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Creative Student Voice: Visual Design and Learning

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: 204C

Steve Wick  
Creative student voice activities are an essential part of classroom learning experiences. When students engage in exploring and creating visuals, the research shows that learning sticks. You'll explore visual design resources connected to creative student voice.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Related exhibitors: Google, Inc. , Pear Deck , Flipgrid , Adobe Systems, Inc.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn how visual design can impact student engagement and learning. The process of design thinking will be discussed.
Participants will build resources to support creative student voice as a tool to enhance engagement and provide students with authentic audiences.
Participants will explore resources that support creative communication. A variety of resources will be shared with the initial focus on Adobe Spark, Google Slides/Drawing, and Pear Deck.
Participants will learn how visual design tools can support formative assessment.
Participants will leave with both ideas and resources to implement visual design activities in their classrooms.
Participants will explore how design resources can be incorporated into existing lessons and content.


5 Minutes - Introduction to Creative Student Voice as a pedagogical tool to support student engagement.
10 Minutes - Introduction to Visual Design and Sharing of Visual Design Resources
5 Minutes - Introduction to Adobe Spark Pages, Posts, and Videos.
5 Minutes - Introduction to Google Drawings and Slides.
5 Minutes - Introduction to Pear Deck Drawing Tools
25 Minutes - Design Challenge - Participants will create and share an artifact using one of the resources.
5 Minutes - Additional Resources Group sharing and Questions.

Supporting research

This document contains a summary of the resources connected to this presentation:
Additional Resources:
Why Visual Engagement is Essential in Education:

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Steve Wick, Neuqua Valley High School

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