Join me inside the Create Beautiful Teaching Resources, Fast online course, and I'll show you how you can easily create TPT-worthy classroom resources. And we will have fun doing it!
I am an education technology trainer, speaker and consultant from Melbourne, Australia. I run my own business - Midnight Music and I love working with adult learners. I've trained thousands of teachers from all over the world - both online and in person - for around 12 years and I still get a thrill when someone learns something new and exciting!
I've been a Canva user since it first came on the scene and use it almost everyday. I'm now a Canva Certified Creative and I look forward to helping you feel more confident using Canva for your own designs.
Let's get started!
learn alongside your fellow course participants
This course will take place in June/July 2020
and I'll be guiding participants through each module together as they are released.
Course dates don't work for you or you'd like to take it slow? You are more than welcome to work at your own pace if you prefer.
step-by-step Canva instructions
Discover Canva's HUGE library of templates, customisable design elements, library of photos and videos and learn how to use them without sifting through countless Youtube videos.
Each course module focusses on a practical design project which will teach you the Canva skills you need step-by-step.
connect with course members & ask any question you like!
You'll get access to our private Facebook group which is available only to course members.
Ask questions (no question is "too silly"), share your creations and connect with other course members. I will be inside the group each day answering questions and cheering you on!
Are you ready to learn how to use Canva, the education community's new favorite online design tool?
STEP-BY-STEP ONLINE COURSE
WITH 5 MODULES
Each module walks you through a design project via bite-sized, binge-able videos. You'll learn the basics of using Canva,
plus a whole range of ninja tricks to help you create beautiful education resources.
Module 1 [available 29 June 2020]:
Canva Basics & How to Create Your First Poster Design
Module 2 [available 2 July 2020]:
How to Create Worksheets & Graphic Organizers
Module 3 [available 6 July 2020]:
How to Make Certificates, Awards and Digital Badges
Module 4 [available 9 July 2020]:
How to Animate your Designs, Make GIFs and Create Short Videos
Module 5 [available 13 July 2020]:
Create Virtual Classrooms, Google Classroom Headers & Themed Images From Scratch
Here's just a tiny sneak peek of the teaching resources that you'll learn how to create!
We'll learn how to make a range of posters that suit all classrooms! Motivational quotes, Meet the Teacher, event posters, classroom rules, anchor charts and more!
We'll learn how to look at structure/layout, colors, as well as how to add and edit elements, icons, images (photos and illustrations) and emojis.
Digital reward badges
Create digital badges to reward your students for their achievements - big or small.
These are great for motivation, gamification of learning or to represent microcredentials.
Animations & videos
Canva includes options to easily create slick videos and gifs. You can also create quick little animated designs super-fast!
Make your colleagues jealous (!) with the unique furniture, accessories, and backgrounds in your Canva-created virtual classroom. Canva has a brilliant range of customisable elements you can use in your design.
Explore your creative side by making a "themed image" for a unit of work like under the sea, outer space, summer camping, Dr Suess, Peter and the Wolf, or Halloween. Add links to your image that lead to tasks or resources for students.
PLUS, FUN BONUSES!
Bonus training, downloadable PDFs, template files and more!
#1: Bonus Training
How to Create Memes Using Canva!
Want to make fun little memes for your classroom or to send out in your newsletters? In this bonus training, I'll walk you through how to create awesome memes in Canva!
P.S. Guest appearance by my dog, Ella!
#2: Bonus Canva Templates
Hand-Picked Canva Elements
I've created Canva templates that contain collections of some of my favorite hand-picked elements for use in your Digital Badge and Virtual Classroom projects. These templates will save you scrolling for hours through the many options!
#3: Downloadable reference list
60+ Teaching Resources You Can Create for Your Classroom Today
Wondering what you can create with Canva? I have a handy cheatsheet with 60+ teaching resource ideas that you can create for your classroom, no matter the subject or grade level.
Ramona // Online Training Attendee
Course access: standalone
Special early bird discounted offer
USD $147 $97
Course access: via Midnight Music Community
Full CBTR course is included with membership
USD $29/m or $290/year
- PLUS -
what teachers are saying about Katie's courses
"[Katie's training] was very helpful in teaching how to create professional resources. Clear explanations, excellent visuals, a handout to follow along and even opportunities to ask questions during the webinar. Also a certificate of completion. Highly recommend!"
Elizabeth // Online Training Attendee
"Katie is very thorough and organized, and offers great tips and resources for those attending. I highly recommend attending one of her online trainings."
Cathy // Online Training Attendee
Then you will be amongst friends :) This course assumes no prior knowledge and everything is explained clearly, without "tech-speak" or jargon.
My aim is to get you started quickly and easily.
You'll find it easiest to do the course projects on a laptop or desktop computer. You'll also need internet access and a free Canva account. Canva is a cloud-based platform and works across all devices.
The courses and training materials are all pre-recorded and will be released - one module at a time over a three-week period. We're encouraging course participants to work on each module together, but if the course dates don't work for you or you fall behind don't worry - you will have ongoing access to all materials and you can go at your own pace.
The course videos can be watched at any time day or night. You can also re-watch each one as many times as you like, so it's great if you need a refresher down the track.
Anyone can use a basic version of Canva for free and you should sign up for the free account asap. As an Educator, you can then sign up for Canva for Education (also free!) to get access to most of the Pro Canva account features. You'll need to apply for the Canva For Education account by filling out the form here (you will also be able to invite up to 30 students to use Canva in your classes).
First sign up for the basic free account and the apply for a Canva for Education account here!
Yes, this course is part of the Midnight Music Community training library. If you are already a member, you will be given access to the course modules as soon as they are released. Want to know more about the Midnight Music Community? Head over here
Spela // Online Training Attendee
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"I always come away having learned something new that I can use immediately! Katie has a wealth of knowledge and shares what she knows so well!"
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