“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~ African proverb

As our Powerful Learning Practice Network grows, we are doing some amazing things with communities of practice, e-learning, raising the voices of forward-looking practitioners, and more. With these and other PLP initiatives underway, we feel it’s time to establish an advisory board  to help us keep our work out on the edge of professional learning in the 21st century. As we went about selecting our first advisors, we looked for individuals who would collectively offer PLP a diverse perspective on current and future trends.

We settled on a combination of leading thinkers around social media in education, researchers who know a lot about learning in community, and seasoned educators with plenty of practical expertise.  We are proud to announce our 2012-2013 Advisory Board: Wendy Drexler, Karl Fisch, Jackie Gerstein, Claudia L’Amoreaux, Ann S. Michaelsen, Howard Rheingold, and Will Richardson (chair).

2012-2013 Advisory Board: Wendy Drexler, Karl Fisch, Jackie Gerstein, Claudia L'Amoreaux, Ann S. Michaelsen, Howard Rheingold, and Will Richardson.

L to R: Wendy Drexler, Karl Fisch, Jackie Gerstein, Claudia L'Amoreaux, Ann S. Michaelsen, Howard Rheingold, and Will Richardson

What does the board do?

  • Reviews PLP programs and proposals and gives diverse feedback through three face-to-face meetings per year, plus conference calls, social media, and email contact
  • Advises on new initiatives
  • Gives honest, valued input on ways we can improve
  • Joins us in thinking through challenges or lessons learned as we create  action plans for the future
  • Helps us network with other smart people
  • Shares their specialized knowledge of 21st Century learning
  • Holds us accountable to a standard of excellence in business and personal relationships
  • Provides pushback and a diverse flow of ideas to our company

Learn more about each of our advisors, and connect with them online.

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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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