2022 APAC Adobe Education Summit

Over 4000 teachers went to the 2022 APAC Adobe Education Summit site leading up to the big event on Wed 28th September that was hosted and led by the above Adobe Education Leaders (AELs) and Adobe staff at the Adobe Sydney office.

The overall Summit involved 18 presentations from either AELs or the Adobe Edu team, 2 keynote sessions from Dr Tim Patston (one of Australia’s leading researchers in creativity and innovation in education) as well as over 40 online workshop options.

The Summit Studio

The Main Summit Day

The main Summit event was all day on Wed 28th September with a wide range of presenters. All the main sessions were recorded and are now available to view by clicking the related images below …

Summit Introduction with Tim & Erin

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Ben Forta – Adobe Global Team Update

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Tacy Trowbridge – Adobe Edu Thought leadership Update

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Adobe Express Info and Challenge with Juliette Bentley

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Drew Mayhills – Classroom Success Story from All Saints’ College in WA

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Brett Salakas – Creative Catalyst Talk

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Adobe Education Exchange & Adobe Express resources

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Michelle Dennis  – Classroom Success Story from Haileybury

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Dr Tim Patston – Keynote

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Andrew On Yi Lai created this amazing visual representation of both of Dr Patston’s keynote addresses.


About 30 online 1hr workshop options were provided by the amazing team of Adobe Education Leaders for the main Summit day and another 16 were offered at the Pre-Summit which was exclusively for AELs & Adobe Creative Educators (ACEs).

The Pre-Summit

The Pre-Summit day was on Tuesday Sept 26 and involved about 60 AELs & ACE who registered to be involved. Much of the content is now available by clicking the related images below.

Pre-Summit Introduction with Tim & Erin

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Ben Forta – Global Adobe Education Program Update

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Kathy Xiao – Photoshop Express product team

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Jon Barrie – Premiere Pro

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Jon Barrie – After Effects

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Steven Kolber – Classroom Success Story from a Victorian State School

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Alison Blackwell – Classroom Success Story from Western Australia

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Lauren Sayer – Creative Catalyst Talk

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Alwyn Hunt – All things Adobe 3D

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Joel Aarons – Classroom Success Story from a Melbourne Primary School

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Art Chopra – Classroom Success Story from India

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Dr Tim Patston’s Pre-Summit Keynote

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The content of this event met your expectation

  • Strongly agree – 52%
  • Agree – 42 %
  • Neutral – 4%
  • Disagree – 2%
  • Strongly disagree – 0%

The content was relevant and useful

  • Strongly agree – 58%
  • Agree – 38 %
  • Neutral – 4%
  • Disagree – 0%
  • Strongly disagree – 0%

The event increased my knowledge of Adobe tools & programs

  • Strongly agree – 56%
  • Agree – 40 %
  • Neutral – 0%
  • Disagree – 4%
  • Strongly disagree – 0%

I will be able to apply much of what I learned in my work

  • Strongly agree – 48%
  • Agree – 44 %
  • Neutral – 8%
  • Disagree – 0%
  • Strongly disagree – 0%

The overall quality of this event was excellent.

  • Strongly agree – 68%
  • Agree – 24 %
  • Neutral – 6%
  • Disagree – 0%
  • Strongly disagree – 0%

I would recommend a similar session to others

  • Strongly agree – 68%
  • Agree – 26 %
  • Neutral – 6%
  • Disagree – 0%
  • Strongly disagree – 0%


  • Listening to Dr Tim Patston and his research and ideas on creativity.
  • A great insight into different Adobe tools and their practical application in the classrooms.
  • The workshop sessions were great.
  • What interested me the most was the discussion regarding the Adobe Express Challenge
  • I love hearing and learning how the speakers inject creativity in their classrooms.
  • It was a very fruitful webinar. I really enjoyed listening to the expertise of our resource persons especially Mr. Rollan Banez not only because he is a fellow Filipino but of his passion and dedication to imparting all the knowledge he gained through the years.

Summit images

Welcome event


Main Summit Day

Find out more about the Adobe Creative Educators program.

Register for a coming Adobe in Education event (most free and online).

Join the email list for the monthly Adobe in Education Update Australasia

Big Day In Junior in Sydney’s West

On Thursday 1st September, The Australian Computer Society Foundation along with Hilltop Road Public School hosted a special Big Day In Junior event for all of their Year 5 & 6 students and teachers.

Dr Tim Kitchen rotated students through a set of lessons based on using Adobe Express to create a poster based on how to improve the planet, converting the poster into a short video and then turning the video into an animated gif.

The students produced some wonderful results and learned lots about digital creativity at the use of Adobe Express as a tool for communicating in many subject areas and for fun.

Adobe Education Leader Brett Kent who, teaches at Hilltop Road Public School, ran a series of sessions on how to use Photoshop to turn your face into The Hulk. Photoshop is one of Adobe’s professional tools, yet the students had no problem picking up a number of techniques that that can apply to all sorts of digital design work they will do in the future.

After school, Dr Kitchen was joined by Brett Kent and Adobe Education Leader Michael Turner from Mitchell High School for a professional learning event for Hilltop Road teachers as well as visiting teachers from the region.

This teacher session involved workshops and demonstrations on how the following applications can be used in a range of curriculum areas:

  • Character Animator (for real-time animation)
  • Adobe Express (for making informatics)
  • Adobe Express (for making short video stories)
  • InDesign (for desktop publishing)
  • Premiere Rush (for video editing)

The NSW Department of Education (one of the world’s largest K-12 education systems) provide Adobe software to all their schools so that their students and teachers have a toolkit of applications to help them enhance their communication skills.

Adobe Express is a great way to get started with the world of digital creativity. It is a browser and app based set of applications to help build posters, graphics, infographics, flyers, booklets, video stories, webpages and so much more. K-12 school are able to access Adobe Express at no cost all over the planet.

Photoshop is tool that is used in many industries for image manipulation, digital art and design. Both Adobe Express and Photoshop are part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, which is a suite of about 50 apps, resources and services used by students and industry professionals all over the globe.

Find out more about Adobe Express in Education

Find out more about Photoshop

Register for any of the free Adobe in Education webinars and events that are coming up so that you can increase your knowledge of how to make the most of these amazing digital creativity tools in the classroom.

Join the free APAC Adobe Education Summit on 28th September

Amazing student films from NSW Students

On Wednesday 31st August, Northern Beaches Secondary College Freshwater Senior Campus hosted their 2022 HSC Multimedia Showcase featuring many great examples of the use of Adobe’s professional products like Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition and Animate by some very talented Year 12 HSC students.

Go to the Fresh Media YouTube Channel to see the amazing films produced by these talented students.

For many years, Dr Tim Kitchen has been invited by media teacher and Adobe Education Leader Andrew On Yi Lai to judge his students’ work and every year, the work has been outstanding. Andrew’s students regularly demonstrate wonderful examples of how Adobe tools can enhance creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills.

Samples of the student work can be found on their YouTube Channel – Fresh Media.

Check out the Freshwater HSC Industrial Technology Multimedia Showreel 2022 …

Congratulations to this year’s winning students

  • Finley York
  • Aiden Di Palma
  • Emily Weeks

And special mention to

  • Callum Burke
  • Mala Longhurst
Doing a Be Real with Adobe Education Leader Andrew On Yi Lai

Adobe Day at Frankston High – Victoria

On Monday 29th August 2022, Frankston High School, on Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula, hosted an Adobe Day.

Adobe Days are typically all-day digital creativity activities hosted by a school and run by the Adobe Education team.

During this Adobe Day, a mixture of Year 7 to 10 English, Media and Art classes rotated through a series of lessons and activities with Dr Tim Kitchen from Adobe based on a range of apps and topics such as:

  • Infographics with Adobe Express
  • Introduction to vector art with Adobe Illustrator
  • Tips and tricks with Photoshop
  • Making social posters with Adobe Express
  • Real-time animation with Adobe Character Animator
  • Video editing on the go with Premiere Rush

During each session the importance of developing creativity skills was emphasised and the everyone had an opportunity to access and create with the Adobe tools that the Victorian Government have provided to all of their Secondary school students and teachers.

At lunchtime, a number of students from a rage of levels took part in a special competition where they had 10 minutes to build an infographic poster based on a particular topic and set of criteria. The winners won Adobe merchandise and chocolate.

After school, a number of teachers, as well as visiting teachers, attended a special Adobe in Education professional learning event that covered a range of Adobe applications and how they can be used to enhance digital literacy, creativity, collaboration and engagement within a wide range of curriculum areas and levels. During this session, Dr Kitchen promoted the value of the Adobe Education Exchange which currently involves about 1,145,000 teachers as well as the Adobe Creative Educator program and the coming APAC Adobe Education Summit.

Special thank you to Jack Barbour (Director of STEM Learning Specialist), Dr Elise Roper and the executive at Frankston High for planning, hosting and enabling this Adobe Day to take place.

Click here to contact the Adobe Education Team.