Australasian Adobe in Education Update – December, 2020

As we come to an end of a very strange year, I would like to pay tribute to all teachers and students who have managed the teaching and learning process throughout 2020 via an array of creative digital solutions.

So far this year, after running about 170 webinars across the Asia-Pacific region & impacting nearly 17,000 teachers and students, we have been so impressed with the adaptability, creativity and ingenuity of everyone we have worked with and their willingness to learn new communication skills.

In Australia, we are likely to be back to face-to-face teaching when we commence the 2021 academic year. Let’s make sure that we take the best of what we have learned this year and apply it to a continued blended approach to education.

See below for information about:

  • The new EduTech & Adobe Webinar
  • Get to know your Adobe apps series
  • Adobe Creative Educator program – guided webinars
  • Inject Creativity Live – 2021
  • Holiday Spark activities for students
  • ACCE Conference 2021
  • Craig Daalmeijer-Power’s Behance Live Sessions & more …

Professional Development Goals for 2021

As you plan your professional development goals for 2021, keep in mind the wide variety of opportunities that are provided by the Adobe for Education team. Note all the opportunities that are listed below and please share the most relevant events with your colleagues and wider education social networks.

Special Adobe & EduTech webinar

Keep 10th February 4PM (AEDT) free for a special Adobe in Education webinar in conjunction with EduTech. Guest will include Lauren Sayer (now from Melbourne Girls Grammar), Joe Cohen from the NSW Department of Education T4L team and Deb Hicks from the Victorian Department of Education. Find out how and why Adobe tools are making such a positive difference to a wide variety of curriculum areas and levels. Please share this event with colleagues, especially those who are new to the world of Adobe in Education.

More information & registration here.

Get to know your Adobe apps – webinar series

A new series of webinars is being planned for 2021 that cater 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 – guided webinars

The Adobe Creative Educator (ACE) program is for any teacher, of any subject area in any level. You don’t have to be an Adobe expert to get an ACE badge. Start Level 1 over the January break. It involves a short course and the creation of a simple digital artifact.

If you are keen to be guided through this program, a new set of webinars is being planned for K12 & Higher Ed teachers in 2021. Click here for more information and registration. Note that we are offering these sessions as a customised event (face to face &/or online) for your school/facility. Email Tim Kitchen if interested.

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 these events are being streamed live on the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel. Click here to see past recordings.

Holiday Spark activities

The Global Adobe Education team have created a set of fun holiday activities for students to get involved with during the Christmas break. Click here to find out more information.

ACCE Conference 2021

The ACCE/Digicon Conference will be a virtual event from March 15th to March 19th  2021. The conference will be held each afternoon from 4pm to 6pm. Keep those dates & times free and check the DLTV site for more information. Click here if you are interested in presenting at this event.

DLTV Journal

The latest DLTV Journal is now available online. It features a range of articles from cross-curricular classroom initiatives incorporating Digital Technologies to AI and ethics. Check my tribute to Sir Ken Robinson on pages 18 & 19.

Adobe Education Exchange | Highlighted Course

Adobe Acrobat for Teaching and Learning

Understanding the power of the Adobe Acrobat family of tools is important for any educator who wants a fast and easy way to improve student learning outcomes and improve their classroom practice. Click here to find out more about this free self-paced course.

Click here to discover the latest on the Education Exchange.

Craig Daalmeijer-Power’s Behance Live Sessions

Adobe Education Leader Craig Daalmeijer-Power from TAFE NSW regularly streams live via Behance a range of Adobe tutorial. Click here for past recordings.

Adobe Education Blogs

Click here to keep up to date with the world of Adobe Education Blogs. The most recent post is by Sebastian Distefano from the Creative Campus Team with his article titled – The future of work: How colleges are preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow

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.

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.

Dr Tim Kitchen – Senior Education Specialist, Adobe (APAC)