Universal Design for Learning - Dublin Seminar

Universal Design for Learning seminar in Dublin, Ireland: innovation in promoting inclusive best practice in today's schools

Where: Conference Centre of Childvision, the National Education Centre for Blind Children in Drumcondra, Dublin 9

When: Tue 24 November 2015

Who is it for: The target audience is teachers, special needs assistants, students, health professionals, school principals, special education experts, academics in the field of inclusive education and universal design for learning.

09:30 – 10:00 - Registration

Session 1

10:00 – 10:15- Welcome: Aim and Objectives Dr. Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Dublin

10:15 – 11:00: Keynote speech Dr. Daithí Ó Murchú, Educator International Research Consultant in Education, Former Principal Scoil An Cheathrair Alainn

11:00 – 11:15: The Educational Tradition of Childvision Ms.Geraldine Neill, Training Coordinator, Childvision

11:15 – 11:30: Break

Session 2

11:30 – 12:00: Integrated Schooling- Rosmini Community School – our experience and practice Ms. Philomena Cherry, Principal, Pobalscoil Rosmini School, Dublin

12:00 – 12:30: The role of Assistive Technology in UDL Mr. Karl O’Keefe, Enable Ireland Disability Services Ltd

12:30 – 12:45: Introducing the UDLnet network Mr. Nikos Zygouritsas, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece

12:45 – 13:45: Lunch

Session 3

13:45 – 14:15: 'Inside School Walls: Striving to meet pupils learning need, an ongoing journey' Mr Arthur Farrell, Enable Ireland Sandymount School, Dublin

14:15 –14:45: The mATHENA inventory of free mobile Assistive Technology applications under the framework of Universal Design for Learning Prof. Georgios Kouroupetroglou, University of Athens Greece

14:45 – 15:30: Teacher Networking forumand Workshop: sharing good practices from teachers in UDLnet partner countries:

Maria Koromia,English Teacher,Latsia Lyceum, Nicosia, Cyprus

Raquel Monterrubio,Santa Elena School, Madrid, Spain

Hanna Fontell, Special School Teacher from Postipuu School, the City of Espoo, Finland

Jennifer Doyle, Deputy Principal, Enable Ireland, Sandymount School, Dublin, Ireland

Mr. Edwin Gram, Brühlwiesenschule, Hofheim (Ts.), Hessen, Germany

Nikolaos Nerantzis, Special High School of Thessaloniki, Greece

15:30 – 16:25: Round table forum - UDL in Practice:

Ms. Roelien Bos-Wierda & Mr. Ron Barendsen, Leeuwarden University, the Netherlands.

Dr. Barbara Schwartz-Bechet Associate Dean, College of Education and Rehabilitation, Salus University, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

16:25 – 16:30: Summary and conclusion Dr. Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Dublin

Further Information

To register for this seminar, visit: http://udlnet-project.eu/ or send email: udlnetdublinconference2015@gmail.com