Enhancing Inclusive Environments in Alberta Schools - Building Communities of Practice

1-1:40pm Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach presents via Elluminate Connected Learning Communities of Change

Connected Learning Communities of Change

Professional learning communities can engender much-needed collaboration and learning among educators — collaboration that leads to improved practice, greater student achievement and positive school reform; collaboration now further enabled by the affordances of emerging technologies. The Web affords us an amazing opportunity to pursue our passions within online communities and networks of like-minded learners from around the globe. Participants will learn valuable lessons for designing, leading and learning from global collaboration.


Attributes of Healthy Communities


Build with Evolution in Mind



Examples of Inclusive Education Communities

Inclusion Network
Linked In- Special Educators' Corner
Facebook- Autism & Special Needs Resources|
Special Needs Apps for Kids
Advocacy for Children with Special Needs
All Kids Have Special Needs
Inclusion Group in Classroom 2.0
Inclusive Network in UK

Twitter Hashtag Chats around Inclusion



What is Twitter?


Follow Sheryl on Twitter

The Art of Building Learning Communities

Networks and Communities: How We Share Teaching Practice in the 21st Century

Professional Learning Communities that Reach Outside the School

Building Virtual Communities

10 Minute Lecture

Recent Interview

Passion Based Learning

Empirical Research- Online Communities

Gareis, C. R. and Sheryl, N. , 2007-02-24 "Electronically Networking to Develop Accomplished Professional Teachers" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Hilton New York, New York, NY Online// <PDF>. 2009-05-24 from

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Blogging Community

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Co-founder and CEO, Powerful Learning Practice, LLC
Author: //The Connected Educator - Learning and leading in a digital age//
twitter: @snbeach | blog: 21st century collaborative | blog:
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