Wednesday 21st March - Thursday 22nd March 2018



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



“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”  (John Dewey)

There’s no doubt about it our kids are drawn to technology whether it be touchscreen TVs, tablets, smart phones or apps. But how can this interest in technology, and the technology itself, be used – not just for games - but to improve teaching and learning of young children; and better prepare them for a life-time of learning in a tech-savvy world?

The Young Learners Conference  is designed as a highly practical and visionary event for all K-2 educators and school leaders. Delegates will hear from mobile learning to augmented reality, gaming, coding, maker space, connected classrooms and robotics. With practical sessions and hands on workshop, this conference will equip delegates with the tools and practical know-how to integrate and teach Digital Technologies with confidence.


Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is working with early learners–kindergarten through to Years 1 and 2–will benefit from the sessions presented including:

  • Primary School Principals and Assistant / Deputy Principals
  • Primary School Teachers
  • Stage and year coordinators in the foundation years (kindergarten, 1 and 2)


Why Attend?

  • Implement a sustainable model to drive passion in education and science for young learners

  • Gain new ideas to cultivate entrepreneurship in preschool

  • Unlock the potential of literacy education through early intervention

  • Unleash the potential of digitalised childhoods through redefining the role of educators

  • Harness the potential of robotics and coding for early learner development

  • Provide a flying start in life through student wellbeing and effective learning



  • Learning Foundations
  • Literacy and Numeracy Skills
  • Stimulating Creativity and Curiosity
  • Nurturing Wellbeing
  • Tech Perspective


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 Kate Highfield
Senior Lecturer, Department of Education,
Swinburne University of Technology

Barbara Murray
Early Childhood Consultant,
Catholic Education South Australia

Janelle Ford 
Deputy Principal,
Claremont College

Laure Hislop 
Professional Learning Consultant,
KU Children’s services; NSW ECE Premier’s Award 2016

Anna Kinnane
Project Manager (Digital Strategies)
Queensland College of Teacher

Nicola Flanagan
Head of Innovation
Oakleigh State School

Mary Mason
Literacy Specialist,
Victorian Assocition for Teaching of English

Dr Amanda McGraw
Senior Lecturer,
Federation University of Australia

Jennifer Haynes
Brisbane Independent School

Alanna James 
Claremont College

Dr Ragnar Purje 
Adjunct Lecturer
School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University

Dr Charlene Smith 
Policy Program Director,
Mitchell Institute at Victoria University






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