Thursday 23rd March - Friday 24th March 2017



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


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


Plenary and Young Learners Speakers

Leanne Edwards

Bass Valley Primary School



Sarah Asome

Learning and Curriculum Support Leader
Bentleigh West Primary School


Catherine Ford

Junior Primary Teacher
Cummins Area School


Brian Schiller

Primary Teacher
Seacliff Primary School


Rebecca Johnson

Primary Teacher & Author
Windaroo State School 



Jason Meijboom

Deputy Principal, 
Hilliard State School 


Clare Crew

Early Childhood Educator, Thriving Children


Dr Kristy Goodwin

Author and Thought Leader, Dr Kristy Goodwin



Megan Iemma

Educator and Digital Coach, Tech Coach HQ


Lee Hewes

Classroom Teacher, Merrylands East Public School 


Kylie Farmer

Immediate Past President, Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations (AFMLTA) and Languages Education Consultant


Anne-Marie Morgan

Deputy Head, School of Education, University of New England & President, Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association (AFMLTA)


Erin McNamara

Classroom Teacher, Prep Leader & Teaching and Learning Coach, Aitken Creek Primary School



Daniel Donahoo

Director - Project Synthesis & Founder - Deeper Richer

Dr Jordy Kaufman

Director, Swinburne Babylab




Melissa Bray

eLearning Integrator, St Peters Girls School

Lynda Cutting

Senior Advisor, School Improvement, Independent Schools Victoria





Melissa Smith

Disability Advocate & Parent/Carer

Prakash Nair

International Leader and Author in Learning Space Design
Harvard University and Fielding Nair International

Jan Owen

Chief Executive Officer
Foundation for Young Australians




Lisa Rodgers

Chief Executive Offer
Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)     


Marita Cheng

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
2Mar Robotics     


Book your team to attend today  REGISTER