Going Visual in Higher Education Workshop, Feb. 21, 2017

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Registration is open – space is limited!

Have you ever noticed that moment when people are talking about something, then they whip out a pen and start sketching? Or when a conversation breaks open because someone goes to the whiteboard and draws something?

We are beings with many senses, but we often forget how powerful it is to make meaning using words and images. There is something so negotiable about rough little sketches that invites us deeper into understanding, instead of trying to “be right” or “prove my point.” Everything becomes just a little bit more negotiable.  This is the power of creating visuals with and for each other.

Join us for a one day, hands-on, full-on day of exploring the opportunities and practices of bringing hand made visuals into our teaching and learning. (P.S. “handmade” can mean electronic too!)

We will warm up with some exercises to banish our inner critics, then explore practices for going visual in our work. Bring your challenges! Bring your ideas!  Bring your inner learner, your inner teacher and your inner child as we explore visual practices together.

What you can expect:

  • Tips and practice for basic drawing skills (Courage! Confidence! Color!)
  • Examples of visual exercises and activities, and where they might be useful in your work in higher education
  • Explore templates for collaborative visual meaning making
  • Experiment with the intersection of group process and visuals


What to bring & leave behind: 

  • Bring a notebook, your phone or camera to capture visuals that inform and inspire you
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can get dirty (ink, chalk, etc.)
  • Leave your inner censor at home, ok?


Nancy White & Tracy Kelly will facilitate this workshop (that’s two wild and crazy workshop leaders for the price of one!).

Nancy WhiteNancy is an internationally recognized facilitator, online interaction designer, facilitator, blogger, learner, teacher, presenter, tinkerer and writer on online facilitation and interaction, social architecture and social media. She foundedFull Circle Associates to help organizations connect through online and offline strategies. She is co-author with Etienne Wenger and John Smith of Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities. She’s also a learner, mom, gramma, and chocoholic.

View More: http://kimkalynphotography.pass.us/bc-campus--october-6-2015

Tracy is Senior Manager of the BCcampus Professional Learning Team and has worked in and around the  B.C.’s post-secondary system for the past 13 years.  Realizing that it was possible (even useful! powerful! optimal!) to work visually changed everything – Tracy now “goes visual” wherever she can, which often takes the forms of graphic recording, sketch noting,  doodling, and other graphic or visual facilitation practices. She has way too many markers, but it will never be enough! She blogs at tracykelly.net.


Registration – Register Online now!

  • Early Bird: $275 CAD + GST per person (until Nov. 15)
  • Regular Rate: $325 CAD + GST (after Nov. 15)
  • Includes a full and fun day of learning, meals, refreshments, and a starter kit of drawing materials to keep!

Travel & Accommodations

Our venue is SFU Harbour Centre (Segal Rooms), 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5K3.


Please contact leva.lee@bccampus.ca or tracy@bccampus.ca

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