Doodling the C’s: Creativity, Comprehension, Communication & Connections #educon

How might note taking become more active, personal, brain-compatible and shareable? How might we incorporate symbols and doodles to improve listening, better express ideas, summarize/synthesize learning and make connections? Consider joining an Educon conversation and practice session to explore how we might grow ourselves and our learners through doodling and visual thinking.

This is a “do and dialogue” session. Together, we will experiment and prototype graphical, non-linear, low-res notes to listen deeply, capture big ideas, make creative connections, and strengthen comprehension and retention of important moments, learnings, and lessons.

We will begin with a quick convo about the “why and what” of sketch noting, share a bit about its impact at our schools, and on our own thinking and learning, then practice and learn together. We will doodle to a TED talk, doodle while we read, bravely share our work, and discuss how doodling can change peer-to-peer observations and feedback.

Resources to explore:

Shelley and I modeled doodling all 4 C’s with our collaboratively designed doodle of the Connect, Extend, Challenge Visible Thinking Routine, shown below.

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Cross posted at Finding the Signal.

4 thoughts on “Doodling the C’s: Creativity, Comprehension, Communication & Connections #educon”

  1. Thanks for providing a thoughtful way and a safe place to give sketchnoting a try. I’m going to keep practicing even though I feel a bit insecure about my doodling abilities. My big take away was that “doodling is not about creating art, but it’s about making sense.” That’s incredibly useful.

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  2. While writing the blog post, Shelley and I discussed how great your doodle was, Philip. I particularly liked the two figures boxing to illustrate verbal, auditory, visual attention competition. It is something that I appreciate and want to steal.

    I had lots of fun at our session. Thanks for adding to conversation!

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