Summer eLearning - even by the pool!

Summer learning – havin’ a blast!

This summer, we’re kicking off a dozen eCourses from a group of seasoned, 21st Century educators. Our Powerful Learning eCourses are practical, affordable, and an easy way to get your professional development in from the comfort of your own home (or wherever your laptop and your imagination take you). These courses are filling up fast. Don’t miss out – here are our summer offerings:

Flipped classroom

Flipped classroom approach

Instead of learning in a traditional online format in our e-courses, PLP uses an inquiry based, flipped classroom approach. Watch a video of Christen Dodd, eLearning Director, talking about what this approach looks like in action, and learn more about our eLearning model here.

Experiential Mobile Learning
Experiential Mobile Learning – Mobile devices are used to communicate, make social connections, gather information, and learn more about personal interests. This course will focus on leveraging young people’s expertise in using these technologies to create engaging and authentic learning experiences. In this eCourse we will focus on providing the research, rationale, tools, and basic strategies for developing experiential mobile learning. Next class starts July 16 – Sign up now!
The Complete Guide for Implementing The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture
The Complete Guide for Implementing The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture – In this ten-week course, you will learn strategies and tools, both technology-based and hands-on, to address the different phases the the Flipped Classroom learning cycle as well as developing your own instructional strategies and lesson plans for implementing the model within your own work setting.Next class starts July 9– Sign up now!
Digital Footprints: Helping Teens Make Smart Choices
Digital Footprints: Helping Teens Make Smart Choices – With increased access and usage in mobile devices, are you able to monitor everything your teen is doing? As parents, do you feel equipped with enough knowledge to engage your teen in a meaningful dialogue about issues related to online safety? Or better yet, does your teen know how to approach you with questions related to what they are seeing and doing online? This family eCourse is meant to open the dialogue and provide you with information and activities that will allow your family to learn in an engaging manner. Next class starts June 3 – Sign up now!
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. This 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. Next class starts July 9 – Sign up now!
Experiential Mobile Apps
Experiential Mobile Apps – Computers, wi-fi networks, and smart phones allow 24/7 access to technology and to one another. In this eCourse we will focus on exploring apps to address content enrichment and on creating lesson plans enhanced with mobile learning. Next class starts July 23 – Sign up now!
School Communications Toolkit for School Leaders
School Communications Toolkit for School Leaders – As technology expands daily, today’s school leaders have a wide array of new communications options at their fingertips. As we explore 21st Century Skills, ISTE’s NETS for Administrators (NETS-A), Web 2.0 Tools and more, we will discuss how to collaborate and communicate as 21st Century Leaders both in our school communities and beyond. Next class starts July 2 – Sign up now!
Bits and Bytes: Helping Kids Make Smart Choices
Bits and Bytes: Helping Kids Make Smart Choices  – In our digital world, kids are accessing information and pictures instantaneously. But are they making the right decisions and choices about what they are sharing and participating in while online? This family eCourse is meant to open the dialogue and provide you with information and activities that will allow your family to learn in an engaging manner. Topics covered: Creating Boundaries & Limiting Risks; Email, Chats, Gaming & Online Research for Kids; Cyberbullying; and Social Networks (Facebook, YouTube, etc.).Next class starts June 3– Sign up now!
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. Next class starts July 16 – Sign up now!
Engage with the Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture
Engage with The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture – This five-week course will present the Flipped Classroom Model, a model where the video lectures and vodcasts fall within a larger framework of learning activities. It provides a sequence of learning activities based on the learning theories and instructional models of Experiential Learning Cycles.  In this course, you will learn strategies and tools, both technology-based and hands-on, to address the different phases the the Flipped Classroom learning cycle. Next class starts July 9 –  Sign up now!
Connected Coaching
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. Next class starts June 11 – Sign up now!
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.Next class starts July 30– Sign up now!
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? This course will help you start small and integrate 21st Century concepts into one lesson or activity. Next class starts July 16 – Sign up now!
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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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