Making Thinking Visible with Sketchnoting

Sylvia Duckworth

Sylvia Duckworth is an award-winning French teacher and technology coach from Toronto, Canada, with more than 30 years teaching experience in the public and private systems. Her mantra is “Connect, Collaborate, Create” and she is constantly searching for ways to enable teachers and students to maximize these opportunities. She is a Google Certified Innovator, a Level 1 and 2 Google Educator, a Google Certified Trainer, an Apple Teacher and an Apple Distinguished Educator. She is the author of the book “Sketchnotes for Educators”. You can find her resources at and her store at



In this one day workshop – Sylvia Duckworth will share her expertise to create a rich form of learning you can use with students at any age. In this session,  we will dig into the idea and background around visual note-taking for educators. From what sketchnoting is to how it can be used to make student thinking and understanding visible.

 We will take a look at the research and neuroscience that supports this type of learning.  Then, we will look at how to begin sketchnoting with students in the classroom – looking at the foundations of visual note-taking, working from a bank of icons that can be easily used and manipulated by students. You won’t only learn how to use this skill with your students- you may even leave a sketchnoter yourself!


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