Adobe Education Leader

If Covid-19 has shown us anything, it is that we as a society can still connect and create from wherever we are in the world. The ability to collaborate, communicate, and create and use a wide range of tools to ‘make’ things is a fundamental digital literacy that all educators have to be able to incorporate into their courses. It isn’t about giving students what buzz words or applications they need to know for a job, but rather preparing them to think in a global world and use the skills and literacies to ‘connect things‘ to create and communicate effectively.

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”

-Steve Jobs

In reviewing my background in the digital arts and my years of teaching in higher education, I’ve been accepted as an Adobe Education Leader. A group of only about 300 world wide educators and researchers who look to the future of education, and how to enhance creativity as a skill for students of all backgrounds.

June 2020

Adobe Education Leader

Adobe Education Leaders are dedicated to enhancing creativity and collaboration and improving the teaching and learning experience. They share their expertise through workshops and conferences and help develop standards-based curriculums that are used worldwide.

Adobe Campus Leader

Adobe Campus Leaders are innovative faculty members at accredited institutions who are thought leaders using Adobe tools on their campus. They are advocates for educator-driven professional development and support colleagues and students in developing creative problem solving skills.

April 2018 – 2019
January 2016 – 2017

Adobe Education Trainer

Maintaining my “Adobe Education Trainer” status, AET is an individual that provides training on Adobe tools and solutions to individuals and institutions in the education space, pass a 75 hour online course and supply a log of trainings given in the year prior.

Adobe Education Trainer

To earn this credential, individuals must take and pass a 75 hour online course focused on Adobe product training, education space expertise and adult learning theory. And provide training on Adobe tools and solutions to individuals and institutions in the education space.

September 2014 – 2015