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New Trainings Offered Monthly
Held the first Thursday of the month from 7-8:15pm Central Time.
*ASL Interpreter Provided
September: Hybrid Service Delivery Model: Preparing For The Future
October: The ABC's and XYZ's of Audiogram Reading
November: Building Self-Identity and Supporting Social/Emotional Needs for Mainstreamed DHH Students
December: Monitoring Student's Progress; Avenue:PM
January: Language of Conflict - Behavior Management for Deaf /Hard of Hearing
February: Language Instruction Techniques for Students with Language Deprivation
March: Unlocking Synergy: Strategies for Collaborative Success as an Itinerant
April: Designing Dynamic Learning Material in Canva
May: Creating a Successful Transition to the Fall for Your DHH Students
Meetups happen the first Thursday of the Month* from 7:00pm-8:15pm Central Time.
All Meetups are approved for PD* and an ASL interpreter is provided.
*Unless otherwise noted*
The ABC's and XYZ's of Audiogram Reading
Unlock the information that can be gained through an audiogram. Review the variety of tests that are offered during an audiometric evaluation. Better discern what speech recognition testing can tell us in conjunction with other results on the audiogram and get insight from unaided, aided/CI and DM/Roger audiograms to better understand how the info can be used in a classroom or therapy session to support learning through audition. You'll learn what what an audiogram might be missing and what additional evaluations should be requested.LEARN MORE
Building Self-Identity and Supporting Social/Emotional Needs
for Mainstreamed DHH Students
Join Kellina as she shares how she took her personal journey of self-identity and learned how to empower Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through their own journey of self-identity. Get insight on how to create a supportive and inclusive environment for mainstreamed Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and get strategies and tools to nurture self-identity while fostering social and emotional development.LEARN MORE
Monitoring Student's Progress with Avenue: PM
Created specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students! Join us for an introduction to formative assessment, progress monitoring and the application of data to determine literacy growth in the areas of early language, reading and writing. You will get access to free software (avepm.com) that can be used to monitor students’ academic progress and resources (avepmtools.com) that can be used for instructional planning and intervention.LEARN MORE
Language of Conflict:
Behavior Management for Deaf /Hard of Hearing
Behavior impacts the speed and accuracy of learning. By positively influencing behavior, content knowledge is increased and social skills are improved.
This training will help you understand the causes of inappropriate behavior, the components of the conflict cycle,the impact of deafness and learn how to positively impact behavior.LEARN MORE
Language Instruction Techniques for Students with Language Deprivation
Children with language deprivation need explicit language instruction. Learn strategies for instruction and intervention, including ASL-English bilingual strategies, as deaf children with language deprivation require a completely accessible language during intervention.
Strategies for Collaborative Success
Dive into the world of tech-enabled collaboration, equipping you with strategies to enhance your interactions with fellow educators and professionals. Explore innovative ideas and solutions that facilitate seamless information sharing and collaborative problem-solving for simple things like emailing and more complex things like inservicing.LEARN MORE
Designing Dynamic Learning Material in Canva
Kelsey Funk is back for an exciting presentation on how you can use Canva to create engaging and accessible learning materials. Learn how to incorporate visual supports like sign language illustrations, videos, and even AI to make learning materials specific to the students you serve. Discover Canva's collaborative whiteboard features for working alongside other professionals to make planning a breeze.LEARN MORE
Creating a Successful Transition to the Fall
for Your D/HH Students
It's time to wrap up the school year! This training will give you lesson plans and activities that will help your student prepare for what's coming in the fall. Opportunities to self-advocate, explain modifications that support them best, and student self-reflection on "what works for me" are all embedded into these end of the year lesson plans. This training will not only make the rest of the school year a breeze but will make your students' transition in the fall smooth sailing.LEARN MORE
Hybrid Service Delivery Model: Preparing for the Future
Virtual DHH services have been used for over a decade to provide exceptional services to students with hearing loss. By implementing the Hybrid Service Model, you can provide services to all the DHH students within your district without hiring more staff. Join us to learn more about the Hybrid Service Model and how to make all of this possible for you and your students!LEARN MORE
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