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.