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Learn about the Grades 5-8 Workgroup

2016-17 Priorities Summary

Children and youth who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing will be prepared to live independently as adults.

The priorities are:

  • As a result of information provided at the symposium and implemented through a community of practice, provide a consistent statewide evidence-based progress monitoring measure.
  • Develop leadership and organizational capacity by creating training for district leaders and parents on the Discussion Guide for use in developing language and communication focused IEPs for students who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing.
  • Develop a "Compliance Review" team to review a sampling of IEPs of students who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing for goals related to Language, Communication, and Social-Emotional development.
  • Disseminate technical assistance information on equal access to instruction through appropriate supports and tools to principals, Special Education Directors, RLIFs, general education teachers, and teachers deaf/hard of hearing.
  • Take a "Snapshot Survey" of students' experiences with instructional access.
  • Create a workgroup to develop a list of options to support Social Skills for students who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing.

Learn who is in the Grades 5-8 workgroup.

Participating in the school-age collaborative has been empowering and encouraging as different members of various groups come together for the purpose of improving and enhancing the educational experience of students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

- Ann Mayes, Intermediate District 917

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