Sharnell lives for teachable moments, by drawing on 35 years of visionary educational leadership at all levels and bringing motivation and energy to a wide audience of educators, policymakers and businesses. Sharnell’s keynote addresses and presentations focus on three main themes, which can be customized for any audience or occasion.

21st Century Learning

21st century learning means using data to inform student outcomes and practices, while building an understanding of how to improve schools. It motivates toward developing sustainable academic student-centered learning experiences that are measurable, teachable, and malleable.

21st century learning environments leverage digital technologies, media, content, social capital and STEM to meet the needs of individual students. It enables them to maximize their abilities, perseverance, and pursue personal interests with a focus on accelerating student outcomes.

21st Century Teaching

21st century teachers must be sophisticated data analysts verifying results, implementing critical research, and facilitating the most effective common core practices. They must be instructional designers who understand how to integrate a wide variety of digital technologies, media, content, and social learning experiences into personalized learning for every student, based on individual needs, abilities, and interests.

21st century teaching means less time delivering curriculum instruction and more time tracking the progress of individual students. By providing additional support when and where each student needs it most, academic achievement is improved and college/career ready standards are exceeded.

Data-Driven Innovation

Data-Driven Innovation means professional learning structured around measureable student-centered learning data. This works through a reflective inquiry process and provides continuous school-wide improvement based on evidence and action planning.

Data-Driven Innovation provides strong leadership, an increase in professional capacity, and collaboration among faculty and staff. It also works toward a student-centric climate and a culture that welcomes a parent/community bond. Data-Driven Innovation is supported by research, with evidence that helps to improve schools and meet the demands of 21st century learners, teachers, and employers. Information systems for accelerating student-centered achievement and school improvement must be paired with dynamic collaborative professional learning for educators. This, accompanied with innovative mobile and digital technologies will allow for successful school reform.

Links to Keynotes:

Center for Digital Education – Westminister, CO – 2nd Annual Connecting the Dots April 17, 2012

Center for Digital Education – Greensboro, NC – 2nd Annual Connecting the Dots 2012 May1, 2012

Converge Magazine = Winning Ideas for Race to the Top, Innovation Grants and Other ARRA Opportunities

EdNET – Connecting Dots: Innovation…Growth…Profitability

District Administration Leadership Institute

Education Northwest – Instructional Decision making Using Student Achievement Data: Research Forum for Northwest Region Leaders

REL Northeast Islands – Presenting he Work: REL-NEI Part of the National Conversation on Data-Driven Innovations Consulting

REL Mid-Atlantic Bellefonte Area School District & The Central Intermediate Unit

REL Mid-Atlantic & Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Net work Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit Curriculum Directors Pennsylvania Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

MIS Conference DESERTech Data & Education Systems

MPS Central Services Staff, School Principals and Teacher Leaders

Moodle Moot in San Francisco

School Interoperability Framework Association End User Conference

Ed Tech Industry Summit

Tech Forum

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