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Rachel Langenhorst '95

Master of Education Instructor

M.Ed., University of Sioux Falls
B.A., Northwestern College

rachel.langenhorst@nwciowa.edu

Profile

Professor Langenhorst is an expert on technology integration strategies, leadership and best practices. An adjunct college professor and K-12 technology integrationist and instructional coach in Rock Valley, Iowa, Langenhorst is a contributor for Mackin Educational Resources, edWeb.net and Education Talk Radio. She also was a lead writer for The Big Book of Technology, and writes a blog, "Tech from the Trenches".


Research and expertise

  • Leader, Reading Framework PD, Millard Public, Omaha
  • Instructor of 6+1 Traits of Writing teacher training, Brandon SD
  • Team Lead, BUROS Standardized Test Alignment Analysis (Dakota STEP Test)
  • Instructor of Tech Paths curriculum mapping for district, Brandon SD
  • Tech Paths Curriculum Mapping Leadership training, Pierre SD
  • INTEL Teach to the Future Lead Teacher training, Brandon SD
  • Instructor, Web design PD, Brandon SD
  • Instructor Technology/Internet training course, Morningside College
  • Instructor, Smartboard training for Rock Valley Community School
  • Instructor, SchoolCenter training for Rock Valley Community School
  • Presenter for SD TIE Conference (2014)
  • Elementary Technology and iPad in-service (2014)
  • Presenter, Iowa 1:1 Conference (2013)
  • Trained staff alongside Apple for 1:1 preparatory Mac Instruction (2012)
  • Instructor Foster Grandparent iPad in-service (2012)
  • Yearly in-service instructor for Initial Teachers (2012-present)
  • Technology-based teacher in-services for Rock Valley Community School (2007-present)

Professional experience

  • Technology integrationist, Rock Valley Community Schools (2012-present)
  • Sixth grade teacher, Rock Valley Community Schools (2007-2012)
  • Fifth grade teacher, Brandon Valley Public Schools (2002-07)
  • Third grade teacher, Brandon Valley Public Schools ((2001-02)
  • Sixth grade language arts teacher, Millard Public Schools, Omaha (1999-2001)
  • Resource room paraprofessional, Rock Valley junior and senior high schools (1995-99)
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