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Using Soundtrap to Amplify Teacher Voice in the Rural Midwest

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Participate and share : Poster

Jessica Brogley  
Discover how the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville leveraged Soundtrap to amplify teacher voice in the Driftless region of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa with the creation of the Proud Rural Teacher Podcast. With support from the Rural Schools Collaborative, the PRT podcast spent the year gathering stories of success and inspiration. Learn about the workflow and how tools like Soundtrap made the process easy.

Audience: Principals/head teachers, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/use of data
Grade level: Community college/university
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn about a collaborative learning model between Soundtrap and the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Pre-Service teachers will explain how they developed a practice of professional development, designed authentic learning opportunities, worked through the process with actual students and published projects for the world. Pre-Service teachers learned Soundtrap and took their inspiration to very rural school districts to work on authentic projects with children with the final products being publish! The end demand of the project was to learn how to amplify student voice to add joy to the world. Soundtrap just happen to be the perfect vehicle! If possible, K-12 students will be joining us to explain the collaboration from their perspective!

Additionally, conference participants will receive a timeline and workflow, as well as tips and tricks to work through potential challenges. All participants will leave with access to a collection of successful samples and lesson plan ideas to replicate. This presentation will surely inspire both Pre-Service and current teachers!

Supporting research

George Couros (His work on authentic learning and innovation)

Preparing 21st Century Students for a Global Society: An Educator’s Guide to the Four C’s. The National Education Association. Nd.

ISTE Standards for Students. (2017). Retrieved from

ISTE Standards for Educators. (2017). Retrieved from

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Jessica Brogley, University of Wisconsin - Platteville

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