The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness at OCALI provides professional development and networking at our biannual networking meetings. These meetings usually take place in the spring and fall each year to provide an opportunity to hear about ODE updates, testing, assistive technology, best practices, resources and much more for any professional serving children who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired.

Fall Networking Meeting for Professionals Serving Students with Visual Impairments

9/21/18 10:00am-3:15pm (Registration 9:45am-10am)

OCALI (in the gym), 470 Glenmont Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43214

To register please complete this form, https://goo.gl/forms/crQL2T0HC4ijRQZx1

Fall Deaf Education Networking Meeting for Professionals Serving Students who are deaf/hard of hearing

10/26/18  10:00am-3:00pm (Registration 9:30am-10am)

OCALI (in the gym), 470 Glenmont Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43214

To register please complete this form, https://goo.gl/forms/xbeXKt1UJkdPY7Hs1

For questions or concerns with the meetings or registration, please contact jennifer_catlin@ocali.org.

 

On-Site Professional Development Opportunities

The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness at OCALI also provides on-site professional development to educational professionals including school or support teams, school and agency leadership, and families. Topics are designed to build organizational capacity to meet the unique needs of these special populations, and to increase access and equity for students, families, and communities through connections, resources and supports.

Sessions are designed to be delivered in an interactive team-based format with hands on activities to demonstrate the concepts and processes. These professional development sessions can be customized to suit the needs of each individual audience. Sample topics include:

Introduction to Deafness and/or Blindness

Understand what a child who is blind/visually impaired or deaf/hard of hearing needs to fully participate at home, in school, and in the community.

Assessment for Educational Programming

Learn about how various assessment tools may be used to gather information about the learner in functional, developmental, and academic areas. Learn how to use that data to develop appropriate instructional programs matched to learner needs.

Instruction: Access and Equity

Discover specific evidence-based strategies and supports to increase access to learning, including educational and assistive technologies.

At the completion of each specific professional development, participants will build their capacity to support deaf/hard of hearing students or students who are blind/visually impaired, such as:

  1. Identifying unique needs of the learners
  2. Describing intervention strategies to support the learner’s needs
  3. Learning assessment strategies for identification and for instruction purposes
  4. Gaining valuable resources to support the learners through their educational journey

To request professional development on these topics, or to work with Outreach Center staff to customize your professional development needs, please contact The Outreach Center team.

Email: jennifer_govender@ocali.org or julie_stewart@ocali.org

Phone: 614.401.2969

Or complete this form.