Venue 114 on the Sunshine Coast was the venue for this year first Big day In event in Queensland for 2019. It was held on Wed March 27 and involved about 350 students.
Following an inspiring welcome to country by Lyndon Davis (Kabi Kabi Traditional Owner), the students listened to a range of speakers from various IT related industry areas.
One of the highlights was listening to Greg Booker from RACQ who provided a great summary of the influence of technology in the past 100 years and its expected dramatic exponential growth in the future.
It was my pleasure to share some of the research into skills required to thrive in the future.
At the Adobe stand I enjoyed sharing the value of products such as Adobe Character Animator to help enhance digital creativity skills.
It was lovely to have a group of enthusiastic Year 6 students from a nearby primary school join the event.
On the afternoon/evening of Tuesday 26th March, a group of educators from the Brisbane area came together for the first Queensland based Inject Creativity into the Curriculum with Adobe roadshow event for 2019.
It was great to have the support of Adobe expert Richard Turner-Jones who ran one of the workshop options.
Some of the feedback from this event included:
- Working with Dr Kitchen with the Premiere Rush/Pro programs to do a quick edit of footage.
- It was great to see Premiere Rush, I can see uses for this for videos.
- Love catching up with people at these events.
- Seeing the programs in action
A special thank you goes to MJ Raatz and the staff at Forest Lake State High School for hosting this event.
On Tuesday March 26, It was delightful to be back at Forest Lake State High School in Brisbane to run an Adobe Day with groups of Year 8 and 9 students who are part of a special advanced learning Group called Lighthouse.
The focus of these sessions was advancing the students skills image manipulation skills with Adobe Photoshop.
On Friday March 22, Macquarie University in Sydney hosted a STEAM workshop focusing on the use of the Adobe Spark applications for their teaching staff.
STEAM - bringing the Arts into the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Digital posters, videos and web pages were created by these educators. For a number of them, it was the first time they had delved into the world of digital production.
Special thank you to Dr Bronwen Wade from Macquarie who helped me put this event together. It was great to see a range of faculties represented at this event.
About 900 students took part in day 2 of the Big Day In at UTS on March 21.
One of the highlights was the welcome address by Zali Steggall . Zali is a former Olympic skier, lawyer and now independent candidate for the federal NSW seat of Warringah, which is currently being held by Tony Abbott.
Zali shared her inspiring story of determination and resilience. It was a wonderful start to this careers event and gave the students a clear understanding of what is possible with the right to motivation.
I gave the second keynote for this event. It was the first time that I have been asked to speak at both of the Sydney Big Day In events.
Here are some of the companies and organisations who helped support the Big Day In events in Sydney this year.