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Live in Tidewater? Let’s Create a School

Dec. 24-26 was filled with the joy that little ones bring.  We are blessed. But still– compared to every other Christmas I remember– this one was off. However one interesting thing did occur… an educational epiphany. My brother came from Georgia and he brought his new family. I decided to take the crew to the Children’s […]

Powerful Learning Practice

Sheryl is co-founder and CEO of Powerful Learning Practice, an organization dedicated to providing 21st century professional development to teachers, teacher leaders and administrators. Learn more about PLP...

Who’s behind 21st Century Collaborative?

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach is a 20-year educator who has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. She is also CEO and co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice, an organization dedicated to empowering schools and districts from across the world to re-envision their learning cultures and communities.

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What they’re saying

The Alabama Best Practices Center partnered with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on a statewide, multi-year project supported by Microsoft Partners in Learning. As our primary professional development provider, she was highly successful (more…)

Cathy W. Gassenheimer

I had the opportunity several years ago to work with Sheryl on a project in which she led more than 100 professional development webinars for teams of classroom teachers. She was brilliant. I’ve since participated in dozens (more…)

John Norton

Sheryl’s infectious enthusiasm for education reform was a great addition to our recent coach “boot camp”.  She brings vision, practical experience and a keen intellect to her work.  We love working with Sheryl because she listens carefully and tailors her work to her clients’ needs. (more…)

Holly M. Jobe

Sheryl does phenomenal work and I have been fortunate to be able to tap into her knowledge and skills on multiple occasions. Whether it’s winning our inaugural technology leadership research award, her ongoing blogging, contributing a chapter to our new book, or her continued work with the PLP Network,  Continue reading “Phenomenal work” »

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D.  -

Sheryl has a straight-forward approach that engages people, and her experience as an educational leader for the effective use of technology for teaching and learning makes her a excellent choice (more…)

Janet Murphy  -

Meeting you in person at ECOO was a bit too brief for my liking. You have a passion for what you do that is contageous, and you demonstrated in your talk, that you truly listened to the people you met. You modeled the importance of ‘relationship’ in a way I’ve rarely seen a speaker do. (more…)

Sheryl, you rock!  Your work with 21st century learning continues to influence my work. Not only do I learn more about technology from you than from any coursework I’ve taken, I also learn new things about professional learning communities. (more…)

Anne Jolly

Sheryl’s personal knowledge about 21st Century use of technology is amazing.  Through her enthusiasm and tremendous energy she easily relates to the most reluctant user.

Sister Geralyn Schmidt, SCC – Wide Area Network Coordinator, Diocese of Harrisburg

Sheryl is dynamic, detailed and one of the most innovative educators I know. She is on the cutting edge of technology and it’s use in schools. A true pleasure to work with and has knowledge incomparable to anyone I know in her field.

Neil Rochelle, Superintendent of Schools, Iroquois Central school
worked directly with Sheryl at Powerful Learning Practice, LLC.