Rachel Langenhorst is a technology integrationist and instructional coach from Rock Valley, Iowa.
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Fads, Trends, and Snake Oil
You're going to start seeing, and I'm seeing it already, people who are going to claim Metaverse and NFT expertise in the education space. Don't let these become just more buzzwords in education.
Do your homework if you're truly interested in learning more. I believe that both of these stand to make a serious impact in the future of all humanity. Yes, ALL OF HUMANITY. But we're not there yet.
Read articles. Listen to podcasts. Find out about the Metaverse and NFTs outside of the scope of education.
Will there be a benefit in education? I believe we have ways to go and I don't want to see you get sold a bill of goods or find yourself with a basket full of snake oil.
What are your thoughts on the Metaverse and NFTs in education? Let's have a conversation and learn together.
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The conversation with Rachel revolves around the topic of professional development and the importance of teacher choice in the process. Rachel explains that professional development needs to be meaningful for teachers and should offer immediately applicable situations that they can bring to their students. She also discusses her own journey in education, starting as a special education paraprofessional, teaching sixth grade, and eventually becoming a technology integrationist.
Rachel discusses the importance of creating opportunities for teachers to choose their own professional development, and shares some strategies for doing so. She emphasizes the importance of having a great team within the district, comprised of administrators and instructional coaches, who each have a lot of experience and an area of expertise.
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Rachel Langenhorst is a technology integrationist and instructional coach in Rock Valley, Iowa. A 27-year veteran in education, she prides herself on being a change agent and life-long learner. Rachel empowers others through collaboration, creation, and connection. She speaks and instructs throughout the Midwest, focusing her efforts on technology integration strategies, social media, Internet safety, and effective teaching practices. Graduate-level instructor at North Western College and University of Sioux Falls & Sr. Education Specialist for the Mayo Clinic.