Visit mimio.dymo.com/bett4 to be among the first to know what we are premiering at stand C76BETT Update sponsored byMirandaMods Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: Gallery Room 1, OlympiaThe MirandaNet Fellowship will be running eight unconferences with a series of partner organisations. Eight sessions, recorded in several different modes, will lead to the creation of a web-based resource to support teachers entering the second phase of the Achievement for All project. Collabor8 4change Thursday, 6-9 PM: Apex Room, OlympiaAnother exciting and enjoyable edition of the evening unconference that's all about ICT leaders and innovators meeting with educators to discuss and demonstrate what's working best in the area of technology improving learning outcomes.Confirmed fringe events already include:If you are organising an event during BETT week and would like it listed and promoted as part of the BETT fringe, please contact email@example.com with the details.
Visit mimio.dymo.com/bett4 to be among the first to know what we are premiering at stand C76BETT Update sponsored byUpdate EpdEarltey e Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive, the National Day Nurseries Association (ndna) comments:The Government in England has published a document, 'Supporting Families in the Foundation Years', which highlights how it proposes to ensure that families receive the help and support they need during a child's 'foundation years'. The Government highlights how it wants to secure the very best quality services for families and shows a clear commitment to continuing with a universal free nursery education offer for three and four year olds and an expansion of places for two year olds. The Government has also published the proposed slimmed down Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, following Claire Tickell's review, and early years providers are being invited to share their views on the proposed changes. The consultation period ends on 30 September 2011 and any changes will be implemented from September 2012. The proposed changes include a number of new areas such as nurseries undertaking 'developmental checks' on children. It also proposes to reduce the number of Early Learning Goals (ELGs) from 69 to 17.