Australasian Adobe in Education Update – May, 2021

It has been lovely to meet face to face with various teachers and students around Australia this month as we gradually expand our adoption programs wider than just online. This update features some recent announcements from the global Adobe Education team, a range of face to face and online professional learning opportunities and more.

If you would like a member of the Adobe in Education Team to virtually beam in to, or potentially visit, your students or colleagues to help enhance their use of your Adobe applications, click here to contact the team.

Have you completed at least level 1 of the Adobe Creative Educator program yet? You can do it on demand and on your own via the Creativity for All course or you can be supported through most of level by doing one of my monthly Be a Creative Educator courses. The next opportunity is May 24, June 15 or July 7.

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

Adobe is partnering with the Khan Academy

We are excited to announce the launch of a major partnership between Adobe and Khan Academy that increases access to creative and digital skills for teachers and students across the globe. Our goal with this partnership is to support the development of new, free online learning resources that foster creative and critical thinking skills, helping all students reach their potential and ultimately, be better prepared for the future.

Click here to see a blog post by Mala Sharma, Adobe’s Vice President & General Manager Creative Cloud Product, Marketing and Community at Adobe.

New Adobe Education Exchange Course to help teach Creativity with Adobe and Khan Academy

Watch your students’ creativity soar with these FREE Adobe, Khan Academy, and Pixar in a Box lessons, activities, and projects.

In this self-paced course, educators and school leaders learn strategies to support their students’ creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration skills. You’ll learn from expert teachers and access over 100 FREE lesson plans, activities, and projects that combine Khan Academy content and engaging Adobe tools. 

2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit – save the date

The 2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit will be held on Wednesday September 29. This will be a virtual all-day event open during the school holidays for any educators in any sector. It will feature presentations from the local and global Adobe in Education team, Adobe Education Leaders, Adobe Creative Educators and other guests – all aimed to inspire teachers to enhance their digital creatively skills.

The Summit will also include a day exclusively for Adobe Education Leaders (Sept 28) as well as a day for Adobe Creative Educators (Sept 30). If you don’t yet have at least your level 1 ACE badge, now is the time to earn it via the Creativity for All course on the Adobe Education Exchange.

Another great new EdEx Course – Preparing Students for the Future with Essential Creative Skills

In this self-paced course, you’ll learn about essential creative skills like problem solving, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration — and how you can use Adobe apps to cultivate these skills in your students and prepare them for the future.

You’ll hear from expert educators who teach creative skills, dive into how to assess these skills, and access hundreds of FREE lesson plans and projects that combine educational content (in any subject area) with powerful and engaging Adobe tools.

Click here to see more recent additions to the Adobe Education Exchange

Another Adobe Creative Jam opportunity for Uni students

On Friday June 11, encourage university students to Join Ring, Adobe, and hundreds of other uni/college students from the US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand to showcase their talent in front of the global creative community. Students will be encouraged to solve a challenge as issued by Ring, expand their skill-set, and win prizes and opportunities like a coaching session with a Ring design team member. No prior Adobe experience is required. Click here for more information.

Tacy Trowbridge – Podcast series

Join your curator Tacy Trowbridge and expert guests to discuss the power of creativity in education — from the practical to the abstract, inside and outside the classroom. The most recent episode features Mala Sharma, Adobe’s Vice President & General Manager Creative Cloud Product, Marketing and Community at Adobe. Other episodes feature

For Victorian educators – a Melbourne based face to face PL opportunity

John Paul College in Frankston will be hosting the first official Adobe in Education face to face event in Australia for over 12 months. It will be on Tuesday June 8 from 4.15 PM to 6.30 PM and will feature hands on workshops from Adobe Education Leaders. Click here to find out more and register your interest.

Minecraft and Aero event

The Victorian Department of Education and Training is organising a special webinar on May 27 at 4 PM AEST titled Turn Minecraft into an immersive AR experience in your classroom with Adobe Aero. This will be presented by Jason Lane who is an Adobe Education Leader and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.

Adobe & DATTA Vic

DATTA Victoria members are welcome to join a special webinar series titled Adobe Digital Tools for Teaching D&T on June 10 (focusing on Adobe Dimension), June 17 (focusing on Premiere Rush) and June 23 focusing on (Adobe XD)

For K12 Educators in Sydney’s West

Adobe and CathWest are running a face to face Adobe 1 min Video Challenge for any stage 4 or 5 students at any school in Sydney’s west – Catholic, Independent or Department schools.

  • Date – Tuesday August 10, 2021
  • Time – 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Venue – CathWest Innovation College – Loyola Campus – 91 North Parade, Mount Druitt

This challenge is all about working with a team of students and teachers to create a 1 minute video in a day with the use of Adobe Premiere Rush to help promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 STEM 2021

Adobe is pleased to be involved in the on-demand STEM 2021 conference. This is being run by the NSW Department of Education but open to all educators and available throughout 2021.

Click here to see the list of presenters and click here to register for free. Take particular note of Dr Tim Kitchen’s EdTalk and his two workshops.

Get to know your Adobe apps – webinar series

The Get to know your Adobe apps webinar series live sessions are almost over with just Session 3 of the Higher Ed version to be recorded on May 25. Make sure to check the great set of recordings that have come from this program featuring short demos of a wide range of Adobe applications in education from Adobe Education Leaders and other Adobe experts.

Inject Creativity Live

The Inject Creativity Live show continues to be a very popular way for teachers to get some mid-week inspiration either live or on-demand via the Adobe in Education YouTube channel. Here is the recent May 19 episode:

Australasian Adobe Education Community on Facebook

If you haven’t already, please do join the Australasian Adobe Education Community Facebook group to keep regularly up to date with the world of Adobe in Education for the Australasian region.

Don’t hesitate to contact the Adobe Education team for any support.

Keep Being Creative!