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Tanny McGregor
Ink & Ideas: Sketchnote to Make Notetaking More Meaningful and Memorable

Presented By Tanny McGregor

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Webinar Dates:

Three, 75-minute webinar sessions from 7:00pm–8:15pm Eastern Standard Time.

  • Monday, October 7, 2019 (Archived)
  • Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Monday, October 28, 2019

Please note that these webinars are recorded and made available to all participants the following day.


Sketchnoting, also known as visual notetaking, helps make thinking visible, visual, and meaningful. During this webinar series, you'll learn how to introduce sketchnoting in your classroom, and how to provide opportunities for students to engage with and explore their thinking more fully. Drawing from her popular book Ink and Ideas: Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension, and Thinking, Tanny will share her tried and true toolkit to get you and your students started with sketchnoting, including templates, tools, suggested reading, ideas, inspiration, and more. She'll outline the how and why behind visual notetaking, including research and benefits.

If you don't consider yourself to be artistic or creative, no worries. With Tanny as your guide, you'll discover how your thinking, and the thinking of your students, can become even more powerful on the page. In this webinar series, you'll explore sketchnoting from A to Z! Are you new to the practice of sketchnoting? You'll build confidence with each session, through an incremental, supportive learning experience. Are you a veteran sketchnoter? You'll have the opportunity to refine your practice and identify new implications for instruction. This webinar series will show you the way to share your thinking in meaningful ways with pen or stylus in hand!

During each 75-minute session, Tanny will explore the research that upholds this instructional practice, and share practical, easy-to-implement classroom applications for all grade levels and content areas. Through an interactive format, every session will leave participants eager to try out what they've learned. Grab some paper and pens. We've got some sketchnoting to do!

The following is a description of the learning objectives to be met within each session of this series:


  • Inking as thinking: Where did this practice originate? Who uses it?
  • More than just a pretty page: What does research suggest about sketchnoting?
  • One blank page = unlimited possibilities: How might I launch this practice with students?


  • Becoming an independent inker: How do I know where to start? What colors should I choose? Which materials are best?
  • Sketchnote live—Be in the moment: How can I use sketchnoting with read-alouds, music, podcasts, direct instruction and more?
  • Thinking ahead and thinking after: How might I help students sketchnote to organize their thinking and to reflect with pen in hand?


  • Sketchnote tapas: How might I use sketchnotes in creative ways to communicate and engage?
  • Thinkers & artists: Is sketchnoting about the art? Is it about the thinking? Or is it both?
  • A sketchnoter's treasure trove: Where can I find resources and templates to continue this practice beyond the webinar series?


Internationally-known teacher and conference speaker Tanny McGregor brings over thirty years of professional experience to her popular sessions. Her workshops are known for their creative and engaging style. Originally an elementary school teacher, Tanny has served as a literacy coach, gifted intervention specialist, and PreK-12 staff developer. She is the author of three books, Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading; Genre Connections: Lessons to Launch Literary and Nonfiction Texts; and her newest release, Ink & Ideas: Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension, and Thinking. Tanny was also a contributor to the seminal work, Comprehension Going Forward: Where We Are and What's Next. In addition to writing and consulting, Tanny serves as a teacher on special assignment for West Clermont Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio. Follow her on Twitter @TannyMcG.

Who should participate?

Classroom teachers of grades K-12 from across the curriculum, EL teachers, special education teachers, gifted intervention specialists, curriculum coordinators, and administrators.


The cost of this Webinar Series is $169.00 per person. If you register a group of three to nine people at the same time there is a discounted rate of $159.00 per person. When signing up ten or more participants at one time, please call in advance for large group discount pricing. Tuition also includes access to the recorded webinar sessions for up to 90 days after the conclusion of the webinar series.


It is highly recommended that participants have a copy of Ink & Ideas. If you do not own a copy you may purchase one online here: Ink & Ideas: Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension, and Thinking.


Participants will receive a series of email correspondence from Heinemann. The first email confirmation will serve as your receipt for the webinar series along with some general instructions on how to prepare your computer for the webinar. The second email confirmation will be sent approximately 2 days prior to each webinar date with a link to our webinar platform Zoom, directing you to the webinar class and giving you instructions on how to log in.

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Note: We encourage group participation; however, we require that each person be registered. For group pricing information please call 800-541-2086, ext. 1100.

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