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MIAMI DEVICE set for November 6,7
Preparing today’s students for their future, not our past.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2014
MIAMI – Miami Device, a two-day learning event, will equip teachers and administrators with the skills to successfully incorporate technology in 21st century schools. The keynote and featured speakers are educational technology “rock stars” and attendees will come from Australia, Europe, Asia, North and South America and across the Globe. Hosting this mega conference in a real world setting is the “Little School by the Bay,” St. Stephens Episcopal Day School, in Coconut Grove, Florida on November 6th and 7th, 2014.
What started as a simple idea to share best practices among local schools, Miami Device has evolved into an intercontinental brain-trust positioned to change the way educators educate. Attendees from over ten countries are currently registered and from now until September 20th, an online crowdfunding effort is underway to provide more representation via scholarships to cover registration and one night lodging for 15 more enthusiastic and dedicated educators with little or no budgets to a learning opportunity that will impact thousands of young lives. The scholarship entry form is on MiamiDevice.org and will close precisely at midnight September 20th.
“Money can buy technology, but doing something innovative with it requires a continuous and quality professional development.” – Tony Vincent, educational technology consultant and keynote speaker
Aside from the event’s academically unprecedented content, Miami Device is leveraging its location in irresistible Coconut Grove and the surrounding Miami area to make the experience for every educator and administrator unforgettable. Extracurricular activities will include morning runs along Biscayne Bay, a walking historical, architectural and culinary tour of South Beach, and of course the closing picnic concert by Miami’s most popular Afro-Latin-Descarga-Funk band, Suénalo. Registration will reach capacity so interested educators and administrators need to apply quickly.
- 80 cross-curricular sessions led by 46 speakers.
- Project-based learning sessions
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)
- Flipping the classroom, mobile learning
- Digital citizenship, cloud computing
- Future-dependent skills that span the entire PreK-12 range.
Date: Thursday & Friday, November 6 & 7, 2014
Time: 8:30-4:30 each day
Place: 3439 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove/Miami, Florida 33133
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A two-day professional development event for teachers and administrators who want to be empowered to make technology in their schools work for them and their students. The lineup of 46 speakers and list of cross-curricular topics, focused on 21st century teaching and mobile learning is like no other educational event in Florida. Learn about all 80 sessions plus the fun extracurricular activities that will make Miami Device an unforgettable event at MiamiDevice.org.
November 6 & 7, 2014 – Out-of-towners should arrive on the 5th for an early start on Thursday, the 6th.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School:
St. Stephen’s is a private Episcopal school located in Coconut Grove, FL, sitting just off Biscayne Bay between Peacock Park and Cocowalk. It is affectionately known as “The Little School by the Bay.” The students and teachers are on their fourth year with 1:1 iPads in grades 1-5. Due to the strong support of quality and ongoing professional development by Head of School, Silvia Larrauri, her administration, and the school’s Board of Trustees, St. Stephen’s has gained much attention within the global educational community by way of leadership in 21st century skills and educational technology.
The Miami Device name and concept was conceived by Felix Jacomino, St. Stephen’s Director of Technology. What started as an idea to share what had worked and what hadn’t during the implementation of a 1:1 iPad rollout, turned into the intercontinental event that is being implemented today.
GoFundMe Crowd Funding Effort:
Innovation comes at a price. Many enthusiastic and deserving teachers and administrators whose schools or districts simply do not have the budget to fund their registration costs need underwriting. For this reason, Felix Jacomino, on behalf of Miami Device, started a crowdfunding effort to sponsor educators’ registration costs as well as one night at the local event hotel. Thirteen, so far, have been awarded due to this outreach campaign and several sponsors wanting to join this effort.
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