Apple UK this morning confirmed plans for an Apple Teacher Institute (ATI) event in Scotland in the summer.

The ATI Scotland will be held at Glenalmond College in Perthshire from August 11-14. "The four-day event will be a unique opportunity for creative educators to get hands-on with the latest digital video technology and to share best practices in the use of digital media in the classroom," says Apple.

April's ATI in Cheltenham attracted 150 education professionals, who developed their ideas on digital literacy over four intensive days.

Participants from across the education spectrum included, teachers. local education library advisors and further and higher education professionals. Representatives from 50 schools involved in BECTA's digital video pilot scheme also turned up.

One prominent education journalist observed: "The ATI is the real model that should be used by the government for continuing professional development in education."

"In the age of digital literacy and creativity, educators need to seek out best practice in the use of the tools available," Apple says.

Using Apple technology, attendees will look at the language of the moving image, explore the use of digital video in the curriculum, explore new technologies, share experience and develop skills through subject/age group relevant projects.

Attendance at the Scottish event costs £249 (ex. VAT) and spaces are limited.

Apple is understood to be developing a similar event in France later this year.