So, yesterday was the HEV conference I gave two presentations, one on using digital tech in the classroom
and the other on 21st Century sustainable fashion.
We had two excellent keynote speakers and I went to other sessions on Product Design Tech new course for 2018, Critical and Creative thinking in the Textiles room and 7 – 10 Textiles curriculum development.
I feel very inspired… so back to it.
I have just signed up for the next Edubloggers challenge… should be fun..
I also start the next #AdobeGenPro challenge in a couple of weeks… #Animation…
and tomorrow I present the Silver module unit, my first as a CAMS Course Presenter…
then the DATTA Vic conference where my presentation is on Getting ready to Flip the classroom… Oh dear… I am getting tired just thinking about it… hehehe
May will be busy, but satisfying…. now to get some wool to let my other creativity out 🙂
Wow, what a journey this has been! I have loved every moment of it… I still have more to go, but I figured I would submit what I have done so far.
I have used word to create the capacity matrix participants will use for self assessment and reflection on learning, as well as a learning resource book that can be written on, notes taken in their own words as we discuss and during the direct instruction phase of the PD. Still have to add in the Premiere notes… but you will get the jist!
Linked in the workbook are two videos I created using Voice and Premiere Clip, as well as Explain everything to get the stuff all together. I used Jing for my screen captures, and I created a couple of videos, but I am having issues with my sound on the computer… nearly time for a new one… so the Voice and Premiere ones will have to do.
I am really excited about flipping my classroom, as I think the kids are really ready for it too! I see my digital tech kids for 45 minutes once a week, they love the subject, but scream there is not enough time… so we have started watching the videos, and coming in ready to have hands on help getting deeper knowledge of the software we are working on. I have also done this with my other classes… I spent a session getting my year 7s to learn the parts of the sewing machine… in future I will be sewing in class, they will be doing the naming themselves with a video for homework!!
I hope I have got it all ok… Thank you for the journey, it’s been great
Photoshop Elements workspace and tool bar Created with Adobe Premiere Clip App (free)
The Sewing Machine Created with Adobe Voice App (free)
The second part of Professional Design Development looked at best practices in Technology training which included:
1. Session Framework:
Making sure in the beginning you outline clear objectives and how you will achieve them.
Middle: referring back to questions asked or looked at in the beginning section
and the End, where you go over how the areas you aimed to cover were in fact covered.
2. Sequence of information
- Demonstrate product’s real world application
- show model student work or final product
- orient to the user interface – introduce what the pallettes and toolbars look like
- explore specific functionalities
Week 2 Assignment:
This week we downloaded the Acrobat template to fill in for the pre-planning phase of our major assignment task. This outlined who the PD plan would be developed for, the learning objectives and how we would include best practice approaches for adult learners and technology training.
My PD plan is for a session I will be giving (hopefully) at the DATTA Vic conference in May. I am looking at developing a session to help design and technology teachers develop learning tools to assist them to flip their classrooms. I will be using Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, as these are readily available as a part of Department of Ed’s software package for government schools.
Hoping it will all fall into place.
In the first week of the Adobe Train the trainer course (yes I am playing catch up, and loving it) we explored the needs of adult learners and were introduced to Malcolm Knowles 6 assumptions on adult learner needs
- need to know
- self directing
- wealth of experience
- relevancy oriented
- problem centred
- intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
We were asked to reflect on how we have had successes and challenges in applying these best practices, as well as reflecting on if these assumptions make sense for me personally..
This has been great to revise some of the things I have done in the past, some of the tools I use without thinking, and adding some new links as to why I should include different areas.
I use need to know, relevancy, experience and problem centred without really thinking about it…. so being able to put a more focused reason as to why I do these is brilliant. Using things like sticky notes or digital discussion boards, IWB, KWL charts has become embedded in my practice over the years to get a snapshot of my audience, whether Year 9 Art or adult training at a conference.
I am definitely looking at improving my intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, even just by having a slide there to remind me. Being able to cater for the individuals by creating more emphasis on self direction will work better for me too. These areas will assist in me having more engaged learners in my professional development sessions.
The final part for the week is the assignment. This week’s was a basic introduction, as well as providing feedback on 3 other participants.
“On a sheet of paper or in your favorite note-taking software, jot down your thoughts on how you’ll complete this week’s assignment. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to submit your Week 1 assignment until you’ve earned a green check mark for each step in this week. Once you do, the “Submit Assignment” button will appear.
- Where are you from?
- What is your professional background? (For example, are you a teacher, administrator, current education trainer, etc?)
- Who is in your typical professional development audience? (For example, university professors, teachers with little to no prior experience with Adobe tools, digital media teachers, etc.)
- What Adobe tools do you use?
- What are your personal goals for the Train the Trainer course?”Well… my fave note taking app/site/thingy is Evernote… keeping all of my notes from the course on this, it is way more organised than me!!
- I am from beautiful Melbourne in Victoria, Australia… one of the southern states, but still on the mainland. It is definitely worthy of it’s title as one of the world’s most liveable cities, I love it. I live on the south eastern fringe of the city of Melbourne, and have country blocks not too far away, but our small community has a lovely blend of wetlands and the convenience of suburbia.
- I am a teacher in a secondary college… 11 – 18 years old generally at a 3 campus college near the beach. I trained as an Art/Textiles teacher in the mid 1980s, and fell into teaching Photography. I went to a conference in 1990 called “Still Photography” and I was bitten. I developed my passion for Photoshop, and that rolled into Multimedia, which lead to me developing leadership roles in using a range of these new learning technologies last century and onto today.
- Apart from my students I train other teachers with a range of skill levels… I have presented at IT conferences (that was scary as an art teacher) and Design and Technology teacher conferences. So skills range from expert to zero.
- The Adobe tools I use or have used or can use include: Photoshop, InDesign, PSE, PE, Premiere, Acrobat, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash
- I am passionate about sharing my love of these amazing tools…but things change and my dream leader role disappeared…. I have decided to shake it off… and continue to share my passion in other ways, so hoping this course will give me my mojo back so I can fire up!!
- What challenges do you face when introducing Adobe tools to audiences of educators with no prior experience?What successes have you had?
Adobe tools are so expansive some of the challenges would include the fear factor, particularly with adult learners who may not be confident to jump onto a program and explore, which kids will often do, or at least feel more comfortable with. So much to cover, where do you start?
Successes have included inspiring students to develop their talents, assisting staff to develop skills to edit their own photos etc ready for use in documents.
- What’s your level of expertise with Photoshop Elements?
I have used Photoshop since the early 1990s on and off, but when I started a range of digital photography classes and then developed VET Multimedia course I was able to become totally immersed in a range of Adobe products including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash (then Macromedia) etc. I am very comfortable with a range of PS areas from basic to creative advanced, and the rest I can muddle through to get things looking like I want them to.
- If you’re familiar with Photoshop Elements, what best practices can you share with your fellow course members?
Best practice would include not trying to include too much information, or do too much at once, as this can be totally overwhelming. Finding aspects to personalise the task so each learner feels connected to the learning. Have a take home aspect, let students know where they can go for more ideas or information.
This is a brilliant guide of which Adobe product is best to create specific tasks. Fantastic to have them in an easy to see view, as even those of us who have been long time users of specific products can see a whole other range of options. This is great for a beginner, as they can see which product they need to explore to get the finished work they need.
- What was your biggest takeaway from this week’s Product Training Activities section?
- Which of the strategies and resources from this week’s Product Training Activities section will you most likely use in your professional practice? Why?
– Getting a refreshed look at setting up a training video to support learning….not just on the fly.
Stumbled across some brilliant infographics as I was browsing that awesome site “ScoopIt” this morning… and just had to share… and put someplace I wouldn’t lose 🙂
This first one looks at the skills needed by learners in the 21st century. Some of my favourite points include resilience and grit, vision and critical thinking.
The second is one which will be usefull for teachers addressing their own skills, and where they may need support. Really simple and easy to understand even for novices…. giving them a place to begin improving.
Both images were sourced from Jackie Gerstein‘s blog “User Generated Education” a great read!
And don’t forget my other site where you can get started with the basic skills “The Redback Project”
Once again teaching loads have changed…. back in the art room as well as teaching digital art to my Year 9 groups… a change from last term’s more traditional approach… I am creating some interesting (I hope) approaches with my group of year 8s as well… blending the traditional art forms with some 21st Century stuff thrown in.
While making some connections on Twitter last night I came across this interesting infographic…
Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics
As all of my art classes have iPads, the use of mobile tech in the classroom is very topical for me at least 🙂
I have been able to get the students to use their iPads to create a presentation of found “artworks” displaying elements of design. They used “L” shapes to frame their artworks. Students used any app they were comfortable with to present their Elements of Design.
There are many resources online which focus on education, developing leadership, and teaching and learning. I thought I would share 3 apps I came across which can definitely be linked to your own professional learning development.
I haven’t checked the android market, but I would be disappointed if developers only make mac versions.
For my followers in other states and countries, the apps I will be referring to here are focused on Victorian and Australian structures, curriculum and leadership development.
I will start with Teaching and Learning. The development of the national curriculum is a huge thing to get a handle on. The National Curriculum App has been around for a while now, and is been updated regularly to reflect the current stage of development. It is a handy resource tool for those involved with the Leadership of teaching and Learning, as you have all of the requirements clearly at your fingertips.
The set out is easy to follow, and you are able to access the information even when not connected to the Internet.
Very clear capability statements, and no doubt will continue to add each of the learning areas as they are developed. Great information on cross curricular focus. The best part is the price: free
Search for Australian Curriculum on the App Store.
E5 is an organisational model which has some powerful and reflective strategies for improving individuals and whole school approaches to teaching and learning. It dovetails neatly with developing engaging pedagogical practices to excite our students. A few years ago the DEECD gave each teacher a reflective journal for E5, but if you came into teaching after that you missed out… But miss out no more…
For the paltry sum of $2 (less than a cup of coffee) you can have your own electronic version of the journal. Much more useful than the enormous book.
Finally we hear that the DEECD’s Sergiovanni leadership model is on the way out, to be replaced with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)’s national professional standards for principals.
Check them out and let me know what you think of them, were they helpful? Do you know of other apps which can help support your professional learning as an educator?