Virtual Meet & Eats
Check out which Outreach Center resource is on the menu for each of these monthly, 30-minute bite-sized zoom sessions. SST consultants can book their spot to virtually snack and share today!
Promoting Access for People Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, or Visually Impaired with Heather Herbster
Friday, January 27, 2023 from 12:00-12:30
To ensure all students—including those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired—grow and learn, it is imperative that educators create inclusive learning environments with equitable opportunities. Share a snack with Heather and learn about how this self-paced training module, which offers a collection of introductory information, evidence-based strategies, and scenarios at home, school, and in the community that can be used with teams.
Ask Abbey & Friends: Word Recognition Toolkit for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Learners (Parts 1,2 &3) with Angelica Gagliardi
Friday February 24, 2023 from 12:00-12:30
Snack breaks are always better with friends. Join Angelica as she highlights information from the Ask Abbey & Friends, an interactive, three-part learning series designed to provide practical, easy-to-use strategies on how to use fingerspelling, handshapes, visual phonics, and cued speech to increase word recognition skills for learners who are deaf or hard of hearing. This tool will help teams think about different ways to support reading intervention and increase comprehension by finding out what is most effective for students.
Functional Listening Evaluation: An Introduction and Functional Vision Assessment: An Introduction with Christine Croyle
March 24, 2023 from 12:00-12:30
Make a lunch date with Christine as she shares information about two webinars designed to provide introductory information on the basics of two different functional evaluation/assessment tools that help us understand how a child functions in their everyday life in different environments using their vision or hearing. Find out about functional listening evaluations and functional vision assessments, why they matter, who conducts them, and resources to support teachers of the deaf (TOD) or teachers of students with visual impairments (TVI), families, administrators, related service providers, and general educators.
Supporting Learners Series: Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired with Heather Herbster
April 28, 2023 from 12:00-12:30
Let’s do lunch! Heather is inviting you to take a little time during your busy day to learn about this module series focused on supporting the whole child. Get the teacher of visually impaired (TVI) perspective on visual impairments and how to include and provide support to learners who are blind/visually impaired (B/VI). Learn the basics about how vision impacts intellectual and social development that are necessary for students to fully engage in learning. When learners are healthy, safe, engaged, challenged, and supported, they are more likely to enjoy learning, develop positive social skills, and achieve greater success.
Yes We Can! Journey Towards Independence with Michelle Motil
May 26, 2023 from 12:00-12:30
Bring your lunch and sit down with Michelle, and Tonne her guide dog, as she talks about this interactive video series designed to share how she lives an independent, quality life as a person who is deafblind and how it can used as a resource to support students as they transition to adulthood. Explore the gallery of past episodes, which are 30-minutes long and include pre-recorded segments followed by a live dialogue with Michelle. Interested in exposing students to different things to consider when thinking about work, travel, living arrangements, and more? Michelle has you covered as she’s incorporated the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), which includes foundational skills essential for people with disabilities, into each episode.