In the absence of this year’s face-to-face conference, we are pleased to offer a webinar series in its place. While it is not possible to provide our full agenda as originally planned, we greatly appreciate these presenters’ willingness to step in and offer these sessions. Each session will be offered live via Zoom and will not be recorded. Applications for CEUs have been submitted to the Board of Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI), the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), and the AG Bell Association for the Deaf (LSLS).

We hope you’ll find one or more session that fit your needs!

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PLEASE NOTE: All webinars are held in Central Standard Time (CST).  

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    Theory of Mind and Deaf Students- Barriers and Solutions

    July 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Theory of Mind (ToM) develops through a child’s access to daily events and conversation. ToM is a foundational skill related to understanding the thoughts, beliefs, and desires of oneself and others. ToM depends on two components — language skills and social skills. Deaf children in mainstream schools typically have limited access to conversations around them and thus limited awareness and opportunities to develop ToM.

    This presentation will highlight how parents and educators can foster ToM development. Among other suggestions, the presentation will show video clips of individual Deaf/Hard of Hearing students’ conversational engagement with Deaf Language Models through an online platform. These video clips of different learners of various ages will provide participants with greater understanding of ToM as well as ideas for improving the Deaf learners ToM that can be included in IFSPs and IEPs. Incidental learning, identity development, and self-advocacy will also be discussed to explore the relationship between these and ToM. This will provide participants with a useful lens for remedying Deaf students’ overall educational experience.

    Presenters: Dr. Lisalee D. Egbert and Ashlee Trempus
    Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Families, Interpreters, Administrators
    Intended Strand: Research-Based Practices
    Credits and CEUs: 0.2 BEI general, 2 CPEs

    Add to cart - $15.00
  • The Importance of Family Involvement

    July 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Finding out your child is deaf or hard of hearing can be overwhelming and to some – devastating. It is not often that hearing parents have ever met a deaf person nor do they have information or resources to guide them with all possible options. All they know is what their doctor has shared with them or by word of mouth. As a starting point for some and continued guidance for others, this presentation is for families or educators and professionals of young deaf and hard of hearing children. The presenter will discuss research and the impact of family involvement on a deaf/hard of hearing child’s language acquisition skills. Details of how parents/caregivers and other family members can contribute to their deaf/hard of hearing child’s educational and social development will be shared along with a personal story, helpful tips and resources. The information shared in this presentation reflects heavily on a deaf or hard of hearing child’s literacy skills based on how involved families are in their communication and education. Often, families or educators do not realize the impact they can make on a deaf or hard of hearing child’s literacy by engaging in natural activities such as incidental learning, developing strong literacy skills, using print-rich environments, and using creative ways to increase vocabulary skills. Resources such as articles, websites, and online apps are shared for additional support. Teachers, Early Intervention providers, educational interpreters, administrators and other professionals are encouraged to attend this workshop.

    Presenter: JoAnn Benfield
    Intended Audience: Families, Educators, Early Intervention Professionals
    Intended Strand: Early Intervention & Preschool
    Credits and CEUs: 0.2 BEI general, 2 CPEs

    Add to cart - $15.00
  • Addressing Compensatory Skills with The Iowa Expanded Core Curriculum for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    July 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    You may have heard of the Iowa Expanded Core Curriculum for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ECC-DHH), but do you know how to use it as part of your practice? Attend this session to learn the purpose of the Iowa ECC-DHH and how you can use this planning tool to guide the development of IFSP and IEP goals and objectives for your students who are DHH.

    Presenter: Dr. Marina McCormick
    Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Administrators
    Intended Strand: Research-Based Practices
    Credits and CEUs: 0.2 BEI general, 2 CPEs

    Add to cart - $15.00
  • Art and Science of the Language Sample

    July 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Professionals are taught how to document and analyze language samples but often are left to figure out the functionality on their own. Language sampling is a snapshot in time of a child’s spontaneous language. Real life practices of language sample analysis vary across ages, stages, and settings. Let’s explore the art and science of language sampling and how this process can inform practice.

    Presenter: Elizabeth Gaffney, LSLS, Cert. AVEd
    Intended Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Teachers of the Deaf, Interpreters, Administrators
    Intended Strand: Research-Based Practices
    Credits and CEUs: 0.2 BEI general, 2 CPEs

    Add to cart - $15.00
  • Itinerant Services for Students who are DeafBlind

    July 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Determining appropriate itinerant services for students who are DeafBlind (DB) can be challenging. Many itinerant teachers lack experience with and knowledge of this extremely low incidence disability. The team approach can help solve complex questions and yield the best service plan.

    Presenter: Hillary Keys
    Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf
    Intended Strand: Deaf Plus
    Credits and CEUs: 0.2 BEI general, 2 CPEs

    Add to cart - $15.00
  • Handling Feedback & Criticism from a Place of Authenticity

    July 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    An important part of our career includes consistent growth and welcoming feedback. Sometimes feedback can be veiled as criticism and end up being ignored or hurtful to us. Through this training, you will learn about the difference between feedback and criticism, build strategies to improve the quality of feedback given or taken and recognize how your self-awareness (or lack of) influences your interpretation.

    Presenter: Katie Murch
    Intended Audience: Interpreters, Educators
    Intended Strand: Interpreting
    Credits and CEUs: 0.2 BEI ethics, 2 CPEs

    Add to cart - $15.00
  • Just Do It! Creating Videos with Purpose

    July 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Have you ever wondered how to implement the creation of signed videos in your classroom? Maybe you want to share signed vocabulary videos with families, create signed class books, or begin a classroom library with signed books. Come join us, as we share strategies that helped along our journey. The why’s, the struggles, the fears, the ways to overcome, the successes, and the joys that may help you begin your own journey. In addition, we will discuss the importance of creating a diverse classroom library that reflects all populations. We will conclude with a hands-on experience to learn how to use the App, Green Screen Do Ink. If you have an iPad, download it and come join us for this great learning opportunity. (Note: there is a 1 time purchase fee of $4.99 for the app, but it is well worth it!)

    Presenter: Katrina Nicholas and Lisa Pilgrim
    Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Interpreters
    Intended Strand: Instructional Technology
    Credits and CEUs: 0.2 BEI general, 2 CPEs

    Add to cart - $15.00
  • Embedding Emotional, Physical, & Technology Safety Skills into the Curriculum

    July 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to incorporate safety skills and methodology into their classroom in order to foster positive safety skill development. Topics will include addressing safety in the IEP/IFSP in ways that fit within the legal framework as well as incorporating safety into the existing curriculum, resources, methods and routines. Participants will engage in group and individual practice to learn how to use the skills themselves and how to coach children to use the skills to problem-solve in common safety situations with people.

    Presenter: Jennifer Johnson
    Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Administrators
    Intended Strand: Social-Emotional
    Credits and CEUs: 0.2 BEI general, 2 CPEs

    Add to cart - $15.00
  • Encouraging Cultural Awareness through Family Empowerment

    July 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Focus: Understanding how cultural awareness (or lack of), economic differences, and personal bias (conscious and/or unconscious) can affect parent/teacher relationships and family participation. This presentation will emphasize effective coaching techniques to help families take charge of their child’s development through encouraging active participation and parental empowerment.

    Presenters: Fanny Heninger MS. DEHS and Michelle Shaffer, M. DEHS, LSLS Cert AVEd
    Intended Audience: Families, Educators
    Intended Strand: Family and Professional Collaboration
    Credits and CEUs: 0.2 BEI general, 2 CPEs

    Add to cart - $15.00
  • AVT for the TC Child

    July 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Total Communication is an approach that many families of children with hearing loss choose for their child. By definition, total communication is using any means to communicate – sign language, fingerspelling, lip reading, writing, listening, and spoken language. Children often enter total communication classrooms with parents stating they are eager for their child to learn sign language but asking “How will you also facilitate my child’s listening and spoken language skills?” In this session, providers will learn how to incorporate auditory-based strategies into a total communication setting in order to grow a child’s listening and spoken language.

    Presenters: Andrea Bell and Carrie Norman, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVEd
    Intended Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Teachers of the Deaf
    Intended Strand: Early Intervention & Preschool
    Credits and CEUs: 02. BEI general, 2 CPEs

    Add to cart - $15.00
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