Australasian Adobe in Education Update – January, 2021

With a new academic year dawning, and the recent adoption lots of new digital communication skills during COVID related lock downs, let’s make digital literacy and creativity a professional learning focus for 2021 – no matter what you teach.

This newsletter outlines a number of Adobe in Education related PL opportunities and resources for teachers in all curriculum areas. Pick and choose the ones that are most relevant to you and please share them all to your colleagues and wider education networks.

Dr Tim Kitchen (Adobe Education)

Kick-start 2021 with Adobe

Explore these kickstarters to engage your students while improving their learning outcomes as the 2021 academic year commences.

Inject Creativity Live – 2021

We are currently planning a new set of Inject Creativity Live events for 2021. Click here to register in advance to get a reminder email prior to each event as well as a link to the recordings. Note these events are being streamed live on the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel. Click here to see past recordings.

Adobe Creative Educator program

About 14,000 teachers have currently enrolled in the Adobe Creative Educator (ACE) program with about 6,500 teachers completing level 1 and receiving their ACE badge.

The Adobe Creative Educator (ACE) program is for any teacher, from any subject area in any level. You don’t have to be an Adobe expert to get an ACE badge.

Last week, Adobe ran the Be a Creative Educator course which is aimed at helping teachers through the process to achieving ACE Level 1. This free course is being repeated on March 11 and on April 13 (school holidays). Click here for more information and registration.

Special Adobe & EduTech webinar

Keep 10th February 4PM (AEDT) free for a special Adobe in Education webinar in conjunction with EduTech. Guests will include Lauren Sayer (now from Melbourne Girls Grammar), Joe Cohen from the NSW Department of Education T4L team and Deb Hicks from the Victorian Department of Education. Find out how and why Adobe tools are making such a positive difference to a wide variety of curriculum areas and levels. Please share this event with colleagues, especially those who are new to the world of Adobe in Education.

More information & registration here.

Get to know your Adobe apps – webinar series

We have had over 600 registrations so far for the new and free Get to know your Adobe apps series starting in February. These events cater for teachers at various levels of K12 and Higher Education all over the Australasian region. They will be run by the Adobe Education team as well as Adobe Education Leaders from February 23 to May 26.

Register in advance for the sessions that are most relevant for you and share these events with your colleagues and wider education networks.

ACCE Conference 2021

The ACCE/Digicon Conference will be a virtual event from March 15th to March 19th 2021. The conference will be held each afternoon from 4pm to 6pm. Keep those dates & times free and click here for more information. Click here if you are interested in presenting at this event.

DLTV Journal

The latest DLTV Journal is now available online. It features a range of articles from cross-curricular classroom initiatives incorporating Digital Technologies to AI and ethics. Check Dr Kitchen’s tribute to Sir Ken Robinson on pages 18 & 19.

Integrate Adobe Apps with Your School’s Favourite Productivity Tools

Adobe Education has been working with partners to make online learning as smooth and seamless as possible. Read all the ways we’ve recently integrated Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Spark with productivity apps educators and students use every day.

Discover Your Creative Potential to Lead with #AdobeCQ

Adobe’s Creativity Quotient (CQ) is a baseline test designed to measure creativity aptitude and capability across industries. Take the new CQ Test to learn more about your teams’ creative style and to evaluate key strengths and potentials. Click here to take the test.

The Adobe Education Blog posts

The Future of Work: How Colleges Are Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

In a recent Adobe + Chronicle of Higher Education webinar series, we saw how colleges are preparing students for a post-pandemic workplace with focus on building digital literacy and creative skills. Read more.

Self-Care Learning for Students – A Social Emotional Activity for Remote Learning

Looking for activities to support students in emotional regulation and to build relationships? Learn how educators are using Adobe Spark to create Self-Care Package graphics with students. Read more.

Adobe Creative Educator Livestream Show

Join Clara Galán and Tanya Avrith on Facebook with expert educators to discuss best practices in distance learning. These events are live at 5.30 AM AEDT on a Friday so click here for recordings and more information via the Adobe Education Exchange.

Craig Daalmeijer-Power’s Behance Live Sessions

Adobe Education Leader Craig Daalmeijer-Power from TAFE NSW regularly streams live via Behance a range of Adobe tutorials. Click here for past recordings.

Adobe Education Exchange | Highlighted Course

Digital Publishing Professional Learning Kit | Presenter-led Training

This free presenter-led training is designed to work in tandem with our Digital Publishing with Your Students self-paced course, which aims to provide a starting point for educators who want to build their confidence with digital publishing and Adobe InDesign before diving into these learning kit resources. The course also includes an optional assignment so you can work towards accredited professional development. Click here to access.


If you would like to discuss any of the above information, please contact Dr Tim Kitchen via