Florida Educators of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (FEDHH) Pre-conference Workshop:
Project Access and Writing in the Disciplines (WID) and Promoting Success in Math
Please join us for this one-day training, which will provide information to increase success for students included within mainstream classrooms.
Writing in the Disciplines and Promoting Student Success in Math workshops are designed to help teachers adapt their teaching style to foster better learning for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as all other students, particularly those with language difficulties. These strategies are based upon research conducted by the Rochester Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Technology for the Deaf (RIT/NTID), the largest mainstream college in the world for deaf or hard of hearing individuals.
The primary audience includes:
- general education STEM and ELA teachers
- inclusion specialists
- local assistive technology specialists
Note: Teams are welcome to attend this training from a school or district. Suggested team members to include are; an ELA general education, a STEM general education, and a Teacher of the Deaf or an Inclusion Specialist.
This workshop will:
- Assist in mastering strategies to meet the goals of Universal Design in education so students are college and career ready.
- Provide information on designing writing assignments that address “writing to learn.”
- Prepare students for STEM career writing that is expected by industry employers.
- Provide information on responding to writing errors/skills development within the context of the STEM classroom.
- Provide information on effective instructional approaches including cooperative learning, online tutorials, and new strategies for engaging deaf and hard-of-hearing students in learning math.
Guidance for participants to develop an individual “Plan for Change” for writing and mathematics that can be used locally to meet professional development follow-up requirements.
Presenters: Sue Clark, Lauren Fox, Billie Joe Mayo, Brent Bechtold, and Harry Wood
DeafTEC: Student Access = Student Success (Writing and Mathematics)
The National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education program has provided funding to establish DeafTEC: Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of Hearing Students. DeafTEC is located at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, one of nine colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.
DeafTEC serves as a resource for high schools and community colleges that educate deaf and hard-of-hearing students in STEM-related programs and for employers hiring deaf and hard-of hearing individuals. It also establishes a model within targeted regions of the country to create partnerships among high schools, community colleges, and industry to improve access to technological education and employment for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.