I am looking forward to participating in the Maryland Society for Educational Technology on April 12, 2011. The theme is “Breaking Boundries in a Digital World.”
I will be creating real time large scale visual notes during Science Leadership Academy Principal Chris Lehmann‘s keynote, and I will also lead 3 mini workshops on using pictures to explore projects that technology educators are involved in.
Below are my bio and abstracts of the sessions I will be part of.
Jonny Goldstein is passionate about helping groups and individuals build understanding through visual thinking.
Jonny is a keynote visualizer at conferences and meetings. He creates large scale visual notes of presentations and conversations in real time. He is a visiting instructor at University of the Arts Master of Industrial Design (MID) program in Philadelphia. Â He also consults with companies and nonprofits including Johnson & Johnson, Comcast, Human1.0, Â the Association of Pharmaceutical Meeting Planners, and the Sprout Fund.
In past incarnations he designed and managed an innovative technology education program for Vision Education and Media in New York City where his staff taught Bronx high school students how combine blogging and video production. Prior to that he taught music, art, and theater to grades 3-8 in the Abundant Waters after school program in Hells Kitchen, NYC.
During a stint in Washington DC, Jonny was on the front lines of sounding the alarm about the impending mortgage crisis as the producer of new media for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
He helped start a number of groups including DC Media Makers and VizThink Philly.
Jonny was a Fellow at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program where he received his master’s degree. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in English from Colorado College. In between those degrees, Jonny studied art at the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, and the Art Students League.
His lives in Pittsburgh and blogs regularly at http://envizualize.com/
Abstract: For General Session
Keynote Visualization of Chris Lehmann’s talk at the general session:
Jonny Goldstein will create large scale visual notes of Chris Lehmann’s keynote at the General Session as Chris talks. A digital image of the visual notes will be provided to the conference organizers afterward and will also be viewable on http://envizualize.com
Abstract: Introduction to Visual Sensemaking For Technology Educators
Looking for new ways to get a grip on challenging projects? This might be the session for you.
In this fast-paced session participants will use visual frameworks to explore a project of their choice. Jonny Goldstein will demonstrate visual frameworks to examine the who/what, when, where, how much/how many, how, and why of any project. Participants will then apply these frameworks to examine their projects, and share their explorations with a partner. The goal of this exercise is to help participants understand the various facets of their projects better through simple but powerful drawings, with the hope that this understanding will help them better contribute to their projects’ success.
No drawing experience required!