Conference opportunity for K-12 teachers, teaching assistants, interpreters and other professionals who work in mainstream settings.
SAVE THE DATE: July 31 – August 1, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester, New York
Visit ntid.rit.edu/ntidweb/conference/ for more information.
On Feb. 19, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Assistant Secretary Johnny Collett visited Texas School for the Deaf to learn more about their education services for students birth through 21 years who are deaf or hard of hearing. He visited the toddler center, elementary school, middle and high school #STEM programs, career and technical education initiatives, and more. The highlight of his time was the direct interactions with the students and teachers at the school. Check out the video of his visit.
Applicants are now invited to apply for Camp SIGN, an outdoor experience program hosted by the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS) at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)!
Camp SIGN is held just 35 miles north of Houston at Camp Misty Meadows in Conroe, Texas, which is owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto, Inc. Activities may include: swimming, archery, arts and crafts, horseback riding, STEM, teambuilding, and drama.
Campers -- youth between the ages of 8 and 17 who are deaf or hard of hearing. View application instructions HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8295867304195850499
Counselors -- persons age 18 and older, with leadership skills and interest in working with youth who are deaf or hard of hearing, may apply for a counselor, lead counselor, activity counselor or junior counselor position. View position descriptions HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1979620503856409859
For more information, please contact DHHS.Training@hhsc.state.tx.us or call (512) 982-1709.
ABOUT CAMP SIGN:
Camp SIGN provides an environment of acceptance and encouragement for youth ages 8 through 17, who are deaf or hard of hearing, regardless of their communication mode. Camp SIGN strives to reduce the isolation often felt by persons who are deaf or hard of hearing by offering a place to socialize with others with similar means of communicating.
KUVE news of Austin, Texas featured Texas School for the Deaf girls basketball team's undefeated record as they head for the playoffs. Read more about how "this year has been an amazing run for [the team],” said Head Coach Brian Sipek.
ASL Connect, through Gallaudet University, is offering free basic ASL class online with accredited ASL courses also available online.