A Pedagogy Forward Workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to help you and your campus transform teaching and learning in your own way. To do so, we will take a "pedagogy forward" approach that focuses more on learning outcomes and innovation than on software mechanics. The goal is to leverage increasingly powerful technologies, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, to promote digital literacy, student success, critical and creative thinking, and career readiness.
Flattening the Learning Curve and Training the Trainers
Novice digital literacy faculty and instructional designers will learn how to flatten the learning curve, build confidence, and make an immediate impact. Advanced users will take with them a scalable model and multiple resources to lead their own workshops on their own campuses. Each participant will leave with a first draft of three projects appropriate for any class, in any discipline, at any level, anywhere across the curriculum:
- A multimodal student assignment prompt designed in Spark Page.
- A four-layer, two-minute, "essential moves" podcast composed with Adobe Audition.
- An "interview with an expert" audio-visual "research paper" edited in Premiere Rush.
Your Workshop Leader
Your workshop leader is first and foremost a passionate classroom teacher, not a software technician (although tech support will be available too). Dr. Todd Taylor is an award winning teacher and distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, although he currently works full time for Adobe as a self-titled "Pedagogical Evangelist." He began leading instructional technology faculty development workshops like this one as a graduate student in 1994. Todd's research and teaching continue to examine how literacy is evolving in response to emerging digital, networked, and information technologies.
Workshop Preparations to Complete Ahead of Time
- Use your Adobe Creative Cloud I.D. and password to open an Adobe Spark account.
- Use your Adobe Creative Cloud I.D. and password to download, install, and launch Premiere Rush.
- Use your Adobe Creative Cloud I.D. and password to download, install, and launch Audition.
- Download the folder labelled “Adobe Premiere Rush workshop assets” to your laptop in a place where you know you can find the folder – click here to link to folder in Google Drive.
- You will probably need to unzip the files+folder.
Get in close touch with your current Adobe Creative Cloud I.D. and password—write them down, if needed.
Use your current Adobe Creative Cloud I.D. and password to install or update the latest Creative Cloud application Menu/Dashboard on your laptop computer. [If you do not have a Creative Cloud subscription, go to http://spark.adobe.com to set up an free Spark account.]
Use your updated Creative Cloud Menu on your laptop to test-launch Spark by clicking “Launch” next to that application.
Confirm that you can access Adobe Spark. (You can also launch Spark by going directly to http://spark.adobe.com).
Use your updated Creative Cloud Menu on your laptop to install Premiere Rush. [If you do not have a Creative Cloud subscription, you can install a Starter Plan Trial Version of Premiere Rush by CLICKING HERE.]
You might need to update your laptop’s operating system to install Premiere Rush, which is why you need to complete these steps before the workshop (ideally at least the night before).
Use your updated Creative Cloud Menu on your laptop to “Open” Premiere Rush and to test the installation. (If you have 10 minutes to spare, follow the start-up “Tour” and built-in tutorial.)
Use your updated Creative Cloud Menu on your laptop to install and launch Adobe Audition on your laptop.
Download the folder labelled “Adobe Premiere Rush workshop assets” to a place on your laptop where you know you can find the folder – click here to link to the folder in Google Drive. You will probably need to unzip the files+folder.
Fully charge your laptop the morning before the workshop, and bring your power charger to the workshop too.