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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 A Guide to Documenting Learning, Mastering Digital Literacy and Mastering Global Literacy.
Janet A. Hale 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.” She 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 been a special education high school teacher and general education elementary teacher, as well as a seminar/workshop creator, presenter, and trainer for Teacher Created Materials. She is a Curriculum21 faculty member.
Janet is the author of the bestseller book, A Guide to Curriculum Mapping, and its companion, An Educational Leader’s Guide to Curriculum Mapping, as well many Teacher Created Resources titles (formally Teacher Created Materials). She is also the co-author of Upgrade Your Curriculum with Mike Fisher, and A Guide to Documenting Learning: Making Thinking Visible, Meaningful, Shareable, and Amplified with Silvia.
Janet enjoys working closely with schools and districts as a consultant, trainer, and coach, as well as presenting at national and international conferences. She also enjoys assisting for-profit companies and non-profit organizations to align their curriculum to standards and write curriculum and instructional materials.
Her passions include systemic curriculum design and curriculum mapping; standards literacy and alignment; modernizing curriculum, instruction, and assessments; and of course, documenting learning! Janet stays connected on social media through her professional Facebook account, Twitter account, and Curriculum Decisions blogs.