Adobe Education Train the Trainer 2014

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Adobe Education Train the Trainer overview

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.

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 in their 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: June 29
  • Week 1 available: June 29
  • Week 2 available: July 6
  • Week 3 available: July 13
  • Week 4 available: July 20
  • Week 5 available: July 27
  • Week 6 available: August 3
  • Week 7 available: August 10
  • Week 8 available: August 17
  • Course ends: September 1 (all work must be submitted by this date in order for the participant to graduate)
  • Pass/Fail emails sent: No later than September 15

Weekly Self-paced Lessons

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

Sample Weekly Schedule (4-5 hours/week)*








Work through self-paced online weekly lessons

Work through self-paced online weekly lessons

Work through self-paced online weekly lessons

Join your peers for an optional online webinar

Post your weekly assignment

Provide peer feedback

Review peer feedback of your work

30 min

30 min

30 min

1 hour

1 hour

30 min

30 min

* This schedule serves as a model and a guide. Participants can work through each week's lesson at their own pace. 


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

Adobe Education

Sjaani van den Berg

Phil Badham

Ana Laura Gomes

Gutiérrez Daniel

Course Workshops
Adult Learning Best Practices Discuss the importance of creativity in education. Explore Adobe Creative Cloud for educators. Discover Adobe Acrobat and interactive forms. Examine best practices in adult learning theory.
Technology Training Best Practices Discuss creativity and student learning. Learn to create electronic portfolios with Acrobat. Explore best practices in technology training.
Writing Learning Objectives Examine barriers to creativity in education. Discover tips to introduce Adobe Photoshop to new users. Write meaningful learning objectives for your professional development plan.
Designing Learning Paths Discuss technology and student creativity. View a creative Photoshop activity for students. Begin to design an effective learning path for your professional development plan.
Strategic Grouping and Guided Instruction Explore the question: "Can creativity be taught?" See an introduction to Adobe Illustrator for educators. Explore best practices for strategic grouping and guided instruction during technology training.
Session Openings and Closings Examine the question:"Can creativity be assessed?" Dive deeper into Illustrator with an engaging activity for students. Design session opening and closings that incorporate best practices in adult learning.
Assessments Discuss best practices for creating environments that foster creativity. Discover Adobe InDesign for educators. Examine best practices for incorporating assessments into your professional development sessions.
Facilitation Best Practices Reflect on how creativity impacts your role as an education trainer. Explore InDesign and digital publishing. Share best practices for effective workshop facilitations.
Enrolled Members
Course discussions
Group F NZ teachers & The Pond
2 0
An interesting blog / post on building the conditions for creativity in the classroom......
2 0
Camera plugin in Photoshop
4 1
Product training activities group a
5 0
Sad note - Rubem Alves, a great Brazilian educator and philosopher passed away
5 1
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