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 Wednesday, July 29th, I will be talking with Dave Schmittou. Entering his twenty-first year in education, Dave has earned a reputation for being a disruptor of the status quo, an innovator, and a change agent. Having served as a classroom teacher, school-based administrator, and central office director, he often uses real-life stories and examples of his own life and career to describe why and how we need to confront “the way we have always done it.” He has written multiple books, including “It’s Like Riding a Bike: How to make learning last a lifetime”, “Bold Humility” and his most recent book “Making Assessment Work for Educators Who Hate Data but Love Kids”. He speaks, consults, and partners with districts around the country and loves to keep learning and growing.
We will discuss how to "focus on the focus.: What is essential and how do we decide? Join us, bring your questions, concerns and experiences! Let's talk about education and how to thrive!
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
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Dave's podcast https://anchor.fm/david-schmittou