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Conference Schedule

The schedule is subject to change. Check back for updates!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

6-7 p.m. - ASL courses provided by Jonathan Penny, David Reinhart, and Brad Hardin (ASL Teacher CEUs plus RID CEUs)

7:15-8 p.m. - CODA Brothers entertainment and ASL (ASL Teacher CEUs plus RID CEUs)

8-8:15 p.m. - EHDI 10 year celebration with refreshments (ASL Teacher CEUs)

8:15-9 p.m. - Networking opportunity: Regional Readiness group meeting (Teacher CEUS - Reflective Statement of Professional Accomplishments and Assessment of Professional Growth) OR

8:15-9:15 p.m. - Question & answer session with President Roberta Cordano. All are welcome, parents are encouraged to attend.

Friday, November 3, 2017

6-8 a.m. - Breakfast

8-8:45 a.m. - The Time is Now: Research Shift in Understanding Language Acquisition Impacts in Deaf Education by Roberta J. Cordano, President of Gallaudet University (ASL Teacher CEUs plus RID CEUs)

8:45-10 a.m. - Longitudinal Study: Outcomes for Children with Hearing Loss by Dr. Elizabeth Walker (ASL Teacher CEUs plus RID CEUs)

10-10:15 a.m. - Refreshment Break

10:15-11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Supporting Students in an Inclusive Setting by Sheri Cook (Teacher CEUs - Accommodation, Modification, and Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials, and Instruction plus RID CEUs)
  • Fireside Chat with Dr. Elizabeth Walker (General Teacher CEUs)
  • How Do I Meet the Needs of My Student Who is DeafBlind? by Cathy Lyle & Deanna Rothbauer (Teacher CEUs - Accommodation, Modification, and Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials, and Instruction plus RID CEUs)
  • Using VRI in the Educational Setting by Andy & Ben Olson (Teacher CEUs - Accommodation, Modification, and Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials, and Instruction plus RID CEUs)

11:30-12:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Trauma-Informed Care: What is it and how do I do it? by Jaime Monson (Teacher CEUs - Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents plus RID CEUs)
  • Cochlear Implants: Process, Outcomes, and Strategies for Success by Dr. Claire Schleicher & Dr. Diana van Deusen (Teacher CEUs - Accommodation, Modification, and Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials, and Instruction plus RID CEUs)
  • Vocabulary & Reading Strategies by Kelly Anderson & Julie Alrai (Teacher CEUs - Reading Preparation plus RID CEUs)
  • ASL Vocabulary for Science by Beth Hamilton & Kristin Stai (ASL Teacher CEUs plus RID CEUs)

12:30-2 p.m. Lunch & Expo

2-3:15 p.m. - Multicultural Education Environment for Diverse Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children by Dr. Laurene Simms (Teacher CEUs - English Language Learners, ASL CEUs plus RID CEUs)

3:15-3:30 p.m. - Refreshment Break

3:30-4:30 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • Understanding and Using Lexile Measures by Brooke Peterson (Teacher CEUs - Reading Preparation plus RID CEUs)
  • Fireside Chat with Dr. Laurene Simms (General Teacher CEUs) 
  • Web Tools that Support Learning with Visual Language by Erik Queen & Julie Alrai (Teacher CEUs - Technology plus RID CEUs)
  • Use Your Words: Pragmatic Language Development by Kathy Anderson (Teacher CEUs - Reading Preparation plus RID CEUs)

4:45-5:45 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • Social/Emotional Needs of Students & Professionals by Emily Kedrowski & Emily Manson (Teacher CEUs - Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents plus RID CEUs)
  • Common Values and Perspectives Across Muslim Cultures by Abdullahi Moallim & Zakaria Einab (Teacher CEUs - English Language Learners, ASL CEUs plus RID CEUs)
  • Creating an Engaging Reading Lesson Through the Use of a Bilingual Approach by Michelle Heise & Ryan Johnson (Teacher CEUs - Reading Preparation, ASL plus RID CEUs)
  • Appropriate Use of CDI in School Setting by Jimmy Beldon & Patty McCutcheon (Teacher CEUs - Accommodation, Modification, and Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials and Instruction plus RID CEUs)

5:45-7 p.m. - Dinner & Expo

7-8 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • Sex Positive Sex Education with Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Youth by Alison Aubrecht & Judy Klopp (Teacher CEUs - Accommodation/Modification/Adaptation of Instruction plus RID CEUs)
  • Incorporating ASL Stories into Theme-Based Activities by Debbie Golos, PhD, Janet Caven, MEd, and University of Minnesota graduate students (Teacher CEUs - Reading Preparation, ASL plus RID CEUs)
  • Tips & Best Practices for Conducting Home Visits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children by Michelle Martindale & Kyle Roth (General Teacher CEUs plus RID CEUs)
  • Professional Mentorship Panel by Becca Jackson (Teacher CEUs - Reflective Statement of Professional Accomplishment and Assessment of Professional Growth plus RID CEUs

Saturday, November 4, 2017

6:30-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

VCSL Assessment Training with Dr. Laurene Simms

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Full day workshop for registered participants (must have Intermediate Plus SLPI rating) (Teacher CEUs - ASL CEUs plus RID CEUs)

Workshops

8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Educational Interpreting Concepts: Math & Science by Jimmy Beldon (RID CEUs) OR
  • VCSL Gallery Participants for those interested in learning about the VCSL Assessment Tool. Spoken English interpreting will be available. (Teacher CEUs - ASL CEUs or RID CEUs) OR
  • Supporting Emerging Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in an E-12 System by Martina Wagner and Jacob Law (Teacher CEUs - English Language Learners plus RID CEUs)

Breakout sessions

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  • Conference Review for Parents by Minnesota Hands & Voices for parents only

8:30-9:30 a.m.

  • ASL Level 2 with Jonathan Penny, David Reinhart, and Brad Hardin (ASL CEUs plus RID CEUs)

9:45-10:45 a.m.

  • ASL Level 3 with Jonathan Penny, David Reinhart, and Brad Hardin (Teacher CEUs - Reading Preparation, ASL plus RID CEUs)

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • ASL Level 2/3 with Jonathan Penny, David Reinhart, and Brad Hardin (Teacher CEUs - Reading Preparation, ASL plus RID CEUs)
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