Inject Creativity Live – with Chris Betcher & Paul McClean

Last week’s episode of Inject Creativity Live featured an amazing presentation by Adobe Education Leader Emeritus Chris Betcher titled The Cinematic Approach for telling better stories with video. Chris provided so many great tips on how to improve video production and tell stories.

Paul McClean shared about his program for setting up digital mastery within New Zealand schools.

The next episode in on Wednesday March 17 at 6.30 PM AEDT and will feature AEL Juliette Bentley from Brisbane and Peter Hutton, the director of the Future Schools Alliance.

Encouraging creativity at RMIT

My first face-to-face engagement since March 2020 was with a group of talented RMIT students in Melbourne who are just starting the first year of the Bachelor of Business Innovation and Enterprise course.

We set them a challenge at the start of the week to create a 30 second video about themselves using Adobe Premiere Rush.

This clip explains more …

I had the pleasure of judging what the students created and deciding on which of the students would receive some special merchandise prizes from Adobe.

I also had the opportunity to share with them a short presentation about turning their passions into a job. I highlighted the fact that it is important for them to not wait until they’ve finished their university degree to try and set up a small business and brand themselves in a creative way.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is rmit2.jpg

All of these students will be getting access to the Adobe Creative Cloud applications as part of this course and I encouraged them to get to know these tools and to enhance the digital literacy and creativity skills.

Congratulations to Violet, Archer, Marlon & Zuhra for your winning efforts.

A special thank you to RMIT lecturers Simon Thornton, Sam Fearn & Daniel Christiansen as well the wider Adobe Education team for helping to put this event together. We are looking forward to more engagement with RMIT throughout 2021.

Year 10 to 12 – Get to know your Adobe apps – Session 1 recording

This week was the first of three webinar sessions for Yr 10 to 12 teachers focusing on getting to know a range of Adobe applications.

Click here for the recording

  • Chapter 1 – Introductions & CC in Edu overview video (6:42)
  • Chapter 2 – Spark Post demo with Brian Chau (8:12)
  • Chapter 3 – Adobe Premiere Rush with Tim Kitchen (9:06)
  • Chapter 4 – Acrobat DC demo with Adrian Bruch (10:37)
  • Chapter 5 – Character Animator demo with Tim Kitchen (4:49)
  • Chapter 6 – XD demo with Brian Chau (7:24)
  • Chapter 7 – Photoshop demo with Adrian Bruch (10:34)
  • Chapter 8 – Premiere Pro demo with Tim Kitchen (9:17)
  • Chapter 9 – Illustrator demo with Adrian Bruch (4:45)
  • Chapter 10 – Audition demo with Brian Chau (5:43)
  • Chapter 11 – InDesign demo with Adrian Bruch (3:49)
  • Chapter 12 – Survey & resources (4:06)
AEL Adrian Bruch demoing Photoshop

During session 2 & 3 from this series, we will be doing a deeper dive into some of the above apps.

Session 2 – Wed April 28 at 4.30 PM AEST repeated on Thurs April 29 at 6.30 PM 
Session 3 – Mon May 17 at 4.30 PM AEST repeated on Thurs May 20 – 6.30 PM

Click here to find out more about this and similar sessions for senior secondary & higher education teachers.

Join us live if you possibly can – much more fun!

Click here for the Australasian Adobe in Education Update – February, 2021

Adobe Creative Educator program

If you haven’t already, please join the new Adobe Creative Educator program

Get to know your Adobe apps – Year 4 to 9 – Session 1 – recording

Last week was the first of three webinar sessions for Yr 4 to 9 teachers focusing on getting to know a range of Adobe applications.

Click here for the recording

Chapter 1 – Introductions & CC in Edu overview video
Chapter 2 – Spark Post demo with Brett Kent
Chapter 3 – Character Animator demo with Tim Kitchen
Chapter 4 – Spark Video demo with Brett Kent
Chapter 5 – Rush demo with Steve Nichols
Chapter 6 – Fresco demo with Brett Kent
Chapter 7 – Photoshop Camera demo with Steve Nichols
Chapter 8 – Photoshop demo with Brett Kent
Chapter 9 – Aero demo with Steve Nichols
Chapter 10 – Acrobat demo with Brett Kent
Chapter 11 – Resources

AEL Brett Kent demoing Adobe Fresco

During session 2 & 3 from this series, we will be doing a deeper dive into some of the above apps.

Session 2 – Mon March 15 (4.30 PM AEDT) or Thurs March 18 (6.30 PM AEDT)
Session 3 – Tue May 11 (4.30 PM AEDT) or Wed May 12 (6.30 PM AEDT)

Click here to find out more about this and similar sessions for senior secondary & higher education teachers.

Join us live if you possibly can – much more fun!

I’d like to highlight the following Spark Pages that were created during last night’s event as a summary:
· Rebecca Frith
· Tim Cosgrove

Click here for the Australasian Adobe in Education Update – February, 2021

Adobe Creative Educator program

If you haven’t already, please join the new Adobe Creative Educator program

Inspired Education event in QLD

Last Friday 26th February was the first of a series of professional learning events for Queensland teachers that were run by the Inspired Education group in partnership with Adobe.

This event involved about 14 teachers from 12 different Queensland schools, a mix of government and independent.

The focus of these events is encouraging good design and the creative use of a range of Adobe applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, XD and Adobe Spark.

Rashan Senanayake heads up Inspired Education Australia. He is a passionate advocate for good design and loves sharing the value of a range of Adobe tools with schools.

My job for this session was to beam in from Melbourne and run a 2hr session on Adobe Spark and XD.

A special thanks goes to St John’s Anglican College near Brisbane for hosting this event. By all accounts, the day was a great success.

Special thanks you to Rashan and his team for putting this together. I’m looking forward to the next one.

Australasian Adobe in Education Update – February, 2021

As I type this introduction, Victorian schools are back in a temporary lock-down. Snap circuit-breaker lock-down periods may well be the norm for many regions until COVID vaccines are fully in place. More so than ever before, during this time, teachers and students need to be patient, flexible and digitally creative in the way they manage the learning & teaching process. Keep an eye on the Free Distance Learning Resources & Project Ideas site on the Adobe Education Exchange for help and inspiration.

Get to know your Adobe apps – webinar series

The new Get to know your Adobe apps webinar series starts on February 23 for Year 4 to Year 9 teachers with other sessions specifically for senior secondary as well as Higher Ed teachers planned up until the end of May.

We have had over 650 registrations so far for these webinars that will be run by the Adobe Education team as well as Adobe Education Leaders.

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

Get your Adobe Creative Educator Badge

Over 15K teachers have enrolled in Level 1 of the Adobe Creative Educator Program with about 7K graduates. These are great numbers considering the program has only been running for just over 6 months. To achieve Level 1you need to do the On Demand Creativity for All course on the Adobe Education Exchange. If you would like help, we are running another Be a Creative Educator course on March 11 and again on April 13 (school holidays). Click here for more information and registration.

See the recent EduTech & Adobe webinar

Over 650 teachers from around the Australasian Region registered for the recent EduTech & Adobe webinar titled Creativity for All – Together for Student Success. Click here to watch the recording. Activate the Watch on Demand button, register and note that you may need to log into a Zoom account.

Inject Creativity Live

The 2021 season of Inject Creativity Live shows kicked off on Wed Feb 3 with over 400 teachers watching either live or soon after on demand. Inject Creativity Live is recorded live every second Wednesday at 6.30 PM (Aussie Eastern Time) to the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel. Click here to see the program of presenters for 2021 and here to see past recordings.

Here is a video that explains more.

Adobe Creative Educator Livestream Show

Join Clara Galán and Tanya Avrith on Facebook with expert educators to discuss best practices in distance learning. These events are live at 5.30 AM AEDT on a Friday so click here for recordings and more information via the Adobe Education Exchange.

Note the great episode with US rapper and actor Ludacris.

Adobe Creative Jam for Higher Ed Students

Join Adobe, Twitch and hundreds of university students in a beginner-friendly creative challenge starting March 18. Click here to find our more.

Kick-starter Resources

Explore these kickstarters to engage your students while improving their learning outcomes within a range of curroulum areas.

ACCE Conference 2021

Dr Tim Kitchen from Adobe will be a keynote presenter at the 2021 ACCE/Digicon Conference along with Pauline Maas, from the Netherlands and Dr Kate Ringland. This will be a virtual event from March 15th to March 19th and will be held each afternoon from 4pm to 6pm. Keep those dates & times free and click here for more information. Click here if you are interested in presenting at this event.

Earth Day Mural Project

Use Adobe Fresco to get involved with the world’s largest digital mural in collaboration with Macquarie University, Venture Café Sydney & Adobe. See this video.

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.

New – Spark in the Classroom – Adobe EdEx Course

Teaching students to communicate using visuals, web pages, and videos. Motivate students to convey ideas with impact using digital projects in any content area or grade level. Click here for more info.

Adobe Edu Blog – Socially Conscious Consumption in the Classroom with Adobe Spark Video

Read this blog post by Dominic Traynor

K–12 lesson – Communicating about social issues – Adobe Spark

In this project by APAC’s very own expert educator Juliette Bentley, students research an important social issue and then write and produce a short presentation.

K–12 lesson – Shakespeare characters in “the hot seat” – Adobe Character Animator

In this lesson by digital media educator Greg Hodgson, students animate a “hot seat” interview with a Shakespeare character.

Higher Ed project – Illustrated reading journal – Adobe Spark

In this lesson by Dr. Amaris Ketcham at the University of New Mexico, students illustrate their reflections on a topic by creating a beautiful web page.

Higher Ed project – Archetypes in STEM – Adobe Illustrator

In this project by Dr. Stephen Moysey at Clemson University, students present research about archetypes in STEM.

AdobeEduCreative

If you would like to discuss any of the above information, please contact Dr Tim Kitchen via kitchen@adobe.com

EduTech & Adobe Webinar

On Wednesday 10th February, EduTech and Adobe collaborated on a special webinar titled Creativity for All – Together for Student Success. Over 650 teachers registered for this webinar from around the Australasian Region.

Wayne Weisse, Adobe’s Director of Digital Media for ANZ welcomed all the live attendees and set to scene prior to a thought leadership session that I presented for about 10 minutes.

The highlight for me were three amazing panelists, Debra Hicks from the Victorian Department of Education & Training, Joe Cohen from the NSW Department of Education and Adobe Education Leader Lauren Sayer from Melbourne Girls Grammar School.  The content and insights they shared about creativity in education was outstanding. The panelists responded to the following key questions:

  • What does creativity in education mean to you?
  • How is Adobe making a creative positive difference to learning & teaching with the students and teachers in your context?
  • What do you recommend teachers do to enhance their awareness and experience with Adobe applications?
  • What more can Adobe do to help schools become a more creative and engaging learning community for everyone?

Click here to watch the recording. Activate the Watch on demand button, register and note that you may need to log into a Zoom account.

Inject Creativity Live – Feb 3

Make sure you check out the first Inject Creativity Live show for 2021.

This show features:

  • A global Adobe for Education update from Clara Galan
  • New features of Adobe Spark with Erin Raethke
  • Creative assessment thought piece from Tim Kitchen

Congratulations prize winnersMatthijis Clasener and Mark Christie

The next episode of Inject Creativity Live will be on Wednesday Feb 17 at 6.30 PM (AEDT) with Jason Lane and the Dan Haesler.

Have a look at the Adobe Creative Educator program to earn your ACE badge and enhance your skills as a creative educators in any subject area.

Australasian Adobe in Education Update – January, 2021

With a new academic year dawning, and the recent adoption lots of new digital communication skills during COVID related lock downs, let’s make digital literacy and creativity a professional learning focus for 2021 – no matter what you teach.

This newsletter outlines a number of Adobe in Education related PL opportunities and resources for teachers in all curriculum areas. Pick and choose the ones that are most relevant to you and please share them all to your colleagues and wider education networks.

Dr Tim Kitchen (Adobe Education)

Kick-start 2021 with Adobe


Explore these kickstarters to engage your students while improving their learning outcomes as the 2021 academic year commences.

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.

Adobe Creative Educator program

About 14,000 teachers have currently enrolled in the Adobe Creative Educator (ACE) program with about 6,500 teachers completing level 1 and receiving their ACE badge.

The Adobe Creative Educator (ACE) program is for any teacher, from any subject area in any level. You don’t have to be an Adobe expert to get an ACE badge.

Last week, Adobe ran the Be a Creative Educator course which is aimed at helping teachers through the process to achieving ACE Level 1. This free course is being repeated on March 11 and on April 13 (school holidays). Click here for more information and registration.

Special Adobe & EduTech webinar

Keep 10th February 4PM (AEDT) free for a special Adobe in Education webinar in conjunction with EduTech. Guests 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

We have had over 600 registrations so far for the new and free Get to know your Adobe apps series starting in February. These events cater for teachers at various levels of K12 and Higher Education all over the Australasian region. They 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 networks.

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 click here 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 Dr Kitchen’s tribute to Sir Ken Robinson on pages 18 & 19.

Integrate Adobe Apps with Your School’s Favourite Productivity Tools

Adobe Education has been working with partners to make online learning as smooth and seamless as possible. Read all the ways we’ve recently integrated Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Spark with productivity apps educators and students use every day.

Discover Your Creative Potential to Lead with #AdobeCQ

Adobe’s Creativity Quotient (CQ) is a baseline test designed to measure creativity aptitude and capability across industries. Take the new CQ Test to learn more about your teams’ creative style and to evaluate key strengths and potentials. Click here to take the test.

The Adobe Education Blog posts

The Future of Work: How Colleges Are Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

In a recent Adobe + Chronicle of Higher Education webinar series, we saw how colleges are preparing students for a post-pandemic workplace with focus on building digital literacy and creative skills. Read more.

Self-Care Learning for Students – A Social Emotional Activity for Remote Learning

Looking for activities to support students in emotional regulation and to build relationships? Learn how educators are using Adobe Spark to create Self-Care Package graphics with students. Read more.

Adobe Creative Educator Livestream Show

Join Clara Galán and Tanya Avrith on Facebook with expert educators to discuss best practices in distance learning. These events are live at 5.30 AM AEDT on a Friday so click here for recordings and more information via the Adobe 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 tutorials. Click here for past recordings.

Adobe Education Exchange | Highlighted Course

Digital Publishing Professional Learning Kit | Presenter-led Training

This free presenter-led training is designed to work in tandem with our Digital Publishing with Your Students self-paced course, which aims to provide a starting point for educators who want to build their confidence with digital publishing and Adobe InDesign before diving into these learning kit resources. The course also includes an optional assignment so you can work towards accredited professional development. Click here to access.

#AdobeEduCreative

If you would like to discuss any of the above information, please contact Dr Tim Kitchen via kitchen@adobe.com