One of the most beautiful regions of Victoria, Australia is the Mornington Peninsula. It is also the home of Toorak College one of Victoria’s oldest and most well established girls schools.
On Monday 6th March, I had the pleasure of partnering with Luke Kerr & Terry Cantwell (ACL) from Real Time Learning in some teaching sessions with Year 11 & 12 students and then an afternoon professional learning session with teachers from Toorak College and surrounding schools.
During the teaching sessions we worked with senior art students who were studying various photography techniques. We were able to show them some tips & tricks with Adobe Photoshop to help them enhance their digital images.
The afternoon professional learning session involved teachers from Toorak College, Elisabeth Murdoch College, Dromana Primary School, Clayton North Primary School, Woodleigh School, McClelland College, Padua College and more.
Luke Kerr from Real Time Learning began by explaining what his organisation does to support collaboration between education and industry with a focus on STEM. He is looking to set up a series of these types of events to encourage connections between schools and, very importantly, between education industry.
Recent studies from Adobe have indicated a gap between what industry is expecting from education and a frustration from students and teachers that the education system is not necessary preparing students with the modern skills required for the 21st century work force.
Part of my messaging was to share Adobe’s new Gen Z research (adobeeducate.com/genz) and I also provided a wide range of ways that Adobe software can help enhance creativity in the teaching and learning process.
During the workshop sessions, Terry Cantwell introduced Adobe Premiere Pro for teachers who were interested in some serious video editing techniques and I ran a Flipped Learning workshop.
The resources that I shared for this event are available on the Adobe Education Exchange via – http://bit.ly/adobe6Mar17
Special thank you to the staff at Toorak College and Real Time Learning for helping to make this event such a success.