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Going to ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia? Some members of the Powerful Learning Practice team will be there, and we’d be honored to meet you!

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (PLP’s CEO) will be in attendance and she currently serves on the ISTE Board of Directors. She is eager to hear from you and take your feedback to the ISTE board!

Don’t miss these events:

#ISTEBoard Presentation

Monday, June 29, 11am–12pm, PCC 204C

What’s the next “best thing” in educational technology? ISTE Board wants to hear from you. Join the conversation as ISTE members explain their predictions and thoughts as to how ISTE can be prepared to meet the challenge. Get to know the ISTE Board and learn about the upcoming nominations process. Learn more

Want to take the stage and share your thoughts? We are looking for folks to share their ideas about the next big thing!

Connected Educator Month: Collectively Owned Global Learning

Tuesday, June 30, 12:30–1:30 pm, PCC 201A

Join Connected Educator Month leaders Marshal Conley, Richard Culatta, Tom de Boor, and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach as we discuss this huge collaborative undertaking that impacts millions of educators each year worldwide. We will explore past years, showcase our successes and brainstorm collaboratively with you steps for moving forward. Find out how you can get involved to make #ce15 the best year ever. Learn more

Lead & Transform: An ISTE Town Hall

Sunday, June 28, 9:00–11:30 am, Marriott Grand Ballroom H

How does leadership evolve toward a high-performing, connected learning and teaching environment? What roles are critical to success? How do they interact in the most effective ways? Hear from innovative ed tech leaders and students who will share their experiences. Share your challenges, perspectives and questions. Engage in discussion around possible solutions you can apply immediately. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of distributed leadership and tools for implementing change. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach will be serving as a social media moderator for this event. Pre-registration and additional fee required. Register for this event!

Future Ready Leaders Project – A First Look

The Future Ready Leaders project links superintendents to research on effective practice through video to help them lead the transition to 21st century learning environments. The American Institutes for Research (AIR), in partnership with the United States Department of Education Office of Educational Technology (OET), is designing, developing, and studying an online tool that provides district leaders with a self-assessment based on the best available research to identify gaps in their district’s practice and generates a personalized playlist of videos to help them develop their capacity to lead an exemplary digital conversion.

During ISTE 2015, we will be working with Future Ready Leaders to give first glimpses of the Future Ready Leaders Project. You can get a first glimpse of some of the footage we shot at 9 exemplary districts throughout the U.S., and take a first look at the needs assessment platform!

PLPress Author Pernille Ripp

Passionate Learners

Throughout the conference, we’ll tweet out coupons promoting our PLPress authors, including Kathy Cassidy, Pernille Ripp, and Sue Stephenson. If you’re lucky you may even run into Pernille Ripp, author of Passionate Learners! Pernille will be presenting about student voice, being a connected educator, as well as speaking at the ISTE Town Hall, so don’t miss her sessions!

Can’t make it to ISTE?

If a trip to ISTE isn’t in the cards, you can still get in on the action! Save $2 off any of our PLPress digital guides. Simply enter the code ISTE2015 at checkout. This coupon is good through July 2, 2015.

We hope to see you at ISTE 2015!

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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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