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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.
April is a Content Expert and Connected Coach for Powerful Learning Practice. She has over 27 years of experience in education, including 9 years as a technology supervisor, 8 years as a district technology integration specialist, and 10 years as a teacher. Throughout her career, April has been passionate about helping educators effectively integrate technology into their teaching practices, while also supporting the business and operational functions within her district. As a technology supervisor and as a connected coach with PLP, April has designed and led professional learning programs at the district, state, national level and international level empowering educators to use technology more effectively and improve student outcomes. She is dedicated to staying at the forefront of new developments and innovations in educational technology and business processes, constantly seeking out new approaches to enhance learning and operations. She leads the monthly regional ScratchEd Meetup, serving as the facilitator who designs engaging experiences for educators to connect, explore, and unleash their creativity through computer science skills. April has been active at a state level in molding the future of computer science standards and most recently how artificial intelligence can make a positive impact on education. She is passionate about how technology can support ALL learners and regularly makes adaptations for inclusion of technological tools and strategies. This summer, April will lead a series of professional learning sessions covering a range of topics including “AI BFFs: How to Work Together to Enhance Student Learning,” “Creating Inclusive Learning Resources: Using Existing Tech Tools to Empower Students with Disabilities,” “Your Guide to Creating Epic Virtual Tours with Google Earth,” “STEM and PE,” and “Take Learning to Another Dimension: 3D Designing with Tinkercad.”
Amber is a Marketing Consultant for Powerful Learning Practice. Her 20+ years experience includes graphic design, web design, web development, social media marketing, content strategy, content creation, and more. Amber specializes in helping small businesses and entrepreneurs take control of their web presence and make their businesses shine. You can find her at Body Positive Yoga.
Travis Beach has been the Operations and Sales Manager at Powerful Learning Practice since 2008. His duties involve sales, marketing, day to day operations and logistics for travel, trade shows and F2F conferences. He is a former Marine, was a Political Science major at Valdosta State University and has been a lifelong learner. Travis is a licensed pilot, charter boat Captain and realtor. He has been around educators his entire adult life, as his wife and sister are both teachers. He is an avid hunter, fisherman and gardner. He’s a great cook too!