Impact of Creativity on Career and College Readiness


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Key research from Civitas Learning and district outcomes in Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico have demonstrated what we have long held true, that creativity and digital literacy are key to empowering learners.

In this webinar, we will discuss quantitative research from Civitas Learning that shows how creative and digital literacy have improved student outcomes like GPA and career trajectories post-college graduation, which help meet institutions’ goals for retention and engagement. Hear how these approaches impacted K-12 education in states committed to digital learning, including Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. 

Panelists will discuss how to create and manage your own digital experiences, from producing more efficient document workflows to delivering your story to the right person at the right time.

K-12 leaders attending this webinar will learn how to:

  • Develop key skills that produce quantifiable outcomes across student segments, including first-term and traditionally undeserved
  • Provide proven, measurable value to students that improves retention
  • Ensuring students enter the workforce with creative skills that are more in demand and garner higher salaries
  • Give students a competitive edge that will improve their career trajectory

This is the third in a webinar series sponsored by Adobe. Learn more about the other episodes:

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Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm PT / 4:00 pm ET

Duration: 1 hour

Meet Our Panelists

Donna Caldwell

Senior Solutions Consultant,

Adobe Education

As a solutions consultant specializing in digital media, Donna works with education institutions from K12 through higher education to help them meet their digital literacy and digital strategy goals.

Tacy Trowbridge

Lead for Global Education Thought Leadership & Advocacy,


As a leader on the Adobe Education team for over ten years, Tacy’s focus is to engage and inspire educators and students around the world to be creators, not just consumers of digital media. Prior to joining Adobe, Tacy led global programs to provide professional development for educators, develop curriculum, design online learning, and conduct research on learning and technology for the University of California, Teachscape, Stanford University, and San Francisco-area schools as a classroom teacher and technology lead.

Katie Fielding

Instructional Technology Coordinator, 

Arlington Public Schools, Virginia


Katie is passionate about accessibility and creativity in the classroom. With 18 years of experience in public schools, Katie is always excited to discuss ways to integrate technology into the classroom. As a coach, she quickly found her niche in sharing instructional practices with her colleagues, and she was selected VSTE coach of the year in 2019. Katie takes joy in building capacity in others so they can fully participate in the digital world.

Host: Carl Hooker

Educational Consultant, Speaker, Workshop Facilitator & Writer


Carl Hooker is an educational consultant and speaker from Austin, TX. He is a former teacher and administrator and has written 6 books on mobile learning as well as being a National Faculty Member for Future Ready Schools. He hosts two podcasts and has launched an online course called The Remote Learning Coach for schools and districts looking for assistance when it comes to remote and hybrid learning. His latest book, Ready, Set, Fail! looks at the importance of taking risks in motivating learners and opening up creative pathways. 

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