Unlike learning in face-to-face and traditional school settings, connected learners develop a more generic set of values that help them negotiate learning in blended environments. A primary shift for all of us who are creating learning and connecting with our students online is the ability to see yourself as a co-learner, co-creator and co-leader.

Does anything Sheryl says in this clip resonate with you? What questions do you have about how to create new norms and values that position you well to adapt to learning in a connected world. Let’s discuss these ideas below.

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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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