It has taken me a while to digest all of the learning and experiences throughout my three days at Miami Device. It was a hearty medley of professional learning and networking sprinkled with a spice that only Miami and Felix Jacomino can add to the mix. I had been looking forward to the event like a delicious annual dessert for over a year and I can say with unabashed honesty… Miami Device did not disappoint! The food and ambience and attention to detail of the event was surreal… even down to the name badges…
Professional Development Delicacies
But what was really surprising to me during this epic assemblage of professional development delicacies… that not one… yes, not one session was mediocre or disappointing! I have to say that is somewhat of a rarity at other events. On Day 1, I had ample app-ortunity to sample a full platter of sessions. It was thoroughly refreshing to play the role of the learner and participant.
Delectable Professional Development Recap
For all of you that could not attend this epic learning event… I hope I did the sessions justice with my interactive notes embedded below which includes:
- 60+ Interviews and Videos
- Thorough Archival of 30+ sessions from Tony Vincent
- Recaps from Adam Jones and Jenny Ashby
… as well as my notes (using Evernote) from the keynote and each of the sessions I attended:
- “Comic Sans Isn’t Professional” by Jeremy Macdonald
- “Brining a New Dimension to Learning with Augmented Reality” by Brad Waid
- “What’s New? What’s Hot? What’s Cool?” by Joan Gore and Janet Corder
- “Student Digital Portfolios: Rethinking Assessment Using Google” by Holly Clark
Now I realize that savoring a delectable treat first hand and hearing about from a friend or seeing filtered pics of it on your favorite social media site isn’t quite the same… if nothing else perhaps I can whet your app-etite for Miami Device 2016 😉
And for your own personal enjoyment or perhaps my sense of whimsy, I thought you might enjoy playing “Where’s TechChef?” in each pic featured above? 😉
Kevin Honeycutt’s keynote was exceptionally super-charged. Don’t miss some of his epic quotes archived within my notes linked above. One of my favorites that I am truly trying to take to heart is…
I could spend another month ruminating over each morsel of learning and nifty nugget but at some point, sharing a mostly finished reflection is better than sharing none at all 😉
As this post was devoted to TechChef as a learner, I want to take a moment to mention that I also presented 3 sessions and have posted the resources for each below:
As we app-roach the holiday season, remember learning never ends and your PLN is always a tweet away 😉
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