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Welcome to Summer Spark 2016!  We hope you have an incredible two days of innovating, collaborating, and connectating!  The collaborative notes and presenter materials will be available at http://bit.ly/USMSparkNotes16. Let us know if we can help you in any way.  Enjoy!
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Rachelle Dené Poth

EdTech
Consultant
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rachelle Dené Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, attorney, author, and teacher. Rachelle teaches Spanish and STEAM: What’s nExT in Emerging Technology at Riverview Junior Senior High School in Oakmont, PA. Rachelle has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law and a Master’s in Instructional Technology. Rachelle is an ISTE Certified Educator and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. She is a past-president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network and served on the Leadership team of the Mobile Learning Network for five years. She received the ISTE Making IT Happen Award and has received several Presidential Gold Awards for volunteer service to education. She was named one of 30 K-12 IT Influencers for 2021.

Since 2019, Rachelle has written seven books. ‘Her newest book "Things I Wish [...] Knew" which includes the voices of 50 educators from around the world.

Rachelle is a columnist for Getting Smart and a blogger for Defined Learning and NEO LMS. She has a podcast ThriveinEDU and is the host of a PBL Podcast by Defined Learning on BAM Radio Network.

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