Adobe Education Events in March

Check out CreateEDU TV

Here are some online & face to face Adobe Education events in March that may interest you:

Sydney – face to face & online

  • Tuesday March 3 | 3.30 PM- 4.30 PM Sydney/Melbourne time AEDT)
  • Creativity in Education is no longer an option, it’s an absolute necessity.
  • Dr Tim Kitchen speaking at Collaroy Plateau in NSW
  • 41 Plateau Road, Collaroy Plateau


Brisbane – face to face

  • March 9 | 8.30 AM – 3.00 PM (Brisbane time)
  • Managing Multimodal Text & Creativity within the Australian Curriculum with Adobe
  • Brisbane Girls Grammar School
  • 70 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill QLD


Brisbane – face to face

  • March 9 | 4.00 PM – 7.30 PM (Brisbane time)
  • Managing Multimodal Text & Creativity within the Australian Curriculum with Adobe
  • Brisbane Girls Grammar School
  • 70 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill QLD


Adobe Education Exchange Live online Event


Melbourne – face to face & online

  • March 16 | 4.30 PM- 5.30 PM Melbourne time AEDT)
  • Creativity in Education is no longer an option, it’s an absolute necessity.
  • Dr Tim Kitchen speaking at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College
  • 204 Churchill Ave, Braybrook


Adobe Education Exchange Live online Event


Sydney – face to face

  • March 24 | 8.00 AM
  • The Future of Training – Social & Mobile Learning
  • Speaker – Peter Ryce – Adobe eLearning & Collaboration Evangelist
  • Adobe Office Sydney, Tower 2, Level 27, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 200


Canberra – face to face


Adobe Education Exchange Live online Event


Melbourne – face to face


Adobe in Western Australian Classrooms Events

Check out Tim’s Website                                          Check out CreateEDU TV

Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth was the venue for three Adobe in WA Classrooms Events on February 18 & 19.


The aim of these events, which were held at both the ECU Mt Lawley & Joondalup campuses, was to raise awareness of the importance of creativity in education and how Adobe creativity software is making a difference to education globally and provide WA teachers with ideas and inspiration for their classrooms.


During each session, I shared some of Adobe’s recent research into the significance of creativity in education and industry. My slides can be found on the Adobe Education Exchange via:


One of the highlights of each session was when Richard Turner-Jones (Adobe Solution Consultant) shared a number of new Adobe Touch Apps that are freely available on the App Store for IOS devices like iPhones & iPads.


Darren Smith (Adobe Education Leader from Atwell College in Perth) did a great job sharing the recent journey that his school has gone through to enhance the use of ICT in the classroom and how Adobe has played a part in their progress. It was great for the Perth educators, many of whom were ICT advocates at their schools, to hear the Atwell College story of success and how ICT is making a difference to teaching and learning.

Following Darren’s session, the participants broke into smaller workshop groups based on the following topics:

  • Digital Portfolios made easy with Adobe Acrobat
  • Build eLearning content with Adobe Captivate
  • Flipping the classroom with Adobe Voice & Adobe Presenter
  • Webdesign without coding using Adobe Muse & Edge Animate


Cari Jansen,  Adobe Certified Instructor, was a great asset to have on board for the Acrobat workshops. Cari is professional Adobe trainer based in Perth. She is an expert in Adobe Acrobat Pro, Captivate, DPS, Edge Animate, InDesign, Illustrator, Muse and Photoshop. If you would like her services, she can be contacted via


It was also great to have Petra Trinke (Adobe Education Leader from Belridge Secondary College) running the flipped learning workshops. Both Darren, Petra and Cari very generously gave up their time to be involved in these events and it was very much appreciated by all involved.


Gareth Cowan from IC Central involved to share how Adobe Certification can be gained by students and teachers.

I would also like to thank Dr Jenny Lane from Edith Cowan University for booking the rooms and supporting these events.

The feedback highlights included:

  • Learning about the new apps that are available.
  • Learning about using Adobe Acrobat to create portfolios
  • Seeing some of the apps demonstrated. The possibilities were incredible and its great to see how they are all linked.
  • Hearing real life use of Adobe programs
  • Learning Applications, such as Adobe muse and Edge animate. It was extremely beneficial having the time to experiment with the applications and ask questions face to face.
  • Being shown the apps by Richard – Very useful and a snapshot of each of them. I was online and trying each of them as they were being shown
  • The practical workshop was very interesting.

Ashdale College

Check out Tim’s Website                                                 Check out CreateEDU TV


On Tuesday February 17, I visited Ashdale Secondary College in Perth, Western Australia, to run a day workshop on Adobe Muse & Edge Animate with a group of Year 9 students.


Ashdale Secondary College is located in Darch, in the northern suburbs of Perth. It was built about seven years ago and prides itself on being a technology rich school. Occurring it its website, it is a distinctive, world class, educational community of excellence where all students are motivated to strive to achieve their best and to realise their potential in a values-rich environment.


I was invited by Shaloni Naik who is one of the WA Adobe Education Leaders.

Muse is Adobe’s new web design tool that enables the creation of website without the need to understand HTML or CSS coding. It’s not a replacement for the traditional Dreamweaver, it is more of a web design tool for designers where Dreamweaver is a tool for Web developers.


Edge Animate is a 2D animation tool that produces a HTML solution, as opposed to the more traditional Adobe Flash which requires a plug in to be viewed and is not compatible with iPads and iPhones. With Edge Animate, you can build animation sequences that will play on all devices.


Both of these products became available with when the Adobe Creative Cloud was launched in June 2013.

The Ashdale students produced some outstanding work. I’m always inspired by what young people can achieve when given the tools and the opportunity to be creative.


CreateWorld Conference – 2015

Check out Tim’s Website                                                 Check out CreateEDU TV

It was great spending time with a number of Creative Academics from all over Australia and New Zealand at the 2015 CreateWorld Conference at Griffith University, Brisbane.


As is says in their website ( …

CreateWorld is a 2 day performance, presentation, and professional development event, specifically for academic and technical staff who work in the digital arts disciplines.

The conference features a wide range of academic and technical presenters from the tertiary education and industry sectors, and includes several keynotes, panel sessions, hypotheticals, hands-on technical workshops, and regular presentation sessions.

I have had the pleasure of keynoting at the last two of these events along with Richard Tuner-Jones (Adobe Solutions Consultant).

IMG_9858.JPGThe topic of my presentation this year was Creative Candidates, What Industry is Looking For. One of the stats I shared was form Adobe’s recent study into preparing future job candidates indicating that 82% of hiring managers in the US either agree or strongly agree that students have a better chance of being employed if they are able to communicate through digital and visual media. My slides are available on the Education Exchange via


I had the pleasure to introduce these lecturers to the 2015 Adobe Design Achievement Awards that were lunched the same week as the conference.

IMG_9887.JPGRichard Turner-Jones did a great job sharing some of the Adobe Touch apps and how they link with the more established Adobe Creative Cloud software.


It was also my privilege to promote the great free resource for teachers that is the Adobe Education Exchange which is just about to tick over to 190,000 members.

russ1One of the highlights for me personally was meeting Brisbane based journalist/photographer Russell Brown who has written a book about Adobe Photoshop called Paths to Artistic Imaging in Photoshop which is available to order via here.

Adobe Design Achievement Awards – 2015

Check out Tim’s Website                                                 Check out CreateEDU TV

This week, Adobe launched the 2015 Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

The Adobe Design Achievement Awards celebrate student achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition – which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software – honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, game developers and computer artists from the world’s top institutions of higher education.


This competition is open to all individuals age 18 years or older who are students in an accredited institution of higher education.

Especially for the APAC region, there will be one “APAC Regional Winner” and two finalists, selected from among all semifinalists of the APAC region.

The APAC Regional Winner will be flown to Los Angeles to attend AdobeMAX in October, a 12-month membership of Creative Cloud and 12 months of creative mentorship from an industry pro.


Individuals and groups may enter up to three unique projects in any or all of the following categories:

Interactive Experience Media

  • Web and Application Design
  • Game Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Digital Publishing
  • Social Impact Design

Motion and Video Media

  • Animation
  • Post-production and Editing
  • Motion Graphics

Traditional Media

  • Illustration
  • Packaging
  • Photography
  • Advertising Photography
  • Print Communications

Find out more via