Your Name and Title/Role:
Rachelle Dene Poth, Spanish and STEAM Teacher, Consultant, Author
School, Library, or Organization Name (if applicable):
Riverview School District, Jr. Sr. High School
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): educators, tech coaches, administrators, media specialists, students, pre-service teachers, librarians, student teachers, IT staff , guidance counselors, paraprofessionals
Short Session Description:
This week I have two episodes! In this first episode on Tuesday, August 4th, I will be talking with LaVonna Roth. Creator of Ignite Your SHINE.Self. Heart. Ignite. Navigate. Exceptional.
These words capture the path that LaVonna Roth uses to challenge others in finding out how to ignite the S.H.I.N.E. in their students, others and self. As a learning specialist, author, keynote speaker and consultant, LaVonna bridges her passion for how the brain learns with education and helping every individual realize the value they bring. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, a Master’s in the Art of Teaching and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. LaVonna taught at the elementary and secondary levels and is the author of 8 books. She has presented in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Middle East on increasing engagement and the fun factor in learning. Thus why she calls her keynotes and workshops are called FUNnotes and FUNshops! She is the founder of the Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.™ initiative, where every person is encouraged to use his or her skills, talents and gifts… to illuminate the world.
LaVonna has a gift for creating a culture shift in any organization, school or business and provides the tools to keep that momentum going!
Visit her websites, www.igniteyourshine.com and www.brain-powered.com, for more information or contact LaVonna through LinkedIn.
We will discuss:
S.H.I.N.E./SEL for students and Confidence for teachers/brain research
What is S.H.I.N.E. and why was it created?
Why is confidence so important as an educator, as a student, as a human?
Rachelle is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, blogger and teacher. She teaches Spanish and a STEAM course on emerging tech that covers AR/VR and artificial intelligence. She presents regularly at conferences on technology and ways to drive student learning. She is the past-president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network and serves on the leadership team for the ISTE Mobile Learning Network. At ISTE19, Rachelle received the Making IT Happen Award and a Presidential Gold Award for volunteer service to education. She is also a Buncee Ambassador, Nearpod PioNear, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Google Certified Educator Levels I and II.
Rachelle is the author of four books: In Other Words: Quotes That Push Our Thinking, The Future Is Now: Looking Back to Move Ahead, Unconventional Ways to THRIVE in EDU and Chart A New Course: Essential Skills for Tomorrow's World.
Unconventional: Quick to get started with SEL, PBL, AR/VR, Choice Boards, HyperDocs, Global Collaboration and more
All Books available: bit.ly/Pothbooks
I am a regular blogger for Getting Smart, DA Administration, Defined Learning, Neo LMS and Newsweek STEM Informer.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
Signed copies: bit.ly/pothsbooks