The BETT 2002 seminar programme will provide teachers with a rich variety of informative, practical and inspirational speakers and subject matters. Covering every subject area, every level of education and tackling many of the burning educational ICT issues of the day, the seminars make an ideal contribution to a teacher's INSET programme. For lists and details of seminars - see below.

Each day begins with a keynote address, presented by leading and visionary members of the education community, including Professor David Reynolds, Professor Ted Wragg, Peter Housdon, and Professor Stephen Heppell.

BETT 2002 is also delighted to welcome Estelle Morris., Secretary of State at the DfES, who will officially open the show at 10.30am on Wednesday 9th January. Demand for free seats at this opening address will be high so please turn up in good time.

Seats at all seminars can be pre-booked in advance at a small charge, and any available seats are available free of charge on the day.

Browse through the seminar selections below by clicking on the relevant day and make a note of the relevant code (A1, B2, C3 etc) of any seminars that are of interest. To qualify for a 50% early bird discount, book your seminar(s) before 30th Nov. There is also a further discount for online seminar bookings. To pre-book a seminar(s) on-line, click here
Thursday  10  January  2002

Room A

A5 11:00AM
TES KEYNOTE - Are curriculum demands stifling the creative use of ICT in classrooms? (KS:All stages)
Professor Ted Wragg
Ted Wragg draws on his wide experience of Education, gained from teaching in schools, colleges and universities in England and abroad, to explore the use of ICT in classrooms. The primary focus of this session will be to consider the effects of curriculum demands on the creative use of ICT in the classroom, and to suggest solutions.

A6 12:30PM
The Specialist Schools Programme (KS: Secondary Schools)
Elizabeth Reid, TCT
The session will be used to consider the development and growth of the specialist schools programme. It will examine the achievements of the programme and prospects for the future.

A7 2:00PM
P, S, HE
Assessing ICT capability (KS: All)
Clare Johnson, QCA
This session will cover aspects of assessing ICT, using the QCA/DfES schemes and work and the exemplification website. It will also cover aspects of qualifications in ICT leading from work on vocational specifications.

A8 3:30PM
ICT in the Flexible School (KS: All stages)
Dr Michelle Selinger, ATL
In the flexible school, students work to their own strengths and their own learning styles, with learning extended beyond the school walls and the school day. New ICT tools make this increasingly possible, while relying on teacher's creativity to ensure that learning is at the centre of any innovations.

Room B

B4 2:00PM
P, S, SN
ICT Procurement Advice for Senior Managers
Stephen Lucey, Head of NGfL Infrastructure, Becta
What do you really spend on ICT purchases and support each year? Stephen Lucey provides practical advice to help you understand the true cost of your ICT and highlights the factors which are essential to successful ICT purchasing decisions

B5 3:00PM
(SN P S)
The Communications Aids Project
Chris Stevens, Head of SEN and Inclusion, Becta
The government's Communication Aids Project will help pupils with communication difficulties by providing ICT equipment to help them access the curriculum, interact with others, and support their transition from school. This seminar will describe the project and define the client group.

B6 4:00PM
P, S, E, M, SC, ML, H, G, 16+, RE
Evidence in Practice What research means for the school
Niel McLean, Director of Evidence & Practice & Peter Avis, Head of Chief Executive's Policy Unit,

What does recent research tell us of significance about developing ICT in schools? This seminar will present new evidence from two very recent large research projects looking at ICT and standards in schools. The first study has followed 2000 students in 60 schools for three years; the second looked at Inspection data for five thousand schools inspected between 1998 and 2000.

Room C

C5 11:00AM
SN, P, S
ICT and Autism in the Mainstream School (KS: All stages)
Karl Wall, NASEN
A range of examples emphasising interpersonal communication and behaviour will be used to illustrate strategies for meeting the needs of children on the autistic spectrum. The examples will be drawn from across the key stages and will demonstrate how normal curriculum planning can incorporate ICT in meeting these needs.

C6 12:30PM
SN, S, E, M, SC
Supporting learning with ICT within the mainstream schools (KS: 3-4)
Ruth , NASEN
This session will consider strategies to help pupils with reading, writing and spelling and the use of software to support them. Software to support English, Mathematics and Science will also be discussed along with technologies for using word processing programmes.

C7 2:00PM
Special Educational Needs The role of ICT (KS: 3-4)
David Ware, NASEN
Developments involving networking multimedia and communications represent previously unimagined opportunities for reducing the feelings of inadequacy, failure and isolation felt by young people with SEN. This seminar will consider the role of ICT in encouraging young people with SEN to become successful, independent and responsible learners.

C8 3:30PM
SN, P, S
The role of ICT to support communication (KS: All stages)
Dr. Chris Abbot, NASEN
In this session, Dr Chris Abbot will talk about how information technology can be used to enhance communication to support children who have special educational needs. This session will concentrate especially on the use of the Internet and how it can bring about inclusion in schools and classrooms.

Room D

D5 11:00AM
S, H
ICT New visions of pedagogy and assessment (KS: HE)
Tim Denning, ITTE
Using New Technologies to support teaching and learning provides an opportunity to examine perceptions of effective practice and appropriate forms of assessment. The success of investment in ICT training and resources must be judged against a wider vision of knowledge, skills and understanding, going beyond the limitations of traditional 'standards

D6 12:30PM
Creating a home grown Primary School website tricks and traps (KS: 1 & 2)
Russell Ingleby, ACITT
A look at the whole range of tasks and resources available and practical strategies for creating the right kind of web site for your school.

D7 2:00PM
P, S
Promoting responsible Internet use(KS: All stages)
Peter Banbury & Sandra Crapper, BCSSC
Schools use of the Internet will increase rapidly, driven by pupil interest, school curriculum and government policy. What strategies may be used by teachers, and by the pupils themselves, to ensure safety and effective curriculum use? How do we establish a balance between regulation and educating pupils about the risks?

D8 3:30PM
The e-skills shortage - can schools help?
Aline Cumming, BCSSC
People (students, parents and teachers) know what a career in medicine, entertainment or teaching is like. We need to make them aware that a career in computing is just as rewarding, needs similar people skills and can be fun. How do we tackle this?

Room E

E5 11:00AM
The QCA Scheme of Work at KS1 and 2 How can it be delivered? (KS: 1 & 2)
Alistair Webb & Chris Wood, ACITT
Alistair Webb and Chris Wood share some of the real life problems in getting Primary schools to implement the QCA Scheme of Work. In light of the discussions at the ACITT conference, we reveal some of the changes to the teaching model and support materials as used in Greenwich.

E6 12:30PM
P, S
The use of the Internet in school management and support (KS: All stages)
Chris Thatcher, NAHT
Using the Net to support teachers and school managers in carrying out their role and in reducing bureaucracy. Current and future applications of the web will undoubtedly focus upon developments in the area. This talk outlines some of the more obvious uses and developments, such as teacher recruitment, on-line assessment etc.

E7 2:00PM
P, S
Schools of the future (KS: All stages)
Tony Hinkley, SHA
SHA offers a vision for building communities of learners. This includes meeting individual needs, community access, learning and the potential of ICT. We challenge some sacred cows whilst emphasising social and moral responsibility in an increasingly fragmented society. A better quality of life for all? Why not?

E8 3:30PM
P, S
Managing the impact of ICT (KS: All stages)
Mike Kendall, BCSSC
BCSSC With the impact of ICT accelerating, could it have developed faster than most schools have been able to manage? Clearly the challenge is to focus on learning, while managing ICT so that its impact is optimised. This seminar provides an opportunity to explore how schools are responding to this challenge.

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