Adobe in Education Update – November, 2020

This update features information about:

  • New free webinars for K12 & HED in 2021
  • Adobe Creative Educator Program
  • Writing for Change program
  • Inject Creativity Live – 2021
  • ACCE/DigiCon 2021
  • New Education Exchange courses, and more …

Get to know your Adobe apps

A new series of webinars is being planned for 2021 catering for teachers at various levels of K12 and Higher Education all over the Australasian region. These will be run by the Adobe Education team as well as Adobe Education Leaders from February 23 to May 26.

Register in advance for the sessions that are most relevant for you and share these events with your colleagues and wider education network.

Adobe Creative Educator Program

We have had over 5000 teachers pass Level 1 of the Adobe Creative Educator program with many now completing Level 2. This a program for any teacher, of any subject area in any level. You don’t have to be an Adobe expert to get an ACE badge for your CV. Click here to see the most recent ACE news.

Adobe @ EduTech

Below is the amazing Adobe breakout session at the recent 2020 EduTech Conference that featured, Erin Raethke from TAFE QLD, Steven Kolber from Vic DET, Clare Dyson from Swinburne Uni, Andrew On Yi Lai & Brett Kent from NSW DoE.

Adobe Max Recap

Click here for a recap on the recent virtual 2020 Adobe Max event. Check out the new Adobe products, updates, time-savers and other improvements to the Creative Cloud.

Writing for Change program

The Writing for Change program is a collaboration between Adobe and Wakelet that encourages students to complete up to 10 different opinion based writing challenges on a range of topics. Go to the Writing for Change playlist on the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel to see some well known writers add the contributions via a live streamed interview.

Inject Creativity Live – 2021

We are currently planning a new set of Inject Creativity Live events for 2021. Click here to register in advance to get a reminder email prior to each event as well as a link to the recordings. Note that all future events are being streamed live on the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel.

ACCE Conference 2021

DLTV will run its postponed ACCE/Digicon Conference Virtually from March 15th to March 19th  2021. The conference will be held each afternoon from 4pm to 6pm. Maybe put it in your school’s professional learning calendar now. Keep those dates & times free and check the DLTV site for more information. Click here if you are interested in presenting at this event.

The latest on the Adobe Education Exchange

Self-paced courseCreate Digital Images with Your Class

We’ve recently added new lessons, projects, lesson plans, videos, and assignment options in this updated self-paced digital images course for educators.

Professional learning kitCreating Digital Images Professional Learning Kit | Presenter-led Training

Train educators on digital images in the classroom. Adobe has assembled everything you need to lead a one-hour Photoshop workshop for educators, which can be delivered either in-person or online. Click here to find out more.

K–12 lesson – Profiles in motion

In this lesson by Max Suechting at Stanford University, students use Spark Video to craft a profile of a literary character. Click here to access.

K–12 lesson – Publish your opinion

In this lesson by expert teacher Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver, students use Spark Page to read about a controversial subject and develop their own opinion on the issue. Click here to access

K–12 lesson – Make a video poem

In this lesson by expert teacher Lisa Gottfried, students use Premiere Rush to write a poem about a time they felt a strong emotion. Click here to access.

Higher Ed project – Social media campaign analysis

This project by Dr. Karen Freberg at the University of Louisville, has students use Premiere Rush to analyze a social media campaign and create a video explanation. Click here to access

K–12 lesson – Self mini-documentary: subject, storyline, and video

In this lesson from expert teacher Lisa Gottfried, students use Premiere Pro to create a compelling video story about an aspect of their life. Click here to access

Higher Ed project – Create a newscast

In this project by Brian Puente at the University of Arizona, students use Premiere Pro to create a professional-quality newscast. Click here to access.

Higher Ed project – Exhibition brochure

In this project by Dr. Kim Beil at Stanford University, students use InDesign to create a brochure for an imagined exhibition. Click here to access.

Higher Ed project – Science in translation

In this project by Rachel Bryson at Utah State University, students use InDesign to translate scientific discourse for non-specialist audiences. Click here to access.

Self-paced course – Design Fun Apps with Your Students

This course was updated in November 2020 with new learning content, examples, resources and lesson plans to help you and your students get started with mobile app design and Adobe XD. Click here to access

Professional learning kit – App and Experience Design Professional Learning Kit | Presenter-led Training

This free presenter-led training is designed to work in tandem with our Design Fun Apps with Your Students self-paced course, which aims to provide a starting point for educators who want to build their confidence with app/experience design and Adobe XD before diving into these learning kit resources. Click here to access.

For NSW DoE Teachers

A new video from the NSW DoE T4L team was created to help their schools get single sign on access to Adobe Creative Cloud on school owned computers.

Coming events

Click here to access the Adobe in Education Events and Resources site and book in for some free professional learning for you and your colleagues.

Contact the Adobe Education Team

Use the following QR code or link to get in contact with the Adobe in Education team for Australasia and share this link with any colleagues who you think would value getting these monthly updates.

http://bit.ly/adobe_contact

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.

Inject Creativity Live – Spark & XD in K12

It was a real pleasure to host Adobe Education Leaders Juliette Bentley (QLD) and Lauren Sayer (Vic) last night at the Inject Creativity Live event as they shared how Adobe Spark and Adobe XD are used at their schools.

Note that the Chat-show was broadcast live on the official Adobe for Education YouTube Channel.

To access the Deeper-dive session (and Juliette & Lauren’s chapters), click here.

  • Chapter 1 – Introductions
  • Chapter 2 – Juliette Bentley Sparking Initiatives as Mt St Michael’s College
  • Chapter 3 – Adobe Max recap – https://spark.adobe.com/page/hIn4I4saDRfSA/
  • Chapter 4 – Lauren Sayer Teaching XD at Haileybury
  • Chapter 5 – Resources

There was some lovely feedback comments …

Highlights

  • Juliette showing spark in literacy 
  • Hearing from both wonderful and inspiring presenters.
  • I really enjoyed Juliette’s Spark share, but particularly found inspiration in Lauren’s XD showcase.
  • Enjoyed learning from Julia Bentley and Lauren Sayer, Particularly interested in teaching XD applications to students and starting to learn how to do this. This session has further encouraged my interests. 
  • Juliette Bentley’s use of Adobe Spark in her school’s religion education program.

Other comments

  • Thanks all for your continued commitment to digital literacy and creativity development in teachers and students. Without these sessions, we would all feel very lonely!
  • I also liked the way Lauren Lily uses an LMS to present her students’ use of Adobe Creative Cloud apps.

Our next Inject Creativity Live event will be Dec 2 starting at 6.30 PM (AEDT) with AEL Joel Aarons from Melbourne as well as some of the students films from Andrew Lai’s school in Sydney.

Join us live if you can – much more fun that way ☺