I’ve spent the last few weeks immersed in sketch noting. But, excitingly, in a new way- with middle schoolers! Over the past five years, I’ve incorporated sketch noting into my classes, facilitated a sketch noting club and worked with individual students; however, this summer is the first time I’ve led a camp focused solely on sketch noting. And it has been… stupendous!
We finished the first of our two weeks together on Friday. My fifteen students, all upcoming sixth-eighth graders, have blown me away with their engagement, risk-taking, creativity, and willingness to be vulnerable and share their work.
This is the first of a series of posts about camp. Below are photos, sketch notes and resources that got me to Day 1. The internet is a treasure trove of sketch noting resources, and I hope you’ll check some of them out!
Love and light,
My syllabus (purposefully vague, as it was written months in advance):
As soon as I began preparing, I knew that I wanted my students to leave with all the physical tools and skills they’d need to immediately incorporate sketch noting into their study habits. Each student received the following:
My desk was stocked with important resources for Day 1:
In addition to the above physical tools, I used a plethora of online resources. I’ve compiled them into a list here.