I received a surprise email in the last school holidays, inviting me to join the Adobe Education Leadership program. Even though I have a working knowledge of many of the suite of Adobe programs I am by no means an expert in any of them. I emailed quickly back again, admitting my lack of knowledge but emphasising my willingness to learn.

Encouraged to continue I can now report that I am honoured to be a member of the Adobe Education Leadership program. I have survived my first online event in an Adobe connect room, built my profile and started exploring what Adobe can offer me. Next week I will be off to an Adobe Education Leaders seminar.

In return I have committed to increasing my understanding of Adobe products. Last weekend I started by signing up to ‘level up in Photoshop’. I have completed my first few missions and I look forward to finding the time to complete more. I have uploaded the AEL badge to this blog, having first manipulated it to reduce its size and turn the curved edges grey, so that it fits perfectly in my sidebar. Admittedly I needed help from @musingdad to do this, however I hope I won’t next time.

So what can this experience add to my classroom? It is a good reminder for me that I am a life-long learner, my students are too. I know I will have to work hard to understand all their software, my students have to work hard to learn new software too. I will enjoy exploring all they can offer me, my students also enjoy learning new skills. I will enjoy sharing all that I learn, they too enjoy sharing their learning through their own personal blogs.

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  1. Mrs. Miller,

    My name is Rachael Gordon and I am an edm310 student at The University of South Alabama. First I would like to congratulate you on your new endeavor with the Adobe Education Leadership program.

    To be honest with you blogging is completely foreign to me and I am not sure I know what I am doing. However, after reading your post I am encouraged that I can learn how to blog and how to make it work in my class room once I have graduated and begin my teaching career.

    With technology constantly changing I feel that all teachers must be life-long learners as well as the students to keep up with the ever changing software. Thank you for sharing your personal learning experiences on you blog, it is very encouraging to see that even the most experienced teachers still have lessons to learn.

    I will be coming back to your blog in a couple of weeks and then I will be summarizing my visits to your blog on my edm310 blog. My post should be complete by September 23,2012. I would love for you to visit my blog http://gordonrachaeledm310.blogspot.com/ and let me know what you think.

    Thank you,
    Rachael Gordon

  2. Great meeting you at the Adobe Education Leader Institute Summit in Sydney. Your students are lucky to have you and so are the AEL community here in Australia. Check out my activities listing on the AEC. There are a few more things you can / should add.

  3. You are too kind Gary, it was an honour meeting you and viewing your inspiring student work. They are lucky to have you and I am lucky to have my students. Keep in touch, I will certainly check out your listings.