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Term 1 Holidays PD sessions

This term holidays just gone I undertook 2 PD activities over 5 days.
The first 4 days were spent shooting processing and proofing some film.
The second block of PD involved a 2 day visit to galleries in Adelade.
Then there was a 'bootcamp' run by Adobe, for their AEL and ACL members.

I spent 4 days shooting 10 rolls of 120 medium format black and white fils, which I then processed and made proof sheets of. [4 days]

The 2 day visit to Adelaide revolved around the Trent Parke exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The exhibition was many in years in the making and several years in the planning and was largely a reflection on his own life expressed using high contrast and grainy imagery made over the last 20 or so of years of his life. I found the layout and organisation of the exhibition inspiring. However the heavy handedness of the work became somewhat oppressive and hard work. The lack of nuance was like being hit over the head with a hammer repeatedly; and left me with a bad feeling. [2 days]

The 'Bootcamp' run by Adobe was held at St. Joseph's College in Toorak. It was a whole day of exploring several software products and how they can be used in the classroom; as well as hearing a couple of short presentations about how other staff use Adobe in the class room. Tim Kitchen was the main facilitator with a strong background in IT and eduction. The other people present were either AEL's or ACLs. [An AEL is an Adobe Education Leader, and ACL is an Adobe Campus leader. One can apply for Campus leadership but can only be promoted or invited to Education leadership. I am not sure I want the responsibility of and AEL nomination as there is some work involved external to the classroom.] I also need to log my PD activities using their forms and systems and record what I use and teach. I am adding some pictures from the day taken by Tim Kitchen. I found out about this 'bootcamp' vis the Adobe Edex website. I took away an idea for helping students to learn how to use photoshop in a fun way, and was happy to spend some time using software I wouldn't normally use. [1 day]

Some photos from the day are below.







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