Great PD Opportunity: Miami Device

Great PD Opportunity: Miami Device

I am thrilled to be part of Miami Device this upcoming November (Thank you Felix Jacomino for making this possible) If you are in the Miami area, or need a tropical getaway in November, consider joining an incredible line up of educational leaders!

I am especially thrilled to be sharing, for the first time, my journey of learning about and with Sketchnoting.

My Session Description:

The term sketchnoting describes a style of visual note-taking recently gaining popularity among conference attendees. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be an artist to sketchnote and to take advantage of a different type of learning and making content connections beyond conference keynotes . Sketchnoting is helping make your thinking visible and shareable as you are reading a professional book, watching a movie clip, reading an educational blog post or article or listening to a lecture of conference keynote.

This workshop is for educators who want to hone their abilities to listen more intently, summarize and organize their notes in a visual way and learn how to do this with their students. NO artistic talent required.

We will look at structures of a sketchnote, typography, connectors, containers and work on your own visual library. Please bring a paper and a pencil/pen or your iPad with a drawing app (ex. Paper by fiftythree).

Read more about Miami Device and plan on joining what looks like an incredible learning and networking opportunity.

Miami Device is about learning. Its goal is for more students to be authentically engaged as a result of passionate, well-trained educators who want to be masters of their craft. These teachers are willing to explore and embrace best practices for today and tomorrow and understand the importance of student-centered learning. Project/Problem/Challenge Based Learning, 21st Century Skills, Common Core Standards, Classroom Flipping, and Game Based Learning, with the support of Mobile Devices, is the “curriculum” of Miami Device.

Please join us November 6 & 7, 2014 for an unforgettable learning experience featuring the best of the best in the EdTech world!

What to expect

  • The very best speakers, teachers, and clinicians who implement educational technology in innovative ways
  • Diversity of topics across all curricular subjects and levels
  • The best professional development experience
  • A newfound passion for empowering students and the ability to authentically engage them in the learning process
  • Location, Culture, and FUN!
  • For a full description, read; 5 Experiences to Expect at Miami Device!

Who should come?

  • Teachers, administrators, technology & STEM coordinators
    who desire to learn how to best integrate technology in their school’s classrooms
  • Educators of elementary, middle school, and high school
  • College students currently studying Education
  • Teachers of any and all subjects
  • Educators and administrators
    looking to network with local, national, and international speakers and attendees

Have a look through the schedule of sessions and list of speakers:

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Silvia Tolisano is a Curriculum21 faculty member, author of the book Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators and founder of the Around the World with 80 Schools project. Read more at