Educators are invited to attend the Adobe Education Virtual Conference July 21 – 22, 2014
Join us! Adobe Education is thrilled to invite educators to come together, to learn more about Adobe’s role in education and to spark change through creativity. Hear from the Adobe Education Leaders from around the world, and dialogue with fellow educators. Participate in open discussions on best practices in teaching and learning with technology, and take advantage of free professional development.
The Sparking Creative Catalysts Virtual Conference will help you:
- Learn how Adobe Creative Cloud is integrated into classrooms.
- Hear the latest about Adobe technology from Adobe Executives and Product Managers.
- Take online courses in leadership, learn how to establish a social profile, attend a digital storytelling bootcamp, and much more.
- Find out about the Adobe ConnectED program in the US and help make a difference at a Title 1 school!
Read the press release demonstrating Adobe’s recent commitment to help advance digital learning and teaching, across 15,000 schools in the United States through ConnectEd.
Discover more on the Adobe Education Exchange.
Become inspired by Adobe Education Leaders student projects. Go to the Adobe Education Leaders Gallery and share or appreciate your favorite AEL projects!
Adobe recently welcomed students from Academy of Art University at the Adobe offices in San Francisco. The AAU students are enrolled in the Web Design & New Media Online courses, are were visiting San Francisco from all over the United States, including Alabama, Iowa, Nevada, New Jersey, Tennessee, Washington, as well as California.
“We believe it is crucial to the students’ creative development to spend time on campus, engaging directly with faculty. We also like to provide our online AAU students with an inside view of professional creative environments, like the Adobe offices,” commented Fred McHale, Online Director, Web Design & New Media.
Students were shown demos from tools announced in the recent Creative Cloud launch, along with exciting new peeks at stealth apps to experiment with. Since the online students hail from all over the US, they were thrilled to discover a unique way to engage with one another. The students were invited to test a stealth app, and relay their feed-back during its development.
The group got to see a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of fellow AAU students, Julia Lemke and Michael Taylor, who produced the latest Creative Cloud brand identities for the Education pages of Adobe.com. “It was eye-opening to see how Julia and Michael began their design process from a fine arts inspiration, before creating their campaign visuals with Adobe tools. This made me think about the creative process from a whole new perspective,” commented AAU student Michiel Hekker, of Iowa. View how students Make It with Creative Cloud.
The AAU students were also encouraged to apply to the Adobe Design Achievement Awards Mentorship Program, which offers portfolio reviews and mentorships to students through the Creative Cloud. “At Adobe, we offer a vast variety of ways in which students can learn, engage, and be recognized for their creative work. It is always rewarding for us to see how very innovative they become through guidance and mentorship,” added Claire Erwin, Sr. Manager Adobe Education Community.
Visiting AAU students, shown left to right, top to bottom:
Michiel Hekker, Iowa
Robert Brown, Alabama
Tarry Nwaise, Tennessee
April Nichol, California
Kelly Ryan, New Jersey (center)
Michelle Nelson, Washington
Alyssa Vallecorsa, California
Julie Ansell, Nevada
Adobe is looking forward to the AAU students’ feedback on the new stealth app, and watching how their next creative projects take shape through the Cloud.
Adobe co-sponsored the Congressional Art Competition, an event that allows high school students from across the country to submit artwork ranging from drawings and paintings, to photography and computer generated designs. Each year since the competition’s founding in 1982, these student winners have converged on Washington, DC to be honored in a formal recognition ceremony. This year, winners from 419 congressional districts attended the event in the US Capitol and have the unique opportunity to see their own artwork displayed in its hallowed hallways for a year.
Adobe was honored to participate in the recognition program to help celebrate these students’ creativity and their artistic achievements. To further inspire self-expression and innovation, Adobe has provided each winner an opportunity to join the broader creative community with a free year-long subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud.
As we look to the next generation of leaders, creativity is an essential quality that drives innovation and will help solve many of society’s existing problems. A key emphasis of the Congressional Art Competition is that innovation is a trait not limited to those in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math – fields such as engineering and programming. Likewise, creativity is not possessed only by those in the art world. Rather, the two concepts are increasingly interconnected: artists and creative professionals provide meaning, communicate ideas, and help us all see new solutions to persisting issues. To succeed, we must invest both in STEM and the arts in order to grow our economy and remain competitive as a nation. Creativity inspires hope, and these students will lead the kind of imaginative innovation that improves our lives and solves the novel problems we will face in the decades to come.
Adobe believes that creativity is essential for students, for teachers, and for schools. We hope you feel the same way: these people do. If you do too — why not tell the world by taking our Creativity Pledge?