Inject Creativity Live – Episode 60

Episode 60 of the Inject Creativity Live show was recorded last night with special guest presenter Juliette Bentley who is the current Adobe Master Teacher for APAC. Juliette shared how Adobe Creative Cloud Express can be used to help archive and present evidence for the NCCD (Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability) to help ensure students with disabilities are able to access and participate in education on the same basis as their peers.

This episode also featured a demo on on the new shapes tools within CC Express, a promo for the current Re-gen international short film competition, info on the April 20 Adobe & ACS hybrid PL event and the new set of DigiSkills days for Victorian teachers with Adobe & Microsoft.

Enjoy the show …

Have a look at Erin’s summary of this episode which features links shared by Juliette.

Stay tuned for Episode 61 with special guest Mark Woszczalski from TAFE NSW sharing some fun with After Effects. This will be available on the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel next Wednesday 13th April.

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.

Creativity with Albert Park College

I was delighted to be invited to present a keynote and two workshops at the 2022 Albert Park College (APC) staff conference that was focused on Creativity in Education.

APC is an inner-Melbourne government school that opened in 2010 with only a handful of staff and students and has grown into one of Victoria’s most well regarded and highest performing schools with close to 1,500 students and three campuses.

Foundation Principal Steven Cook leads a passion team of educators and support staff that really drive the school’s values of Lead, Create, Inspire.

Each year, Steven and his team run special conference event for all teaching and non-teaching staff that involves arriving at the venue (in this case the beautiful RACV County Club & Resort in Healesville) on a Sunday, staying overnight and making the most of a student free day on the Monday.

Some of the teachers who have only worked at APC thought all schools did this for their staff.

Keynote presenters this year included Alex Wadelton(Creativity Evangelist, Co-founder The Right-brain Workout, Co-founder/Creative Director at Silver Lining Agency), Associate Professor Neryl Jeanneret Artistic and Creative Education expert from The University of Melbourne and myself.

I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the staff and students at APC in the near future.

Inject Creativity Live – March 23, 2022

(If you are looking for the March edition of the Australasian Adobe in Edu newsletter, click here)

The Inject Creativity Live show recorded on 23rd March, 2022 is available to watch in two parts.

Part 1 features Adobe Education Leader Adrian Bruch sharing ways Photoshop can be used to colour illustrations and transform graphics with the new Neural filters.

Part 2 features the amazing Peter Hutton from Future Schools who spoke about educational professionals setting themselves as part of a progression rather than employees out a particular school. He also shared about his new book – Turning Around A Troubled School : A journey of school renewal.

Both parts also feature information about a number of key Adobe in Education resources and active use programs including this new short film comp for K-12 schools in ANZ & SEA.

Part 1

Part 2

Here is Erin’s summary Spark Page which features links to Peter Hutton’s new book – Turning Around A Troubled School : A journey of school renewal

The next episode is planned to be recorded on Thursday 7th April 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.

Note the special hybrid Adobe in Education event on April 20 in partnership with the Australian Computer Society.

Join the next Adobe TeachMeet event and encourage your colleagues to get involved via – https://adobe.ly/teachmeets

Adobe Education – Australasian Newsletter – March, 2022

Introducing the new re-generation international short film competition with Adobe.

Open to students in Year’s 5 to 12, this new international film competition is a great way for students to work with a team, enhance their video literacy skills and share an important message with an international audience.

Explore now


Key stories in this newsletter


Adobe TeachMeets are back again March 30 & 31

Adobe TeachMeets are a unique online professional learning opportunity for teachers at any level, in any curriculum area and with lots or no experience with Adobe. Each session has up to 5 workshop breakout opportunities led by Adobe Education Leaders with small groups so you can have quality and in-depth practical experience with either a low-lift or professional Adobe application.

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Special hybrid event with Adobe & the Australian Computer Society

What was to be a face to face event in Brisbane based teachers, is now a hybrid event for anyone. On Wednesday April 20, Dr Tim Kitchen is running a special all day professional learning event designed for English, Humanities, Maths, Science, Language, Primary and any educator interested in enhancing their digital literacy and creativity skills. Digital Technologies teachers will develop an understanding of prototyping and content creation tools used in the tech industry. The focus will be on the way creativity can be enhanced and developed with Adobe’s low-lift and high impact applications such as the new Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education as well as popular apps like Adobe XD.

Find out more

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Adobe Make IT (Melbourne & Sydney)

Making space for creativity.

Join us at the MAKE IT event to hear all the new and exciting collaboration ideas, modern tools and creative processes. Come see the latest for design, UX, video and so much more. Discover new, efficient workflows to help you bring your big ideas to life, and connect with creative leaders just like you to reimagine creativity.

Melbourne

Tuesday, 5 April, 2022
9.30am – 1.00pm
Telstra Customer Insight Centre, Level 1
242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Sydney

Wednesday, 6 April, 2022
9.30am – 1.00pm
Telstra Customer Insight Centre, Level 2
400 George Street, Sydney

Find out more and register

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Holiday Premiere Pro video intensive workshop for Vic & NSW students and any teacher

Have you ever wanted to take video editing to the next level with Premier Pro? If so, join this free 2.5-day online intensive workshop by Adobe during the April 2022 school holidays for Victorian & NSW students (Year 9 – 12) and any teacher.

Find out more

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National Education Summit – Melbourne & Brisbane

Adobe is proud to be involved in the 2022 National Education Summits planned for Brisbane & Melbourne.

Click here to find out more about the Melbourne event on June 17 & 18 and here for the Brisbane event on August 5 & 6.

Have a read of Dr Kitchen’s article about Creativity in Education that was published in advance of these conference events.

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EduTECH

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.

Find out more

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Adobe Creative Educator Program

Over 47,000 teachers have enrolled in at least level 1 of the Adobe Creative Education program. Click here to find out more and share with your colleagues. This program is not just about Adobe, it’s about creativity in education. If you prefer to be guided through level 1, register for the next Be a Creative Educator live course.

Discover more

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Inject Creativity Live – YouTube show

Have a look at this episode of the Inject Creativity Live show recorded on 9th March, 2022 featuring Adobe Education Leader Emma Wise sharing ways Photoshop can be used to create a range of animations. The thought leader was AEL Brett Salakas from HP who introduced us to an interesting deep-fake creation app. And Adobe Master Teacher Juliette Bentley updated us on the recent floods in South East QLD & NSW.

The next episode is planned to be recorded on Wed 23rd March at 6.30 PM AEDT. Click here to register for the next episode and other planned Adobe Education events for the APAC region.

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Special PL events for NSW & Victorian teachers

Click here for Adobe Teacher Professional Learning events for NSW Department of Education teachers in 2022

Click here for Adobe Teacher Professional Learning events for Victorian Department of Education & Training teachers in 2022

Digi Skills events in Victorian schools

The Victorian Government have provided extensive access to a wide range of Adobe and Microsoft applications to help engage students in all areas of the curriculum. Education experts Dr Tim Kitchen (Adobe) and Troy Waller (Microsoft) are leading a team of Adobe Education Leaders and Microsoft Innovative Educators to help share the value of these digital creativity and productivity tools and demonstrate what is available and how they are being used to enhance teaching and learning in any subject.

Dates & venues

  • Thurs May 12, 4 PM – Vermont Secondary College
  • Tue May 17, 4 PM – Parkdale Secondary College
  • Tue June 14, 4 PM – Somerville Secondary College

more schools to come

Click here if you are keen to host a session later this year

Find out more

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Adobe Creative Cloud Express resource

Explore the various short video & PDF tutorials based on the new Adobe Creative Cloud Express collection of low-lift and high-impact tools.

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What is Adobe in Education all about?

Share this video with your colleagues to help them understand the value of working with Adobe tools in any curriculum area.


Level up your visual storytelling skills with Creative Cloud Express

We’ve added brand-new remixable template activities and lessons to our course to help you inspire students and master visual storytelling.

Enroll now

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Monthly Creative Challenge

  • Use the Creative Cloud Express Logo Maker to create a unique professional logo in minutes
  • Explore the options of words, font, colors, and images to showcase what best represents you
  • Share out with the Adobe Creative Educator community using #AdobeEduCreative for a chance to win and receive stickers with your logo

Explore now

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Blog post – The Readability Consortium

Individualised reading formats can significantly improve reading proficiency. The Readability Consortium will bring together for-profit and non-profit companies, educators and researchers, and government to advance personalized reading formats for all digital devices. Together, we’ll make digital reading and reading comprehension more equitable for all by investing in research, open-source tools, and user testing. The Readability Consortium founding partners are Adobe, University of Central Florida, Readability Matters, and Google.

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Looking to go paperless with your teaching?

Help students explore how Adobe Scan and Acrobat make course readings, worksheets, and assignments a breeze.

Learn more

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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.

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2022 ITE Conference – NSW

It was such a pleasure to do a face to face keynote presentation at the 2022 NSW Institute of Education conference at the Sydney Masonic Centre on Thursday 17th March.

About 300 teachers from a range of technology areas and NSW regions attended this event. Adobe Educatuon Leader Craig Daalmier-Power and I also ran four workshop sessions over two days covering applications such as Adobe Animate, Character Animator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro.

During the keynote, I introduced them to the new Adobe Creative Cloud Express and received lots of positive comments throughout the event relating to how these tools can be used in a range of curriculum areas.

I would like to congratulate the ITE Conference committee for organising such a such a successful event especially following all the floods and COVID related issues that have faced NSW schools this year.

Here are some images from the Character Animator workshop …

Inject Creativity Live – March 9, 2022

The Inject Creativity Live show recorded on 9th March, 2022 featured Adobe Education Leader Emma Wise sharing ways Photoshop can be used to create a range of animations. The thought leader was AEL Brett Salakas from HP who introduced us to an interesting deep-fake creation app. And Adobe Master Teacher Juliette Bentley updated us on the recent floods in South East QLD & NSW.

Here is Erin’s summary Spark Page

The next episode is planned to be recorded on Wed 23rd March at 6.30 PM AEDT. 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.

Note the special hybrid Adobe in Education event on April 20 in partnership with the Australian Computer Society.

Join the next Adobe TeachMeet event and encourage your colleagues to get involved via – https://adobe.ly/teachmeets

Inject Creativity Live – Feb 23, 2022

The Inject Creativity Live show recorded on 23rd February, 2022 featured Adobe Education Leader Craig Daalmeijer-Power sharing VR links between Photoshop & Aero. The thought leader was Michelle Dennis from Haileybury looking at a Social Media course being taught at the new Haileybury Pangea Online School.

Here is Erin’s summary Spark Page

The next episode is planned to be recorded on Wed 9th March at 6.30 PM AEDT. 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.

Join the next Adobe TeachMeet event and encourage your colleagues to get involved via – https://adobe.ly/teachmeets

Australasian Adobe in Education Update – February, 2022

Inject Creativity Live – YouTube show

We kicked off the 2022 Inject Creativity Live season with a wonderful episode featuring great links between Adobe, Microsoft and Google in Education. Have a look this episode and register in advance of future recordings for reminders and recordings.

Click here to see (Adobe Education Leader) Erin Raethke’s summary about this episode. Made live while recording and co-hosting with Adobe Creative Cloud Express.



Adobe Creative Cloud Express resource

We have had great feedback about the value of our new Adobe Creative Cloud Express resource that is aimed for teachers and students with practical video tutorials and PDF user documentation.

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Adobe TeachMeets

The Adobe TeachMeets program recommenced on Feb 16 & 17 with ten outstanding online workshop breakout options led by Adobe Education Leaders. The next opportunity will be on March 30 & 31. Click here to find out more and share these opportunities with your colleagues and wider networks via – https://adobe.ly/teachmeets

Click here to see the recording of the start of the Feb 16 TeachMeet session to get a taste of what they are all about.

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Be a Creative Educator

The Be a Creative Educator course is a live course led by Dr Tim Kitchen and Erin Raethke that guides teachers through the process of becoming an Adobe Creative Educator (ACE). If you miss the Feb 21 course, the next opportunity is Tue 22nd March and Thurs 28th April. Click here to register and find out more.

Note that you can become and Adobe Creative Educator at anytime on-demand by doing the Creativity for All Course on the Adobe Education Exchange.

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Special events for NSW & Victorian teachers & students

  • Click here for Adobe Teacher Professional Learning events for NSW Department of Education teachers in 2022
  • Click here for Adobe Teacher Professional Learning events for Victorian Department of Education & Training teachers in 2022
  • Click here to register your Year 5-9 students for a 2022 Adobe Creativity Challenge

April 2022 Holiday Premiere Pro video intensive workshop for Vic & NSW students and any teacher

Victorian and NSW teachers are encouraged to register themselves and their (Year 9-12) students for the April 2022 Holiday Video Challenge. This is a free and online 2.5 day intensive workshop with Adobe Premiere Pro. No prior experience is required other than a interest in taking video production to the next level with this industry standard software.

Share this opportunity with your Vic & NSW teaching colleagues via – adobe.ly/video-workshop22

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Special Creative Cloud webinar hosted by DLTV

All teachers are welcome to register for a special webinar on March 21 at 4 PM AEDT titled Making use of creative tools for the classroom: Adobe Creative Cloud Express. Click here to find out more.


Have a look and share this video about Adobe in Education with your colleagues & wider networks.

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National Education Summit – Melbourne & Brisbane

Adobe is proud to be involved in the 2022 National Education Summits planned for Brisbane & Melbourne.

Click here to find out more about the Melbourne event on June 17 & 18 and here for the Brisbane event on August 5 & 6.

Have a read of Dr Kitchen’s article about Creativity in Education that was published in advance of these conference events.

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EduTECH 2022

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.

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Kick-start creativity with Adobe and Khan Academy

Explore more than 100 free activities and projects that combine Khan Academy content with Adobe tools. Click here to find out more.


Design captivating classroom posters with Adobe

Whether your goal is memorisation, decoration, or creative inspiration, our collection of poster templates makes it easy to create your own in minutes. Click here to find out more.

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New Adobe Fresco course

Promote visual learning and self-expression in your classroom

We’ve added Adobe Creative Residency artists’ short video tutorials to our Adobe Fresco PD course to help you bring digital painting and drawing to your classroom. Click here to find out more.

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New Adobe Creative Jam opportunity for Higher Ed students

Pitch an idea alongside hundreds of college students in a beginner-friendly challenge! Click here to find out more.

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New self-paced course on the Adobe Education Exchange

Whether you’re using Photoshop or Photoshop Express, this short image-focused professional learning course can help you build and teach critical digital media skills in any classroom. Click here to find out more.

Click here for more updates about what is new on the Adobe Education Exchange

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Introducing Adobe Live Shorts

New to Adobe Live? Get started with these bitesize ten-minute recap tutorials from leading Asia Pacific creators. Uncover the tools, techniques and processes that help them bring their ideas to life!


Adobe Design Circle Scholarships for Higher Ed

Adobe believes that young people should have the opportunity to learn and express themselves through creativity and technology, regardless of their economic or cultural backgrounds. A diverse design community that reflects the world around us is essential to our industry’s future innovation and economic success.

The Adobe Design Circle Scholarships application is now open. Applications are due on Monday, March 14 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Click here

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Hear from creative educators around the world on our Instagram channel

Starting this month, we’re kicking off a new series celebrating educators around the world — and we’re keeping you posted with timely lesson plans and projects, classroom creativity tips, and more. Follow us.

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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!

Inject Creativity Live – Feb 9, 2022

The Inject Creativity Live show recorded on 9th February, 2022 featured Adobe Education Leader Jason Lane (Villanova Collge, Brisbane) sharing links between Creative Cloud Express, OneNote & MS Teams. The thought leader was Chris Betcher (Google for Education Team).

Here is Erin’s summary Spark Page

The next episode is planned to be recorded on Wed 23rd Feb at 6.30 PM AEDT. 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.

Join the next Adobe TeachMeet event and encourage your colleagues to get involved via – https://adobe.ly/teachmeets

Digital Creativity in the Philippines

Last Friday, I had the privilege of presenting a webinar with over 500 teachers from the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CECP). The topic was Give your students the power to create a bright future.

Early into the session I encouraged the teachers to do an online poll that looked at the following range statements about creativity in education …

  • Creativity in education is an absolute necessity 
  • Creativity in education is really only important in the Arts subjects 
  • Creativity can’t be taught. You are either creative or you are not. 

Just under 120 teachers did the poll with some interesting results …

83% Strongly agreed that creativity education is an absolute necessity and 8% strongly disagreed, with everyone else in the middle.

In relation to the statement Creativity in education is really only important in the Arts subjects, 54% strongly disagreed, 10% disagreed and 27% strongly agreed.

When looking at whether creativity can be taught or not, 46% strongly disagree that creativity can’t be taught, 18% strongly agreed and 17% were not sure.

It was great to be working with such a diverse range of opinions on this topic. It led to a very interesting Q&A session.

Most of the content I presented was from my recent article Creativity Matters – in all areas of the curriculum and all levels where I try and answer the following questions:

  • What is creativity?
  • Why is creativity important?
  • Can anyone be creative?
  • How can creativity be taught and assessed?

Click here to see the full webinar via Facebook.

Teachers from the Philippines have been very actively interested in the Adobe Education adoption program over the past few years, with nearly 17.5K opting into the monthly Australasian Adobe in Education Update newsletters and many thousand competing level 1 of the Adobe Creative Educator Program.