Presented as part of Adobe Academy, a month-long lineup of virtual events and inspirational, informative content hosted by Adobe's certification partner Certiport, a Pearson VUE business.

At Adobe, we believe creativity belongs in every classroom.

Our mission is to inspire and empower the next generation to be lifelong creators. We support educators in every subject and discipline as they transform teaching and learning to help students think, collaborate, create, and communicate in new ways.

In this webinar, we will share free resources that enable educators to foster creative skills and digital literacy, including:

  • Professional development
  • Curriculum
  • Instructional content
  • Distance learning support
  • Community

We know many of you tuning in today are interested in the Adobe Certified Associate program, so we will highlight tips, tools, and materials that are especially useful when preparing students for certification.

Most of these resources live on the Adobe Education Exchange, the free learning and community platform designed by educators for educators to ignite creativity in every classroom.


Self-Paced Courses

Adobe has launched over 20 free, self-paced courses for educators, administrators, and school leaders, with more on the way.

These courses prepare you to combine digital literacy, subject-specific learning outcomes, and essential skills like the 4 Cs (creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking).

Most courses have optional assignments where, upon completion, participants receive a badge and certificate for professional development hours. Courses vary in length from 2 to 15 hours of combined content and assignment time.

Check out trailers for some of our courses, and visit the Adobe Education Exchange to enroll.

For educators interested in the Adobe Certified Associate program, Certifying Adobe Skills in Your Classroom is a great starting point. This 3-hour workshop discusses the value of certification, the structure of ACA exams, and best practices for incorporating certification into your curriculum.

Professional Learning Kits

Want to lead your own 1-hour training session? We've created a series of Professional Learning Kits for educators looking to facilitate in-person or online workshops about teaching digital literacy and essential skills with Adobe Creative Cloud. Each toolkit has all the materials you'll need to plan an awesome session, including:

Check out our 2 kits that are aligned with ACA exams:


On the Adobe Education Exchange, you'll find lesson plans, projects, and activities to enhance any digital media or general education course.

Find the resources that are right for you, and share your expertise with the global educator community by providing feedback or uploading your own materials.

NEW Back-to-School Curriculum

Adobe has just launched over 350 ready-to-go teaching resources, complete with lesson plans, creative projects, student examples, and rubrics.

New resources created by Adobe Master Teachers in partnership with Khan Academy, BetterLesson, and Pixar in a Box

Khan + Create

Adobe has partnered with classroom teachers and Khan Academy to produce 40+ creative and engaging activities that build upon Khan Academy's free, world-class lessons for students of all ages.

Creative Kickstarters

This new set of quick, hands-on projects helps to inspire creativity, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration in any class. Students will create graphics, videos, and other digital media as they explore texts, interpret source material, and explain complex concepts.

Adobe Creative Cloud Across the Curriculum

This free eTextbook by Dr. Todd Taylor, Professor of English at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, is a rich resource for students and educators across higher education disciplines who want to tackle their academic work in innovative ways.

Digital Careers Teaching Resources

The Digital Careers Teaching Resources include four project-based, ACA-aligned curriculums with dozens of modular activities that teach design, communication, project management, and technical skills.

App-Specific Teaching Resources

If you are preparing students for ACA certification or just looking for lessons that use particular tools, browse and filter resources by product to find exactly what you need on the Adobe Education Exchange.


Adobe produces fun, helpful, and inspirational content to help users at all levels, from beginners to design experts. While not intended for classroom use, Adobe tutorials and live streams are fantastic resources for digital media educators.

Tutorials & Projects

Visit Creative Cloud Learn & Support for beginner and advanced tutorials and project ideas for every application. Add these engaging, easy-to-follow videos to your curriculum, or use them to build your own skills. This content is also useful for preparing students for Adobe Certified Associate exams, which require a firm grasp on core features, basic workflows, and foundational industry concepts.

How to create a motion blue effect in Adobe Photoshop

Make a minimal vector portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Advanced Text Techniques in Adobe InDesign

Replace colors in a video in Adobe Premiere Pro

Create realistic movement in your animated characters in Adobe Animate

Code HTML, CSS, and JavaScript faster in Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Live on Behance

What better way to learn creative skills than from professional creators? Tune into Adobe Live everyday to hear from artists and designers as they show off their workflows and techniques, share career advice, and answer questions from viewers around the world.

The Daily Creative Challenges on Behance are another great way to motivate yourself or your students to try new tools, techniques, and styles.

Generation Create

Adobe recently launched Gen Create, a resource hub for young creators. Here your students will find fun tutorials and project ideas, career advice, and exciting opportunities like scholarships, grants, and design contests. They could even create new cover art for Lil Nas X and earn a $10K prize!


Adobe has assembled a resource hub to help educators and school leaders adapt to the challenges of online and blended learning.

Lessons, Projects & Activities

Keep students engaged and motivated with creative assignments that deepen and demonstrate their learning. Many of these projects utilize or can be adapted for Adobe Spark, a set of beginner-friendly tools that are accessible on mobile devices and available with premium features for FREE to all education institutions.

Talks & Webinars

Join the Adobe Education team for live and on-demand sessions that focus on strategies for effective distance learning.

Courses, Articles & Blogs

Adobe is continually creating and curating resources to help educators, students, school leaders, and parents adapt to distance learning.


Adobe Education Exchange

Use the community tab and discussion forums to share your questions, ideas, and expertise with the 700,000 members of our global community.

Community Programs

Adobe creates opportunities for networking, growth, and peer-to-peer learning through community programs that nurture and celebrate education professionals. Our community members are innovators and problem-solvers who want to push education forward to better prepare students for the challenges of the future.


The new Adobe Creative Educator program welcomes educators from every subject area and grade level who inspire creativity for the next generation. Member benefits include:

  • Curated professional development and instructional materials
  • Information about virtual and in-person events
  • Opportunities to promote your work on Adobe Education social channels
  • Access to a global community of like-minded educators across K12 and Higher Ed
  • Adobe Edu swag
  • Official badges to share in your portfolio and online profiles

To start your journey as an Adobe Creative Educator, complete the Level 1 course and assignment.

Livestreams & Events

Follow Adobe for Education on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to stay up-to-date virtual and in-person events for educators.


Tune into the Adobe Creative Educator Show on Thursdays at at 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET for conversations with special guests on creativity, digital literacy, and distance learning.

For educators in APAC, the Inject Creativity Live chat show takes place every other Wednesday at 6:30pm AEST.

Adobe Education Summit

Although the 2020 Summit has passed, the keynotes and workshops are still available on-demand for free on the conference website.

Adobe MAX

This year's creativity conference is virtual, FREE, and jam-packed with 56 hours of non-stop inspiration and learning, starting on October 20 at 9am PDT. With over 350 sessions and labs across 10 tracks, global collaborative projects, and celebrity appearances, this is an immersive experience you don't want to miss.

Register today to start building your MAX 2020 schedule, and make sure to invite your students. There is also a pre-conference bootcamp on October 19, just for students and emerging creators.


How do you intend to foster creativity and digital literacy in your classroom? How can Adobe help you reach your goals?

To recap, here are ten ideas for continuing your creative learning journey:

  1. Join the Adobe Education Exchange.
  2. Sign up for a self-paced professional development course.
  3. Register for Adobe MAX and invite your students.
  4. Find a lesson plan to add to your curriculum or to recommend to a colleague.
  5. Follow along with a tutorial for a tool or technique you haven't tried before.
  6. Tune into a live stream on Behance.
  7. Share scholarships, how-tos, or career advice with students.
  8. Learn about online teaching strategies from a webinar or blog post.
  9. Start the Level 1 course for Adobe Creative Educators.
  10. Sign up for next week's Adobe Academy webinar!

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