Professional Learning Specialist
Randi Mitchell is Coordinator of Professional Development at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind and an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Florida in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education. Her first five years in education, she used creative and innovative methods to teach Kindergarten before pursuing her passion in professional development and educational technology. Randi has her bachelors in Elementary Education and Deaf Education with endorsements in Reading and ESOL from Flagler College, a Masters of Education in Professional Education from the University of North Florida, certified in SKI-HI, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. Randi is one of the faces behind FSDB Pineapple PD, an initiative at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind that opens the walls of the classrooms so viewers can see tools, strategies, and teaching methods happening on campus in a 2-3 minute video. Randi has trained across her school’s campus, virtually across the state of Florida for Research Material Technology Center (RMTC-D/HH) and has presented at conferences such as: Florida Educators of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (FEDHH), Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), Florida Council of Instructional Technology (FCITL), Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD), National Outreach Conference (NOC), and National Deaf Education Conference (NDEC). Topics include: ASL/English Bilingual strategies, Technology Implementation and Engagement, or how to develop video Professional Development and Social Media presence similar to FSDB Pineapple PD.