Early Years Resources at BETT 2012The Government have recently expressed their aim to support families with under fives, and highlighted the importance of early years education, aiming to achieve success and improvement through securing the highest quality resources and services available for early years.The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) strongly believe that early intervention plays a fundamental role in childhood development. Research has proven that investment in early education can play a significant part in children's aptitude for learning as they progress through school.As 2012 will see new changes within the National Curriculum for under fives, enhance your trip to BETT by incorporating a visit to the exhibitors highlighted on this floorplan. Make sure you are aware of all the resources and services that are available for you to prepare for the changing scope of early years education.
SessionsWEDNESDAY 11 JANTHURSDAY 12 JANFRIDAY 13 JANSATURDAY 14 JAN10:30 - 11:15Learn Live Track: LeadersWhat role should ICT play in compulsory education in the 21st century? Dr. Peter Twining, Director, Vital & Senior Lecturer, Open UniversityGallery Room 2 LD0110:30 - 11:30Learn Live Track: SENA journey through transition - working with the under fi ves Emma Kemp, ConsultantSEN Theatre SN0113:30 - 14:30Learn Live Track: SENBrilliant ideas to use ICT in the inclusive classroom Angela McGlashon, Sal McKeownSEN Theatre SN0316:00 - 16:45Learn Live Track: ICT Learning & TeachingRethinking ICT pedagogy - how we learn about computers inside and outside school Miles Berry, Subject Leader ICT EducationRoehampton University Apex room LT0616:30 - 17:30Learn Live Track: LeadersHelping schools through the process of ICT self review, strategic development and action planning: simple tools that make a difference Lydia Johnson, Educational AdvisorEssex County CouncilGallery Room 2 LD0617:00 - 17:45Learn Live Track: ICT Learning and TeachingImproving the standards of both literacy and curriculum engagement at age 11 by teaching 'e-literacy' Kate Ruttle, Deputy Head, Great Heath Primary SchoolApex room LT0710:15 - 11:00Learn Live Track: ICT Learning and TeachingeTwinning - the community for schools in Europe: teachers and pupils collaborating, working and learning together Claus Berg, Chief ConsultantUNI-C, The Danish IT Centre for Educationand ResearchNiels Askholm, Teacher Selsmose SchoolApex room LT0810:15 - 11:00Learn Live Track: ICT Buying and IntegratingSchool Library design - designed for the future Tricia Adams, Director, School Library AssociationClub room BU0114:45 - 15:30Learn Live Track: ICT Buying and IntegratingCase study: building a learning community using Moodle across 21 schools Paul White, Learning Technology AdviserEnglish Schools Foundation schools in Hong KongClub room BU0517:00 - 17:45Learn Live Track: ICT Learning and TeachingExtending learning beyond the classroom Michael Shepherd, HeadteacherHawes Side Pirmary SchoolLee Glynn, Deputy HeadteacherHawes Side PrimaryApex room LT1410:30 - 11:30Learn Live Track: LeadersEmbracing new technologies: sharing leaders' journeys Mike Briscoe, DirectorIET AssociatesHannah Jones, Founder & DirectorConnecting Learning Gallery Room 2 LD1313:30 - 14:15Learn Live Track: ICT Learning and TeachingEvaluating the impact of web 2.0 tools on learning across the curriculum Emma Asprey, Affi liated Field ConsultantBath Spa UniversityDr Fiona Maine, Programme Leader: Continuing Professional DevelopmentSchool of Education, Bath Spa UniversityApex room LT1813:30 - 14:30Learn Live Track: LeadersExploiting information technology in education - the leaders' perspective Mike Briscoe, DirectorIET AssociatesHannah Jones, Founder & DirectorConnecting LearningGallery Room 2 LD1515:30 - 16:15Learn Live Track: ICT Buying and integratingVideo Conferencing for learning: saving money and time Panel: Mina Patel, Chair, UK VC Partnerships Group & Consultant for VCfL.net, Suzanne Ship, Head Teacher, Engayne Primary School, Dave Smith, ICT Advisor, London Borough of Havering, Tim Boundy, Applications Development Team Manager, JANET(UK), Larry Gallery, 16:30 - 17:30Learn Live Track: LeadersSafe and sound: school leaders' experiences of four key areas of e-safety SpeakersMike Briscoe, DirectorIET Associates10:15 - 11:00Learn Live Track: ICT Buying & IntegratingValue for money: not simply a question of procuring the right services at the best price Mike Briscoe, Director, IET Associates; Hannah Jones, Founder & Director, Connecting Learning; Paul Shoesmith, Director, IET AssociatesClub room BU1510:30 - 11:15Learn Live Track: ICT Learning & TeachingThe school of the future - immersive learning with touch screen desktop computers and interactive open source technologies Darren Murphy, Head of ICT, The Hall SchoolApex room LT2210:30 - 11:30Learn Live Track: SENAccessing learning - using assistive technology to support students with PMLD Dave Jenkins and colleagues fromTy Gwyn Special School SEN Theatre SN1611:45 - 12:45Learn Live Track: SENMaths remediation - a multi-sensory approach Sarah Wedderburn, SEN teacher and lecturer, UnicornmathsSEN Theatre SN1712:15 - 13:00Learn Live Track: ICT Buying & IntegratingEffective teacher buy-in to IWB implementation Adina Popa, Technology Resource Teacher/Staff Developer, Loudoun County Public Schools (USA); Tammie Mihet, lead trainer for schoolwide technology implementation Club room BU1712:30 - 13:15Learn Live Track: ICT Learning & TeachingCollaborations - working without walls, learning without limits - exploring new digital learning dialogues Jan Webb, Class teacher/ICT coordinatorWeston Village Primary SchoolGallery Room 2 LT2913:15 - 14:00Learn Live Track: ICT Buying & IntegratingAre UK schools healthy when it comes to online safety? David Wright, eSafety Consultant, SWGfLClub room BU18Sessions subject to change. Programme correct at time of going to press.Paul Shoesmith, DirectorIET AssociatesHannah Jones, Founder & DirectorConnecting LearningGallery Room 2 LD17Membership Development &K-12 Program Manager NYSERNET, Roger Bloxham, Consultant, Lynda Burgess, Education Manager, Education Alberta, Minna Helynen, Educational Developer and Trainer, City of Tampere Club room BU13The Learn Live seminar and workshop programme offers inspiration and practical guidance from fellow educators and expert speakers. See below for a selection sessions that may be useful for those with an interest in teaching and learning in the foundation years.