Community of Inclusive Practice

Purpose of the proposed group
To create a community which brings together all stakeholders to consider the shared goals and common interests of inclusion and belonging, which is built on developing sector-leading, transdisciplinary approaches to enhancing teaching excellence and an excellent student experience.

Objectives of the proposed group

  • Recruit to and establish group from starting point of L TA Conference Session on Inclusion and Belonging with aim to set up group on Inclusive Practice and Belonging.
  • Evaluate the conference, gather themes for future developments and extend to a wider community to continue to build expertise and knowledge in this are to apply to practice.

Group main contacts
Name: Marissa Hill
Role: Head of SRAC
Email address m.hill@shu.ac.uk

Name: Jo Fleming
Role: Skills Manager
Email address j.fleming@shu.ac.uk

Resources
Community of Inclusive Practice – Themed Week 24th – 28th June 2019

Community of Inclusive Practice – Themed Week 24th– 28th June 2019

 

The purpose of this group is to consider the shared goals and common interests of inclusion and belonging which is built on developing sector-leading, transdisciplinary approaches to enhancing teaching excellence and an excellent student experience.

 

We hope that you will be able to join us for our themed week of activities. By creating this space and through facilitated participation, being voluntary and open to all, we hope to build networks of experts which transcend boundaries. Please register your interest on the links below.

 

These events and workshops will showcase innovative technology through the launch of Audio Notetaker, highlight and explore existing resources, best practice and toolkits and support us in improving and developing resources. We are delighted to be hosting a session by Sylvia Ashton and Rachel Stone and all attendees to the events will be entered into a raffle to win a copy of their excellent book A-Z of Creative Teaching.

 

Welcome to the Community of Inclusive Practice – Monday 24th June

Welcome talk on the aims and objectives of the group, a review of the survey finding and an overview of the week ahead, followed by refreshments and opportunities to discuss challenges.

Monday 24th June City 09:00 – 10:00 Norfolk 502 Book here

Monday 24th June Collegiate 11:00 – 12:00 HC.032 Book here  

 

 

Monday 24th June Norfolk 201 11:00 – 12:00

AHEAD Highlights and Discussion  Book here

This will be an opportunity to hear about the highlights from the AHEAD conference 2019 and take part in group discussions to see how we can take ideas of Universal Design for Learning forward in our community.

Jo Fleming & Kate Salinsky

 

Monday 24th June  Norfolk 502 13:00 – 14:00

Audio Notetaker Launch session Book here

Assistive Technology – Supporting your studies

AppsAnywhere  is making it possible for us to offer assistive technology and specialist software inclusively to all staff and students at SHU.

This session will discuss how this technology has played a key role in supporting note taking strategies for students in receipt of DSA. We will then demonstrate how Sonocent Audio Notetaker enables users to use their own smart devices.

Simon Crawley

 

City

Monday 24th June City Norfolk 502 14:30 – 15:30

Making Teaching Material Accessible Book here

Following from the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 which requires public sector content to be accessible to all. This session will give you an outline to the changes and how to help ensure that your teaching materials meet the new regulations.

 

Collegiate

Tuesday 25th June 10.00 – 11:00 HC 0.03

Audio Notetaker Launch session Book here

Assistive Technology – Supporting your studies

AppsAnywhere  is making it possible for us to offer assistive technology and specialist software inclusively to all staff and students at SHU.

This session will discuss how this technology has played a key role in supporting note taking strategies for students in receipt of DSA. We will then demonstrate how Sonocent Audio Notetaker enables users to use their own smart devices.

Karl Townsend

 

City

Tuesday 25th June – 10:00 – 11:30  Norfolk 502

Inclusive Group work Book here

This workshop will allow an opportunity to discuss some of the challenges of group work and an exploration of ideas for to support access and participation to enhance a sense of belonging and community.

Helen Kay & Marissa Hill

 

City

Tuesday 25th June – 13:00 – 14:00 Norfolk 502

Making Student Presentations More Inclusive Book here

This workshop will allow an opportunity to discuss some of the challenges of student presentations. A review of the reasonable adjustments from Learning Contracts and an exploration of ideas to support inclusive presentation delivery.

Liz Escadale and Marissa Hill

 

Tuesday 25th June – 14:30 – 15:30 Norfolk 502

Creating a sense of belonging through inclusive learning and teaching cultures Book here

This presentation will share findings from a HEFCE funded piece of postdoctoral research which explored the HE experiences of students holding vocational qualifications. Narratives from participants will be discussed to illustrate how learning and teaching cultures can exert a powerful influence over feelings of belonging in HE institutions, which subsequently impacts on student retention, success and outcomes.

Zoe Baker

 

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Elusive to Inclusive – Normalising Inclusion Walkshop 12:00 – 13:00 (rendezvous in Norfolk 502) Book here

We as a society and as an institution need to be more anticipatory in how we meet the needs of all of our students. Inclusion is about engaging all students to promote retention and attainment. Inclusion is a shared responsibility and we want to collaborate to ensure that we create an inclusive university.

Participants will be able:

·         to explore ways in which inclusion can be normalised in our institution.

·         to raise awareness of the changing context in which we work

·         to reflect on and share their practice and explore the offers that the University have put in place.

 

Wednesday 26th June 14:00 – 15:00 Norfolk 208

Audio Notetaker Launch session Book here

Assistive Technology – Supporting your studies

AppsAnywhere  is making it possible for us to offer assistive technology and specialist software inclusively to all staff and students at SHU.

This session will discuss how this technology has played a key role in supporting note taking strategies for students in receipt of DSA. We will then demonstrate how Sonocent Audio Notetaker enables users to use their own smart devices.

Neal Marsh

 

 

Collegiate

Thursday 27th June 10:00 – 11:30 Hc 0.033

Inclusive Group work Book here

This workshop will allow an opportunity to discuss some of the challenges of group work and an exploration of ideas for to support access and participation to enhance a sense of belonging and community.

Helen Kay & Marissa Hill

 

Collegiate

Thursday 27th June 11:30 – 12:30 HC 0.033

AHEAD Highlights and Discussion Book here

This will be an opportunity to hear about the highlights from the AHEAD conference 2019 and take part in group discussions to see how we can take ideas of Universal Design for Learning forward in our community.

Jo Fleming & Kate Salinsky

 

Thursday 27th June 12:30 – 13:30 Hc 0.033

Audio Notetaker Launch session Book here

Assistive Technology – Supporting your studies

AppsAnywhere  is making it possible for us to offer assistive technology and specialist software inclusively to all staff and students at SHU.

This session will discuss how this technology has played a key role in supporting note taking strategies for students in receipt of DSA. We will then demonstrate how Sonocent Audio Notetaker enables users to use their own smart devices.

Neal Marsh

 

Thursday 27th June 14:00 – 15:00 Hc 0.033

Making Student Presentations More Inclusive Book here

This workshop will allow an opportunity to discuss some of the challenges of student presentations. A review of the reasonable adjustments from Learning Contracts and an exploration of ideas to support inclusive presentation delivery.

Liz Escadale and Marissa Hill

 

Thursday 27th June 15:00 – 16:00 Hc 0.033

Making Teaching Material Accessible Book here

Following from the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 which requires public sector content to be accessible to all. This session will give you an outline to the changes and how to help ensure that your teaching materials meet the new regulations.

Rich Nind/Marissa Hill

 

City

Friday 28th June 2019  09:30 – 10:30Norfolk 502

Audio Notetaker Launch session Book here

Assistive Technology – Supporting your studies

AppsAnywhere  is making it possible for us to offer assistive technology and specialist software inclusively to all staff and students at SHU.

This session will discuss how this technology has played a key role in supporting note taking strategies for students in receipt of DSA. We will then demonstrate how Sonocent Audio Notetaker enables users to use their own smart devices.

Simon Crawley

 

Friday 28th June 2019 10:30 – 12:30  Norfolk 502

How Readable are your Resources Book here

This workshop is an opportunity for you to improve your teaching resources by making them more straightforward for students to read and understand. The main focus will be on the accessibility of the language used.

Sylvia Ashton and Rachel Stone

 

Friday 28th June 2019 – City 12:30 – 13:30Norfolk 502

Running an Inclusive Tech Conference Book here

Andy Burgin is part of the team that organised DevOpsDays London 2018 conference. The team put a whole heap of effort into ensuring the conference was as accessible and inclusive as we possibly could, from signers and captioners through to pronouns buttons and photo preference lanyards. I’d like to share some of the details of what we did, what worked and what didn’t – so you can take those ideas away and apply them at your organisations and events.

Andy Burgin

Assistive Technology Service – Inclusive Service

Sheffield Hallam Assistive Technology Service supports students accessing education through assistive technologies. This update will explain the offer and how to contact us for support in promoting these technologies to all students.

 

Friday 28th June 2019 – City 14:00 -15:00 Norfolk 502

Reflections on the week and next steps Book here

This is the end of the themed week and an opportunity to reflect on the weeks activities and discuss next steps.

Refreshments and Raffle Draw