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Congratulations to NCDB staff on their recent article publications and to Amy Parker for being selected as guest editor of the Visual Impairment & Deafblind Education Quarterly! The articles can be found at the publications page of the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness.Amy Parker, the Coordinator of Professional Development and Products for NCDB served as guest editor for this issue of the publication. Her piece, There’s no place like home: Growing a professional home for the field of deafblindness in DVIDB, addresses changes in the field of deafblindness.
Online parent training: The role of interveners in educational settings, written by Patti McGowan and Peggy Malloy, describes an online training effort for parents and families. The training, co-sponsored by the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind and the National Center on Deaf-blindness, is on the role of interveners in educational settings.
strategies and technical assistance to improve identification of infants and
toddlers with combined vision and hearing loss was written by Barbara Purvis and Mark Schalock. This article
describes the work of the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) to increase
the numbers of children birth through two years old identified as having both
vision and hearing loss, improve understanding about how such a loss
impacts early learning and ensure that children are referred for appropriate
early intervention and family support services as soon as possible. Read more...
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TRI Receives $1 Million ODE Grant to Develop Elementary Math Instructional Leaders in Oregon
The Teaching Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University (WOU) has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Oregon Department of Education to recruit and educate 60 teachers in the mid-valley and mid-coastal areas to become Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leaders (EMILs). Project DEMILO (Developing Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leaders in Oregon) is a collaboration between WOU, TRI, the Willamette Education Service District, and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub to address the need for increased math content knowledge for elementary school teachers.
A personal note from TRI's Amy Parker, Coordinator of Professional Development and Products with the National Center on Deaf-Blindness, about a boy named Ethan.
Project PEPI (Preparing Early Childhood Educators for Inclusion) is designed to fill in the gaps that currently exist in Early Childhood Education curriculum in Oregon’s community colleges to support the inclusion of children with disabilities and those from culturally diverse backgrounds. After a successful roll-out of a pilot program within four Oregon community colleges, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP – a division of the US Department of Education) decided to expand the program and has increased funding to Project PEPI by $90,000.00 for the 2014-15 academic year. This increase is allowing the project to add three additional community colleges, nearly doubling its reach.
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