powerful language learning

Powerful Language Learning in the 21st Century

Today Rachelle Dene Poth @rdene915 talks about teaching Spanish and STEAM with technology, student choice, and project based learning. For Wonderful Wednesday, take a trip inside her classroom to learn how she does it all.

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As we learn about language learning, Rachelle shares:

  • How her language classroom is full of choice
  • Rachelle’s favorite tech tools for language learning and how her students use them
  • Some fantastic new tools and features she’s using this week in her classroom

I hope you enjoy this episode with Rachelle!

Want another Wonderful Wednesday trip inside a classroom? Try Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn with librarian Micki Uppena.

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Rachelle Dene PothRachelle Dene Poth

Rachelle Dene Poth @rdene915 is a Spanish and STEAM Teacher at Riverview Junior Senior High School in Oakmont, PA. She is also an Attorney and has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology.

Additionally, Rachelle is:

  • Communications Chair for the ISTE Mobile Learning Network,
  • a Member at Large for Games & Sims,
  • the Innovations and Resources Co-Chair for the Teacher Education Network and
  • the PAECT (PA ISTE affiliate) Historian.

Rachelle is proud to be involved in several communities including being a Buncee Ambassador, Common Sense Media Educator, CoSpaces Ambassador, Amazon Inspire Educator, Edmodo Certified Trainer, Nearpod PioNear, Recap Pioneer, TES Ambassador and ​ambassador for ​several other learning communities.

Recently, she was named the 2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by PAECT and had a chapter published in the Edumatch “Snapshot in Education” book and enjoys blogging.

Rachelle enjoys presenting at conferences and finding opportunities for students to be involved in sharing their work at student technology showcases, presentations and through blogging.

Link to graduate work and experience https://sites.google.com/site/itportfoliorachellepoth/

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Tara Brown March 18, 2017 - 6:18 pm

Thank you so much! I don’t always get to hear and learn about cool ideas for my Spanish classroom, so it is AWESOME that you featured it here! Your hard work is much appreciated!

Vicki Davis March 18, 2017 - 8:13 pm

Thanks Tara! My goal is to find amazing teachers in all subjects! It is so important that we hear people I our own subject area and other subjects! She is an amazing teacher!!! You can follow her on twitter! Always love suggestions too so shoot me an email at Vicki at coolcatteacher dot com if you have some!


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