I am getting ready for my first Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute. I am very excited about this event. It is hard to find people in Missoula, Montana, passionate about Adobe software. I understand that there will be people from all over the world at this event sharing and learning together. I just looked at my schedule and it looks packed. I arrive in San Jose, California, around 12:30 p.m. tomorrow and immediately need to go to the Adobe Headquarters from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.because I signed up to participate in the conversation about the Creative Cloud and what it means, and could mean, for students, educators, and institutions. I feel like this could be a great opportunity to help shape the future of Adobe's tools and technologies for use in education.
There is an AEL Quarterly Meeting scheduled from 4:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. I have attended these before, but always virtually. This will be fun to attend this face-to-face this time. We get a break form 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and then attend a welcome reception at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel until 9:00 p.m. After that I am helping to help pass out and show how to use DSLR cameras so students have time before we meet to shoot some footage.
Tuesday, breakfast is from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and there are a series of presentations focused on creativity and innovation in education. Lunch is from 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., however, I have a district meeting that I would like to attend virtually. This meeting has to do with implementing Google Apps in our school district, our new school website and e-mail in the district and professional development for these. From 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. there is an optional Lytro Camera Demonstration. I would like to see this, as I read about these earlier and was fascinated by the technology.
In the afternoon I have a series of sessions that I have signed up for:
- Adobe Connect Roadmap
- Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Roadmap
- Adobe Touch Apps Roadmap
- Adobe Muse Roadmap
That brings me to 5:50 p.m. at night. Reception/Dinner with Adobe Executives and Product Teams is scheduled for 6:00 p.ml. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday we start the schedule all over again. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. breakfast, 9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. daily kickoff, 9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m. AEL to AEL Presentations. I am scheduled to attend the following on Wednesday:
- Using Interactive Video and Infographics to Tell Complex Stories
- Developing a Digital Creativity Curriculum Online
- Gamifying the Learning Environment
- iPad Trail at Arts University College
At 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. there is a Fice Minutes of Fame presentation where we hear tips, tricks and triumphs from our colleges in five-minute mini-presentations.
Dinner is at Campo di Bocce, which sounds very interesting.
Thursday I am scheduled to attend the following:
- Easy Ways to Connect Like a Pro
- Adobe Touch Apps Workflow (I am the proctor for this session)
- Adobe Premiere Pro & Adobe Audition CS6 - New enhancements for Video and Audio Editing
- Creative Web Sites with Adobe Muse
- Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and the Tapeless Workflow
Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., we will be spending at the Tech Museum - now this looks like fun! It seems like a great way to end the week. I can't wait!