Aaron Roberts, Visual Art Chair at Mason High School in Ohio, sat down with us to discuss how core subject classes, as well as traditional art classes at his school, benefit from the use of Adobe Creative Cloud.
Aaron’s specific focus at Mason High is teaching visual arts courses such as Digital Image Design, Animation, Communication Graphics, and Photography. While the use of and connection to Creative Cloud products within these disciplines is obvious, Aaron highlights the innovative ways Mason High is making creativity a top priority in their Humanities and Science courses as well. He is adamant that “Creativity is not an elective, it’s an imperative”.
For example, an English course at Mason High School contains a unit around studying propaganda, so educators assigned a project for students to create their own propaganda poster in Photoshop and InDesign. In biology, students are encouraged to create engaging presentations with the inclusion of video and animation. One student created a clever animation in After Effects for a presentation on the biology of sea stars. Additionally, Mason High School also has several online and print publications run and created by students using Adobe Creative Cloud.
High schools across the country often require some level of proficiency in commonly used programs, such as Microsoft Word, but Aaron maintains that Mason High School is forward thinking in that they also require learning in Creative Cloud. He explains, “After continuing to see the value of creativity across all curriculum, we have more students and more teachers trained in Creative Cloud products”.
For more insight into using Creative Cloud software in your K-12 classroom, click here to watch a recording of the full webinar.
By Matt Niemitz, Product Lead, Adobe Education Exchange
Today we rolled out a new experience designed to help you quickly find relevant content and highlight your creative teaching. We hope this personalization makes the Adobe Education Exchange easier to use and more valuable to you. Keep reading to learn what’s new then dive right in and explore the new and improved Adobe Education Exchange.
Recommended for you
The first or next time you sign in, you’ll be guided through a process to provide your interests and experience. We’ll use this information to personalize the Adobe Education Exchange and recommend the most relevant content for you.
Your new dashboard
Your new homepage is a dashboard where you can pick up where you left off on your activity. Plus, discover recommended learning opportunities, teaching materials, discussions, and connections.
Express your creative teaching identity
Your new profile includes a refreshed design focused on highlighting your creative teaching identity. Add multiple teaching positions, showcase your activity and leadership within the AEE, and highlight your expertise.
Learn. Teach. Discuss. Connect
Make the most of the Adobe Education Exchange and get started on the pathway to a creative classroom.
Up your digital skills
Sharpen your skills or learn something new from free courses, workshops, and live events.
Inspire your students
Download free tutorials, projects, and lessons to teach digital media in your classroom.
Share ideas and expertise
Get help, share ideas, and leverage the expertise of the community in the discussion forums.
Connect with others
Collaborate with a global community of educators passionate about creativity in education.
Today we’re excited to announce a new enterprise-level academic alliance with East Tennessee State University (ETSU).
ETSU is the first academic institution in the nation to work with Adobe to implement Adobe Marketing Cloud into their curriculum. As part of this alliance, ETSU faculty will integrate tools from Adobe Marketing Cloud into the curriculum of several academic programs, giving students the opportunity to learn on an industry-leading platform, giving them a substantial head-start upon graduation.
Dr. Stephen Marshall, chair of the ETSU Department of Mass Communication, shares that “[ETSU] is excited to pioneer this first-ever program with Adobe to teach Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions in our courses. We are giving students the digital tools they need to enter the workforce. The job market for digital marketers is hot and Adobe has been an amazing educational partner. There is no program in the country like ours. It is a great time to study at ETSU.”
To learn more about how ETSU is implementing Adobe Marketing Cloud into its curriculum, please see here.
This is an exciting time for higher education institutions. New technologies are driving change in public and institutional policies, which in turn effect the teaching practices in classrooms. More people are gaining access to some form of higher education than at any other time in history. There are renewed debates around higher education’s role in society and our personal lives.
Adobe Education is adding its voice to the conversation, and is set to run a seven-part, aspirational, webinar series on the future of higher education and the transformation of the educational experiences that are preparing students for the creative economy. This series features a collection of thought leaders who represent a diverse set of perspectives from the field of higher education. The goal of the series is to advance ongoing dialogue around preparing students for the future, digital pedagogy, and the college of tomorrow.
Jeffrey Selingo, the former editor at large for the Chronicle of Higher Education and author of the new book There is Life After College, kicked-off the series with College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education. Jeff takes participants on a tour of the college of tomorrow: “We are moving away from an era of education ‘just one time’ and into an era of education ‘just in time’ where students will become lifelong learners and engage with a variety of educational providers from traditional colleges and universities to boot camps and MOOCs.”
He presents his vision for what a redesigned bachelor’s degree might look like, how education will move to a lifelong and “just-in-time” model, and how traditional education can prove its value in a crowded marketplace of choices.
Please join us for Jeff Selingo’s talk: College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education