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October 2021

Antiracism and UDL in the Irish Higher and Further Education Setting

27th October

Learning Objectives Explore how UDL principles can be applied to anti-racist teaching practice in the Irish Higher and Further Education context Grow their awareness of how to acknowledge, value and honour diversity in the learning environment Reflect on the diversity of learners in your institution and how to move from diversity to inclusion in your setting

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December 2021

Team-Based Learning: Optimising Active and Collaborative Learning

1st December @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learning Objectives Explain the essential elements that make up a team-based learning unit Describe the benefits and challenges of using TBL Plan for the introduction of team-based learning to a curriculum

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January 2022

Plotting your UDL journey: Getting Started and Moving Forward

11th January 2022

Learning Objectives Participants will learn to apply early steps, approaches and strategies to confidently initiate inclusive practice in their student interactions Participants will learn how to build upon these early steps iteratively over time, moving toward excellent inclusive practice Participants will learn how to approach classroom co-creation with students using UDL as a framework Participants will learn how to leverage the UDL framework and the process of co-creation to increase creativity, collaboration, and learning in their classrooms

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Developing an Ethos of Authentic Assessment

12th January 2022

Learning Objectives To assess the role of authentic assessment in fast-moving disciplines To review the systemic supports required institutionally to support authentic assessment To capture the the student voice in design and deployment of authentic assessment

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To Explore Authentic and Appropriate Built Environment CPD Educational Practice

12th January 2022

 Learning Objectives To explore authentic and appropriate teaching and learning for Continuous Professional Development in the Built Environment To explore authentic and appropriate assessment of, for and as learning for Continuous Professional Development in the Built Environment To consider strategies for building appropriate and fit-for-purpose capacity within existing Continuing Professional Development networks in the Built Environment across disciplines and internationally To consider opportunities for further exploration of authentic and appropriate teaching, learning and assessment practice for Continuous Professional Development in…

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Active Learning to Engage Students and Enhance Learning

13th January 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Objectives Discuss the role of active learning in student engagement and learning Evaluate effective student engagement strategies for your context Describe the challenges and opportunities presented by Active Learning Apply the be “ACTIVE” Learning Framework and create a structured plan to embed active learning in your own teaching and learning context

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February 2022

Using MS OneNote for Practical and Portfolio Assessment

4th February 2022

Learning Objectives Obtain an overview on the use of MS OneNote for practical work and portfolios Establish sustainable workflows for managing student engagement, submission, and feedback of assessment Explore student perspectives of using MS OneNote Share best practice in assessment of practical and portfolio work

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The SDGs on our Campuses Revisited

17th February 2022

Learning Objectives Explain the importance of integrating sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into teaching activities for engineering students Identify challenges and barriers that can undermine the integration of SDGs into teaching activities for engineering students Develop strategies on how to appropriately contextualise the SDGs into overall course content and teaching activities for engineering students Develop and enhance the interdisciplinary, cross- disciplinary and multidisciplinary thinking and collaborative ability of engineering students Reflect on how to integrate the SDGs into…

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ePortfolio: Enhancing Student Engagement through Reflective Writing

17th February 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learning Objectives Identify the challenges faced by students when they engage with ePortfolio writing Examine ways to support students in writing effective reflections on their learning and experience Critically assess some ‘case study’ examples of international best practice associated with writing reflectively for ePortfolio Reflect on how these successes and challenges might transfer to an Irish higher education context, and discuss ways to enhance student engagement through reflective writing

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March 2022

Lights, Camera, Action: Use of Video for Teaching and Assessment

2nd March 2022

Learning Objectives Acquire skills in accessing discipline-specific videos from banks currently available Acquire tips on opportunities and pitfalls in custom-made videos Practice using the H5P tool to use videos for assessment Acquire skills to use videos for the flipped classroom (pre-class or pre-lab) Learn how to use videos for peer assessment and associated GDPR guidance

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