Adobe Education Leadership Community Nth American Summit 2017 – Day 2


Day 2 of the 2017 Adobe Education Leadership Community Nth American Summit was packed with many great opportunities to learn and network.

The day began with an address my Mark Rupert, Senior Director – Adobe Education. Mark outlined some of Adobe’s current and future directions in the Education space. Both Mark, Remy Mansfield and Matt Niemitz confirmed Adobe’s commitment to the AEL program and thanked everyone for their commitment to help inspire and empower the next generation to be lifelong creators.



This was followed by a series of 5- minute presentations by AELs beginning with Andy Phelps’ session titled – Learn Production by Doing Production.


Judy Durkin did an Adobe Spark  session titled – Students Grade Students.


Penny Ann Dolin’s session was titled Learning to See Photographically.


Mark Martin’s session was titled Preparing Learners for Life Long Creativity


Ann Bown-Crawford did a presentation titled Student Voice + Digital Arts = Leadership/Social Change


Dan Armstrong’s session was titled Engaging with people to create positive change


Mark Shufflebottom did a session titled Quick tips to boost creativity in the classroom


Then we moved into the following Creative Classroom Workshops run by the AELs such as …

  • Virtual Interviews: Comparing and Contrasting Communities through video (Meredith Blache and Kathryn Riley)

  • Start Smart – Tips for a Successful InDesign Book Project (Kathy St. Amant)

  • Focus on the Process (Kevin Brandon)

  • The Energy Bus (Dan Armstrong)

  • Cinematic Interactives with Animate CC (Joseph Labrecque)

  • The Paradox of Purpose and Perfection (Rob Schwartz)

  • Make it on Mobile: Concept idea using Mobile apps. Seamless collaboration (Chana Messer)

  • Integrating VR / AR and next generation storytelling into your classroom

  • 3D The New Future Of Digital Creativity (Stephen Burns)

  • Personalized Learning in the Digital BioLab (Robert Simpson)

  • Adobe XD: UI and UX Simplified (Matthijs Clasener)

  • Curation, Collaboration, and Design (an SFMOMA/CAST Young Curators Project) – Jeff Larson

  • Instructional Design and Creativity in Online Classrooms (Deila Bumgardner)

  • Mobile Photography and Creativity on the Go (Nicole Dalesio)



Here are some images from the Summit dinner held at the The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose …

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