SINCE THE TRAININGS I’VE CRAFTED OVER A DOZEN GRAPHIC CHARTS FOR USE IN MY CLASSROOM, OTHER FACULTY MEMBER’S CLASSROOMS, THROUGHOUT MY DEPARTMENT, IN COMMUNITY MEETINGS, IN TEACHER TRAINING, IN EDUCATION COUNCIL MEETINGS, AND EVEN IN A COLLEGE WIDE PRESENTATION TO OVER 500 PEOPLE!
“Last year I participated in Christina Merkley’s 3-day in-person Fundamentals of Working Visually. I am a Department Chair and teacher at a community college. All of the adult learners I work with experience barriers to education and employment and some are illiterate. I have seen the response to visuals in my classroom and wanted to get more formal training.
This first course was excellent for Graphic Recording concepts: marker instruction, icons, colour use, layouts, how to listen for the “knowledge nugget” etc., I learn best by doing so I LOVED rolling up my sleeves and ‘getting to the wall’ each day. I was fortunate to also add on the 2-day Magic Marker Retreat right afterwards, for even more practice and constructive feedback.
Since the trainings I’ve crafted over a dozen graphic charts for use in my classroom, other faculty member’s classrooms, throughout my department, in community meetings, in teacher training, in Education Council meetings, and even in a college wide presentation to over 500 people! Sooooo many places that my new skills are coming in handy! Plus I’ve begun an independent Graphic Recording business, of which I received my first paid gig last week!
I also took SHIFT-IT Online for personal visioning and energetic alignment. Such a gift to work with this cohort of other people from around the globe who are also raising their vibration for themselves, their family, their community, the world and heck even the galaxy!
Through all these experiences I’ve been deeply impressed with how generous Christina is with her expertise and time, always willing to stay longer and share what she knows. She leads with humor, grace and assertiveness. Very safe, encouraging and authentic.”
Chair/Instructor, Employment Training & Preparation (ETP)
School of Access, Camosun College
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada