Features and zones around BETT 2002 will help you find your way around the event and locate those companies of specific relevance to you. BETT 2002 will once again play host to the long standing, and hugely popular features, as well as introducing a number of exciting additions to the event. The following are some of the features at BETT 2002:

Policy in Practice

The DfES, BECTA, TTA and QCA will be co-located to offer you co-ordinated advice, services and assistance in developing an understanding of ICT and its relevance to the national agenda.

Hear what the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Estelle Morris, has to say and find out about the latest initiatives and funding available at the Official Opening on Wednesday 9th January at 10.30am.

Special Needs Village

Over 30 specialist suppliers and associations cater for the unique demands of the Special Needs teacher in the most comprehensive Special Needs arena worldwide. Look out for other suppliers to the SEN marketplace elsewhere within the exhibition.

The Special Needs Information Point can be found on the NASEN stand, SN3. As Emap's partners in the development of special needs within BETT, NASEN can offer information and advice across all areas of policy, practice and products.

F1 in Schools

See engineers of the future in action! Attend the Formula 1 in Schools National Final and discover how CAD technology has inspired secondary students from around the UK in this design, make and race competition. Students from across the country have designed and made models of F1 cars, and over recent months have raced these cars competitively at regional heats.

The finals for all age categories will be taking place throughout Wednesday 9th January from 10.30am onwards.

Software Centre

A dedicated area of over 40 software suppliers offering a host of mainstream and specialist software and multimedia solutions, focusing on all areas of the curriculum and the overall management of an educational establishment.

BETT Goes to the Movies

Will creative and critical competence with moving images become an accepted part of everyone's basic literacy? How can digital video enhance the quality of teaching and learning? Find out the answers to these questions, and discover how to make short curriculum-based films, how to edit moving images and sounds to the critical analysis of image sequences. This brand new and exciting feature is run in association with British Film Institute, Apple, Ultralab and Film Education.

Publishing Zone

Over 40 publishers in two separate areas on the Grand Hall Gallery will be showcasing the latest published/print material to support the use of IT in teaching and learning. All the leading book publishers will be in attendance in what is one of the most popular areas of the event.

Library Resources Centre

An area dedicated to the effective management of a library within an educational establishment. The Library Resource Centre will offer visitors practical advice on how ICT can be integrated into a school library, including data storage solutions and total library management systems.

Association Village

A focal point for subject teacher associations, teacher unions and educational associations to distribute the latest information and advice on ICT development across an extensive variety of subjects and sectors of education.

Curriculum Software Advice Centre

A brand new feature for BETT 2002 which offers impartial advice on curriculum and management software around the event. Working in association with TEEM, and sponsored by Learn.co.uk, this unique information point will enable visitors to source the best and most appropriate software solutions for their classrooms and schools as quickly, easily and effectively as possible.

Many of the software titles around the Show have already been evaluated by teachers, as part of TEEM's ongoing commitment to raising standards of educational software, helping to remove some of the uncertainty surrounding future software purchasing decisions. Make this information point your first port of call.

For information and advice on evaluated software now, Go to the TEEM Website,

Comprehensive Seminar Programme

Sponsored by Toshiba, the BETT Seminar Programme for 2002 will provide teachers with a rich variety of informative, practical and inspirational speakers and subject matters. Presented by representatives of teacher associations, subject associations and government departments and covering every subject and ICT interest area, the BETT Seminars make an ideal contribution to a teacher's INSET programme.

Each day begins with a keynote lecture on the topical ICT issues of the day, and are presented by leading and visionary members of the education community, including Professor David Reynolds, Professor Ted Wragg, Peter Housden, and Professor Stephen Heppell. Over 80 seminars and workshops have been organised, including an exciting new strand from BECTA and the old favourite Special Needs Fringe.

Tickets for the Seminars are available at a 50% early bird rate until the 30 November 2001. Thereafter costs for the seminars are as follows: First seminar 23.50, each additional seminar 11.75 (prices inclusive of VAT) There is also a 1.00 discount for each session booked online. All remaining available seats are allocated at the show on a first come first served basis and will be free of charge, but availability is not guaranteed. To Book Your Seminars Online

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