Creativity in the Hunter


The Hunter Valley in NSW is not only famous for its wine and beautiful beaches, it also has lots of great teachers and I had the pleasure of working with a number of them this week.

On Thursday 24th November I flew from Melbourne to Newcastle then drove to Maitland High School in the lower Hunter Valley where I spent a couple of hours with a group of teachers who were keen to know more about the Adobe Creative Cloud applications that the NSW Government had centrally purchased for them. They were particularly keen to know more about video production options, so we focused on how to do simple video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.

I showed them how a $9 bit of cloth from Spotlight can be converted into a very effective green screen in any classroom. Using Premiere Pro, we built a short video story using the footage we filmed in the classroom with footage provided in Adobe’s most recent Premiere Pro tutorial their help & support site –

The next day I spent a couple of hours with about 25 Hunter Valley teachers from a range of NSW Catholic schools.


Andrew Cornwell and Christine Chapple from the NSW Catholic Schools Office helped organise this event and began the session outlining how each NSW Catholic school is able to get access to Adobe’s amazing Creative Cloud software.

I gave them all an overview of the Creative Cloud  applications that are being used by educators & students around the globe. My resources for this session can all be found via –

Then we spent some time getting familiar with Premiere Pro and showing how this professional video editing tool can be used by students to build great video stories and help them to creativity construct their learning.


Christine Chapple and I have already started thinking about the next Adobe Edu events in the Hunter region of NSW.

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