AEL Playdate – New South Wales

One of the highlights of my job is that I get to spend quality time with outstanding educators who love their job and love what Adobe tools can do to improve and enhance teaching and learning. Today was an example of this when a small group of AELs (Adobe Education Leaders) from New South Wales met together with Pip Cleaves and myself for the 2014 NSW AEL Playdate.



IMG_7116Most of the AELs shared some of the creative things they are going in their classrooms. Including new NSW AELs. Jason Carthew shared a summary version of the presentation he gave at the AEL Summit in San Jose California last year and reminded us of a very important point …


The afternoon was spent enhancing out video capture and editing skills with the help of Adobe Premier Pro CC.

Stay tuned for the video highlights

AEL Playdate – Western Australia

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Scotch College Perth was a fantastic venue for the 2014 Adobe Education Leaders (AEL) Playdate on 15th April.


IMG_6985The concept of an AEL Playdate is to allow the AELs to get together, share their experiences and expertise using Adobe products at their schools and learn from each other.

IMG_7005The main focus for this event was to develop skills in video production using Premier Pro through the production of a set of interviews about the importance of creativity in education.


IMG_6994The highlight for me at this event was the sharing sessions. It is always great to hear about the innovative use of Adobe tools and services being used to enhance teaching and learning.

IMG_6978Here are some images of the day …

Adobe Education Leadership Forum – 2014

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The 2014 Asia Pacific Adobe Education Leadership Forum in Kuala Lumpur was a huge success. The forum focused on the importance of creativity in education and a wide selection of speakers from across Asia Pacific shared their insights, research and experiences with about 130 Tertiary and K-12 Education leaders.

Here is a short video summary about Day 1 …


Hisamichi Kinomoto, Adobe’s Vice President for Marketing in JAPAC (Japan & Asia Pacific), attended the whole event and summarised it at the end by saying that creativity is a key piece of the puzzle that we are trying to solve together and that the tools that Adobe provide can help transfer the wealth of knowledge from the mind of teachers into the hands of students.

It was a delight to be part of such a professional team putting this even together. Recordings of most of the presenters can be found via this Adobe Education Exchange site:

Image gallery to come ..