Diary dates

January 12-14

Special Needs Fringe

Assistive technology and special needs exhibition plus programme of free seminars held next door to BETT.

Venue: Hilton London Olympia Hotel, London SW7

Tel: 01457 819790www.inclusive.co.ukexhibitions

From January 18

Smartmove courses

Forthcoming courses include: Unleashing the potential of interactive whiteboards (for KS3-4 technology teachers) in North Yorkshire, January 18, Doncaster, January 25, Nottingham, February 1 and Manchester, March 1. A similar course for art teachers will be held in North Yorkshire, January 21, Doncaster, January 28, Nottingham, February 4 and Manchester, March 4.

Fee: pound;235 plus VAT.

Tel: 01937 830429; 01302 562089 www.smil-ed.co.uk

From January 24

cap: forums

This initiative is designed to support pupils who have difficulty in understanding language, communicating verbally and using written communication. Free seminars for education officers, heads, governors and other SEN professionals will be held on January 24, February 7, 14, March 7, 21.

Venues: Leeds, Bolton, Birmingham, Kings Cross London, Bristol.


March 17-19

Education Show

Seminars include: Doug Brown, Department for Education and Skills, on ICT - change for the better; Janice Staines, Becta, on effective practice with primary ICT; Richard Hammond, Becta, on the best examples of ICT across the curriculum; and Martyn Wilson, NAACE, on ICT - a subject on everyone's curriculum.

Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Free registration at www.education-show.com

Tel: 0870 429 4580

April 4-6


Virtual Learning?

Research conference includes speeches on themes such as Play and Experimentation and Dialogue, Communication and Learning. A number of teacher bursaries are provided by sponsors Microsoft.

Venue: University of Bristol

Fee: pound;350 plus VAT (standard)

Tel: 01865 843691


May 13

Technology Wales 2005

Conference for IT directors, chief education officers, senior managers, IT professionals and academics. Seminars include changing technology horizons and learning lessons from other technologies (nanomagnetics, robotics, Bluetooth etc).

Venue: Cardiff Int'l Arena

Tel: 01633 876204


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