Listen and Understand with Sketchnoting

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Many thanks to our partner Faber-Castell. Faber-Castell have long understood the importance of creativity to all people, especially to young people. They are also continuously searching for environmentally friendly processes and high-quality materials to enhance children’s creative experience throughout every development phase. For more information about Faber-Castell, click here.

This course was both interesting and useful for students to note take and be engaged with what they are learning. I will be using this in my classroom – Courtney.

Loved the course. Short but very useful. Thanks! – Stacey.



Sketchnoting will help your students record, remember and understand what they’re listening to or reading. This visual note-taking technique can be used in any subject area by any year level. In this course, you’ll learn how to teach sketchnoting so that you can:

  • Develop students’ ability to understand new information and ideas.
  • Boost student interest in classroom learning.
  • Enhance creative thinking skills.
  • Cater for different learning styles.

No matter what your drawing ability, you’re going to love this course.


This course will take you 1 hour to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have ongoing access.


This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish.


  • Year 3 to Year 6: all subject areas
  • Year 7 to Year 12: all subject areas
  • General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking


This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:

Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except NSW and ACT
1.6.2 Design and implement teaching activities that support the participation and learning of students with disability and address relevant policy and legislative requirements (except for NSW)
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
3.3.2 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.

Highly Accomplished Teacher – all states and territories except NSW and ACT
1.6.3 Work with colleagues to access specialist knowledge, and relevant policy and legislation, to develop teaching programs that support the participation and learning of students with disability (except for NSW)
2.1.3 Support colleagues using current and comprehensive knowledge of content and teaching strategies to develop and implement engaging learning and teaching programs.
3.3.3 Support colleagues to select and apply effective teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.

NSW Government Waratah Logo Completing Listen and Understand with Sketchnoting will contribute 1 hour and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Chris Vella from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 10 years as a classroom teacher and educational consultant. He has also worked at Western Sydney University. Chris loves getting creative with education and supporting others to do the same.



Interviews with April Seymore April is an award-winning educator and citizen scientist based in Melbourne. She is Executive Officer at Port Phillip EcoCentre, activating sustainability from the ‘burbs to the Bay. April is passionate about whole-brain learning activities to engage brains of all ages, backgrounds and developmental abilities.



As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.


Reviews for Listen and Understand with Sketchnoting

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"Fantastic! Would recommend to all my friends."