My name is Rachelle Dene Poth and I am a Spanish and STEAM: What’s nExT in Emerging Technology Teacher at Riverview Junior Senior High School in Oakmont, PA. I am also an attorney and earned my Juris Doctor Degree from Duquesne University School of Law and have a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology. I have presented at conferences such as ISTE, FETC, PETE&C, PSMLA and additional local conferences, on technology and more ways to benefit student learning. I am the 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 Historian.
I was recently selected as the 2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by PAECT (the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications in Technology, the PA affiliate of ISTE).
I was selected by the NSBA as one of the “20 to watch” educators and received an award and met awesome educators and members of the #Edumatch PLN in Chicago at CoSn 2017.
I am proud to be involved in several communities including being a Common Sense Media Educator, Amazon Inspire Educator, Atomic Learning Ambassador, BloxelsEDU Ambassador, Buncee Ambassador, Edmodo Certified Trainer, Nearpod Certified Educator and PioNear, Recap Pioneer, TES Ambassador and Ambassador for several other networks.
I am an author, I wrote chapter 3 of the Edumatch book “Snapshot in Education 2016”, and my chapter focused on Blended Learning. I am a contributing author to the upcoming publication “Gamify Literacy” from ISTE. I also blog regularly and continue to look for opportunities to highlight student work and student voice.
I have had the opportunity to take students to PETE&C and PAECT to participate in student technology showcases.