Join us for CERTIFIED Academy: Design

We make your professional development exciting and fun! With CERTIFIED Academy: Design, you can attend online training sessions with fellow educators to collaborate and learn. If you prepare the next generation of designers, engineers, or artists, then CERTIFIED Academy: Design is the course for you. You can register here and see all the session details below.

What is CERTIFIED Academy: Design?

CERTIFIED Academy: Design is an immersive online professional development program for CTE educators, particularly those focusing on design and engineering. This is your chance to learn from your fellow creative educators and industry professionals. From now until June, we’ll be hosting training sessions to help you learn from design and engineering education experts and industry professionals. Discover new ways of teaching, and dive into available resources for your classroom. Plus, those who register will receive a professional development certificate, allowing you to demonstrate the hours you spent learning and growing through CERTIFIED Academy.

What if I want to get certified?

In addition to our weekly training sessions, we’re offering our CERTIFIED Academy: Design Bootcamp experience. Bootcamp participants will be able to access additional recorded webinars and sample class projects you can use with your students. Plus, you can select an Adobe, Autodesk, Intuit Design for Delight, or Unity certification exam you’d like to take at the end of the CERTIFIED Academy course and get full access to curriculum and practice tests to prepare for your testing day.

CERTIFIED Academy: Design Webinar Lineup

CERTIFIED Academy: Design is your chance to learn from educator experts and industry professionals. See the full line-up below.

Autodesk Certified User 101: Program Overview & Updates

Help your students design and make a better world with Autodesk. In this session, sponsored by Autodesk Certified User certification, we will learn about the full Autodesk portfolio and the corresponding certifications. Plus, we’ll be talking about exciting updates happening with the program. Discover the power of Autodesk and how you can teach it in the classroom.

Date: April 5, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
View the recording here

Practical Advice for Teaching Design

What you need for your classroom depends on the type of design you teach. Join this special virtual breakout to collaborate with and learn from educators who teach your same courses. We’ll divide into four groups to help give practical advice for graphic design educators, video design educators, gaming design educators, and engineering and architectural design educators.

Date: April 12, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
View the graphic design recording here, the video design recording here, and the gaming design recording here

Unity Certified User 101

New to Unity or looking to expand your school’s technology offerings? In this session, sponsored by the Unity Certified User certification program, we’ll take a deep dive into all things Unity and Unity certification. Learn about what Unity is, what you can create with the software, and how you can teach Unity in the classroom.

Date: April 19, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
View the recording here

The Impact of AI on the Field of Design

The power of artificial intelligence continues to grow. While originally impacting fields such as coding and information technology almost exclusively, AI is now creeping into the world of design. In this session, we’ll sit down with industry professionals to talk about how AI is impacting designers today, as well as how to prepare students to leverage AI as a design tool in their future careers.

Date: April 26, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
View the recording here

Adobe Certified Professional 101

With Adobe, the proof is in the portfolio. In this session, sponsored by Adobe Certified Professional certification, we will learn about the full Adobe portfolio and the corresponding certifications. Discover the power of Adobe and how you can teach it in the classroom.

Date: May 3, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
View the recording here

Design Thinking: A Framework for Creativity

Creativity is a crucial skill for any design career. But learners and professionals must be able to apply their creativity to their chosen field. Design thinking can help students use creativity to solve problems in the workplace and beyond. Join this session to learn about the world of design thinking, and how your learners can use this framework to apply their creative skills.

Date: May 10, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
View the recording here

Making the Switch to Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D modeling, CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB software platform for professional product design and manufacturing. If you haven’t started using Fusion 360, then this Autodesk Certified User sponsored session is for you. Find out how you can leverage this tool with your students, including where and when to insert it into your curriculum, and what projects you can help students create.

Date: May 24, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET

Lessons from Design Professionals

Let’s celebrate the world of design! In this session, we’ll be sitting down with a panel of designers from various fields and backgrounds. We’ll divide into four groups to learn from industry professionals in various career clusters: Gaming and animation, engineering and architecture, graphic design, and video design. We’ll talk with these pros about their work experience, the lessons they’ve learned, and how educators can keep the creativity flowing in their classrooms.

Date: May 31, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET

Advice for How to Teach Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects in One Year

According to a study conducted by HubSpot, 91% of companies are using video in their marketing efforts. Demand for video-based content in both marketing and entertainment is at an all-time high. But to prepare students for this fast-paced career, they need to be equipped with a full tool-belt of skills.

In this session, sponsored by the Adobe Certified Professional program, we’ll be collaborating with video design educators to talk about how you can help students learn both Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects in one year.

Date: June 7, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET

Don’t worry if one of the dates or times listed won’t work with your schedule. Register for the webinar and you’ll get first access to a recorded presentation to view on your own time. We can’t wait to learn with all of you!

Reserve your spot and register here.