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
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
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.
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
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
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