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Khan Academy, Adobe Partner to Provide Free Learning Resources

Adobe and Khan Academy have teamed up for the development of “new, free online learning resources that foster creative and critical thinking skills, helping all students reach their potential and ultimately, be better prepared for college and career pathways.” As part of the effort, Khan has named Adobe its creative partner. Adobe will contribute $1 million toward the development of content.

One of the early results of the partnership is a new course on the Adobe Exchange called Teach Creativity with Adobe and Khan Academy. The course includes “more than 20 lessons, a hands on assignment, and a certificate for 20 accredited professional learning hours. Throughout the year ahead, Khan Academy will be adding content in their teacher PD courses focusing on the importance of creative thinking and communication in STEM. Additionally, they will be creating 10 new videos and articles teaching students the importance of creative problem-solving.”

It also includes 100 free lesson plans for multiple grade levels and subjects.

Further information can be found on Adobe’s education blog.

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