Powerful Learning Practice has expanded its staff and brought some fascinating new minds (and fresh ideas) to our team. We’d like to introduce our team to you, one by one, and so we’ve come up with seven questions for each of them so you can have a little peek into what they’re thinking and who they are.

Meet Nancy Caramanico, Powerful Learning Practice Community Leader, Connected Coach and eCourse Instructor

Nancy Caramanico

Nancy Caramanico, PLP Community Leader, Connected Coach and eCourse Instructor

Hello, I’m Nancy Caramanico and I live just outside of Philadelphia.  I have lived in this area all of my life. I have a love of learning, technology and social media communication technologies and enjoy exploring how people can use them in empowering ways. I love the beach, bicycle riding and learning about photography.

What do you do here at Powerful Learning Practice?

In my work with PLP, I am a Community Leader in the Virtual Community for Powerful Learning Practice. I am also a Connected Coach for 7 teams of teachers and I’ll be teaching the School Communications Toolkit for School Leaders eCourse  (starting March 26th).

What else are you up to professionally?

I am currently teaching graduate courses both face-to-face and online and working with leaders on a consulting basis to help them implement new technologies and incorporate new styles of web communications. It is exciting and rewarding work.

Desert island situation – you get to take five books. What are they?

I would bring my Kindle so I could use the time to catch up on a lot reading! I hope there is wifi. Some of my favorite books are: The Connected Educator and Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology.

What is your favorite example of how online communities are powerful and transformative?

Rather than one story, I see rather a common theme. Empowered educators building enriched learning opportunities first for themselves as educators and then in their classrooms. Time and again I have seen how teams and individuals support one another and create great learning experiences for the children they serve.

Where can people find you online?

Blog: http://ncara.edublogs.org

Twitter: @ncara

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nancycaramanico

Any final words?

I am grateful to have met and worked with so many dedicated educators both face to face and online – inspirational and trail blazing – all for the sake of young people!

Ready to learn from Web 2.0 expert Nancy Caramanico? Join her March 26th School Communications Toolkit for School Leaders eCourse!

Find out more and register now! 



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Christen Dodd

Christen is a Connected Learning Specialist for PLP. After earning her MEd. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Virginia, she began her career as a K-5 Computer Resource Teacher. She enjoyed collaborating with staff and creating technology lessons that engaged students, but caught “the bug” for presenting to educators on a national level. For eleven years, Christen trained educators both face-to-face and virtually with Verizon Thinkfinity. She also served as their Distance Learning Coordinator and Vice President of Professional Development. Christen has enjoyed working with Powerful Learning Practice since 2011 and continuing her work with educators, parents and students alike. Currently, she is also an instructional technology specialist at her children's JK-8 Catholic school.

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