Adobe Education Train the Trainer: Creative Cloud March-May 2016

Course Closed

This course is now closed. Find out when this course will be offered again and enroll in other courses on the Collaborative Courses page. 

Course Overview

Train the Trainer is a free, eight-week online course designed to equip education trainers worldwide with the knowledge, skills, and tools to successfully design and deliver effective, engaging Adobe professional development. Upon course completion, participants will be able to design professional development sessions that empower and inspire students, teachers, and faculty to foster creativity and design innovative digital media. Participants who successfully complete the course will earn an “Adobe Education Trainer” credential and be endorsed by Adobe as a leader in the education technology training space.

Throughout the course, participants will:

  • Examine the importance of creativity in education within an educator community of practice.
  • Explore Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and see fellow educators model engaging activities for students and teachers. 
  • Apply best practices in adult learning theory and professional development design to create effective professional development session plans. 

Course Timeline

Course begins Tuesday, March 01.

Week 1 available: March 01
Week 2 available: March 08
Week 3 available: March 15
Week 4 available: March 22
Week 5 available: March 29
Week 6 available: April 05
Week 7 available: April 12
Week 8 available: April 19

Course ends Tuesday, May 10th (all work must be submitted by this date in order to successfully complete the course).

Course Structure

Weekly Self-paced Workshops

Course participants will progress through weekly, self-paced, asynchronous workshops and online discussion forums. 

Live Discussions

Optional live discussions will be offered each Thursday to give participants an opportunity to connect with peers and process weekly learnings. While weekly live discussions are optional, they’re a great way to network and strategize with other professional development leaders across the globe.


In order to successfully complete this course and earn the Adobe Education Trainer credential, participants must complete each weekly workshop by progressing through each week’s content and participating in weekly discussion forums. Participants must also submit iterative weekly assignments, and provide peer feedback on weekly assignments. Finally, participants must submit the final assignment. The course requires approximately seven hours of coursework per week. 


The successful completion of this course will require a time commitment of approximately 75 hours, including completion of the final assignment. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a digital Adobe Education Trainer credential. They’ll also get access to the Adobe Education Trainer Group, an online community on the Adobe Education Exchange that offers peer networking opportunities and an exclusive Adobe Education Trainer toolkit.


This course is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced educators, as well as both those who are new to digital media and those who have a deeper level of expertise. No prior experience using digital media in the classroom is necessary though a basic knowledge of the internet and basic understanding of digital media will be helpful. 


Roberto Alejandro Nuñez Lévano

Remy Mansfield

Andrea Cebula

Adobe Education

Sjaani van den Berg

Jason Webb

Course Workshops
Week 1 Explore the importance of creativity in education. Discover Adobe Acrobat. Examine best practices in adult learning theory. Introduce yourself to our collaborative community.
Week 2 Examine barriers to creativity in education. Edit, review and comment on PDFs and create fillable forms with Acrobat. Explore best practices in technology training and submit a pre-plan for your professional development session.
Week 3 Discuss student creativity and technology. Discover tips to introduce Photoshop to new users. Write meaningful learning objectives for your professional development plan.
Week 4 Explore technology and creativity. See engaging Photoshop activities for students. Design a learning path for your professional development plan.
Week 5 Examine the question “Can creativity be taught?” Discover Illustrator for educators. Incorporate best practices for strategic grouping and guided instruction into your professional development plan.
Week 6 Examine the question “Can creativity be assessed?” See an educator model an engaging Illustrator activity for students. Incorporate assessments into your professional development plan.
Week 7 Explore strategies to foster creativity in individuals. Discover InDesign for educators. Share best practices in professional development facilitation.
Week 8 Explore strategies to foster creativity in environments. View an InDesign an activity for educators and students. Share best practices for handling the unexpected during professional development sessions.
Enrolled Members
Course discussions
Questions for Instructors
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Introduce yourself to our collaborative community!
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Week 5, Creativity in Education, Can creativity be taught?
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Week 2, Professional Development Design, Guide on the Side
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Week 1, Product Training Activities, Introducing Adobe Tools to New Users
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