The Apple Teacher Institute event opens today at Cheltenham College.

Intended for UK and European teaching professionals, some 60 participants are expected at this year's event. The attendance list is drawn from Apple's Distinguished Schools and Distinguished Educators programmes. The company is working with schools and educators to develop and demonstrate the implementation of its technologies in the classroom.

Apple says of ATI 2002: "It's a unique opportunity to discover how to transform learning with new digital solutions. To join expert practitioners and like-minded educators and discover how a media-rich curriculum can make a motivating and enriching learning environment."

The company has released a number of products for the education market in recent months. These include Apple Remote Desktop and the Portable Digital Media Lab. The company also had a major presence at UK Education and technology event, BETT 2002 in January this year.

The Apple Teacher Institute runs from March 25-28 at Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire. It's a residential course, and topics covered include: digital video in education; in-depth studies of creative education solutions; skill development in subject and age-group-relevant projects; and sharing of experiences, action planning and portfolio development.