Professionals

Every professional needs a bag of tools, a go-to place for information, and resources to enhance service provision. In whatever capacity you work with deaf and hard of hearing students or their families, we hope you can find assistance here.

Professional Development Opportunities

We have information about professional development opportunities all over the state! Visit our Events section.

Other Resources for Professionals

Employment Opportunities


Conferences


  • MATH Conference

    This conference is a collaboration between ESC-20 and Texas School for the Deaf's DeafTEC Program that will provide math teachers at the middle school, secondary and post-secondary levels with examples of best practices for math instruction. With an emphasis on experiential learning, workshop participants will learn about effective instructional approaches including cooperative learning, online tutorials, and new strategies for engaging students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing in learning math. On-line resources on the DeafTEC website will be shared, including video modules for teaching math, practice problems, and signed math vocabulary.

  • Statewide Conference of Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing July 18 - 20, 2016

    Join us in San Marcos for this year's conference with the theme "Igniting the Flame Within: The Pursuit of Student Success." Workshops for professionals and parents will cover topics including early childhood education, literacy, transition, technology and more. Walk away with the power to ignite your students’ kindling into bursting flames of learning! Find out more about the conference.

eLearning Opportunities


  • eLearning Opportunities for Deaf Ed Professionals

    eLearning opportunities for various deaf ed professionals have been gathered into this Livebinder for easy access.

  • Setting Language in Motion: Family Supports and Early Intervention

    Setting Language in Motion: Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is a free, web-based resource developed as a collaborative effort between the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Boston Children's Hospital.

  • EIEIO Rules and Regs

    Still looking for the answer to "where does it say I have to...?" Our EIEIO Rules and Regs module will help you find the answers!

  • eLearning Opportunties from ESC Region 11

    Education Service Center Region 11 offers many eLearning opportunities in a variety of topics related to working with students who are deaf/hard of hearing. The registration for all of the courses are organized by topic in a Livebinder for easy access.

For Professionals


  • MATH Conference

    This conference is a collaboration between ESC-20 and Texas School for the Deaf's DeafTEC Program that will provide math teachers at the middle school, secondary and post-secondary levels with examples of best practices for math instruction. With an emphasis on experiential learning, workshop participants will learn about effective instructional approaches including cooperative learning, online tutorials, and new strategies for engaging students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing in learning math. On-line resources on the DeafTEC website will be shared, including video modules for teaching math, practice problems, and signed math vocabulary.

  • For Itinerant Teachers

    Livebinder with information about accommodations, listening and spoken language, inclusion, and much more.

  • For General Education Teachers

    Livebinder with information about having a student who is deaf/hard of hearing in class, using an interpreter, and more.

  • For Diagnosticians

    Livebinder with information about rules and regs, assessment, supports and accommodations, transition, and more.

  • For Early Interventionists

    Livebinder with information about newborn hearing screening, rules and regs, curricula, language development, and more.

  • For Speech Language Pathologists

    Livebinder with information about communication evaluation, social skills, listening and spoken language, and more.

  • For Administrators

    Livebinder with information about legal, funding, PEIMs, and more.

  • For Audiologists

    Livebinder with information about the world of educational audiology, Texas forms and polices, and more.

  • For Interpreters

    Livebinder with information about certification, organizations, EIPA, mentoring, and much more.

Teachers


  • MATH Conference

    This conference is a collaboration between ESC-20 and Texas School for the Deaf's DeafTEC Program that will provide math teachers at the middle school, secondary and post-secondary levels with examples of best practices for math instruction. With an emphasis on experiential learning, workshop participants will learn about effective instructional approaches including cooperative learning, online tutorials, and new strategies for engaging students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing in learning math. On-line resources on the DeafTEC website will be shared, including video modules for teaching math, practice problems, and signed math vocabulary.

Special Education Teachers


  • MATH Conference

    This conference is a collaboration between ESC-20 and Texas School for the Deaf's DeafTEC Program that will provide math teachers at the middle school, secondary and post-secondary levels with examples of best practices for math instruction. With an emphasis on experiential learning, workshop participants will learn about effective instructional approaches including cooperative learning, online tutorials, and new strategies for engaging students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing in learning math. On-line resources on the DeafTEC website will be shared, including video modules for teaching math, practice problems, and signed math vocabulary.

Programs


  • Signing Exact English Skillshops

    The Signing Exact English Skillshops provide training for adult learners and are designed to meet the needs of beginning as well as advanced users of Signing Exact English.

  • Communication Skills Workshops

    The Communication Skills Workshop (CSW) provides professional training for Interpreters (non-certified, Level I, II, III, and Basic), Interpreter-Aides, ASL Teachers, Deaf Education Teachers, and Parents of deaf or hard of hearing children in Texas

Request for Training


  • Training Requests

    Our partners offer many trainings that can be tailored to meet the needs of your program or area. Please contact us to set up a training at your district or your ESC.