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Implementing a Personalized PD Program in Your District
Wednesday July 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Rachel Langenhorst, K-12 Technology Integrationist
Rachel Langenhorst, Technology Integrationist in Rock Valley Iowa, has played an integral role in the design and implementation of a personalized PD program for educators and administrators in the the Rock Valley Community School District. In this individualized professional development called Rocket University, teachers are encouraged to explore their passions. Rachel has been exceptionally innovative in helping her teachers get more engaged and share their professional learning by using a variety of collaborative tools.
In this webinar, Rachel demonstrated how she uses edWeb’s social and learning network and the PD webinars that edWeb provides to make professional learning more relevant, more continuous, more collaborative, and more fun!
Rachel first came across edWeb as part of her graduate program, and found that it has helped her with her own personal learning and has allowed her to guide the educators in her district through their own professional development. She now uses edWeb in the graduate-level courses she teaches at Northwestern College, too.
Rachel says, “When you have administrators, teachers, and people in my position who are planning PD do so in a way that is meaningful to each and every teacher, in any content area – it’s really exciting. EdWeb has been instrumental in helping us achieve this, because it’s easy to get to, easy to maneuver, and there’s something for everyone. To me those are absolutely immeasurable qualities.”
Rachel Langenhorst is a K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach in Rock Valley, Iowa and she also serves as an adjunct professor for Northwestern College. A 20+ year teaching veteran, Rachel presents throughout the Midwest, focusing on technology integration strategies and best practices. She serves as a contributor for Mackin Educational Resources, edWeb.net, and Education Talk Radio. Find Rachel on Twitter @rlangenhorst and on her blog at Tech from the Trenches.