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Individual (or pairs of) primary teachers are invited to apply for "Integrating ICT across the primary curriculum", which is part of the National Union of Teachers' "teacherstogether" programme. Led by David Benzie, director of the IT centre at the College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, it will be held at St Mellons Hotel, Castleton, Cardiff on February 26-27, with a follow-up session on June 11. Fee: pound;200; pound;100 members. Accommodation available on February 26.

Tel: 020 7380 4719Email:

"ICT: raising attainment and improving assessment at key stage 2" is the theme of a course organised by the National Association of Advisers for Computers in Education at The Oxford Hotel, Godstow Road, Oxford, March 3.

Workshops include: approaches to difficult units; and does KS2 ICT need the KS3 treatment? Fee: pound;235, including VAT; pound;117.50 members.

Tel: 0870 240

The Education Show, the year's leading event for educational resources, will be held at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, March 11-13.

The seminar programme includes: "The use of ICT in subject teaching" by Doug Brown (DfES); "ICT in assessment" by Martin Ripley (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority); "Creative writing using ICT" by Trevor Millum (National Association for the Teaching of English); and "ICT supporting teachers and pupils with special educational needs: Government initiatives" by Mick Thomas (Becta).

Tel: 0870 429

RM, the schools technology services company is repeating its annual rolling conferences for ICT and leadership, this year extended to include separate, alternating events for primary and secondary schools. The first, for secondary, starts in Coventry on March 1, with Professor Stephen Heppell (Ultralab), followed the next day by Niel Mclean (Becta). Other key speakers include Ken Dyson (Her Majesty's Inspectorate) and Professor Diana Laurillard (e-learning Strategy Unit). For details about events and venues visit: www.rm.comseminars

Becta's ICT Advice department runs conferences and online training events in partnership with the subject associations. Coming up is a science conference at King Edward VI School, Chelmsford, Essex, March 20, co-organised with the Association for Science Education.


Scottish Education and Teaching with Technology 2004 (SETT 2004), an exhibition of more than 100 educational ICT suppliers, will be held at the SECC, Glasgow, September 22-23. Seminars and keynote addresses will include David Warlick of the Landmark project, which provides links to internet teaching and learning resources at:

Tickets: 0870 429 4490

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