2012 is here, and with a new year comes a host of opportunities for personal improvement, professional development, and cultivating positive habits and new learning. We are proud to offer two brand new eCourses, starting in just a few weeks that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals in 2012. We also are starting up a new section of some of our most popular offerings. We hope you will join us in learning!

Sign up now and save big

For one week only, you can save over 20% on any of our eCourses! For most eCourses that’s a savings of $50 or more. And for our longer ecourses, you save even more!

Register by Wednesday, January 11, 2012 to get the discount. Savings will end on Thursday, January 12!

New eCourses for early 2012

TRANSFORMATION, one lesson at a time

Transformation, One Lesson At A Time

Have you decided you want a change in your curriculum and don’t know where to start? Or feel overwhelmed by all of the new ideas out there? The Transformation, One Lesson At A Time eCourse will help you start small and integrate 21st Century concepts into one lesson or activity.

Participants will chose a lesson or activity that is relevant to their classroom. Throughout the 5 weeks, the lesson will be transformed through the exploration and integration of the following topics:

  • Understanding by Design and Student Centered Learning
  • Digitial Citizenship
  • National Educational Technology Standards(NETS) for Students
  • A variety of web 2.0 tools
  • Sharing student work through the internet
  • Assessment
Starts February 6 – space is limited! Learn more & register

Project-based writing

Project-Based Writing

“If it doesn’t exist outside of school, then it isn’t worthy enough to be taught within school.”

Project-Based Writing is an ecourse that focuses on this mantra and the methods that teachers can use to follow through with its promise. Writing is universal, and all subject areas can integrate the different genres in authentic ways to make their content more meaningful.

In this 6-week program, participants will be given examples of project-based writing units across the disciplines, and will be given the opportunity to develop their own unit, receive feedback, and share with others, walking away with multiple units that can be utilized in their classroom both Someday and Monday.

Starts February 6 – space is limited! Learn more & register

New sections of our popular eCourse offerings

Do it yourself Web 2.0 tools course

FREE Do It Yourself Web 2.0 Tools eCourse

We are now excited to offer a two-week Do It Yourself Web 2.0 Tools eCourse for FREE! Sign up and you’ll receive an email every day for two weeks with a Web 2.0 tool activity. At the end of the eCourse, you’ll be well on your way to being a Web 2.0 tools master and developing your personal learning network. Sign up here.

Next class starts: Tomorrow! Sign up anytime.

21st Century-ize your curriculum

21st Century-ize Your Curriculum

So you’re convinced that you need to shift your classroom practice to leverage Web 2.0 tools as a powerful learning strategy. But how do you actually do it? In the 21st Century-ize Your Curriculum eCourse, you’ll learn just that. Learn more

Next class starts February 6, 2012

Connected Coaching eCourse

Connected Coaching

The use of coaches to assist educators in becoming more accomplished and subsequently improving student achievement occurs frequently in face to face settings. To meet the needs of today’s connected educators, coaching should also move into online spaces. The Connected Coaching eCourse will prepare you to coach in online spaces, to leverage the affordances of technology for coaching. Learn more

Next class starts February 6, 2012

Leading Edge Boot Camp

Leading Edge Boot Camp

If you are a superintendent, principal, or educational leader you know that your students are using the Web, mobile technologies, and other tools to connect and create social networks. But do you also recognize their transformative potential for learning?

Tackle these questions and challenges with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson at Powerful Learning Practice’s Leading Edge Boot Camp eCourse. This 5-week, practical eCourse is for school leaders who want to understand how 21st Century technologies are challenging curriculum and pedagogy and providing economical new ways for learning. Learn more

Next class starts February 6, 2012

Teaching Online - becoming a connected educator

Teaching Online: Becoming a connected educator

Learning today takes place anywhere and anytime. To meet the needs of today’s connected learner, today’s educator needs to be fluent in new media literacies. The Teaching Online: Becoming a Connected Educator eCourse will prepare you to be an online professor, teach online courses in blended environments such as a virtual school, or teaching blended courses in traditional settings. Learn more

Next class starts February 6, 2012

Unleashing Student Passion

Unleashing Student Passion

A passionate student is a learning student. As the world is becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educators is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improve teaching and learning in our schools.

In the Unleashing Student Passion eCourse, you’ll focus on shifting classroom practice toward more engaging approaches that bring out the passion within each learner. Learn more

Next class starts February 6, 2012

What would you like to learn in 2012?

Will you be working on your professional development in the upcoming months? What are you wanting to learn? Is there an eCourse we don’t offer that you’d like to see? Tell us in the comments!

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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.

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