The Inject Creativity Live show recorded on September 22 was episode No. 50 and featured Adobe Education Leader Drew Mayhills from WA with recent All Saints’ College graduate Ayran Mohanty and the thought leader for this episode was Peter Hutton from the Future Schools Alliance. Clara Galan from Adobe also made an appearance. In this episode, we shared more information about the APAC Adobe Education Summit, Adobe Max and lots more.
Welcome to the September 2021 edition of the Australasia Adobe in Education Update Newsletter.
This edition will be covering:
the coming APAC Adobe Education Summit;
a Creativity Challenge for NSW schools;
Inject Creativity Live – 50th show;
a video update from Dr Tim Kitchen;
Adobe Edu Blog posts;
new Education Exchange course material;
an Adobe Edu Resources Spark Page; and
lots of classroom resources and ideas for K12 & Higher Ed.
Only days to go until the 2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit
So far, about 550 teachers have registered for the open day of the 2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit – Wednesday 29th September. This is a free and virtual event for all teachers at any level and any curriculum area that will involve presentations and inspiration from the global Adobe Education Team, Adobe Solution Consultants and Adobe Education Leaders.
The Summit will commence at 9 AM AEST with 30 min breaks each hour. Note that the first and last session of this day will be broadcast live on the official Adobe for Education YouTube Channel and the whole day will be live via Vimeo Livestream. Please register to access the Vimeo Livestream link.
Join us for an extraordinary virtual experience to find inspiration, connect with creatives from around the world, and learn the best ways to bring your best ideas to life. Open to all, at no cost.
Be inspired by expert speakers in design, photography, illustration, social media, 3D, video, and register for the special education track.
This year’s Adobe Max will be featuring a session from Tim Kitchen (Adobe Education) and Craig Daalmeijer-Power (TAFE NSW) on student voice with Character Animator so book into session S292 – Giving Students a Voice with Character Animator.
It will also be featuring Australia’s own Juliette Bentley (Adobe Education Leader and Adobe Master Teacher) from Mt St Michael’s College – session S291 – Fostering Digital Literacy in the K–12 Creative Classroom.
Swinburne University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Sarah Maddison will also be presenting – session S807 – Transforming Education with Creative and Digital Skills
Let your colleagues know and get involved.
Creativity Challenge for NSW schools
A number of talented Year 7-9 students from a variety of NSW schools took on a recent Adobe Creativity Challenge and worked in virtual teams to create short video clips that promoted good hand hygiene.
Wednesday 22nd September was the recording of the fiftieth episode of Inject Creativity Live. What started as an initiative from the Adobe Education Team during lock-down 2020, Inject Creativity Live is now a regular part of Adobe’s adoption program for the APAC region. Over 60 presenters have contributed to the 50 shows and an average of over 660 teachers have watched each episode via the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel. Have a look at this fiftieth episode …
Over 33,000 teachers have joined the Adobe Creative Educator Program
The Adobe Creative Educator Program is all about creativity in education, you don’t need to be an Adobe export or even a regular Adobe user to get your level 1 badge. We encourage all who have enrolled to complete level 1 and have a go at level 2.
If you would like to be supported through level 1, you may like to do the Be a Creative Educator course. Next opportunities are 18th October and 16th November.
Update from Dr Tim Kitchen about recent APAC Adobe in Education programs
Recent Adobe Education Blog posts
Swinburne University — Learning and adapting in a changing world
Have a look at how Australia’s first Adobe Creative Campus, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is making the most of their university-wide access to the Adobe Creative Cloud.
How Wales brings digital literacy to every student in the country with Adobe
Have a look at this blog post see how Adobe Spark is helping learning & teaching in Wales.
Dr. Ben Scott – bringing creativity into a traditional UK science classroom
Find out how one of the world’s oldest schools is using Adobe tools to bring creativity into the science classroom through the passion of Dr Ben Scott at St Albans School in Hertfordshire, England.
New Adobe Education Exchange Course
Digital Painting and Drawing in the Classroom
Engage your students with creative visual learning
Visual learning is a powerful compliment to instruction on any topic, and painting and drawing has been linked to improvements in key essential skills like communication, creativity, and problem solving. Have a look at this new course.
Even while battling the restrictions of lock-down, as part of an Adobe Creativity Challenge event, a number of talented NSW Year 7-9 students were able to work in virtual teams to create short video clips that promoted good hand hygiene.
Adobe Creative Challenges are all about working with a team to design & share a digital solution to a problem. In this case, the problem was that many people tend to rush the important process of good hand hygiene. The solution was to work in a team of between 3 and 5 to produce a video (no longer that 1 minute) made with either Adobe Spark, Premiere Rush; Character Animator, After Effects &/or Premiere Pro.
The NSW Department of Education provide Adobe applications for all of their schools for teachers and students to enhanec their digital literacy, communication and creativity skills.
This challenge was for NSW Year 7-9 students and over 260 were initially registered from 9 schools. In the end, 20 short films were showcased from 5 schools. Even though not everyone was able to complete a film in the time required, the process of working in a team, planning, filming and editing a short film is always a valuable exercise and lots can be learned through the process.
A key highlight with this Adobe Creativity Challenge was the involvement of Marcus Bolton from Cutting Edge, a leading provider of sound and picture post production for the advertising, features & television industries, both in Australia and internationally.
Marcus’ career spans over a quarter of a century in the Australian feature film, television and advertising industry as a senior compositor, post-production manager, and visual effects supervisor. Having Marcus to help provide guidance and inspiration to the students was outstanding and a wonderful opportunity for all the students and teachers involved.
A special thank you also goes to Peter O’Doherty, Senior Project Officer of the NSW DoE Regional Industry Education Partnerships, for his help to organise and manage this event.
Here are some of the entries that we are allowed to make public …
by Charlie, Olivia & Summer (Sydney Girls High School)
by Leighton, Levi & Xavier (Marist College Eastwood)
by Byron, Michael & Michael (Robert Townson High School)
How to wash your hands: a step by step guide
by Arda, Dominic & Petar (Hoxton Park High School)
The Secret Life of Germs
by Annie, Lila, Lucy & Olive (Sydney Girls High School)
by Mitchell, Lachlan & Hendrix (Robert Townson High School)
The Epic Soap Battle
by Melissa, Negin & Tatiana (Sydney Girls High School)
Washing Your Hands
by Annisha, Amarnie & Natasha (Robert Townson High School)
by Tristan, Anton & Ryan (Marist College Eastwood)
How to wash hands
by Chloe, Liliana & Oriana (Hoxton Park High School)
Staying Safe, Saying Healthy – COVID Style
by Michael, Isaiah, Daniel, Sam & Alex (Marist College Eastwood)
Stay COVID Safe – Washing Hands Safely
by Sabri, Rumman & Kaine (Hoxton Park High School)
The Inject Creativity Live episode recorded on September 8 featured Adobe Master Teacher Juliette Bentley from Queensland who was our co-host and thought leader and Adobe Education Leader Mark Christie from Northern Territory who demonstrated some very creative use of Adobe Character Animator. In this episode, we shared more information about the APAC Adobe Education Summit and lots more.
Click here to access Mark Christie’s resource – Character Animator – Bring School Posters to Life
Click here for Juliette’s Global Project Spark Page
Click here for Juliette’s Student Camera Action site
Click here to see a summary of this episode by long term participant Tim Cosgrove from Toronto, Canada
The next episode will be recorded on Wed 22nd September at 6.30 PM AEST. Click here to register for the next episode and other planned Adobe Education events for the APAC region.
Click here to find out more about the Adobe Creative Educator program.
Click here to keep up to date with coming Adobe in Education events.
Last week, I was delighted to be involved in a couple of events for South East Asian teachers and students. The biggest of these featured nearly 3,000 registrations from Indonesia.
A great mix of higher education & K12 teachers and students were involved in this event. It was an honour to share the virtual stage with Dr Hilmer Farid, the Director General of Culture with the Indonesian Ministry of Education as well as Professor Abdul Haris, the Vice Rector of Academics and Students Affairs at the University of Indonesia.