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The British Educational and Communications Technology Agency's ICT advice department runs events in partnership with subject associations. Coming up is a conference co-organised by the Historical Association on improving the teaching and learning of history using ICT, at Lincoln School of Science and Technology, October 18. An online inset on ICT as a subject will take place October 21-23, and a conference co-organised by the National Association of Advisers for Computers in Education will be held at the Riviera Centre, Torquay, October 22. Registration:

www.ictadvice.org.ukictadviceevents

"Beyond the exam: innovative approaches to learning and assessment" is a conference organised by NESTA Futurelab at the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, November 19-20. Fee: pound;195 + VAT; day rate: pound;130 + VAT.

Tel: 0117 915 8200Email: events@nestafuturelab.org

www.nestafuturelab.org

ICT supplier Promethean is taking its free Effective Practice roadshow to Glasgow, Dundee, Durham, Manchester, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol and Belfast in November. Workshops in Scotland and Northern Ireland will demonstrate how primary and secondary teachers can maximise their "ACTIVboard" usage; those in England and Wales are for primary teachers only (a secondary roadshow is planned for spring 2004). Registration by November 3. www.promethean.co.uk

Granada Learning Professional Development is running BlackCat software workshops in London and Manchester, OctoberNovember. Fee: pound;95 teacher workshops, pound;75 teaching assistant workshops; includes lunch and a full working copy of software worth approximately pound;40.

Tel: 020 8996 6020email: training@glpd.co.uk

The One on One Education ICT conference will be held at the Commonwealth Institute, London, November 24-25. Heads of secondary schools, universities and tertiary colleges are invited to meet suppliers of ICT services and equipment and there will be workshops and plenary sessions. Entrance is free. Register with Sarah Cattermole: Tel: 01483 306630

www.1on1education-ict.com

AWARDS

The Axios 'A' Star Awards reward the top UK A-level and Advanced Higher female computing students. The two best in each examining body qualify for the UK tiebreaker final. The awards are sponsored by Axios Systems, IBM and Accenture. Prizes will be presented by Jacqui Smith, UK Minister for Women and Equality in November.

Email: astar@axiossystems.com

www.axiossystems.comastar

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