NSW Adobe PL – Part 1

The first of a series of four professional learning sessions for NSW teachers happened on Monday 20th June at the Adobe Sydney office in Darling Harbour.

The aim of these events is to help NSW teachers make the most of their Adobe tools in the learning and teaching process with a curriculum focus.


It was delightful to have Adobe Education Leaders Bill Gillespie (Former NSW Public School Principal) and legendary digital art teacher from Wyndham College Gary Poulton helping me at this event. The experience and expertise that they were able to share with these educators was outstanding and very much appreciated.


Software, resources and concepts covered during this session included:

  • Photoshop tips & tricks for teachers
  • Working with the free Adobe Spark tools
  • Flipped Learning with Adobe Presenter, Adobe Spark & Premiere Clip
  • Basic Video production with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Classroom resources on the Adobe Education Exchange

The next session for NSW teachers is planned for Monday 1st August were currently about 30 teachers have registered.

Meeting Darcy Moore


Darcy Moore is a photographer, blogger and Deputy Principal at Dapto High School in NSW, Australia. He is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Woolongong in their Masters of Teaching course, an avid reader and strong advocate for the use of Adobe tools in education.

Twitter –@Darcy1968

Last year, Darcy won the Adobe sponsored The Premier’s Adobe information and Communication Technologies Scholarship which allowed him to travel throughout the USA to follow one of his many education passions – Citizen Science, with a focus on non-medical DNA analysis.

Darcy used a wide range of Adobe tools to document his travels such as Lightroom and Adobe Spark. His blog has a record of what he achieved throughout his tour. The following links help tell the story …

It was delightful to meet Darcy on his return at the Adobe Office in Sydney on 20th June and hear about what he gained from the experience and what he intends to do with his new found knowledge to help benefit not only the students & teachers where he works but also the wider education community.


Julie Inman (Adobe’s Director of Government Relations, APAC), Darcy Moore & Me at the Adobe Office in Sydney

I’m looking forward to working with Darcy in the future and connecting him further with the amazing Adobe Education Community.