I’m officially half-way done through the “Teach the Trainer” course offered by the Adobe Education Exchange! This free, online 10-week course shows how to introduce the basics of Adobe’s software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesgin, and more. Throughout the course, you work on a lesson plan and the final project is a well thought out lesson that you could teach to a number of students. At the end of the course, you are certified as an Adobe Education Trainer and you are required to teach a certain amount of people each year on the software to keep up your certification.
I’m most familiar with Photoshop so I wanted to do a lesson plan introducing the basics for it. My lesson plan involves creating your own business card, setting up a new project, adding text and colors, and how to move around the different layers within Photoshop. I am still trying to find a way to make my lesson more interactive, and figure out the length of each section.
If you haven’t already, I strongly encourage checking out the Adobe Education Exchange. There are many great resources to help you learn the creative software as well as community initiatives such as youth creating art.