As Semester 2 commences for many of you, have a think about how engagement and creativity can be enhanced in your classes by allowing the learners in your care to do assessment tasks via video with Premiere Rush or Spark Video or even Premiere Pro. You may also like to incorporate the amazing design thinking and collaboration capabilities of Adobe XD.
A new video course has recently been announced on the Adobe Education Exchange – Make Impactful Social Videos with your Students. This course helps teachers and students enrich their creative skillset and deepen their knowledge of video creation with Premiere Pro.
Another new course is the Adobe Spark Professional Learning Kit. This course is aimed at all educators working in primary, secondary or higher education looking to offer face to face or online professional development with Adobe Spark.
Inject Creativity Live – weekly free webinars
At last week’s Inject Creativity Live Deeper-live event, the new Whiteboard plugin for XD was featured. It is a great tool for brainstorming and visual online collaboration. This week, the focus is on Adobe Spark. Join us each Wednesday evening starting at 6.30 PM (AEST), 4.30 PM – WA/SEA, 8.30 PM – NZ via any of these social media channels Facebook (closed group), YouTube or Twiter/Periscope.
New free PL series for K12 Teachers
A new free series of professional learning events for K12 educators is happening online during Term 3. This will cover a number of Adobe applications that are available for many schools including Spark, Rush, Adobe Sign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dimension, XD, Captivate & Presenter. Click here to find out more, share and register your interest.
The above events and more can be found in the new look Adobe in Education Events & Resources site.
APAC Adobe for Education Summit
The 2020 APAC Adobe Education Summit will be held as an online event from September 29 to October 1. Being a holiday period for most educators in ANZ, this event is about digital creativity for all areas and levels of education. The theme will be Improving Education Following COVID-19. Please encourage your colleagues and wider education networks to register for the September 30 sessions that are open to all educators.
Adobe Creative Educators Program
This month, Adobe is officially launching the Adobe Creative Educators program which is aimed to help teachers continue to develop their digital communication and creativity skills. Designed for educators in every subject area and sector, members will receive free lessons and resources to spark creativity with students, in addition to special events with other like-minded educators and the Adobe team. Encourage your colleagues to join.
The new Creativity for All course on the Adobe Education Exchange is a prerequisite for the Adobe Creative Educators Program, especially if you were not already an active member of the AEL or ACL program. This free course is about understanding the power of creativity, why it matters, and how to leverage it in your teaching helps prepare students with 21st Century skills they need to succeed.
Have a listen to Clara Galan (Adobe’s Global Education Community Lead: K-12 and Higher Education) chat about the new program that launches for APAC officially on July 14.
Australasian Adobe Education Community Facebook Group
Click here to join the Australasian Adobe Education Community Facebook Group and get first hand updates on the Adobe in Education program.
Don’t forget to join us live each Wednesday for Inject Creativity Live
Keep being creative!
Tim Kitchen (Senior Education Specialist, Adobe – APAC)