Creativity in Armidale, NSW


About 200 teachers from 15 Department of Education schools around Armidale in the Northern Tablelands of NSW gathered together for the first day of Term 2 with a focus on enhancing their digital creativity and communication skills.

I had the pleasure of keynoting this event which was held at the Armidale City Public School.


It is always a pleasure to present to a whole school community. Most of my time is spent working with eLearning coordinators, media & ICT teachers and students who are naturally drawn to the value of Adobe software and 21st Century communication. These days, all educators need to keep up to date with a wide range of digital communication techniques and skills to help with the modern learning and teaching process.


The other keynote presenter was Dr Simon Crook from CrookED Science a STEM education consultancy working with schools, K-12, from all sectors, around HSC Physics, K-6 Science & Technology and STEM. Simon presented a wide range of practical tips to creatively teach STEM and the Digital Technologies Curriculum.


Following the keynote sessions, the teachers took part in a series of hands-on workshops. I enjoyed sharing the value of the Adobe Spark creativity and productivity tools to a number of educators who had never used them before.

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Other workshops were provided by Newcastle University, The University of New England and CrookED Science.

The resources I shared for this event are available via –

Special thanks to Craig McGrath and Maria Russell for the work they put into organising this professional learning day to start the term.