New course updates! This course was updated in November 2020 with new learning content, examples, resources and lesson plans to help you and your students get started with graphic design and Adobe Illustrator. For participants part-way through the course as of November 4th, both the former and new assignments will be acceptable for graduation.
“The role of the designer is that of a good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” - Charles Eames
Help your students design their future
Graphic design is a broad field with a huge number of influences and applications relevant to our daily lives. Visual communication is a vital part of our culture - from billboards to social media advertisements, your students will interact with graphics on a daily basis, so the potential for using this medium as a teaching and learning tool can’t be understated.
By teaching your students the principles of creating powerful digital graphics, you’re not only giving them a valuable digital skill, but also helping them to develop vital communication skills applicable to any industry.
Engage your students with digital skills
Understanding the fundamentals of graphic design is important for any educator who wants an easy way to help their students learn to tell stories, share and present information on any topic. Adobe has a range of creative apps to develop creative design skills. This workshop will focus on Adobe Illustrator, an industry standard graphic design and illustration tool.
Everything in this course, from video tutorials to lesson plans and resources, is perfect for assigning directly to your students. Or, if you prefer, you could even use our materials as inspiration to create your own lesson plans and projects that speak directly to your students.
Develop your own creative skills
This course doesn’t just provide you with enriching creative projects for your students. It also aims to help you, as an educator, to enrich your creative skillset and deepen your knowledge.
Adobe has a range of powerful apps for creating digital graphics, and this course will focus on Adobe Illustrator, an industry-standard creative tool. After taking this course, you will understand how to use Adobe Illustratorto create and assign engaging classroom activities, and inspire students across all content areas.
After taking this course, you, as an educator, will:
- Understand the basic principles of Adobe Illustrator and learn creative techniques to enhance your workflow
- Gain knowledge from experienced professionals
- Apply this new knowledge to your own classroom context
- Gain access to resources to help you create engaging opportunities for your students
Enroll now to get accredited for your professional development
In this course, we’ll introduce you to the essentials of creating digital graphics with Adobe Illustrator, and explore a variety of key techniques that you can learn, master and teach in your own classroom. You will hear from expert educators and see many examples of activities you can immediately apply to any classroom context.
The learning content in this course will take about 2 hours, and includes an optional assignment. By completing the assignment and marking this course as complete, you will receive a digital badge and a certificate for 2 hours of accredited professional learning.