Adobe TeachMeets are back on May 25 & 26
Join us at 4 PM on Wed May 25 & Thurs May 26 for a unique opportunity to spend quality time learning an Adobe app from an expert.
What is in this newsletter
2022 APAC Adobe Education Summit
The APAC Adobe Education Summit is the pinnacle event in APAC for any teacher interested in the use of Adobe applications and resources in the classroom, with a focus on K-12. Let your colleagues and wider education networks know about this hybrid event with an expected large online audience via Vimeo Livestream. We are delighted to announce that Dr Tim Patston will be the keynote presenter. Dr Patston is Australia’s leading researcher and consultant in the field of Creativity and Innovation in Education.
International Adobe Education Summit
Save the dates July 26-28, 2022 for the Adobe Education Summit 2022! Join leading educators for thoughtful sessions on how to take your classroom to the next level through creativity, inspired instruction, and time-saving lesson plans.
Short film/animation competition
Registrations for the 2022 re-generation short film competition have been extended until Friday 22nd July because the re-gen festival is now being held on Friday 12th August. So get in quick and organise your students groups. So far, we have about 36 schools from around the Australasian region and close to 1,700 students registered.
This film competition is a part of the larger re-generation youth festival 2022, a celebration and think-fest to empower young people with the inspiration, motivation and tools to be the change they want to see in the world. If you are from Victoria, discover the school excursion program as well as the Start-Up Pitch Competition and get your students involved.
“Lightning Learning” courses on the Adobe Education Exchange
Are you looking to teach complex information quickly to all your students? Have a look at this FREE, totally BRAND NEW 30 min Lightning Learning course, with engaging templates examples and tutorials taught the wonderful Claudio Zavala Jr! In no time, you’ll learn how to adapt your own infographic for any subject and have access to 10+ custom infographic templates to use in your classroom. We will have 9 of these Lightning Learning courses coming out in the next few months- you’ll learn how to make infographics, set goals, create rubrics and so much more! Enroll now and stay tuned for more!
Inject Creativity Live – YouTube show
Inject Creativity Live is a 30 min YouTube show for educators interested in enhancing creativity is any curriculum area and level with the help of Adobe.
Make sure you watch these recent episodes:
- Episode 62 with Craig Nicholls (Melbourne Girls Grammar) – The Place of Micro-learning in Skill acquisition.
- Episode 63 with Steven Kolber (Vic DET) – The role of challenge and competition within teaching.
- Episode 64 with Scott Miller (BOP Industries) – How Adobe helped him become a CEO
- Episode 65 (to be published on Friday May 27) with Steve O’Neil
We only have one ocean and one chance to take care of it. The UN’s Ocean Literacy Principles are a great starting point for students to learn about ocean conservation.
The Ocean tool kit on the Adobe Education Exchange is a teaching resource that helps students understand the importance of the ocean through creative imagery and gives them the chance to create their artwork to support ocean conservation.
DigiSkills events for Victorian schools
The Adobe and Microsoft Education teams are running a series of professional learning events for Victorian teachers to help share the value of a range of their digital creativity and productivity tools and how they are being used to enhance teaching and learning in any subject area.
Dates & venues
- Somerville Secondary College – Tue June 14, 2022
- Frankston High School – Tue Aug 23, 2022
- Upper Yarra Secondary College – Mon Aug 22, 2022
- more to come
National Education Summit – Melbourne & Brisbane
Have a read of Dr Kitchen’s article about Creativity in Education that was published in advance of these conference events.
Adobe is a Gold Sponsor of the 2022 EduTECH Conference which will be held as a face to face event in Melbourne on August 10 & 11. Sign up for the Adobe presentation and workshop and make sure you visit the Adobe stand and say ‘hi’ in person to the Adobe Education Team.
Adobe Express resource
Explore the various short video & PDF tutorials based on the new Adobe Express collection of low-lift and high-impact tools.
Innovation in Education Festival
Adobe is proud to recommend you get involved with the Innovation in Education Festival online or in person in Brisbane or Perth. These events bring together educators, entrepreneurs and industry to explore the future of education.
New Adobe Express course on Microsoft Learn
Adobe have joined forces with Microsoft EDU to launch this PD course. Enroll now and learn to design show-stopping graphics, personalized web pages, and engaging videos with your students.
The need to personalize fonts for each individual reader
Have you ever received an email, a slide deck, or a document and seriously questioned the formatting choices of the sender? Maybe the font was too ornate, too small, or just plain hard to read. In this case, you felt the strong impact that typographical choices have on readability. After three years of research and studies, what we now understand is how incredibly individualized reading is, how nuanced comprehension is for each person, and how many more questions we have left to answer.
New premium graphic tablets
A new global brand of Graphic & Pen Tablets has entered the market called Xencelabs (pronounced sense labs). The perfect partner for Photoshop & Illustrator, Xencelabs have introduced an education 10 Pack with academic pricing to provide an affordable solution. Great for schools wishing to simulate an industry- standard combination workflow of Adobe & Pen Tablet.
Creative picture story books by Andy Hair
Adobe Creative Educator Andy Hair, a primary physical education educator from Victoria, used a range of Adobe tools to published a series of over 20 picture story books to help encourage children to stay fit and healthy. Andy recently share some of these books in episodes 64 & 65 of the Inject Creativity Live show.
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.