The Conference Companion

Sketchnotes, Doodles, and Creative Play for Teaching and Learning

By Becky Green

Teachers and learners: At a multi-day conference? Faculty meeting? Seminar? Listening to a podcast? Wherever you are learning, whatever your doodle comfort level, this jovial notebook is your buddy. Grab a pencil, pen, crayon, or quill. Sketchnotes, doodles, and creative play await both you and your students. Part workshop, part journal, and part sketchbook, these simple and light-hearted scaffolds and lessons will transform your listening and learning experiences while providing creative inspiration for your classroom. You’ll learn sketchnote basics, expand doodle horizons, and fill this notebook with experiences you can take back to your students to enhance their thinking, learning, and community building.

A primer for teachers wanting to infuse their practice with visuals and creative play that enhance learning and community connections, this little notebook aims to entertain and guide even the most novice and fearful doodler.

About the Author

Becky Green

Becky Green

Becky Green cares deeply about the magic that happens when words and images are paired meaningfully and infuses her work in classrooms with opportunities to write, draw, create, and play. Her career in education and the creative arts has spanned three continents and two decades. She and her family currently reside in the Pacific Northwest.

What People are Saying

Get doodling! Becky Green’s sketchbook toolbox encourages all educators to channel their inner child and embrace their creative self. While there’s lots of fun to be had throughout these engaging, light-hearted pages, you’ll take away serious strategies for learning. Get that pen moving and turn what you see and hear into something you’ll remember and use. — Cathy Hunt, founder of iPad Art Room, author of iPad Art: Lessons

Do you think you can’t draw like you used to? This book will convince you otherwise. Experience the benefits of doodling, and get ideas to use with students. — Heather Dowd, learning designer, author of Classroom Management in the Digital Age

In an age when so much is changing in education, we can forget that it should be fun. Becky Green’s book, The Conference Companion, offers playful, practical activities that won’t just help you make the most of meetings and conferences but reconnect you to the creativity that makes teaching and learning joyful. — Eric Hudson, director of teaching and learning, Global Online Academy

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