Adobe Education Virtual Conference – July 2014

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The 2014 Adobe Education Virtual Conference is being held on 22nd & 23rd July (APAC time) titled Sparking Creative Catalysts.

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 This event is being held as part of the Adobe Education Leaders Institute at the Adobe Head Office in San Jose, California.

Live sessions that work for Asia Pacific times are listed below:

22nd July

8.20 AM (Auckland time)

Creativity in Education Session
Teaching Business for Creatives—Best Practices

Renée Human, Northern Kentucky University
Learn about a course on business for creatives entitled the Business of Media Informatics taught at Northern Kentucky University. In this course, students learn to launch their professional careers and build and maintain a business. In a field where nearly three-fourths of all media designers and developers freelance at some point, students need to understand and develop key business practices.


7 AM – 7.40 AM (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne)

9 AM – 9.40 AM (Aukland)

Creativity in Education Session
Students Become Entrepreneurs with the Sentinel Design Lab—Best Practices

Cindy Schultz, Sentinel High School
This session introduces an innovative way for students to become entrepreneurs using Adobe products in the high school classroom and beyond. This program is a unique example of 21st century education at its best: an environment where students work with instructors to shape their own education and become productive members of the community. Students in this program receive experience and training vitally needed in the rapidly expanding digital design market, along with opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration, leadership, entrepreneurship, and problem solving.


8 AM – 8.40 AM (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne)

10 AM – 10.40 (Aukland)

The Creative Application of Education—Discussion

Erik Natzke, Adobe, Principal Designer, Experience Design
Einstein famously said, “Knowledge is limited; but imagination encircles the world.” The knowledge we acquire does empower us. But it isn’t until we find new and imaginative ways to apply this knowledge, that we begin to evolve ourselves. The mechanisms for acquiring knowledge and applying creativity are generally in conflict with one another. One is the systematic absorption of information and the other is a mode of play that often disrupts our progress to shake out discovery and gain a greater understanding of the known body of knowledge. The real trick comes when you can complete the loop and have play inspire learning and vice versa.


7 am – 9 am (Perth, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur)

9 am – 11 am (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne)

11 am – 1 Pm (Auckland

Leadership Session
Storytelling Boot Camp—Training

Melissa Jones, Adobe and Pip Cleaves, Design | Learn | Empower
The ability to tell your story is essential for any leader and innovator. Want to be a Creative and Innovative Leader? Then you need to be able to tell your story. You need to be able to help others to understand why your cause is so important to you and to them. Help them to see why they should join in creativity in Education. This hands-on workshop will give you time to build your own narrative, and help you tell your own story and, in doing so, bring others to a common understanding of what drives you to do what you do.


23rd July

8.20 AM (Aukland)

Creativity in Education Session
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Common Core—Interactive

Kim Cavanaugh, Palm Beach County School District and David Olinger, O’Dea High
With the Common Core standards adoption well underway in the US, the question becomes not “if” our students will use creative software to meet the objectives of the Common Core, but “how” teachers and schools can promote solutions that encourage students to be creative. In this session participants will learn strategies for incorporating authentic assessments that use creative software tools from Adobe, see examples that use interactive tools to collect and evaluate student work that is aligned to the Common Core, and share their own experiences in the challenges of meeting the requirements of these new standards.


7 AM – 7.40 AM (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne)

9 AM – 9.40 AM (Aukland)

Digital Media Session
How a Pen Transformed a Company—Discussion

David Macy, Adobe, Principal Designer, Experience Design
David Macy will demo Adobe’s first tools for the new creative—Project Mighty and Napoleon. Through natural interface, cloud connectivity, and now new hardware, Adobe is starting the process of creating tools for the next generation of creative. David will share how these tools are not only redefining the playing field for designers, but are also transforming and inspiring an entire company.


8 AM – 8.40 AM (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

10 AM – 10.40 (Aukland)

Creativity in Education Session
Fishbowl on Assessment, Accreditation & Gamification in Education—Panel / Discussion

Ian Usher, Buckinghamshire County Council; Greg Hodgson, The Wycombe Grange; Kelly Kermode, Eastern High School; Rob Schwartz, Sheridan Technical High School; and Mike Skocko, Valhalla High School
Explore the various strategies AELs use to motivate and recognize learning for different audiences—through games, certification, open badge systems, and more. Do these efforts help students better demonstrate what they learn and showcase that learning outside their classroom? Participate in the discussion yourself in a Fishbowl session and help refine the ways AELs can implement such approaches.


7.45 – 8.10 AM (Perth, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur)

9.45 AM – 10.10 AM (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne)

11.45 AM – 12.10 (Aukland)

Adobe Resources and Programs for Educators and Reflection Point

Tacy Trowbridge, Adobe Group Manager Education Programs