Teaching Graphic Design Concepts with Canva for Education

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Categories: Career & Technical Education | Canva | Graphic Design | Digital Art | CTE | 2 hours (for total workshop) | 60 min/workshop

About the Workshop Series:

If your students are hesitant to dive into dynamic software like Adobe Illustrator to create graphics from scratch, they may need a little more time to build their skills and self-confidence. Join Kimberly Muñoz for a series of two collaborative, hands-on workshops that will introduce you to the basic features of Canva for Education. You will learn strategies for teaching students how to use these tools, as well as best practices for introducing elements of design and color theory. You will also have an opportunity to create your own graphics and walk away with resources that you can use in your lesson plans for the upcoming school year. 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to three Certificates of Completion.

By the end of this workshop series, you will be able to: 

  • Describe how to use Canva for Education to introduce design concepts using pre-made graphics and templates. 

  • Build a digital classroom using Canva for Education where you can assign lessons to students that incorporate the elements of design and color theory. 

  • Explain how to use Canva for Education to introduce design concepts using different dimensions and elements. 

  • Develop lessons using Canva so your students can produce digital and print materials such as banners and logos. 

Series Workshop Descriptions

This is session one of two for the workshop series titled “Teaching Graphic Design Concepts with Canva.”
 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend both sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to two continuing education credits.

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Wednesday, September 21st | 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET

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Workshop Description:
If your students are hesitant to dive into dynamic software like Adobe Illustrator to create graphics from scratch, they may need a little more time to build their skills and self-confidence. Join Kimberly Muñoz as she shares how to use Canva for Education to introduce design concepts using pre-made graphics and templates. In addition, you will learn how to build a digital classroom using Canva where you can assign lessons to your students that incorporate the elements of design and color theory. Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own graphics that will assist them in teaching their students how to effectively use Canva for Education.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how to use Canva for Education to introduce design concepts using pre-made graphics and templates.
  • Build a digital classroom using Canva for Education where you can assign lessons to students that incorporate the elements of design and color theory.

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to a computer or laptop, a non-school, personal Google account, and a free Canva for Education account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

This is session two of two for the workshop series titled “Teaching Graphic Design Concepts with Canva.”
 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend both sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to two continuing education credits.

Live
Wednesday, September 28th | 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET

Save your spot!

Workshop Description:
If your students are hesitant to dive into dynamic software like Adobe Illustrator to create graphics from scratch, they may need a little more time to build their skills and self-confidence. Join Kimberly Muñoz as she shares how to use Canva for Education to introduce design concepts using different dimensions and elements. In addition, you will learn how to develop lessons using Canva so your students can produce digital and print materials such as banners, logos, and more! Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own graphics that will assist them in teaching their students how to effectively use Canva for Education.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how to use Canva for Education to introduce design concepts using different dimensions and elements.
  • Develop lessons using Canva so your students can produce digital and print materials such as banners and logos.

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to a computer or laptop, a non-school, personal Google account, and a free Canva for Education account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Who Should Attend?

Secondary Educators (6-8), Secondary Educators (9-12)

Meet the Presenter

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Kimberly Munoz is a Career and Technology teacher at College Station High School in College Station (Texas), a former Instructional Technologist for Franklin ISD, and a former Bryan ISD middle school technology teacher. She is a Google Certified Trainer, whose past experience also includes being a TAP Mentor Teacher, as well as serving as a member of the Bryan ISD iSupport Team, which aids teachers and students in their use of technology. Kimberly is also a seasoned presenter and has conducted well over 50 unique webinars for SimpleK12. She also enjoys sharing her favorite tools, ideas and resources on her blog at techmunoz.edublogs.org. Kimberly loves to spend time with her 3 beautiful girls and wonderful husband.

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Live workshops are 60-minutes in duration. Attendees will have access to the ‘workroom' following the workshop so they can continue collaborating with peers. Additionally, the trainer is available for 24 hours following the workshop to help coach.

While it's recommended you attend every workshop of a series to make sure you are achieving all learning outcomes, each workshop can be viewed as a stand-alone.

  • Workshops will be available on-demand in the Teacher Learning Community for UpTeach members, typically within 3-5 days after the workshop has ended. NOTE: Non-members will need to pay to access the on-demand workshop.
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We host at least one virtual workshop per week throughout the year, with the exception of holiday weeks. Times for workshops vary due to many of our trainers being educators and school consultants themselves. This means that typically workshops are held after school hours ET.

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  1. Internet access.
  2. Access to GoToWebinar. Whether you use the download app or an internet browser, trainers present direct instruction and communicate throughout the training via GoToWebinar.
  3. Access to Google Classrooms. Please make sure you are in a setting where you will have access to Google Classrooms. NOTE: Some school firewalls will not allow you to access Google Classrooms from your classroom. In these cases, you may need to be in your home to participate. Additionally, if your school email address is already associated with Google Classrooms, you will need to use a different personal email address to join so that you are not locked out of the training. Again, due to school privacy restrictions on some school email addresses.

Yes! If you have access to dual monitors, this is ideal. With this type of setup, you will be able to keep GoToWebinar open on one screen, and Google Classrooms open on another.

If you do not have access to a dual monitor setup, no worries! You will just need to make sure you can ‘toggle/switch' between the two.