Adobe MAX 2021 Education track

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All students need opportunities to develop the essential creative and digital literacy skills that drive career success. If you’re a creative educator dedicated to inspiring the next generation, then the Adobe MAX Education track is the one for you.

In our Education track, you’ll hear from leading educators and experts who cultivate digital literacy skills and engage students as digital creators. Join like-minded educators as we explore issues impacting educators and students, including digital literacy and its impact on social justice, representation in digital storytelling, emerging classroom technologies, and more.

Who You’ll Meet

Educators working across disciplines in formal education and beyond curriculum, professional development and technology leads, researchers, school and university leaders, students, and more.

S282 - Teaching Photography, Stories, and Native Representation

Brian Johnsrud, Education Curriculum Strategy Lead, Adobe

Tailyr Irvine, Photojournalist, Self employed

Join Tailyr Irvine, a National Geographic Explorer and instructor of free photo storytelling courses for teachers and students, as she explores the power of visual storytelling to represent and amplify the voices of indigenous communities.

In a conversation with Brian Johnsrud, PhD, education curriculum strategy lead at Adobe, Tailyr will share:

S285 - Career Branding — Digital Storytelling for All Students

Todd Taylor, Adobe Pedagogical Evangelist and English Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Adobe

It’s never too early to start telling your story through career branding. And once you have started, why stop? This session challenges all students, especially those who are expecting to enter the workforce soon, to take control of their own narratives through career branding and digital portfolios.

Join Todd Taylor, Adobe pedagogical evangelist and professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to explore two student case studies, one in medicine and the other in digital media. Both are examples of powerful portfolios that recently launched impressive careers because they began crafting their stories early in school. You’ll take from this session starting points for career branding through digital storytelling and, more importantly, inspiration from the two success stories and an empowerment mindset.

S287 - HBCUs: High-Impact Practices to Address Social Injustices

Dr. Jack Monell, Associate Professor of Justice Studies & ADOBE Creative Campus Faculty Fellow, Winston-Salem State University

Join Jack Monell, associate professor of Justice Studies at Winston-Salem State University and Adobe Creative Campus Faculty Fellow, as he demonstrates how high-impact practices and use of technology tools empower students to combat social injustices. Discover how Jack’s WSSU students use Creative Cloud, specifically Adobe Spark, Premiere Rush, and Portfolio, to engage in scholarly activism through various assigned projects.

In this session, you’ll explore:

S284 - Resources to Spark Creative Learning with Emerging Technologies

Laura McBain, K12 Lab Director of Community and Implementation, Stanford

Ariam Mogos, Futurist Fellow in the Stanford K12 Lab, Stanford

Explore how Stanford Rep magazine, a Fast Company award innovation, can equip educators with the skills to teach their students about the concepts and social implications of machine learning and blockchain and synthetic biology, and how these emerging technologies are creative spaces for everyone.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

MB132 - Creative Storytelling in Education

Frank Sesno, Professor, director at GWU and Founder of Planet Forward, George Washington University

Featuring Joe Dombrowski, Comedian and Kindergarten Teacher

Hear from top storytellers in Education, including:

Register for the FREE, VIRTUAL Adobe MAX 2021 (October 26-28) to unlock new ideas and grow your skill set alongside a community of like-minded creatives.

Too excited to wait? Check out all the sessions from MAX 2020 in the meantime.