BETA Conference – Adelaide

It was a pleasure assisting two of South Australia’s most active Adobe Campus Leaders Lorraine Nitschke  and Giovanna Iannicelli in the running of the 2016 BETA (Business & Enterprise Teachers Association) Conference in Adelaide on Saturday 28th May.


About 70 teachers from Adelaide, and as far away as Coober Pedy, spent the day at the wonderful Next Generation centre which is part of the Adelaide Oval complex.


It was a pleasure to do the keynote session titled Creativity in Education is no longer an option, it’s an absolute necessity.



I also ran a workshop on Photoshop Tips & Tricks and another one on Adobe InDesign.


Resources that I shared at this event can be found on the Adobe Education Exchange via:

Ben Forta at Clayfield College, Brisbane

Ben Forta’s finished off his tour of Australia for this year in Brisbane by spending a day with Queensland teachers and students at Clayfield College on Monday 16th May.


We began by spending some time with a group of Year 9 Clayfield students. Ben introduced them to ProjectM (Adobe Spark) and we enjoyed seeing what the girls were are to produce with these digital storytelling tools.


Later in the afternoon, a number of teachers from Clayfield and from around Brisbane joined us for a special professional learning event.


Special thank you to Clayfield College, especially Andrew Russell (Head of Technology) for helping to make this day a great success.


DATTA Vic Conference – 2016


DATTA Vic is Victoria’s teacher professional association for Design & Technology subjects and Ben Forta and I were invited to take part in their conference this year on Friday 13th May.


Ben keynoted the first day of the conference with a great presentation titled The Case for Creativity in the Classroom.


I ran three workshops for theses Design & Technology teachers on Flipped Learning, ePortfolios and a overview of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Resources from both Ben’s keynote and my workshops are available on the Adobn Education Exchange via