Doodling the C’s – Getting Started

How do we practice Information Age skills?  Which of the C’s do we actively engage with, share in the-struggle-to-learn with others, and intentionally insert into daily practice?

Creativity and innovationCommunicationCritical thinking and problem solvingCollaboration, …

At Trinity, a small cohort of faculty meet at either 7:15 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. to learn more about sketch noting.  We call it #doodling #TedTalkTuesday (or #TEDTalkThursday).  We meet, watch a TED talk, and doodle.  We share our work and offer each other feedback.

But, how do we differentiate for faculty unavailable at these times? In other words, how can we leverage technology to learn and share together?

Challenged by members of the Trinity Faculty to exercise creativity and critical problem solving,  I have started developing the following prototype to attempt to offer a solution to this identified need.

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At the end of these eight 75-minute sessions, participants should be able to say:

  • I can sketch basic elements of visual language.
  • I can use letters and numbers as images
  • I can doodle figures, sketch faces, and visually represent emotions.
  • I can use memory boosting techniques to learn to listen effectively.
  • I can show my work in public to share what I’m learning, to add to the learning of others, and to seek feedback to grow.

We will continue to meet face-to-face, in community, to learn together.  Will this offer additional friends and colleagues opportunities to practice, explore, and create with us?  Will we create another ripple in the pond?

Will you join us and add to our learning?


Shelley Paul (@lottascales) and I will be sharing our initial doodling experiences this week at GISA and GaETC, and inviting colleagues from Woodward #WAlearns and other schools to join us as we continue to explore visual thinking and graphic language for engaging with the C’s.

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