We’d like to invite the whole Powerful Learning Practice network to join us for a special event on April 1: Experienced Voices – a webinar about inquiry-based, technology-infused, student-centered learning.

Experienced Voices - April 1

What is the Experienced Voices webinar?

  • A 1-hour, live webinar held April 1, 2015 at 4:45 PM EDT (New York time)
  • Featuring experienced voices (connected educators) from major disciplines
  • A time for sharing and answering questions about student-centered, inquiry-based classrooms

Who should come?

  • Any educator interested in inquiry-based, technology-infused, student-centered learning
  • Teachers of science, English, social studies, or elementary education
  • Much of what they will share transcends all disciplines – invite a friend, a teacher, or a parent who you think may be interested!

Who are our Experienced Voices?

  • They are educators knowledgeable in the design of student centered classrooms.
  • These folks have been at it a while — they understand the pedagogy and the accompanying technology infusion into learning.
  • They clearly see the potential for deeper learning, and they know the challenges and how to overcome them.
  • They have an established online presence and spend significant time connecting and sharing.

Meet our Experienced Voices:

amusoneAmy Musone

Roundtown Elementary, York, PA

Amy has been teaching elementary aged students since 1991 and is currently teaching third graders. She continually aspires to create a connected, authentic, relevant learning environment through PBL, use of primary documents, and of course, with the help of technology. Besides teaching children and being involved with PLP, she has been involved in facilitating a variety of professional development sessions.

Twitter | Blog | Website


pbogustPaul Bogush

Moran Middle School, Wallingford, CT
Social Studies

Paul’s bio was written by one of his students. Paul Bogush is a remarkable man. His teaching methods are fun and unique, and he makes every class enjoyable. His energetic mood is infectious, and you can’t help but smile around him. He is very genuine, and is not strict or boring like other teachers. Everything he says is always stuck in your mind, because he delivers everything with boldness and confidence. He’s an all around incredible person, and makes learning ten times more fun than any other class. He will be dearly missed by not just me, but most of his students when we leave next year.

P.S. please send help, we weren’t very good listeners in homeroom this week so he has us in lock down every afternoon for a week.

Twitter | Blog


garthGarth Holman

Beachwood Middle School, Beachwood, OH
Social Studies

Garth has been teaching social studies in a student centered classroom since 1998. He and his students have collaborated with teachers and their classes in other districts to develop a wiki-based textbook that covers the material taught in their world history classes. This textbook has grown over the past several years through the work of dozens of students as they are building legacy by recording their learning in this way. To view the work these students have done, visit this site. He, his co-teacher and students leverage the affordances of technology to learn together daily.

Twitter | Blog



Shelley WrightShelley Wright

Prairie South School Division, Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
High School English
National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education

Shelley Wright is a teacher and education blogger living in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in Canada. She has taught high school English, science and technology, and currently works as a National Faculty member and PBL consultant for the Buck Institute for Education (BIE). Her passion is social justice and helping her students make the world a better place.

Twitter | Blog


Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 3.01.57 PMGlen Westbrook

Orem Junior High, Orem, UT

Glen has taught at Orem Junior for 20 years. Technology is an integral part of his science classroom. Students are engaged by doing science and collaborating. Glen received the Milken Family Foundation Teaching award, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and Utah’s Governor’s Award for Science and Technology.

Twitter | Website


Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 3.01.48 PMEvan Weinberg

Hangzhou International School, China

Evan has taught mathematics and science at the high school level for the past twelve years. He worked at public schools in New York City until the fall of 2010, when he moved with his wife to begin his international career at the Hangzhou International School in China. He enjoys working to help students become independent and reflective learners who appreciate meaningful work.

Twitter | Blog

How to access this webinar

On April 1 at 4:45pm EDT (or a few minutes beforehand), click this link to access the webinar (it will launch inside Blackboard Collaborate).

This event is first come, first served and only open to the first 100 people who log in, so set a reminder to show up early!

See you on April 1!

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During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from around the world to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience and other e-learning opportunities. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and serves on the ISTE Board of Directors.

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