Sunday, October 26th, 2014
8-9pm Central with hosts @snbeach and @tom_kilgore
About Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach:
During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from across the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, United Kingdom, Israel, Norway, and China to re-envision their learning cultures and communities through the Connected Learner Experience and other e-learning opportunities. 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.
About Tom Kilgore:
After a 20+ career post-military as a senior systems engineer, Tom Kilgore became a passionate 4th grade classroom teacher in North Texas and frequently describes his work as “the best job on the planet!” He previously taught 5th grade and strongly believes in a student-focused approach to education.
Tom implements a robust mixture of Maker Ed, STEM/STEAM emphasis, and genius hour initiatives into his curriculum. As the founder of the #TXEDUCHAT educational Twitter chat, he believes that educators should collaborate and share with one another to best serve all students. He is a former school board trustee vice president, scuba instructor, United States Marine, and has presented at conferences such as ISTE 2014 as well as being a keynote speaker at Lewisville ISD’s 2014 EdCamp.