Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Keynote Speaker: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 8:15-9:15 AM
Location: Shaeffer Auditorium - North Campus

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Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach 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.
During a 25-year education career, Sheryl has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. She is the author (with Lani Ritter Hall) of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age (Solution Tree, 2012) and is in the dissertation phase of completing her doctorate in Educational Planning, Policy and Leadership at the College of William and Mary.
Sheryl 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. She is an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative and co-chairing Connected Educators Month in October for the 3rd year. She currently serves on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors. She also served on the New Media Consortium’s 2012 Horizon.K12 Report Advisory Board and their 2013 Horizon Higher Education Report Advisory Board. Sheryl consults with governments and non-profits that are integrating online communities and networks into their professional learning initiatives, including the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI), Obberkotter Foundation's LSLogic, a professional learning center for those who work with children that are deaf or hard of hearing and WomensHealth, a new community focused on women and their health issues.
Sheryl lives near the Virginia shore and spends her spare time playing on the water with her four children, her three grandsons, and a trio of longhaired dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.


Culture Shift: Leading and Learning in the Connected School

A passionate student is a learning student. As the people of the world are becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educators is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improve teaching and learning in our schools. Come listen as Sheryl stirs a sense of urgency for shifting classroom practice toward more engaging approaches that unleash the passion that lies within each learner.

Over the next hours we will explore...

Urgency for change-- How the world is changing
Change leadership
Connected Learning
Internet of things
Making the Case for Connected Learning Communities
Building your tribe
Online communities of practice
Tribal leadership
Transformation vs Reform
Developing Collective Intelligence


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