Visual Impact: Transform Communication in Your Boardroom, Classroom, or Living Room
If a picture is worth a thousand words, why do so many of us insist on a thousand words alone? Don‘t miss this lively interactive session with Wendi Pillars as she shares the latest insights from the world of strategic communication, along with practical applications for visual practitioners, educators, and organizational trainers. Audiences are treated to a true multi-disciplinarian who weaves international travel, military service, entrepreneurism, climate advocacy, and non-traditional education into an inspiring, holistic conversation on using visual thinking to authentically and memorably communicate. No matter your audience‘s age, there‘s vast potential in using visual thinking to improve productivity, outcomes, and communication. Wendi‘s students and clients have included government agencies, universities, NGOs, and innovative corporations and educators from all walks of life. Come spark your thinking and ignite your creativity! Bring markers, and don‘t worry--no artistic talent necessary. Pinky promise.
Wendi brings over two decades of global experience teaching language through multiple content areas, for all ages, both stateside and overseas. Earlier this year, she published a how-to of visual communication entitled
Implications of Multimodal Theories on Visual Literacy Education
It is of vital importance that educators continue to question and explore the various ways theories of visual and multimodal phenomena are conceptualized. Bringing together theories of multimodality, critical social theories, and visual literacy education, this keynote address will consider how these perspectives inform contemporary literacy education across a range of contexts and instructional approaches. What is multimodality doing, and not doing, for researchers and educators? What new ideas and approaches are needed? What instructional approaches are appropriate for educators today? What interpretive strategies need to be developed in children? This address will attempt to shed light on these ideas.