Emojis, avatars, icons: Our world is becoming increasingly reliant on visual communication. But even as we edge toward a virtual world, it’s still critical for students to read and comprehend images and know how to make simple, meaningful marks to express themselves visually.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Susan Daniels, an educator, author, and speaker, explores creative and practical strategies that enable educators to work with the foundational skills of visual learning in the classroom. Attendees build a “visual toolbox” for use in visual learning and teaching. Based on the visual triad model, Dr. Daniels:
Looks at how we can use the images we see, imagine, and depict while teaching and learning visually
Examines research based on dual-coding theory, which illustrates how students learn best and have greater retention when working both visually and verbally
Explores instructional strategies that are part of a “visual toolbox” teachers can use in K–8 classrooms
Visual tools and strategies help participants promote visual literacy across the curriculum and discover interactive activities to encourage visual learning and communication in all students. K–8 teachers will benefit from watching this recorded event.
About the Presenter
Dr. Susan Daniels is a professor, author, consultant, and educational director of a psychoeducational center that specializes in the needs of gifted, creative, and twice-exceptional children. She has been a professional development specialist for over 20 years, regularly providing workshops and training on creativity and visual learning and teaching. Dr. Daniels is an avid doodler who enjoys working visually in her journals, and is dedicated to supporting teachers’ development of visual literacy and enhanced understanding of visual learning and teaching strategies. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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