The Inject Creativity into the Curriculum roadshow continued this week in Melbourne when about 40 teachers from 13 schools and universities registered for this special professional learning event hosted by Camberwell Girls Grammar School.
This session began with an overview of the how a range of Adobe applications are making a positive creative difference in education. This included some demonstrations and activities with Adobe Character Animator, Premiere Rush and Adobe Spark.
It was great to have Michelle Dennis (Adobe Education Leader from Strathcona), Justin de Lacy (Adobe Campus Leader from The Woodleigh School) and Paul Cifone (Adobe Campus Leader from Eltham College) running the following breakout workshop sessions …
- Adobe Illustrator in the classroom for beginners and intermediate users
- Adobe Photoshop tips & trips for educators
- Adobe Premiere Pro, taking video to the next level
Highlights of this event, according to the feedback included …
- Practical, easy to follow, good to see connection between tools and good overview of the various tools & their purpose
- Seeing students demonstrate creative thinking during the day and then hearing about industry applications of Adobe software this evening.
- Learning new shortcuts
- Applying Rush features and Spark
- Age-appropriate programs, catered to all educational levels. I’m looking forward to seeing what programs are free and can be used by my students straight away! Also looking forward to keeping and using the Education Exchange.
- Workshop – Hands-on experience
- Having a snapshot of some of the different apps including Character Animation.
It was lovely to catch up with a former mentor of mine at this event, Kim Perkins. Kim and I worked together at Strathcona for about 9 years before he moved to Camberwell Girls. I introduced Kim to the participants as Aussie EduTech Royalty because back in the year 1990s, when the Internet was was being introduced to the world, Kim set up one of Australia’s first school websites at the school he was teaching at in is home state of Tasmania. He was an educator ahead of his time and I learned a lot from him during our time together at Strathcona.
Prior to this after school teacher event, I had the pleasure of doing an Adobe Spark workshop with all the Camberwell Grammar Year 6 students as well as a class of Year 7s. I was very impressed with the creative digital posters and videos that these students made about their passions.
Special thank you to Dr Charlotte Forwood, Felicity Carroll and Kim Perkins from Camberwell Girls Grammar who helped to make this day such a success.