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July 26-29

Education for the new media

International conference exploring: digital divides - social differences in children's uses of new media; changing youth and childhood identities; new media, schools and informal learning; and much more.

Venue: Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1

Contact: Elaine Peck, fax: 0207 612 6402;

From June 23

Stands for Education

Fee: pound;225 plus VAT except where otherwise stated.

Upgrading the school network to Windows 2000 and 2003

Venues: Leeds, June 23, Birmingham, June 24, London, July 6 or 7; Creating a unified e-learning strategy for your school

Venue: London, July 2

Using interactive whiteboards in the teaching of literacy

Venues: London, June 28, Manchester, July 5 (pound;180+VAT).

Tel: 0117 983 8800;


Enhancing teaching

The school nominates a lead teacher (partnership tutor) to guide colleagues through this Stands for Education online training programme. An external online tutor provides support. Students have a year's access to all online services.

Fee: pound;280 plus VAT per teacher; pound;250 plus VAT partnership tutor training day.

Tel: 0117 983 8800;

July 30-August 1

ict in Practice

Nominations are invited for this award scheme administered by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, which rewards individuals and teams who demonstrate exemplary classroom practice in ICT. Closing date: July 23.

* See page 5 for more details

Creativity in Digital Media

Until October 31, learners aged 5 to 18 are being encouraged to submit edited video films of up to two minutes to the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency. All entries should be creative, linked to the curriculum and produced by the students.


What Makes a Network Tick?

You can find out this and more in a series of training sessions to support network managers and IT co-ordinators

Fee: pound;175 + VAT

Venues: London July 8; London Nov 16; Manchester Dec 2

Tel: 0800 587 8880 to book

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