Destination Tasmania 2018 – Connections

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  • WELCOME TO COUNTRY –
    Dewayne Everettsmith 

  • WELCOME ADDRESS –
    Ros Cornish 

  • WELCOME ADDRESS –
    Tim Bullard 

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER –
    Gabrielle Sinclair

    CEO of ACECQA Gabrielle Sinclair has been the CEO of ACECQA since January 2017.

  • WORKSHOP –
    Dr Megan Gibson 

    Putting Action Research to Work: Exploring the possibilities for early childhood pedagogy, practices and programs 

  • WORKSHOP –
    Joy Elford

    Marte Meo: Using and enjoying everyday connection moments to activate social and emotional development and assist effective learning.


  • WORKSHOP –
    Lou Thorp & Mel Hilder

    New Horizons Preschool

    Connecting Theory and Practice: Creating a community of learners through the lens of an inquiry project.

  • WORKSHOP –
    Duncan Groves, Kirby Medcraft & David Gilkes – Department of Education

    Re-focussing Teaching and Learning in the Early Years 

  • WORKSHOP –
    Dr Megan Gibson, Prof. Andrew Hills, Christine Woolley & Trevor Brown 

    The Flourishing Tasmanian Child: Innovative approaches in an inner-city community 

  • WORKSHOP –
    M’Lynda Stubbs, Department of Education, Tasmania

    Child and Family Centres – parents as partners in co-design and delivery of services 


POPUP PRACTICAL SESSIONS

  • Biophilia: Belonging being and becoming in the bush
    Jo Canavan, Gowrie Training & Consultancy

  •  B4 and AEDC 
    Working in collaboration
    Christine Woolley & Annette Fuller

  • Ancient practices for mind and body connection
    Marcy Hayden, Gowrie Training & Consultancy

  • Making visible the work of exemplary early childhood educators…
    Dr Megan Gibson

  • Using ‘The Circle’ to better understand relationships
    Rebecca Hayes, Gowrie Training & Consultancy

  • Bee Literate – Tasmania
    A partnered Tasmanian project started in 2017                                                                                 
  • LOVE in a Lunchbox
    Kim Overgaauw
    A whole school community project

    Demonstrating how easy, affordable, and delicious a healthy lunchbox can be.

  • Confident and Capable Children
    Scott Gibson, Gowrie Training & Consultancy


    Empowering children through the effective use of real tools

  •  Leading and teaching with gratitude in Early Childhood settings
    Dr Kerry Howells