Facilitating Genius at MAFN DC Workshop

In Active Learning, Cartooning, Cool Ideas, Facilitating Genius, How To on December 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm
Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

For those who couldn’t attend last Friday’s MAFN workshop, here’s a cartoon summary of what you missed.

My strategy included the following active and  blended learning techniques:

– Doodling by everyone as folks were permitted to deface their name badges and create their logo/brand or a cartoon to describe who they are and/or why they were at this event.

– A group “rope trick” to demonstrate hands-on or kinesthetic learning.

– Several opportunities for THINK-PAIR-SHARE discussions

– A dramatic reading or “poetry jam” by Kurt K

– Storytelling about being a “misfit” toy on the island of mad scientists

– And two exercises where participants solved real life problems by thinking inside or outside a box.

Note: There were at least 16 geniuses available for consultation thru-out this workshop.  Hmmmm … I think there were 16 evaluation sheets completed at the end of the morning as well.


Attached as PDF-documents are the two handouts provided to those who could attend.  Facilitating Genius 2012 and Go Crazy.



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