Nasen, the UK’s leading professional organisation for those working with young people aged up to 25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), will stage a ‘one year on’ update on the implementation of the Government's SEND reform at nasen Live 2015, May 20-21, at the Macron Stadium, Bolton.

Its annual conference is a key event in nasen's endeavours to keep its stakeholders informed of government policy changes and offer best practice support and advice for those in the SEN sector.

Graham Newell asks whether traditional CPD, without technology, can ever transform practice
ICT devices now endemic: at Iris Connect’s CPD event tooThe emergence of cloud-based technology and the growth of online tools has revolutionised the way people access and share knowledge, ideas and resources across all professions and spheres of life. Can it also help to revolutionise the professional development of teachers?

Many of us have been both on the receiving end and the delivery side of traditional professional development for many years, so does there even need to be a revolution?

In a world where digital media grabs children’s attentions more than ever, education needs to find a way to claim it back. According to a panel of international education leaders and publishers, the answer lies in well-produced video.

To mark the London launch of bo (, the world’s largest video library for education, a panel of experts at the BETT 2015 show was asked what role video would play in the future of education. The answer was unequivocal: video will be hugely influential in education, and now is the time for it to emerge.

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