Starting in August, The Online Itinerant and Supporting Success will be working together to offer high quality professional development – Monthly Meet-Up presentations, FaceBook ‘micro-learning’ posts, pay to view single webcasts, and/or become a member in the Professional Academy. **New trainings announced in August, 2019**
Members of the Professional Academy get 12 months of unlimited access to a the trainings inside the academy including all "on-demand" trainings as well as monthly live Meet-Ups, the exclusive Facebook group which offers exclusive additional trainings, support and an expanded community. Not only do you get access to what's currently in the academy, but priority access to new trainings as they come out during your membership.
CHOOSE ONE OF THESE FREE BONUS TRAININGS WITH YOUR 12 MONTH MEMBERSHIP TO THE PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY
Gail Wright, Secrets of the Successful Itinerant Teacher: Kickstarting the school year
Becky DeGrave, Auditory Training for Deaf Plus Students
Michelle Pandian, Teaching Transition and Training Student Experts
Karen Anderson, Unilateral and Mild Hearing Loss CAN be a BIG Deal
Monica Faherty, Rule the School - Self Advocacy for 21st Century Students
Stefanie Kessen, No Teacher an Island: 504s vs. IEPs
Bev Teeter, Could It Be A Sensory Issue? Looking at Behaviors and Learning Needs of DHH Students
Gail Wright, Finish Strong and Setting yourself Up for Success in the Fall
This is an intermediate level sign language "class" - but not a class in the normal context! This opportunity is all about bringing your conversational and academic sign communication to the next level. It is formatted in a very natural way by giving you conversational opportunities with others advancing their sign language skills, as well as Deaf adults in a small group and 1:1 setting - all through the internet. Participants meet together through a virtual format for an hour to practice their signing and get feedback from Deaf adults on how to improve their sign abilities. Topics of conversation and conversation starters are provided the week before, allowing you to practice your skills prior to meeting with the group. Although this is not strictly an ASL class, there is an emphasis on increasing use of classifiers and facial expression to improve communication. These skills are useful no matter what form of sign you are using.
Learn more about how to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children! Access trainings online 24/7 and connect with our active community, providing you with new knowledge, resources and support as you meet the needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing!
"As a third year DHH teacher and one who had my first year of itinerant teaching this past school year, this website is such a great tool! The modules are very helpful, offer great insight, and I love that they can be done on your own time. The monthly meet ups are great as well, as it’s a time for us to share ideas and feedback with each other. I am looking forward to the future of the website!!"
"This hour was well spent. I got several wonderful new ideas. It is a real community!"
"Very informative and great to have all the information in one place. Thank you for the wonderful attachments to use and to help remember things. This is great information and very professionally done. "
"I just found the time to complete my first online training with the Online Itinerant and am very happy with the relevance of the information and the supplemental materials. The convenience of being able to watch these any time I want is a great convenience. I look forward to checking out the other available sessions. Thank you!"
""I am amazed at the vast resources offered by the Online Itinerant. The topics are right on target for information and ideas that could help make our job on the road to serve the students more easily with higher quality time. The site strives to produce quality materials and lessons. And the periodic meetings with other colleagues is quite helpful to share ideas and problem solve. This online site is a Godsend!!!""
"This signing program was awesome! Stefanie was great. We participated in this signing program to be able to communicate with our non-verbal 3 year old. While we had some basic signs, Stefanie was able to help us start having basic conversations. The online training and resources she had us use really helped us gain more confidence in communicating with each other and our son. We would definitely recommend this training! Thanks Stefanie!"
""I just have to say I LOVE what you are doing with the Online Itinerant. You and the amazing presenters have helped me tremendously in such a short time. Thank you so much for all you do. You are truly making a big impact in my life and early education/experience in this profession.""