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Press Release - Naace's ground breaking regional Think Tanks: 20 July 2010

Naace Press Release issued 20th July 2010


Naace engages ICT in Education Professionals in a series of ground breaking regional Think Tanks

Naace, the ICT Association, is hosting a series of Regional Think Tanks in Bradford, Bristol and London starting tomorrow to discuss how its members wish to respond to the fast changing landscape in education.

Following its successful Think Tank on ‘The Future Direction of ICT in Education’ on 4 June and the subsequent open letter to Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, (www.naace.co.uk/1060), Naace now calls upon its members to consider the future.

Naace Chair Mark Chambers comments ‘Our aim at the Naace Think Tanks is to work together to plan concise key messages, decide who needs to hear them and what action we want those people to take.  Our intent is to build a strategy and practical products for not only defending the place of ICT in Education but enhancing it, by showcasing the phenomenal impact that ICT can have on learner outcomes. We will work in the true fellowship that the Naace community offers to ensure this vision is shared with as many people as possible.’

Over 100 Naace members, will meet at the events to debate and determine a Naace response to the key educational requirement to ensure we deliver a digitally literate and creative workforce to secure all of our futures. Full details of venues and events can be found at www.naace.co.uk/1076

Naace members have already committed to produce outcome papers from the Think Tanks to share with the community. It is anticipated that these papers will guide thinking for strategic leaders in all schools and academies in the months ahead.

Naace, as the ICT in Education association and the leading independent advocate for effective ICT that supports learning, teaching and administration, is committed to working with policy makers, strategic leaders and other relevant organisations. In doing so it aims to fulfill the Naace mission to advance education through the appropriate use of ICT.

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Notes for Editors

Naace is the professional association for those concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology (ICT).

Naace is a community comprised of individual members, schools, academies and sponsoring partners representing all phases and sectors of education. Naace administers the ICT Mark on behalf of Becta. It created the Naacemark for Schools scheme, which was a predecessor of the ICT Mark.

Naace offers broad ranging CPD for teachers and practitioners through www.ictcpd4free.co.uk and its Certified Naace Professional Scheme, www.naace.co.uk/cnp.

Full organisational details can be found at www.naace.co.uk

For further information please contact Bernadette Brooks, General Manager at bernadette.brooks@naace.co.uk or by telephone on 07753 911436.

Press Release - Naace's ground breaking regional Think Tanks: 20 July 2010
Naace Press Release issued 20th July 2010