Thursday 29th April
Each Thursday a keynote speaker will address the theme of the week. This is followed by a chance to network and chat in our weekly Reconnection Space.
An Effective Institutional Approach to Teaching, Learning & Assessment through a Universal Design for Learning Lens
- Maureen Haran, Atlantic Technological University
Maureen Haran Atlantic Technological University
Lecturer in UDL and Manager of the UDL HE Centre of Excellence, ATU. Programme Chair Teaching, Learning & Assessment
A national UDL leader, Lecturer Maureen Haran manages the UDL Centre of Excellence at Atlantic Technological University. Maureen works with educational development teams to design and implement inclusive education practices at regional and national levels. She is the programme chair and Lecturer on the Post Graduate Certificate/ MA in UDL.
Dr Shelley Brady Disability Officer, Institute of Technology Sligo
Dr Shelley Brady has worked as an educator in a diversity of settings. The formative years of her career saw her supporting students in early intervention settings and primary schools as a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst. She then went on to work in supporting staff and young adults in secondary and further education. Always interested in and driven by ethical evidence-based practice, Shelley went on to work as a teaching fellow in Queen's University. She now works in IT Sligo as the Disability Officer, where she supports students across the institute as well as supporting staff in the implementation of UDL across their teaching practices.
Dr Ellen McCabe Instructional Designer, Institute of Technology Sligo
Dr Ellen McCabe is an Instructional Designer at the Institute of Technology Sligo. Ellen's work is support based in the Centre for Online Learning (COL) in the development and delivery of online learning and learning platforms. She carries out functions in technology evaluation and acquisition, eLearning pedagogical research and development, staff training and support, quality assurance and course development. Ellen is one of five instructional designers and much of her work centres on design by inclusive practice.