborate, and Co-create – Anytime, Anywhere

Join our dynamic online learning community to foster connection, collaboration, and co-creation among educators and those who support them. Embrace this shared space to unite with like-minded individuals and together, let’s create something extraordinary! Our virtual community is open 24/7 offering you endless opportunities for growth, inspiration, and support.

Enjoy free access to our community, with additional benefits and exclusive features available through our subscription-level services. Choose the option that best suits your needs and elevate your educational journey with us!  Join us


Experience the Power of Personalized Coaching: Tackle Your Challenges with Confidence and Clarity

Elevate your skills and overcome obstacles with one-on-one coaching sessions from our experienced Connected Coaches. Whether you’re facing a pressing issue, tackling a new project, integrating technology, or exploring the ethical implications of AI in the classroom, our personalized coaching will guide you through it all. After each session, you’ll walk away with a clear action plan and renewed confidence in your ability to succeed. Choose from single-hour sessions or bundle options for an even more transformative experience! 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.

Richard Culatta

Chief Executive Officer, ISTE

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.

Mitzi Neely

Asst. Superintendent, White Oak ISD

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.

Darren Cambridge

Director of Policy Research and Development at National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Powering Up

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.

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What they're saying

PLP has completely changed the way that I think about teaching me. Through the PLP network, I feel that I have grown as a teacher and the support has helped me to change my practices in the classroom in a way that enhances the learning of my students to be prepared for the world which they will enter.
Dana Livne

5th Grade Teacher in Maryland

PLP has been an incredible growth experience for me. Here, I find people to bounce ideas off, to challenge the way I think, to push me to do more, go further, think deeper, try again and again and yes, again, to figure out the best way to help my colleagues and students and me make the shift to 21st century learning. I am not the same learner I was before I began this journey, and I know I have much farther to go.
Lisa Noble

Queen Mary School, Ontario

The sky is the limit! If you are ready to launch your professional growth into the next century, buckle up and join PLP.
Rose Arnell

K-12 Gifted & Technology Specialist, Nagel Middle School, Cincinnati, OH

Learn with Us

Whether you’re an individual educator who wants practical, affordable professional learning, a school administrator leading your school through digital conversion, or an organization that wants customized, community-based professional learning, we want to work with you. Get in touch and let us know what you need so we can get started.