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2019 Summer Institutes A-State Faculty Center

The A-State Faculty Center team invites you to apply for 2019 Summer Institutes that feature sessions to inspire us to engage students in innovative ways to help them develop critical thinking skills, enhance analytical reading skills, and to develop effective oral and written communication skills that will equip students to thrive in today's world. Continue to scroll this ADOBE Spark Page to see individual session information.

Several of this year's sessions will include experiences using ADOBE applications. Click the button to learn how ADOBE applications support the development and enhancement of Digital Literacy.

Session 1: June 3, 4, 5, and 6, 8:30-11:30, ADOBE Rush. Galen Perkins will show how to use Adobe's new video editing software and present ways to integrate Rush into class assignments. Click the button to preview ADOBE Rush.

Session 2: June 12 and 13, 8:30-11:30, ADOBE Spark. Leslie Parker will demonstrate how to use ADOBE's easy to use Spark Page and other Spark applications and discuss ways to integrate Spark into classes.

Session 3: June 17, 18, 19 and 20, 8:30-11:30, ADOBE Photoshop. Leslie Parker will demonstrate how to use Photoshop and discuss ways to integrate Photoshop into classes.

Session 4: June 24, 25, 26 and 27, 8:30-11:30, ADOBE InDesign. Leslie Parker will demonstrate how to use InDesign and discuss strategies for using the application in a variety of classes.

Session 5: June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26, 1:30-4:30, Ruth Owens will lead a seminar on Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Have you been thinking about making some positive changes in your approach to teaching? Would you like to try to catch up with the ever-evolving needs of today's students? If you are not sure where to start, this summer seminar will provide the background, motivation, time to reflect, and collaborative support that you need.

Session 6: June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27, 1:30-4:30, Cherisse Jones-Branch and Gina Hogue will lead an exploration of Open Educational Resources and Library Resources. Using OER and free library resources is a great way to lower the cost of education for our students and to create innovative course materials that may be more engaging to students than traditional textbooks.

Session 7: June 10, 11, 12, 13, Digital Literacy iInstitute, 8:30-11:30 (note time conflict with session 2). This session will include a discussion of how institutions of higher education are incorporating digital literacy programs into their curriculum. Participants will develop class assignments that challenge students to present their knowledge and understanding in a digital display or they may use this session to convert traditional class presentations into digitally interactive lessons.

Session 8 (short session): July 9 and 11, 1:30-4:30, Nicole Arnell will instruct sessions on "How to Use ADOBE Spark". This session will be repeated on July 23 and 25, 1:30-4:30, session 9 (short session).

Session 10 (short session): July 15, 16, 17 18, 8:30-9:30, KASU's Johnathan Reaves will teach participants how to use ADOBE Audition to develop podcasting skills and experiment with creating high-quality audio files.

Session 11 (short session): July 22 and 24, 1:30-4:30, Galen Perkins will teach video editing skills using ADOBE Spark Video.

The A-State Faculty Center Team includes Kevin Downum, Ruth Owens, Cherisse Jones-Branch, Leslie Parker, Dean Murry, Chris Earnhart, Sophie Belanger, and Gina Hogue. Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you this summer.

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