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Dan Donahoo talks about technology for early childhood educators

Dan Donahoo was a keynote at the Live Wires Forum. For presenter notes, resources, tips and tools mentioned at the Forums click here to go to the Live Wires resources page.

The Live Wires Forums held during October in three cities—Perth, Brisbane and Sydney—were a chance to learn 21st century practices at a professional development day tailored for early childhood educators. The events brought educators and others together to discuss, play and think about the place of technology in children’s lives and learning experiences. If you missed out this time learn more at Live Wires and Live Wires Resources part of ECA’s Digital Business Kit site.


Digital technologies and interactive media are new pieces in the puzzle. Find out how they fit with your educational practice. Learn how to integrate technology into early childhood programs in a unique, hands-on day that brings together educators, leaders and latest thinking. Save your place now.

  • 1 fabulous day in 3 great locations (Perth, Brisbane and Sydney)
  • Dr Chip Donohue  from Erikson TEC Centre in Chicago
  • International and Australian thought leaders
  • Be part of this exclusive early childhood event.

Dates and locations

To register for the forum closest to you, please click the register link below.

Date State/Territory Venue Register
14 October 2015 Perth Crown Perth Register
16 October 2015 Brisbane Sofitel Brisbane Central Register
21 October 2015 Sydney Luna Park Register

Keynote topics include

  • International keynote—Dr Chip Donohue—turns concerns into mindful practice. Dr Donohue spells out where technology and early childhood development theory intersect and what it means for educators and essential early childhood experiences.
  • Australian keynote, Dr Kate Highfield, explores nature vs ‘nerd’ture, documentation and intentional practice and goes ‘beyond the screen’ for tangible play.
  • Australian education and technology experts Dan Donahoo, Anita L’Enfant and David Colville bring rich, tangible experiences for use in early childhood settings
  • Presentations, practice tips and hands-on sessions.
  • Connect the dots with the Live Wires panel of experts, Q&A forum and networking opportunities.

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