Adobe Education Leader Institute 2013

Next week I’ll be attending my fifth (5th!) Adobe Education Leader Institute at Adobe HQ in San Jose, CA. This is an annual event where AELs are invited to interface with Adobe and one another for a week of pretty intense collaboration, networking, teaching, and learning (and shenanigans). This is an event I look forward to every single year because it involves such a great group of passionate individuals who care so deeply about both this technology and the people it affects. One of the new additions this year is an unconference day… things could get crazy :) I have

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Education Exchange 2013 Refresh

This week, Adobe released a totally revamped version of the Adobe Education Exchange! For those unfamiliar; over the past two years or so, the Education Exchange has provided a way for educators to share resources, materials, content, and whatnot to anyone else registered with the exchange. There is also a place set aside for discussions that was introduced last year. The new updates not only redesign the entire system – but also create a more personable environment for collaboration and sharing. There are two features that I’ll highlight here: public profiles and a new points system with a growing set

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Create the Web: A Look Back

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Create the Web event that Adobe put on in San Francisco early last week. During this one day event, Adobe basically revealed their plans for tooling and services around web standards with a series of announcements, walkthroughs, and deep dives. As someone who is heavily invested in the Flash Platform but has also worked extensively in HTML & Friends over an even longer amount of time, I came away from the event with some very positive feelings in the direction they are taking all of this. Note that some of this post

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Adobe Certified Associate Educator

During the Adobe Education Leader Institute each year, AELs have the opportunity to become certified in the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams managed through Certiport. I took the three certification exams for CS4 (during that timeframe) and have skipped the past two years so figured it was time to go ahead and take them again for Adobe Creative Suite 6. This year though, we could also opt to become validated as an Adobe Certified Associate Educator on top of taking the regular exams. “An Adobe Certified Associate Educator is an Adobe Certified Associate who has taken his or her skills

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Adobe Education Leader Institute 2012

I’m gearing up in preparation for the Adobe Education Leader Institute [JULY 23-26, 2012] at Adobe’s San Jose offices. That’s two weeks from today! Always a great opportunity to connect with Adobe and others working in both higher education and K-12. This will be my fourth institute and I’ll be presenting a talk on the persistent value of the Flash Platform in education, doing a workshop in Flash game design, and also a few smaller things throughout the week: including a 5 minute talk based upon one of my AS3 Quickies. Major session details are below – and I will

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Adobe & University of Denver

The Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) at the University of Denver will be hosting Adobe this month in a special on-campus event. Representatives from Adobe’s education team will be showcasing some of the great stuff coming up in 2012. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome! Wednesday, April 11, 2012 : 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. University of Denver : Nagel Hall #102 (the OTL Classroom) In the area? REGISTER HERE! View Larger Map

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