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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Linda Lugo is a teacher at Faye Webb Elementary School. She is also deaf. It was at the school where she saw a need for Spanish speakers to learn sign language. So she took action and created a class for Spanish speakers, with relatives that are deaf, to learn the language.
"My students, when class is over, the next day they say 'my parents can sign this,'" Lugo signed. "(It's great) to see their faces glow and light up, their interpreters say the children are happier and their communication is improving."
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