RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – (KNS) is now offering updated professional development courses designed to help educators learn how to integrate the new Adobe Creative Suite 5 in their classrooms.

As an Adobe North America Education Professional Development Partner, KNS has collaborated on the development of these courses designed to provide teachers a project-based, cross-curricular view of applying various CS5 applications into standards-based K-12 curriculum and higher education courses. Two-day courses include: Graphic Design for Education, Web Design for Education and Video Production for Education.

Project-based learning units created as the foundation of these courses include Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related activities with emphasis on communication and collaboration.

“Offering professional development that leads all teachers regardless of subject and grade to integrate 21st century teaching and learning skills for video, web and graphic design is critical to encourage our students to become creators, publishers and presenters of information,” said KNS Vice President of Education Lloyd Spruill.

“Affordable access to professional technology development is imperative for school districts and educators seeking to maintain a high-level quality of instruction for 21st century skills,” said Bob Regan, Adobe Worldwide Director of K-12 Education. “Adobe is committed to partnering with companies that help maintain the high standard of training teachers need to foster creative and collaborative thinking through classroom projects utilizing Creative Suite 5.”

KNS provides resources on any mix of instructor-led and technology-delivered learning solutions and is aligned with successfully serving the goals and objectives expressed by district and college institutions. In addition to CS5 courses, KNS also offers courses for Collaboration and Virtual Presentation for Teacher Professional Development using Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro and for Adobe Digital School Collection.

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