Presented by: David Brennan & Leanne Lynch
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework based on a set of principles which aim to enhance the educational experience of all pupils by promoting flexible teaching, learning and assessment practices that cater for the diversity of learners in our classrooms. In this session, we will briefly explain the UDL framework, its core principles and guidelines. We will move from theory to practice by exploring examples of how engagement, choice and inclusivity in the primary school classroom can be supported through the meaningful integration of digital technologies in lessons and thematic units of work mapped to the principles of the UDL framework.
David Brennan and Leanne Lynch are primary teachers seconded to the Digital Technologies team of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). They support school leaders and teachers in integrating digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment practices to enhance learner experiences and outcomes across the curriculum. Working with schools to embed digital technologies through fit-for-purpose Digital Learning Plans is an ongoing focus of their work.