NADP Virtual International Conference 2021

Joining the dots of inclusive practice – what is the picture now?

Free, virtual conference with CPD points available!

CPD Provider 2021-2022: 41176

Aims

Our NADP community is diverse, composed of people with different job roles, needs and strengths but we all work to ensure access to a quality educational experience for students. We support learning differences whilst recognising the diverse backgrounds of students and the intersectionalities these produce.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exert an important impact on education. Most courses are being taught primarily via remote learning with only a small amount of essential some in-person delivery. We have worked to ensure that teaching remains student-centred and that support to access the learning remains relevant and useful.

Our professional and academic communities have learnt a great deal from the rapid adjustments required to move support to blended and online formats. We have discovered some great, new practices but also some encountered some real challenges.

This conference aims to ‘join the dots’ by identifying and sharing good practice and discussing how to resolve the challenges to ensure progress in inclusive practice continues in the future and momentum is not lost.

Conference Format

The conference will be held over the 5 weeks in June 2021 and, being a virtual event, we have the opportunity to hear of responses to this global situation from international colleagues over the world.

A unique special event to launch the conference will take place at the end of May. More details to come – watch this space!

Each week will explore a theme connected with all our diverse roles.

Week 1: Exploring the roles of the disability practitioner

Week 2: New technologies and improved accessibility

Week 3: Transition in an online or blended world

Week 4: UDL – the next steps / Future steps for inclusive learning

Week 5: CPD and Critical Analysis in the Workplace

Each week to consist of…

  • Pre-prepared videos on the weekly theme for on-demand viewing
  • An interview-style panel webinar with invited guests (1½ hour)
  • Questions can be submitted in advance as well as during the session.

The webinar will be available after the session as a captioned video and transcript. However, this will take a while to create.

Booking Information

All conference material will be free to members and other colleagues but we will be asking you to book for the webinars. Details will follow closer to the time.

Feedback from the 2020 virtual NADP Conference

  • Excellent conference – such a wide range of videos which I could access as a Deaf delegate and accessible webinars too.
  • Great conference, good choice of presentations
  • I enjoyed the conference and found the presentations very insightful and useful. It has certainly started me thinking.
  • I couldn’t attend the conference at the time and it has been great to use the videos as resources in training my staff.
  • I have no idea how NADP managed to move a conference online at short notice and make sure it was accessible!

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