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She is the owner and founder of 21st Century Collaborative, LLC, a digital learning consulting business through which she regularly delivers keynotes and workshops, along with supporting nonprofits in their grant work. Through Powerful Learning Practice, which she cofounded with Will Richardson, she works with schools and districts from across the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, and Australia to re-envision their learning cultures and communities.
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.
Sheryl lives near the Atlantic Ocean and spends her spare time playing on the water with her four children and dachshunds Itchy, Bane, and Abby.
Lani Ritter Hall has more than thirty-five years of diverse teaching experiences in urban, suburban, and independent schools at the middle and secondary level in the United States and Canada. She and her students began collaborating globally in the 1980s using a curriculum she designed and developed. Lani, a National Board Certified Teacher, has created and facilitated professional development around technology infusion into learning for more than twenty years and has presented at local, state, and national conferences. She has expanded her global collaborations through her leadership role in the initial years of K12Online, the first educator-led, free, totally online conference; her participation in the first massive open online course that explored connectivism and connective knowledge; and through her current roles of community leader and co-director of connected coaches in online communities of practice for Powerful Learning Practice.
Lani earned a bachelor s degree in political science from Earlham College and a master s degree in curriculum and instruction from Cleveland State University. She lives with her husband in Northeast Ohio.
This text is written in a format that is easy to read and completely engaging, informative, and inspiring.
This book serves to challenge that emphasis, and in so doing can awaken pre-service teachers to a new way of thinking about themselves as educators and as leaders.
Nussbaum-Beach and Hall's book The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age is powerful book.
The is an excellent book ~ not only helps you understand how to be a connected educator, but it is interactive! Experience being connected while reading the book.Published 9 months ago by Pamela L. Jimison
My interest in this book comes from being a Christian educator. Like school systems, churches too are having to unlearn and re-learn much about catechesis, faith formation, in the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michael S. Hughes
Lots to ponder...worth a read for any educator, administrators included, who will not be leaving the profession any time soon.Published 16 months ago by jcat
The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall encourages educators to see themselves as learners first and educators... Read morePublished 16 months ago by KSandora
This book was full of innovative ideas for incorporating technology into education. However, at times it could be a slightly dry read. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Young Mensan BookParade
When I got this book, I was expecting a book about using technology in the classroom. Instead the book is about how to use technology to connect with other educators for the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by H. Craft
I don't lightly rate books "I love it", but in The Connected Educator, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall practice the connected learning and leading of which they... Read morePublished 19 months ago by D. Krebs
This book is based on two important ideas: first, that educators should primarily think of themselves as learners, rather than teachers; second, that as learners, educators should... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mary Wilson