AEL/ACL Boot Camp – NSW

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A group of AELs and ACLs hard at work during their boot camp in Sydney.

It was great getting together with the NSW Adobe Education Leaders and (for the first time) some of the NSW Adobe Campus Leaders for the NSW AEL/ACL Boot Camp at the Adobe office in Sydney.

This was a gathering of talented, passionate & inspirational educators, all willing and keen to share their expertise and experience.

It was great to have Lisa McIntosh (Graphic Designer) and Konrad Skirlis (Audio Engineer) sharing their expertise in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Audition. Having these links with industry was appreciated by the AELs & ACLs.

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Lisa McIntosh – design expert, teaching about Adobe Illustrator

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Konrad Skirlis, sharing his skills with Adobe Audition

One of the activities was to spend about 45 minutes building a reflection presentation on the day using one of Adobe’s new touch apps. Below are some links to Adobe Voice & Slate resources shared by some of the AELs/ACLs.

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A Voice about the boot camp event by Grant & Konrad

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A voice about why teachers should join the Adobe Campus Leader program by Pip Cleaves

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A Slate about the day by Megan Townes

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A Slate about the day by Gary & Henrietta

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A Slate about Adobe Slate by Henrietta

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A Slate about why teachers should apply to be an Adobe Campus Leader

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Great dinner together in Darling Harbour

Adobe in the Sunshine Coast

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The Adobe in Queensland Classrooms roadshow moved to the Sunshine Coast on April 1 & 2, 2015 with student and teacher events held at Caloundra State High School.

On April 1, Richard Turner-Jones & I put a group of Year 9 to 11 students through workshops on Adobe Muse, Edge Animate, InDesign and Photoshop.

[vimeo:https://vimeo.com/124071165%5D

On April 2, about 35 teachers from the Sunshine Coast area were show how a wide range of Adobe solutions can be used to enhance creativity in education.

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Here is an Adobe Slate site relating to these events

https://slate.adobe.com/a/74ENm

The feedback from the event was very pleasing:

Great Apps …just wish our school had more ipads!

A well run event and I can only hope that my school can find it in their budget to obtain the latest Adobe software.

You don’t always know what’s out there, I was surprised to find that some of the apps and features we were shown have been around for at least two years or so. Life could have been so much easier if I’d known earlier!