Live Wires Forum

Program Overview

October 2015
7.00-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.05 Welcome to Country
9.05-9.10 Welcome message and program overview
9.10-10.30 Keynote – Connecting the dots

Explore where technology and early childhood development theory connect. What does it mean for practice, for educators and for essential early childhood experiences?

Dr Chip Donohue

10.30-11.00 Morning tea
11.00-12.00 Keynote – Nature vs ‘nerdture’

Bringing together opposites, contradictions and gaps. Technology and the outdoor space. Giving STEM the big A and what it means for higher order thinking

Dr Kate Highfield

12.00-1.00 Concurrent Session 1

  • Research into Practice by Dr Chip Donohue – Turning concerns into mindful practice. Early career educators–an early childhood framework for integrating your tech skills. Experienced educators–practical tips for managing technology in teams and with young children.
  • In Practice by Dr Kate Highfield – Go beyond screen:  tangible experiences for professional development and play
  • Hands-on, lead by Anita L’Enfant with Dan Donahoo, David Colville & Clare McHugh – Know your own device. You already have powerful tools in your hands. Get hints and tips, new ideas and possibilities
1.00-1.45 Lunch
1.45-2.45 Concurrent Session 2

  • Research into Practice by Dr Chip Donohue – Redefining the screen. A window to the world not a screen.
  • In Practice by Dr Kate Highfield – Beyond snapshots: Digital documentation, intentional practice and ethics.
  • Hands-on, lead by Dan Donahoo with Anita L’Enfant, David Colville & Clare McHugh – Don’t know much about Apps…but I know what I like. A fun, fast mix of ideas and presenters.
2.45-3.15 Afternoon tea
3.15-4.30 Connecting the dots – Panel, experts, Q&A
Have your say: Interactive session on the big issues
4.30 Close

Please note: changes to the program can be made at any point at ECA’s discretion.

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