The Professional Academy
Increase your CONFIDENCE and SKILLS to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing children through RESOURCES, TRAINING, and COMMUNITY.
ALL IN ONE PLACE. ALL FOR ONE PRICE.
MEANINGFUL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH IMPACT
Are you a school district wanting to purchase a membership for multiple employees? The Online Itinerant offers discount pricing for district memberships of 4 or more employees.
What is the Professional Academy?
Access to all professional workshops* inside The Professional Academy, including access to recorded webinars and monthly Meet Up & Trainings. Professional Academy Members have access to recorded monthly Meet-Up & Trainings, even if unable to attend live.
Certificates of Training are provided as evidence of Professional Development after each workshop.
Professional Academy members have immediate access to new workshops and trainings added throughout the school year.
Any Time! Any Place!
Professional Academy members get unlimited access to training videos and the Online Itinerant Online Community whenever and wherever you are, even on your mobile device.
Access the training of your choice and watch it at your own pace any time during your membership.
Monthly Meet-Up & Trainings are included in the price of membership in the Professional Academy. This monthly Meet-Up & Training opportunity is delivered live via Zoom and provides interaction with others, as well as Q&A time with the presenter. Trainings occur in the evening to meet the needs of participants across the US.
In addition, opportunities to connect with other Professional Academy Members is provided within The Professional Academy as well as through other online forums, such as Facebook.
As a Professional Academy GOLD member, you have the chance to join a Super Group and connect with others as you share resources, tips, tools, and secret hacks for success! Brainstorm together how to break through your biggest challenges. Leave empowered and equipped for the week ahead!
EXCLUSIVE FOR PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY GOLD MEMBERS!
Free membership to the FRIEND Academy for all the families on your caseload
Support your families by offering them trainings through The Online Itinerant, connect them with other parents, and provide resources to support them as they raise a child who is deaf or hard of hearing!
SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY
Jenna Gabel, Teacher of the Deaf
I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with both the Professional Academy. I have been a member of the Professional Academy for just under a year. I feel like it really fills a void in our field. I sit through a lot of trainings in my school district that don't always pertain to what I do, and it is so refreshing to be able to view trainings that are one hundred percent geared towards my job. I love the variety of experts that you have pulled together, and the variety of topics that are offered. The COVID meet-ups were also incredibly helpful when trying to teach in a very unprecedented time. Thank you!!!.
Tracey Allen, Interpreter
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.
Kearston Jose, Teacher of the Deaf
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!
Educational Interpreter, Guttenberg, IA
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
The Online Itinerant is a valuable resource for me to learn about my new career! Thank you!
Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Coperstown, NY
This training was great! I got several wonderful new ideas. It is a real community!
Teacher of the Deaf, Austin, MN
Great Ideas and information. It's comforting to know all of us have some of the same struggles. To be able to problem solve or get ideas from other veteran itinerant staff really helps.
Itinerant Teacher for the Deaf, Dixon, IL
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Everything on your site is marvelous!! I don't use everything because I am in my 39th year of teaching special ed. I have LOVED the professional zoom group and learning so much from the other DHH teachers. I have only been a DHH teacher for a few years as most of my career was RSP. I love the personal response from you when I have asked questions. It's a nice group and a supportive group. You have done a marvelous job starting this up.
Hi, I am just getting started on LSL training. So excited that my membership here is a place that I can get credits. LOVE LOVE Love all the resources and learning on this site. Thanks for all you do to support us itinerant teachers! I couldn't do this job without the professional academy!
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!
Last updated on 9/1/2022