An amazing group of creative educators from throughout Australia have just finished two days of creativity, inspiration and fun at the APAC Adobe Education Community (AEC) Leadership Summit in Sydney.
After a wonderful dinner/cruise the night before on the beautiful Sydney Harbour, we started the second day of the AEC Summit with three excellent Creative Catalyst Talks by Sue Bell (AEL, Tas), Brett Kent (AEL, NSW) and Jessica Gauci (ACL, NSW).
Day 2 of the summit was focused on finalising projects that each team will be working on throughout the rest of 2015 and into 2016 to help enhance creativity in teaching and learning, drive active use of Adobe tools and promote the Adobe Education Exchange.
The afternoon was spent with Adobe Solutions Consultants providing a range of Adobe workshops and master classes.
Brett Kent’s t-shirt summed up a major theme of the first full day of the Adobe Education Community Leadership Summit.
The day began with a series of Creative Catalyst Talks that were inspiring and informative. Then we heard from Adobe Industry Specialist Mark Henley who gave the educators a perspective of creativity from a corporate view point.
You can hear today’s talks via:
Daniel Budd (AEL, WA) doing his Creative Catalyst Talk
Henrietta Miler (AEL, NSW) Creative Catalyst Talk
Chris Woldhuis (AEL, NSW) Creative Catalyst Talk
Mark Henley – Adobe Industry Specialist
Pip Cleaves and Megan Townes (both AEL’s from NSW) coached the educators though a series of activities to help them think about ways that they can help spread the message of the importance of creativity in education.
We finished the day with a beautiful dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour.
It was great to show Matt Niemitz (Adobe Education Exchange Manager) around the beautiful Sydney Harbour.
About 40 Adobe Education Leaders and Adobe Campus Leaders from all over Australia joined Aussie & US Adobe Education staff to officially open the 2015 APAC Adobe Education Leadership Summit. This opening reception event was held at the Adobe Sydney office in Darling Harbour.
It is especially great to have Matt Niemitz (manager of the Adobe Education Exchange) and Remy Mansfield (new Adobe Education Programs Coordinator) from the USA with us for this event over the next two days.
Join parts of the Summit live via Live Stream and/or Adobe Connect, details of how and when to join are found via:
By the way – the Adobe Education Exchange has just hit over 230,000 members
I was delighted to be present at the QSITE Conference in Townsville when Leigh Hower (Adobe Campus Leader from Cairns, QLD) was officially presented as the 2015 ACCE Educator of the Year. Leigh is the eLearn Mentor at the Cairns School of Distance Education and has a strong passion for integrating ICT in education. Click here for more information on Leigh’s award.
Leigh Howser being given her Educator of the Year award from the ACCE President Dr Jason Zagami.
I love reading articles like this one from The Huffington Post about young people working with Adobe tools to enhance their skills and their future.
My recent presentation to staff at Swinburne University in Melbourne has just become available on YouTube. This focused on preparing students for the 21st Century Workforce.
It was a pleasure to speak at the QSITE (Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education) Conference in Townsville today.
I enjoyed seeing Dr Michael Henderson in action again. We both keynoted the equivalent event in Perth earlier in the year, the 2015 ECAWA Conference.
Here is a very short interview I did with Roland & Amanda at ACCELN (Australian Council for Computers in Education Learning Network.
Special thank you to QSITE for putting on this great event.
Resources I shared during my keynote and workshops can be found on teh Adobe Education Exchange via:
Nine students, and a number of teachers and parents, from Sydney Distance Education High School visited the Adobe office in Darling Harbour yesterday (Thursday September 17) for a video workshop.
After planning their stories, the students worked in groups to capture a range of footage.
Using Adobe Premier Elements, the students edited their stories with the help of their teachers.
Today, I had the pleasure of working with about 60 Year 4 students at Elanora Heights Public School in beautiful North Sydney. The aim of the day was to plan, film & edit a range of video news stories for the school newsletter. I was very impressed with the way the students worked together in their production crews and took on board all the editing techniques I showed them about filming and editing with Adobe Premier Elements.
Check the school’s newsletter article on this day
We started the day finding out what the student already knew about Adobe.
The students divided into production crews to capture all the footage for their school news story.
A number of the stories were based around the beautiful and unique flora & fauna within the school.
One of the groups decided to do a story about their special Adobe Day.
The students were taught how to use Adobe Premier Elements to edit their video stories.
I love these special Ah Ha moments when the student get to see the finished products.
After school, a number of teachers from surrounding schools took part in a special PL session on ways of working with Adobe Voice, Adobe Clip & Adobe Slate
A group of budding young journalist from Rydalmere East Public School spent the day with me today refining their video production skills with Adobe Premier Elements. A number of these students make up the school’s news crew and I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with after learning a range of new recording and editing techniques.