Train the Trainer

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About this course

Adobe Education Train the Trainer is a free online course designed to equip all educators with the knowledge and skills to successfully design and deliver professional development.

Working with a collaborative community of educators, you will explore the importance of creativity in education and apply best practices in adult learning theory and professional development design. At the end of the course, you will have a broad array of skills with Adobe products and a well-structured professional development plan that you can implement in your own classes and training.

What will I learn?

  • Become a more confident user of the Adobe apps.

  • Develop and practice your own product training for fellow educators.

  • Examine the importance of creativity in education and hear from fellow educators who are successfully using technology to foster creativity in their students.

  • Explore fundamental Adobe Education resources that you can use to support the educators in your professional development audiences.

  • Review best practices in professional development design and create a professional development plan for your audience.

Who is this course for?

This course is for educators and trainers who train teachers and educators working in primary, secondary or higher education and is the first part of becoming a recognized AET. Some prior experience with Adobe tools or digital media technologies is expected.

How long is the course?

The course runs for eight weeks, with orientation starting on 9th April 2018, and should take about 75 hours to complete. All coursework must be submitted by 22nd June 2018.

What will it cost?

Enrollment and course completion certificate are FREE!

What software/technology will I need?

Mandatory apps include:

From week 5 participants may select from any of the Creative Cloud desktop apps to focus their training plan on.

What will I receive when the course ends?

  • An Adobe Train The Trainer digital badge and certificate.

About Adobe Education Exchange Courses

This collaborative course will include weekly:

  • Design and instructional theory content, innovative and tailored for trainers.

  • Interactive live class sessions taught by expert educators and AETs.

  • Hands-on creative assignment with personalized feedback from instructors and other educators

  • Reflective learning journal best practice

  • Community collaboration and discussion

  • Development of personalized training plan and supporting content


Carin Sleurink

Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Sjaani van den Berg

Melissa Arnold

Course Tutors

Course Workshops
Orientation In this section you'll meet your course instructors and find out more about the content and structure of the course. Introduce yourself to our collaborative community and prepare for the course by setting up your “Learning Journal” with Adobe Spark.
Class 1 Get Started with Premiere Pro Discuss the importance of creativity in education. Explore Adobe Creative Cloud for educators. Explore adult learning theory best practices and get started with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Class 2 Dive into Adobe Photoshop. Explore creativity and best practices in technology training, and get started with Adobe Photoshop.
Class 3 Get Started with Adobe Illustrator. Explore the barriers to creativity in education and develop your professional development knowledge, then get started with graphic design and Adobe Illustrator.
Class 4 Get Started with Adobe InDesign. Explore tools, tips and strategies for designing effective learning pathways, and get started creating a training plan template with Adobe InDesign.
Class 5 Start Building a Training Plan Pitch Learning about effective strategic grouping strategies, then get started building a training plan pitch. Explore tools, tips and strategies for strategic grouping, then review and revise the process for pitching a professional development training plan.
Class 6 Start Building Your Training Plan Recap creativity in education and professional development, then get started building your training plan. Explore the problems with assessing creativity in education, then recap some core professional development principles.
Class 7 Start Planning and Completing Your Final Training Plan Revisit creativity in education and learn about incorporating formative assessments into your sessions, then start planning and completing your final training plan draft.
Class 8 Finalize Your Training Plan Examine creativity’s role in the future of education, cover strategies for handling the unexpected, then develop and finalise your training plan.
Achieving Accreditation The final step to achieving accreditation
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