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Cloud Computing Concepts Certification Acheived!

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Tyler Dockery achieves Cloud Computing Concepts Certification
Tyler Dockery achieves Cloud Computing Concepts Certification

Today, I completed my training by achieving a certification in Customer Resource Management (CRM) Concepts at Brainbench.com . This is one of several training subjects I am currently working on.

 

 

 

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Adobe Online Learning: Digital Creativity in the Classroom

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Adobe Generations Professional: Digital Creativity course

Adobe Online Learning: Digital Creativity in the Classroom

Learning and Teaching Digital Creativity was a class produced in six distinct parts through the Adobe Education Exchange. The course was part of a series of six Adobe Generation Professional courses designed to help educators become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. Throughout the series, I looked at new tools and techniques, explored best practices for teaching and learning, and worked creativly to help drive student outcomes.

Drop in for one or engage in many, but we guarantee this series will help you and your students take your digital skills and creativity to the next level.
— ADOBE

This six-week course introduced us to the basics of digital media creation in an intensive, hands-on collaborative experience. Whether we learned to create digital images, animations, videos, and even a website using the latest Adobe tools, we explored the best practices for integrating digital media into our classrooms.

All the content we produced could be used to model good practices within our own school or college. Each week of the course introduced us to a new theme as well as an industry expert from the world of digital design.

Learning Objectives

By completing in this course, we would be able to:

  1. Create digital images using Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Create eportfolios with Behance.
  3. Create a digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Clip, as well as Adobe Voice.
  4. Create a website using Adobe Muse.
  5. Explore best practices for teaching and learning with digital media.
  6. Integrate creativity and digital media into a curriculum plan for the classroom.

Part One

This first class will begin with a thorough introduction to the EdEx platform, the course content, and norms for communicating with peers and instructors. Please ensure that you have a thorough grasp on these basics before diving into the Class 1 content, which begins in the next section.

Part Two

We began with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe’s most popular app and also a good basic tool to learn as you begin playing with digital media. This ranged from the Photoshop interface and the basic tools we needed to create our first images. We also learned how to start teaching digital imaging within our prospective classrooms. Finally, we created digital imagery and reflected on the process.

Part Three

We took a crash course in graphic design and digital publishing. We created posters using Adobe InDesign, and considered how we might integrate graphic design and digital publishing into our creative classrooms.

Part Four

We explored creating short video sequences with Premiere Pro. We covered the basics of video production including planning, shooting, editing and publishing. This was kind of fun really.

Part Five

We dove into the principles of web design, and used Adobe Muse to create a responsive website. The project brought together the images, graphics, and videos we produced in the previous weeks’ classes to finalize our tour of digital design for creative education.

Part Six

During the final week, we completed our final project. We also worked with others in a collaborative fashion.

In Conclusion

This course was designed as an introduction to digital media production for classroom teachers at any grade level, although I pursued this coursework in relation to my work at the community college level.

Even if you aren’t a teacher, you can still fully participate in the adobe digital creativity course. They just ask that you put on your teacher hat and imagine how you might teach these concepts to others. If you’ve never written a lesson plan before, they suggest you review http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Lesson-Plan

After completing the course, I received a certification, and 25 hours of professional development credits certified by Adobe.com. Along the way to the completion of these courses, I found myself taking part in providing resources, conferring in discussions, and collaborating with other Adobe.com professionals, teaching professionals and digital creatives. I earned about 700pts in their social categories, moving from “Member”, to “Participant”, and finally to “Contributor” status.

Adobe Education Exchange: Adobe Certified Educator Badge

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“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

As part of my course on Digital Creativity in the Classroom, I began contributing to Adobe’s Education Exchange. In an effort to show milestones and fulfillment as part of this community, Adobe provides rewards and achievements in the form of badges. This badge was awarded for having achieved the rank of Adobe Certified Educator.

The Adobe Certified Educator certification shows that you have already demonstrated proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools, and have been teaching those tools for 2+ years (24 consecutive months without a break). Becoming a Certified Educator allows you to stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities.

At this time, it was verified that I had achieved Adobe Certified Educator Certifications in:

  • Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
  • Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere

Adobe Education Exchange: ACA Badge

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“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

As part of my course on Digital Creativity in the Classroom, I began contributing to Adobe’s Education Exchange. In an effort to show milestones and fulfillment as part of this community, Adobe provides rewards and achievements in the form of badges. This badge was awarded for having achieved the rank of Adobe Certified Associate.

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Become a Certified Associate and stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities.

At this time, it was verified that I had achieved Adobe Certified Associate Certifications in:

  • Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
  • Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere

InDesign CS5.5 Certification Achieved!

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It had been a while Since I achieved InDesign Certification. In fact, my earlier certification had in fact elapsed. Luckily, my understanding of InDesign was extensive enough that I was able to set aside time to take this examination with little or no problems. Thanks BrainBench!

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Web Design Concepts Certification Achieved!

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Apparently, I was in danger of having my certification lapse (Brainbench certification is only good for 3 years). Taking some time here at the end of the semester, I revisited my notes and aced this certification. I was pleased to see that HTML5 and CSS3 questions were now part of this exam. Way to update!

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Software Quality Assurance Certification Achieved!

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After achieving a certification last month in Software Business Analysis with BrainBench, I felt I might be able to achieve this certification. Boning up on the materials I used last month to prepare, I was able to run through this examination with an excellent time/score rating.

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