KETK news of East Texas featured that "the 12 counties of Deep East Texas will soon have a feature to text 911, an innovation that is being lauded by the deaf community". Read more about how a couple of seconds could make a difference.
Dr. Kimberly Wolbers at the University of Tennessee is Principal Investigator on a grant project (funded by the Institute of Education Sciences) focused on writing instruction of deaf and hard of hearing students in grades 3 through 6. She is currently seeking a PhD level student to work as a graduate research assistant on the project. The position comes with a tuition waiver, stipend, and paid student health fee starting August 1, 2018. The stipend for this PhD level GRA position is $15,000-$30,000 per year.
Responsibilities on the project may include any of the following depending on qualifications and experience:
- communicating with schools or teacher participants about data collection, data mailing, and instructional needs
- traveling to schools to provide teachers with instructional support or collect data
- providing instructional support online
- organizing, coding, and storing incoming data
- collecting interrater reliability and/or instructional fidelity
- managing databases
- scoring data
- disseminating findings in collaboration with research team
American Sign Language fluency is required. Candidate must have three years of experience teaching deaf and hard of hearing students. Candidate must be available June 23rd-29th for the next Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction summer workshop. All travel and expenses paid.
Video recording/editing skills and web development skills are not necessary but highly desired.
Apply by March 31! To inquire more, please contact Dr. Kimberly Wolbers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is offering five, 30-minute ASL sessions with Deaf adult role models to first 500 ASDC members. ASDC recognizes the importance of Deaf adult role models in the lives of families raising deaf children. SignOn is a virtual immersion program that lets you practice your ASL live with a Deaf adult from the comfort of your own computer. Visit SignOn sign up page for more information.
El Paso ISD Day School for the Deaf is offering adult American Sign Language classes. Free sign language classes are offered at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Hillside cafeteria. Those interested can begin classes any time of the year. Read more how the classes helps adults learn the basics of American Sign Language.
AG Bell Announces New Parent Hotline! New parents of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing often have many questions and this new resource will lead them to a conversation with a parent who has been where they are. The new hotline is just a click, phone call or video chat away.