UDL- BOE Event 21st April 2023

An exciting showcase event in Trinity College Dublin, exploring and discussing all things UDL.

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Join us in this exciting showcase event in Trinity College Dublin where we'll be exploring and discussing all things UDL, including best practices on how to implement UDL in the classroom. We will have speakers from the School of Education (TCD), Trinity Access Programmes and teachers from St Joseph's Secondary School, Co Dublin. We will be exploring:

  • What is UDL? Universal Design for Learning unboxed.
  • Why UDL? Addressing the barriers your students face in the classroom.
  • How? Making it work in the classroom. Teachers from St Joseph’s Secondary School talk about their experience of UDL in their classes.
  • Help is at Hand. UDL-BOE support tool to help you UDL your classroom and expert clinics to answer all your questions.

Registration is essential. Please register via Eventbrite.

Registration/Tea/coffee/pastries will be available from 1.00pm.

Event begins 1:30 pm sharp.

Drinks and Buffet Networking at 3.30pm

About UDL-BOE: The aim of this two-year Erasmus+ project is to ensure that distance, online and blended learning is effective, inclusive and engaging. It focused on developing practical tools to empower teachers to deliver effective and engaging learning in a digital space – whether completely remote such as during school closures or as part of a blended approach.

In Spring 2020, schools around Europe closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Research reports published during this time identified several issues experienced by teachers during the rapid move to online teaching. A survey of 720 Irish, second-level teachers conducted by the TCD team reported that students’ engagement with education decreased significantly during this time. The findings also highlight an associated decline in teaching and learning practices that focus on the development of key skills and competences such as collaboration and communication. This, and other research across the EU, highlights the increased risk of disengagement in schools that serve underrepresented communities, in which existing socio-economic disadvantage is further exacerbated by “digital poverty” among students.

Stemming from these research findings, the purpose of this project is to empower teachers to develop pedagogical competences for establishing effective and engaging learning experiences in a digital space, whether as part of a blended experience or wholly online.

For more information on the UDL-BOE project visit our website www.udl-boe.eu or email info@udl-boe.eu for more information on the project.

Venue Location

Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workplace, Luce Hall, First Floor, Trinity Business School, Pearse St, Dublin, D02 F6N2.