Adobe Education Train the Trainer: Elements and eLearning

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Train the Trainer is an 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 workshops. 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.

If you currently train or seek to train teachers who have little to no familiarity with digital media or online learning, this course is for you. Over eight weeks, you’ll explore interactive content that will prepare you to train educators on the Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements products as well as Adobe’s powerful eLearning tools, Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter. You’ll become familiar with Adobe Education’s support for trainers as you explore the important role digital skills and creativity play in the classrooms of today and tomorrow. Finally, you’ll engage in a peer-based interactive professional development design curriculum that will take your trainings to the next level.

Note: We’ll also offer the Train the Trainer course again in July-August 2015. This course will highlight Adobe tools from Creative Cloud.

Throughout the course, participants will:

  • Examine the importance of creativity in education and hear from fellow educators who are successfully using technology to foster creativity for students.
  • Explore Adobe Education’s free online resources, Adobe's industry-leading products, and engaging Adobe product training activities.
  • Review best practices in professional development design.

Course Timeline

  • Course begins: January 18
  • Week 1 available: January 18
  • Week 2 available: January 25
  • Week 3 available: February 1
  • Week 4 available: February 8
  • Week 5 available: February 15
  • Week 6 available: February 22
  • Week 7 available: March 1
  • Week 8 available: March 8
  • Course ends: April 5 (all work must be submitted by this date in order for the participant to graduate)
  • Pass/Fail emails sent: No later than April 20

Weekly Self-paced Lessons

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


Optional webinars will be offered each Wednesday to give participants an opportunity to connect with peers and process weekly learnings through facilitated discussions. While weekly webinars are optional, they’re also 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 a weekly assignment and provide weekly peer feedback. Participants must also successfully complete the final assignment.


Upon successful completion of the final assignment and other course requirements, 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.


Andrea Cebula

Damien Soukhavong

mireille massue

Adobe Education

Sjaani van den Berg

Pip Cleaves

Fabrice Deraedt

Course Workshops
Week 1 Discuss the importance of creativity in education. Explore how Adobe supports educators and students. Discover Photoshop Elements. Examine best practices in adult learning theory.
Week 2 Examine barriers to creativity in education. Learn to create and manipulate images with Photoshop Elements. Explore best practices in technology training.
Week 3 Discuss technology and student creativity. Discover tips for introducing digital video to new audiences with Premiere Elements. Write meaningful learning objectives for your professional development plan.
Week 4 Explore the question: Can creativity be taught?” Publish digital video with Premiere Elements. Begin to design an effective learning path for your professional development plan.
Week 5 Examine the question “Can creativity be assessed?” See an introduction to Presenter for educators. Explore best practices for strategic grouping and guided instruction during technology training.
Week 6 Discover best practices for fostering creativity in students. Dive deeper into Presenter with an engaging activity for students. Incorporate assessments into your professional development plan.
Week 7 Discuss best practices for creating environments that foster creativity. Discover Adobe Captivate for eLearning. Examine best practices for climate-setting during your professional development sessions.
Week 8 Reflect on how creativity impacts your role as an education trainer. Explore Adobe Captivate as a tool for learning on the go. Share best practices for handling the unexpected during your training sessions.
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Course discussions
Week 7, Creativity in Education, Seelig's Innovation Engine
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Adobe Certified Associate Educator and Adobe Certified Instructor
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Premiere Elements Discussion Thread
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Presenter Discussion Thread
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