The Montana Deaf-Blind Project will be hosting two webinars on communication competencies with Philip Schweigert this August! Please view the details and registration information at this link: https://conta.cc/3gIHlo2 and/or on the attached flier. This is a FREE opportunity that you are welcome to share.
|Providing English learners—and all students—with examples of how to do learning tasks is particularly useful during distance learning.|
Hamilton Relay’s Deaf Community Leader Award is currently looking for nominations! Help me to make sure that the Deaf leaders in your community get recognized for their hard work and achievements!
Have a wonderful day,
T. Bobbye Abney | LA Outreach Coordinator | Hamilton Relay
Lisa Stapleton, Associate Professor at the Department of Deaf Studies at California State University Northridge, is conducting a research project on the experiences of Black Deaf students and Black students with disabilities at historically Black colleges and universities. Please see the attached flyer. To participate in the study, please contact Dr. Stapleton at firstname.lastname@example.org. All interview recordings will be kept private.
In the July 2 issue of Edutopia Newsletter, Assistant Editor Emelina Minero examines some examples of how various schools in various states are prioritizing inclusion of students with disabilities in all aspects of school life.
In recognition of the achievements of people who are deaf-blind, the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC) celebrates the third week in June as “Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. The theme this year is DEAF-BLIND. AND THRIVING.
See the Helen Keller National Center website for a complete list of calendar events:
The Facebook Page also has exclusive Facebook-only events:
Linda Alsop: The Cogswell-Macy Act: Training Teachers of the Deafblind and Deafblind Interveners
In addition to the HKNC event above, HDC and AUCD are celebrating Deafblind Awareness Week with a virtual guest speaker. Please consider joining us via Zoom as we present Linda Alsop of Utah State University, who will talk about the Cogswell-Macy Act and the requirements for training teachers of deafblind students as well as deafblind interveners.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Deafblind International is offering a series of live-streaming webinars June 22-26. Information and Registration for Deafblind Webinars, June 22-26
Research shows that breaks can provide more than rest. Use them to boost creativity, cognitive function, and social skills.
From Edutopia Newsletter, May 15, 2020:
Research shows that periodic breaks throughout the day don’t just provide valuable downtime—they also boost productivity while giving students opportunities to develop their creativity and social skills.
In fact, breaks are a key part of learning, helping students process what they’ve learned by consolidating memories and making connections to other ideas.
Physical activity breaks—such as a short exercise break in the classroom or during recess—also reduce stress and increase blood flow and oxygenation to the brain, helping to keep students’ brains sharp, healthy, and active.
To learn more and for links to the research, check out our article, Research-Tested Benefits of Breaks.