Adobe Generation Professional: Digital Creativity

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Course Overview

This five-week course introduces educators to the basics of digital media creation in an intensive, hands-on collaborative experience. Learn to create digital images, graphics, video, publishing and even a website using the latest Adobe tools, and explore best practices for integrating digital media into your classroom.

All the content you produce can be used to model good practices within your own school or college. Each week of the course will introduce you to a new theme and in weeks 2, 3 and 4 we will meet an industry expert from the world of digital design. As a result, you’ll become more confident with cutting-edge digital tools, more effective as a teacher, and more of an inspiration to your students.

This course is part of a series of Adobe Generation Professional courses designed to help educators become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. Throughout the series, you’ll learn new tools and techniques, explore best practices for teaching and learning, and unleash your creativity to help drive student outcomes. Drop in for one or engage in many, but we guarantee this series will help you and your students take your digital skills and creativity to the next level.


Learning Objectives

By completing in this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Create digital images using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Create graphics for print and screen with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Create digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Create a website using Adobe Muse.
  • Explore best practices for teaching and learning with digital media.
  • Integrate creativity and digital media into a curriculum plan for the classroom.
  • Develop creative content based on the theme: “Infuse Creativity”.

What to Expect

The course kicks off on Monday, September 21 and ends on Friday, November 6. You may work at your own pace through the asynchronous content on the Exchange at any time during the course. We provide a suggested pacing to keep you on track during this intensive time period.

For the first week, you will be attending a live class session (or viewing a recording) and completing a simple creative challenge. For the final week, you’ll be creating a final project that you’ll submit for review by the instructors. We’ve also built in time for you to catch up if you need to miss any days during the course. All work must be submitted no later than midnight UTC on November 6, if you’d like to graduate and earn course credit.


Live Classes

Live class sessions will be hosted at the below dates and times. You may choose to attend either the Australian session, European session (new), US session, or view a recording. All live classes are hosted via Adobe Connect and feature live instruction and classes 2, 3, and 4 feature industry guest speakers.

Live class sessions will be hosted on Tuesdays. We offer three choices in terms of time zones and you are welcome to attend any session that is convenient for you:

  • Option A (for course members in South, Central, and East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand)
    • 7:00 p.m. Australian Eastern Time (GMT+10 hours) Sydney Time.
  • Option B (for course members in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East)
    • 7:00 p.m. UTC London Time.
  • Option C (for course members in North, Central, and South America)
    • 7:00 p.m. Central Time (GMT-6 hours) Chicago Time.
  • Option D (for any location)
    • View a recording (the link will be posted as soon as possible after the live sessions on the course homepage)

Course Timeline and Important Dates

  • Monday, September 21: Course opens on the Adobe Education Exchange. Review pre-course readings and plan your participation.
  • Tuesday, September 22: Class 1
  • Tuesday, September 29: Class 2
  • Tuesday, October 6: Class 3
  • Tuesday, October 13: Class 4
  • Tuesday, October 20: Class 5
  • Friday, November 6: Course ends. Last day to submit assignments to the Education Exchange if you want to graduate from the course.

Note: Dates and times are subject to change up until the course starts.


Prerequisites

This is a beginner-level course with no prerequisites or prior knowledge assumed.


Course Credit

We anticipate that successful completion of this course will require a minimum 25 hours of your time. After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential that states that you successfully completed 25 hours of professional development. You may share this with others to demonstrate your achievement. The creation of content is a creative process so the amount of time you spend will vary.

Instructors

Colin Maxwell

Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Kelly Kermode

Sjaani van den Berg

shaloni naik

Course Workshops
Class 1 - Introduction and Digital Imaging Meet the tutors and get oriented to the course program. Download the required software and start thinking about your learning goals. Learn the basics of digital imaging and working with photoshop to manipulate digital images.
Class 2 - Creating Vector Graphics with Illustrator Time to create vector graphics. Learn how to create and modify graphics using Illustrator, using the line and shape tools, flares, gradients and pen tool. You’ll learn how to navigate and lock layers, as well as adjust graphics using different techniques.
Class 3 - Creating Publications for Web and Print using InDesign Week three is all about digital publishing. You’ll dive into making a school poster/handout for print and screen using InDesign and Adobe Slate. Dig deeper into creativity in the classroom and the Adobe tool set.
Class 4 - Creating Video with Premiere Pro Dive into Adobe Premiere to create classroom based video projects. Video focus using Adobe Premiere Pro (desktop app) and Premiere Clip (mobile app). Get a crash course in video editing and publish your first masterpiece using Premiere Pro
Class 5 - Digital Sharing & Collaboration, Making a Muse website This week we will create an Adobe Muse website to showcase your work. Reflect on your learning in the course. Celebrate the work of your peers. Consider classroom application of your digital media skills.
Enrolled Members
Course discussions
Creativity discussion
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Questions for Instructors
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Welcome! Please introduce yourself.
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Recording Links
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Guess I'm toast . . .
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