Wednesday 21st March - Thursday 22nd March 2018



One of five parallel conferences running at the National FutureSchools Expo.

This conference focuses on the Professional Development for teachers of Australia's new digital technologies curriculum, with a focus on how to teach children to code.



The Digital Technologies Curriculum will lay the foundations for a new generation of Australian’s who will give the term ‘Digital Natives’ a whole new meaning. But, what challenges does THIS generation of teachers face in delivering this new subject, and how are we going to overcome them?

Teaching Kids to Code is a fresh, new part of the FutureSchools experience – a conference designed to explore these challenges and to give K-12 teachers a forum to collaborate and engage with fellow teachers across Australia who are doing great work in pushing STEM, computational thinking and coding beyond the classroom…


Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 Teachers with an interest in coding and robotics

  • ICT Integrators/Facilitators/Coordinators

  • ICT Managers and Directors

  • Computing Teachers

  • STEM Teachers


Why Attend?

  • Understand the rationale behind computational thinking and its application in and outside the school

  • Discover practical approaches and apps for teaching very young students to program

  • Equip yourself with tools and websites that can help older students learn to hack code 

  • Learn first-hand from teachers across the country who are delivering the digital technologies curriculum and coding in their schools

  • Get involved with hands-on practical workshops and find the best approaches in how to teach coding

  • Gain useful tips on how to engage students and motivate them to learn programming


Attendance at National FutureSchools Expo counts towards PD/professional learning activities which you can record with your relevant state teacher registration board.





Sir Ken Robinson
Internationally recognised authority in creativity and innovation in education, and New York Times best-selling author

Dr Chip Kimball
Singapore American School

Daniel Pinchas
General Manager - Teaching and School Leadership
Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

Dr Therese Keane
Deputy Chair, Department of Education
Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Catherine Ball  
Remote Research Ranges

Nat Bradshaw
Senior School Mathemtics and Information Technology Teacher,
Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School

A/Prof James Curran
Australia Computing Academy

Phil Feain
Curriculum Manager - Digital Technologies,
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

Kieran Nolan 
Educational Technologist
Wooranna Park Primary School

Mel Cashen
Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria

Monica Williams
Educational Consultant,
Association of Independent Schools of South Australia

Kylie McColl 
VCE Algotihmics Teacher
University of Melbourne

Martin Richards
Content Manager: Digital Technologies Hub
Education Services Australia

Bec Spink
Assistant Principal
Aitken Creek Primary School; Cofounder & Director of  Code the Future and Committee Member,  Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria

Nick Pattison 
Director of STEM Learning
Ormiston Junior College (New Zealand)

Owen Braiser
Computing Education Specialist
Australian Computing Academy - University of Sydney

Alexander Bush
Head of ICT and Chairman
Iona College and RoboCup Junior Australia

Greig Tardiani
T4L Project Manager - Futures Learning Unit Technology Integrations
NSW Department of Education




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