Australasian Adobe in Education Update – March, 2021

It has been an exciting and busy start to 2021 with over 30 events so far this year involving about 7000 teachers and students, include my first face to face engagement for 12 months. I recently calculated the numbers and since the beginning of the COVID lock-downs, I have personally run over 200 online events, directly impacting over 24,000 teachers and students in Australasia.

I would especially like to thank all the Adobe Education Leaders from this region who have helped present many of the online events over the past 12 months. Your contributions have been outstanding and very much appreciated.

There is still such a need for sharing simple digital literacy and creativity skills to teachers and students and it is a privilege to be managing so many great free creativity events and programs for teachers and students in Australasian region.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to see what our team can do for your school or university and please share the programs that most relate to you with your colleagues and wider education networks.

Dr Tim Kitchen – Senior Education Specialist, Adobe (APAC)

Do you have your Adobe Creative Educator Badge yet?

So far, over 17K teachers have enrolled in Level 1 of the Adobe Creative Educator Program. This is a great program with the focuses on creativity in education rather than Adobe skills. All educators in any subject area and level can benefit from this program. To achieve Level 1 you need to do the On Demand Creativity for All course on the Adobe Education Exchange. If you would like help, we are running another Be a Creative Educator course April 13 (school holidays) and May 24. Click here for more information and registration.

Get to know your Adobe apps – webinar series

Session 1 of the three Get to know your Adobe apps webinar series have now been completed and we have a great set of recordings featuring short demos of a wide range of Adobe applications in education from Adobe Education Leaders and other Adobe experts.

Session 2 for each category is well underway with more time on the apps highlighted as the most popular during the first sessions. Please do register for these events, let your colleagues know and join the live sessions.

Inject Creativity Live – highlights

So far in 2021, we have run four Inject Creativity Live events with lots of great content from Adobe Education Leaders and other inspiring educators such as Clara Galan, Erin Raethke, Jason Lane, Dan Haesler, Chris Betcher, Paul McClean, Juliette Bentley, Michelle Dennis and Peter Hutton.

All of these events and more can be viewed on-demand via the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel.

Juliette Bentley – Adobe Master Teacher – in action on the Inject Creativity Live show March 17, 2021

Register here to get reminders of future live sessions and a copy of the recording. The next episode will be on Wed March 31 with AEL Adrian Bruch from SEA Melbourne and AEL Michelle Dennis from Haileybury College.

ACCE Conference

The Australian Council for Computers in Education Conference was a great success. It was run each afternoon from 4 PM to 6 PM (AEDT) throughout the week of March 15 to 19.

Adobe was a major sponsor and featured throughout the week of events with a range of workshops as well as the closing keynote. Have a look at the sponsor video we posted. It has some material that you may like to share with your colleagues and wider networks …

The Adobe sponsor video for the ACCE Conference

Here is the closing keynote session from the 2021 ACCE Conference.

Earth Day Mural Project

Use Adobe Fresco to get involved with the world’s largest digital mural in collaboration with Macquarie University, Venture Café Sydney & Adobe. See this video.

For QLD teachers


TAFE Queensland is proud to be Queensland’s largest and most experienced training provider. They have drawn on their industry networks and event experience to curate DIGITREK 21 to provide information and experiences in digital technologies.

One of these experiences is the Adobe 1 min Video Challenge to be held on Thursday, 22 April. This is open to any QLD school student and aims at working with a team of students and teachers to create a 1-minute video in a day with the use of Adobe Premiere Rush (or Premiere Pro) to help promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Click here to register.

Inspired Education – Injecting Creativity into QLD Education

Adobe is partnering with Inspired Education for a series of Adobe related masterclasses around Queensland. Check the video below to get an idea of they offer and contact if you are either interested in hosting or attending a future event.

For Vic DET & NSW DoE Secondary Schools –

The Adobe Holiday Video Challenge is a free 2.5 day online workshop during the April 2021 school holidays for Vic & NSW Government secondary students (Year 9 and higher) and teachers who are keen develop their video editing skills with Adobe Premiere Pro. Students could win an iPad Air & Apple Pencil and other prizes by being involved.

Go Mobile, Stay Sustainable

The Mobile Storytelling Congress 2021 is scheduled for the 13-15 November 2021 (as online and physical event) at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. 

They invite submissions of pre-constituted panels, workshops and individual paper and project showcase
Submission Deadline: 1st May 2021proposals. 

Submission for Abstracts for Research Paper, Workshops, Project Presentations and/or Showcase via

Submission for smartphone films via

All information about the categories for the 10th edition of the International Mobile Innovation Screening online (

Submission for Video Essays via

Australasian Adobe Education Community on Facebook

If you haven’t already, please do join the Australasian Adobe Education Community Facebook group to keep regularly up to date with the world of Adobe in Education for the Australasian region.