Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano is a Third Culture Kid (TCK). Born in Germany, raised in Argentina, having lived shortly in Brazil, is now planted in the United States. Her multicultural upbringing fueled her passion for languages, travel, global awareness and global competencies. Silvia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish with a Minor in International Studies and a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology. She has worked as a World Language teacher, Technology Integration Facilitator, 21st Century Learning Specialist, Social Media Coordinator, Professional Development and Educational Consultant.
Her passions include documentation of/for/as learning, globally connected learning, technology integration, contemporary upgrades and amplification of the curriculum, documenting for learning (from digital portfolios, digital storytelling, new forms of teacher observations, to building institutional memory), blogging as pedagogy, visualize learning and developing & maintaining a Personal Learning Network.
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano is available for national and international conference presentations, consultations, and teacher training sessions. She is able to work with you and present in English, Spanish and German.
Silvia is known in the international bloggersphere under the name of “Langwitches”.
To learn about her work, subscribe to the Langwitches Blog and follow her on Twitter. She is a Curriculum21 faculty member, author of the book “Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators“, one of the co-authors of Mastering Digital Literacy and Mastering Global Literacy.
Janet A. Hale
Janet began teaching when she was 12 years old. To learn more about her younger years, visit her Curriculum Decisions website and scroll down to “More About Janet Hale – The Early Years.”
Janet earned a Bachelor’s Degree with dual majors in Elementary Education and Special Education, as well as a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum Development. She also graduated from the Institute of Children’s Literature.
She has worked as a special-education high school teacher, general education elementary teacher, and a seminar/ workshop creator, presenter, and trainer for Teacher Created Materials. She has been an independent educational consultant since 1997.
Her passions include systemic curriculum design and curriculum mapping; standards literacy and alignment; project-based learning; modernizing curriculum, instruction, and assessments; and documenting learning.
Janet presents at national and international conferences, as well as works with schools and districts as a consultant, trainer, and coach. She also works with for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations to align their curriculum to standards, as well as write curriculum for elementary grades. She is also a Curriculum21 faculty member.
She is the author of two Corwin Press titles, the bestseller A Guide to Curriculum Mapping, and its companion book, An Educational Leader’s Guide to Curriculum Mapping. She is the co-author of Upgrade Your Curriculum (ASCD), and author or contributing editor for 44 educational-resource materials for Teacher Created Resources (formally Teacher Created Materials), including a Rocks and Soils Thematic Unit.
Janet co-created the EduPlanet21 on-line course: One Step at a Time: Contemporary Approaches to Promote Engagement & Learning.