Variety at BETT

This year, BETT is working with popular organisations to produce a varied BETT programme of events. One such Fringe Event is Collabor8 4 Change, led by Dave Smith, ICT Adviser, London Borough of Havering.

Collabor8 4 Change brings hope of continued innovation at the BETT Fringe 2012
Following the fantastic success of Collabor8 4 Change at BETT 2011 and the recent Collabor8 for Change– Havering we are delighted to launch Collabor8 4 Change (#C84C) at BETT 2012. The event will be held on Thursday 12th January 2012 at the Apex Room at Olympia between 6.00pm-9.00pm.

Part of the extended family of unconferences, informally related to TeachMeet and TedX, #C84C evolved from a need for yet another different approach, which includes table sessions, facilitated by presenters from the floor – be it educational establishments, commercial providers or students, or even over video conference live from another country. Delegates can pick a route through the evening of up to 5 separate sessions, giving thousands of permutations of personalised CPD. We have the fantastic Russell Prue as Keynote and MC for the evening.

Russell Prue – Master of Ceremonies
Russell wowed the masses at C84C Havering and we are delighted that he has once again agreed to be Master of Ceremonies and provide the opening keynote, laying down a challenge in the current climate to, ‘Make your school exciting or a Free School will open next door’. This is what Russell thought of the recent #C84C Havering on 171111 in a recent tweet… “I’ve seen the future of CPD, it’s a #C84C event, not from the front, it’s collaborative, comfortable and informative #c84c the best I’ve seen”

Find out more
Tickets are available now and going fast, you can also sign-up to facilitate a table discussion, but please get in quick by signing-up at

Follow Collabor8 4 Change event on Twittter via #c84c.

C84C BETT is organised by Havering School Improvement Services, Terry Freedman Limited and Joskos Solutions with support from VITAL, Elmo (UK) Limited and Video Conferencing for Learning.

Havering School Improvement Services –
Terry Freedman Limited –
Joskos Solutions –
Elmo (UK) Limited –
Video Conferencing for Learning –

Another Fringe Event is being run by Mirandanet, called the Achievement for All live workshops.

Running: Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 January Room One, Grand Hall Gallery

Further details are here: 

The Achievement for All ( workshops focus on the ways in which digital technologies can be used to improve aspiration, access and attainment for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Achievement for All is a tailored school improvement framework, delivered in partnership with leaders, teachers, parents, pupils and support professionals, that aims to raise the aspirations, access and achievement of pupils identified with SEND. These multimedia workshops are in partnership with the MirandaNet Fellowship and student teachers from the University of Bedfordshire. There are two free professional development live workshops each day for teachers and senior managers. A summary of the eight events follows:
Wednesday January 11: Exploiting mobile technologies in learning
1200  The classroom is not the only place for learning 
1530         Classroom practice in improving opportunities for at-risk learners

Thursday January 12: Tools for raising the achievement of vulnerable learners
1200         Improving access to achievement using digital technologies 
1530         Parents, carers and the wider community supporting vulnerable learners

Friday January 13: Empowering students to harness the power of social networking for learning
1200  Using the social media to enhance learning communities for teachers and students 

Friday January 13: World-wide educational innovation
1530         Drawing on global experience in raising the achievement of pupils who are not reaching their full learning potential: a focus for senior managers

Saturday January 14: Teachers taking charge of their own professional learning
1100         Designing effective continuing professional development programme in digital technologies that promote real change

Saturday January 14: One world
1400         Developing global publishing opportunities  for teachers and their pupils in curriculum exchange projects 
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance at a professional development event.
Alongside Fringe Events, BETT is offering a Learn Live Information Point, led by education community bee-it.

At BETT 2012, bee-it will be the official Learn Live information point offering advice on which Learn Live seminars will be taking place, and where and when they are being held. is a website for education professionals focussed on the use of technology in schools. Featuring the latest education technology news and information, free resources, guidance and research, The Hive – a brand new group-buying service for schools, and more, it is completely free to use!

Visitors to Stand P39 at BETT 2012 will be able to take a guided tour of all the features bee-it has to offer, enter a prize draw and see a demonstration of how The Hive can help to kit out their school with great technology for less!

See what the buzz is about on stand P39.


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  1. Myles Pilling

    Great radio show – bett radio YOU ROCK!

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