About Powerful Learning PracticeWho we are, what we do.
Powerful Learning Practice is professional learning for connected educators.
We turn educators into connected learners through a number of approaches:
Our year-long, job-embedded, coached professional development transforms teaching practice through a coached, collaborative experience.
Through instructor-led and self-paced online courses, educators can learn anytime, anywhere on topics like connected coaching, blended learning, tech-infused lesson plans, Google Apps, Digital citizenship, tools, and more.
By providing Laser Coaching to help solve just in time challeges and answer questions. Our coaches work one-on-one with leadership, teachers and other instructional coaches to provide just the solution they need without taking a course or wading through endless webpages and videos.
We consult with local, national, and international organizations like the U.S. Office of Educational Technology, American Institutes for Research, and the Alberta Department of Education to create communities, initiatives, and strategy around connected education.
Our CEO, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics of 21st Century reform, teacher and educational leadership, community building, and educational issues impacting marginalized populations such as the homeless.
Since 2007, we’ve worked with over 100,000 teachers, leaders, and other educators to shift their practice and pedagogy to include connected learning.
Our empirically grounded brand of professional learning takes a three-pronged approach that emphasizes:
- local learning communities at the school/district level
- a global, coached, online community of practice
- a personal learning network that each educator develops as a mega-resource for ideas and information
What we’re about
Walk The Walk
The Powerful Learning Practice Experience
Connected Learner Experience
Two full day, face-to-face events (a kickoff and a culminating event), webinars, 1-1 coached meetings, and thought-filled discussions in a virtual community make up this unique PD offering. With support and scaffolding, teams will discover a topic of interest and through a coached process, explore possibilities through the development of an action plan to be applied in your local setting.
We use a flipped classroom model for our online courses and graduate PD credit is available for every single course you take. We offer bundled pricing when you take more than one course, and significant discounts are available for bulk enrollment for schools, districts, or states.
Consulting & Speaking
If you are in need of a keynote presenter, our CEO, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach speaks internationally on 21st Century reform, teacher and educational leadership, community building, and educational issues impacting marginalized populations such as the homeless.