Let's Bring the Elephant into the Room!
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Let’s Bring the Elephant into the Room! Reshaping the Inclusive Environment in Further & Higher Education March 20th & 21st 2018 | Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin You know the old phrase ‘the elephant This event aims to bring the elephants in the room’? ...the big thing staring into the room and talk about them. everyone in the face that nobody finds it easy to talk about? The Biggest Elephants The 4 elephants we’ll be examing closely As we change our focus from an add-on at this event are: individual model of disability support towards a more inclusive cross-campus approach, this conference will explore UDL - Whose Job Is It? - in the change to a UDL the challenges of this strategic move and model, who does what? examine best practice approaches on the institution, faculty and student support levels. How can we ensure that we Student Resilience - as pressure on services manage the transition to a more inclusive rises, how can we promote campus while maintaining support resilience & performance? services which remain an essential part of a successful college experience for Diagnostic Tools many students with disabilities? How - do we need them and will the roles of faculty and support should we use them? staff evolve to meet the demands of a universally designed learning environment? How can we ensure that Student Success non-classroom activities like social - what is success and are we experiences, work placement and study setting our students up for it? abroad are also universally designed? Fees More Info Selected contributors will recieve 20% off Visit ahead.ie/conference2018 for the standard registration fees below. further information and booking links. AHEAD Member Rate €240 To view sponsorship and exhibition AHEAD Non - Member Rate €295 opportunities, please visit ahead.ie/conference2018-sponsorship.
Let’s Bring the Elephant into the Room! Reshaping the Inclusive Environment in Further & Higher Education March 20th & 21st 2018 | Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin Draft Schedule - Day1 10:15 Registration Opens 11:15 Welcome and Introduction Prof. Michael Shevlin (Chair of the Board of AHEAD) Opening Remarks Dr. Graham Love (CEO, Higher Education Authority) Launch of 'The Role of the Disability Officer and the Disability Service in Higher Education in Ireland' Patricia McCarthy, (Associate Researcher, Trinity College Dublin) Elephant #1 - UDL: Whose Job Is It? - in the change to a UDL model, who does what? Frederic Fovet (University of Prince Edward Island) 13:00 Lunch Breakout Session 1 - Choose Your Path (no switching mid session please!) Main Hall Green Room Blue Room 14:00 The Proof is in the The top-down / bottom-up Disability Officer – what Pudding- The Necessity interaction between cross- is the future? of Impact Measurement campus UDL initiative and Mary Quirke (AHEAD), when Supporting Disabled individual support services. Patricia McCarthy & Declan Students in HE Dr.Shira Yalon-Chamovitz & Treanor (Trinity College Neta Linder-Katz (Ono Academic Dublin) Mr. Atif Choudhury (Diversity and Ability) & John Harding College) (University of Cambridge) 14:30 Mainstreaming and Developing inclusive How implementing Inclusion: University for all practice - A Strategic Universal Design for Dr. Anna Kelly & Dr. Lisa Padden Approach Learning principles (University College Dublin) Ian Carter (University of within a Teaching Brighton) for Understanding pedagogical framework can provide the tools necessary to critically research record and reflect upon UDL success Dr. Marian McCarthy & Dr. Brian Butler (University College Cork) 15:00 Move to Main Hall
Let’s Bring the Elephant into the Room! Reshaping the Inclusive Environment in Further & Higher Education March 20th & 21st 2018 | Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin Draft Schedule - Day 1 Cont... Elephant #2 - Student Resilience - as pressure on services rises, how can we promote resilience & performance? Prof. Shane O’Mara (Director of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience) 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break Breakout Session 1 - Choose Your Path (no switching mid session please!) Main Hall Green Room Blue Room 16:30 Inclusive Learning and the Executive Functioning and Students and Graduates: Provision of Reasonable Learning Strategies for What worries them? Accommodations: Students Third Level Aoife Price (Union of Experiencing Mental Health Helen Carroll (Dublin Institute of Students in Ireland) & Difficulties Technology) Hannah Kelly (AHEAD) Kieran Lewis & Declan Treanor (Trinity College Dublin) 17:00 Mindfulness + Reflection = The Science of Happiness: Reshaping Education Engagement Positive Psychology in and the Rise of Alexis Reid (Boston Child Study International Student Graduate Attributes: Center) Guidance and Counselling How can students with Frank Haber (Jacobs University disabilities be included? Bremen) Dr. Declan Reilly (Trinity College Dublin) 17:30 - 20:30 Evening Reception - Let’s all go to the circus!
Let’s Bring the Elephant into the Room! Reshaping the Inclusive Environment in Further & Higher Education March 20th & 21st 2018 | Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin Draft Schedule - Day2 08:50 Registration (New Arrivals Only), Tea & Coffee 09:25 Move Straight to Breakouts Breakout Session 3 - Choose Your Path (no switching mid session please!) Main Hall Green Room Blue Room 09:30 “What about the dog in Transforming vision Moving towards the room?” – The role of into useful policy for inclusion and universal the disability service in all students in higher design: The evolution of supporting students who education an accessible module wish to attend college Judith Jansen & Evelien Michael Mc Mahon & accompanied by a support Westerbeek van Eerten (Expert Catherine O Donoghue animal Centre handicap + studie) (Athlone Institute of Technology) Julie Tonge (University College Dublin) 10:00 Precarious spaces or the Enough is enough! What Exploring the Cultural trouble with ‘normal’ in should professional Mosaic: the inclusion Higher Education: Finding a assessment of dyslexia for of students with theoretical approach students in HE look like? disabilities in Bethlehem Dr. Malin Ekström (Uppsala Michelle Kinsella & Donald University’ University) Ewing (Dyslexia Association of Mai Jaber (Bethlehem Ireland) University) 10:30 Move to Main Hall 10:40 Elephant #3 - Diagnostic Tools - do we need them and should we use them? Paddy Turner (Sheffield Hallam University and NADP) 11:30 Tea/Coffee
Let’s Bring the Elephant into the Room! Reshaping the Inclusive Environment in Further & Higher Education March 20th & 21st 2018 | Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin Draft Schedule - Day2 Cont... 11:55 Move to Breakouts Breakout Session 3 - Choose Your Path (no switching mid session please!) Main Hall Green Room Blue Room 12:00 Active Inclusion in FET in Digital Inclusion or GDPR: What are your Ireland – From Policy to Exclusion? Challenging responsibilities under Practice through Universal Assumptions of the new data protection Design in Education Accessibility within Online law? Rory O’Sullivan (Killester College Business Studies Jennifer Ryan (Trinity College of Further Education) Miriam Edwards (University of Dublin) Melbourne) 12:30 CETB Pilot: UDL in Further EMASI Project: Enhancing Will College Get Me a Education Mobility of Access Job? Liz Moynihan (Cork ETB) Students Ireland Anne Feehily (Employment Sinéad Lucey (Irish Universities Response North West) Association) 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Elephant #4 - Student Success - what is success and are we setting our students up for it? Annie Hoey (Former President of the Union of Students in Ireland) 15:00 Key Conference Themes Reviewed 15:30 Close Find Out More & Book Your Place>>>
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