The Online Itinerant
RESOURCES, TRAINING, and COMMUNITY
Increase your CONFIDENCE and SKILLS in meeting the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children.
**Now offering Mentoring Services**
Working with you to increase your CONFIDENCE and SKILLS in meeting the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children.
PREVENT BURNOUT and INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS
through CLARITY, DIRECTION, & SUPPORT.
WHAT you need, WHEN you need it. No fluff.
With an M.Ed. in Deaf Education and extensive coursework in Educational Leadership, Stefanie Kessen, Founder of The Online Itinerant, has over 25 years experience as a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, both at a local level and at a state leadership level. She has mentored hundreds of teachers on how to implement the iterant model, balancing student needs, assessments, observations, consultations, and keeping up with paperwork, all while keeping a collaborative and communicative relationship with others on the IEP team.
Being an Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf is sometimes the most difficult row as there are very few mentors who can help give direction and clarification on the exact role of the Itinerant Teacher and how to be successful at it. If you have a teacher who needs support or mentorship, let The Online Itinerant be your guiding light!
School Year Package/10 sessions (up to 60 mins each)
- Initial consult and goal setting
- Regular, prescheduled meetings throughout the school year
- Support in organization, scheduling, and communication prior to and following DHH services
- IEP support
- Support with assessment and data collection
- Resources such as lesson plans and appropriate activities for students
- Case consult
- End of the year summary and goal setting
- Includes Professional Academy GOLD access
- Additional sessions can be added on for $75/hour
As many sessions as you would like throughout the year
- IEP support
- Organization and communication with district personal
- Support with balancing role as an Itinerant DHH Teacher
- Case consult
- Advice on appropriate assessment and data collection
- And more!
All The Tools You Need To Meet the Needs of Your DHH Students
Learn more about how we can support your Itinerant DHH Teacher/s to successfully support the students on their caseload.
Get a FREE Consultation and learn if our mentoring services are right for your!
What Are People Saying About The Online Itinerant?
Teacher for the Deaf /Hard of Hearing, Indianola, IA
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!!!
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Wausau, WI
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!
Interpreter and DHH Teacher, Sugar Bush, WI
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.
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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!
Laura and Alex
Parents, Fontana, CA
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!
Parent, Alberta, Canada
I wasn’t sure what to expect and was hesitant on how the video chats would work, but the Signing Room has far exceeded my expectations. I get so much receptive and expressive practice every class with fellow parents and Deaf role models. I learn new vocabulary every single class and I get the opportunity to ask questions, clarify signs, and build relationships with my classmates and teachers. I took the plunge for the annual membership after my first class and have never looked back.