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Lightning Session

Each presentation during the Lightning Session will be six minutes, using a maximum of six slides. These rapid fire presentations will serve as a great introduction to projects, resources and approaches to inclusive education design across the sector.  

Raising awareness of dyscalculia to support teaching and learning

The presentation showcases the Raising Awareness Around Dyscalculia (RAAD) project which is a collaboration between the Munster Technological University Cork support services,  Mathematics Department, and student partner to develop best practice in supporting higher education students with dyscalculia, including resources that can be used in higher and further education.

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Ruth Murphy

Disability Projects Co-ordinator, Munster Technological University (MTU) (previously Cork Institute of Technology)

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Deirdre Casey

MTU

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Using film within an inclusive approach to delivery in graduate education: a too often ignored gap in the UDL scholarship?

Film is an intuitively rich way to offer learners a pathway into course content.  If offers an accessible route into important concepts being taught.  Film can also be key when it comes to exploring learners’ affective connection to the course content and to encouraging students to develop intimate lived perspectives on their learning.  The session will address the integration of film within a UDL reflection on pedagogy

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Dr Frederic Fovet

Associate Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University

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The Hobby Shed – our Safe Haven for co-production in a shared virtual teaching and learning space

The Hobby Shed – our Safe Haven for co-production in a shared virtual teaching and learning space. A series of online videos and tutorials from National Learning Network Athlone. It is a virtual safe haven for students with disabilities and staff to showcase their talents and hobbies. At a time of strict public health restrictions, The Hobby Shed emerged as another support mechanism to encourage student engagement while learning remotely. 
 

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Fiona McCoy

National Learning Network

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“Be Stubborn About Your Goals, But Flexible About Your Methods”

In this lightning talk, we will cast a reflective lens on our current UDL practice. We will share examples of how we are adapting and improving our practice to create a positive educational experience incorporating the learner's voice.

 

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Siobhan Magner

National Programme Manager for the Sales Apprenticeship, Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB)

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Edel Gavan

Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB)

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Lorraine Devaney

Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB)

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Why Universal Design for Learning Works

Witnesses report educators are running from their classrooms because they don’t have the tools needed during these chaotic times. During this presentation, we will focus on WHY Universal Design for Learning is an essential tool in boosting student ownership, which will improve their academic success and social-emotional well-being.

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Ron B. Rogers

OCALI

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Colleen Kornish

State Support Team 9, the Ohio UDL Collaborative

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