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 this time of transition back to the new normal. 

You are not alone. We can help.

Ways We Can Help

Powerful Learning Practice

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.
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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

Online Courses

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

PLP Community Hub

 We’ve created an online community for connection, collaboration, and to serve as a co-working/co-creating kind of space for educators (and those who love them).  Let’s come together to create something amazing! It’s open 24 hours a day and it’s free. Join us


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.

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.