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Professional Development Workshops for Educators

Resource Services offers a number of professional educator workshops throughout the school year.

Current Workshops:

SWITO

Date: March 2, 2017

Location:

The Robarts School, DNCC
1515 Cheapside Avenue, London

Cost:

  • cost for 1/2 day attendees $35.00 (lunch not included)
  • cost for full-day attendees $50.00 (lunch included)
  • This event will NOT be offered remotely.
  • ASL interpreters available upon request (registration form)
  • Your understanding of our "no refund" policy is appreciated.

Agenda

MORNING SESSION: Begins at 9:00 a.m.

Town Hall – Discussion for Itinerants

Do you have opportunities to share ‘best practices’ with colleagues? Have you ever sought to know what itinerants in other areas are doing with their students? Do you want to share an idea or learn about ideas shared by other itinerants? This session will provide an opportunity for the sharing of resources, creative solutions, and best practices.

This discussion is ‘open’ to itinerant teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ‘only’.

AFTERNOON SESSION: Begins at 1:00 p.m.

Workshop Title: Latest Trends in CI Technology

Presenter: Kim Zimmerman, Audiologist

Cochlear Implant Program

London Health Sciences Centre

University Hospital, London

Cochlear Implant technology is changing at a rapid pace, and every year more students are entering the school sys-tem using this hearing technology. Provincial Schools is pleased to partner with the London Cochlear Implant team to present this half-day workshop. Participants will hear about candidacy and implant trends, and will have hands-on experience with the technology.

This session is ‘open’ for all interested individuals.

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Symposium East

Date: March 23, 2017

Location:

Resource Services - Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf
350 Dundas Street West, Belleville, Ontario

Cost:

  • cost for 1/2 day attendees $35.00 (lunch not included)
  • cost for full-day attendees $50.00 (lunch included)
  • This event will NOT be offered remotely.
  • ASL interpreters available upon request (registration form)
  • Your understanding of our "no refund" policy is appreciated.

Agenda

MORNING SESSION: Begins at 9:00 a.m.

Presenter: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick - associate professor in audiology - School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ottawa

Topic: Research and Data Collection: What does the data show?

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick is a researcher who has engaged educators in Ontario for a number of years. She has collected longitudinal data on approximately 500 Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. She presented at Symposium East previously. Elizabeth will provide an update regarding her research data as it relates to the progress of (oral) Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in integrated/mainstream classroom settings in Ontario schools. She will present a snapshot of the strengths and needs of today’s students.

This session is ‘open’ for all interested individuals.

AFTERNOON SESSION: Begins at 1:00 p.m.

Town Hall – Discussion for Itinerants

Do you have opportunities to share ‘best practices’ with colleagues? Have you ever sought to know what itinerants in other areas are doing with their students? Do you want to share an idea or learn about ideas shared by other itinerants? This session will provide an opportunity for the sharing of resources, creative solutions, and best practices.

This discussion is ‘open’ to itinerant teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ‘only’.

Register


ITSO

Date: April 26, 2017

Location:

Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf
255 Ontario Street South, Milton, Ontario

Cost: $60

Agenda

08:30 - 08:55 - Registration and Continental Breakfast - Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf - Secondary School Auditorium

09:00 - 09:10 - WELCOME - Secondary School Auditorium - Julia Robinson, Principal Ministry of Education / Resource Services-Outreach Programs / Provincial Schools Branch

09:10 - 10:10 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Secondary School Auditorium - Dr. Jonathan Chapman Student Well-Being / Mental Health Please see Dr. Chapman's bio below.

10:10 - 10:20 - BREAK - Secondary School Auditorium - Please move as quickly as possible to your presentation.

10:30 - 11:45 - Session 1

  • Presentation 1A - Room: Resource - Kennedy Room
    Topic: An Innovative Curriculum - Robyn Sandford, Educational Consultant, Ministry of Education, Resource Services-Outreach, Provincial Schools Branch
  • Presentation 1B - Room: Staff Cafeteria
    Topic: Communication Matrix - Janet Casali, Speech and Language Pathologist, Ministry of Education, Resource Services-Outreach, Provincial Schools Branch
  • Presentation 1C - Room: Resource - Forde Library
    Topic : ConnectHear: Building Communities for our DHH Students Across the Board - Sonya White/Stacey Giffen/Tania Marshall, Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf, - Upper Grand DSB -

11:55 - 12:30 - LUNCH, Please return directly to the Auditorium where we met at the start of the day. Please remain in the auditorium area until it is time to move to Session 2.

12:45 - 02:00 - Session 2

  • Presentation 2A - Room: Resource - Forde Library
    Topic: Product Updates / Q and A Simeon - Paul Toner, Supportive Hearing Systems
  • Presentation 2B - Room: Staff Cafeteria
    Topic: Transition Planning for Deaf Youth ... Charting the Course - Deb Garbett, Case Management Consultant, Ministry of Education, Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Provincial Schools Branch
  • Presentation 2C - Room: Resource - Kennedy Room
    Topic: ADHD and Deaf Students - Dr. Jonathan Chapman, Child/Adolescent Psychologist, London Family Health Team

02:10 - 03:25 - Session 3

  • Presentation 3A - Room: Resource - Forde Library
    Topic: Using Google Docs etc... - Chris Jaramillo, SERT, Ministry of Education, Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Provincial Schools Branch
  • Presentation 3B - Room: Staff Cafeteria
    Topic: Transition Planning for Deaf Youth ... Charting the Course - Deb Garbett, Case Management Consultant, Ministry of Education, Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Provincial Schools Branch
  • Presentation 3C - Room: Resource Kennedy Room
    Topic: Product Updates / Q and A - Frontrow Canada - Tyrena Miehm, ExcelAVue - John Pedlar

Thank you for attending! We are not going to gather together at the end of the day. Please return directly to your vehicle. Please plan to join us again for our next ITSO event on October 26, 2017 featuring Juli Alvarado - https://alvaradoconsultinggroup.com/

Presenter Bios and Presentation Descriptions

Session 1

  • Presentation 1A - Room: Resource - Kennedy Room

    Topic: An Innovative Curriculum - Robyn Sandford, Educational Consultant, Ministry of Education, Resource Services-Outreach, Provincial Schools Branch

    Robyn Sandford is a Specialist Teacher of the Deaf (OCT) who consults with school boards across Ontario. She is trained in a number of specific areas including American Sign Language (ASL) assessment and GRAMMR.

    Topic: The interactive workshop will focus on the ASL Curriculum used at Ontario schools for the Deaf/Provincial Schools Branch. The rationale for the ASL curriculum will be given. Using an inquiry approach, we will discover how the Kindergarten and Grades 1-8 ASL curriculum expectations are delivered, using ASL as a language of instruction, and as a language of study.

  • Presentation 1B - Room: Staff Cafeteria

    Topic: Communication Matrix - Janet Casali, Speech and Language Pathologist, Ministry of Education, Resource Services-Outreach, Provincial Schools Branch

    Janet Casali is a speech and language pathologist with over thirty years of experience. She consults to the Provincial Schools Branch at the Ministry of Education in Ontario. This includes the three schools for the Deaf and the school for the blind in Brantford. Jan also provides consultations to school boards across the province. In the past, Jan has consulted to the Geneva Centre for Autism whereby she was part of the development and training for ASD consultants in school boards and was an instructor at the University of Western Ontario. She has presented on numerous topics related to language acquisition and development across Canada.

    Topic: The Communication Matrix is an assessment tool to pinpoint exactly how an individual is communicating and to provide a framework for determining logical communication goals. The matrix is appropriate for individuals of all ages who are at the earliest stages of communication and have no form of communication. It accommodates any type of communicative behavior.

  • Presentation 1C - Room: Resource - Forde Library

    Topic: ConnectHear: Building Communities for our DHH Students Across the Board - Sonya White, Stacey Giffen and Tania Marshall, Itinerant teachers of the Deaf, - Upper Grand DSB –

    Sonya White, Stacey Giffen and Tania Marshall are Specialist teachers of the Deaf who provide direct instruction to Deaf/Hard of hearing students at Upper Grand DSB.

    Topic: This presentation will provide discussion showcasing initiatives to develop peer groups and to support identity.

Session 2

  • Presentation 2A - Room: Resource - Forde Library

    Topic: Product Updates / Q and A Simeon - Paul Toner, Supportive Hearing Systems

    Topic: Paul Toner will provide product updates and respond to questions that arise from the audience.

  • Presentation 2B - Room: Staff Cafeteria

    Topic: Transition Planning and Options for Deaf Youth - Deb Garbett, Case Management Consultant, Ministry of Education, Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Provincial Schools Branch

    Deb Garbett is a Child and Youth Worker with over 35 years of experience with children/youth in mental health and education settings. Deb has been a faculty member at Centennial College. She chairs the Transition Team for the E.C. Drury School for the Deaf Secondary Program and consults on transition planning for Deaf youth in the community.

    Topic: This session will help guide you through post-secondary options available for Deaf and hard of hearing youth. It will cover options based on pathways, abilities, and student dreams. It will explore government supported services and funding options: DSO, ODSP, Passport Funding, college ability services. You will learn how to traverse the systems in a timely fashion to maximize opportunities for students. Resources provided can be shared with students and families.

  • Presentation 2C - Room: Resource - Kennedy Room

    Topic: ADHD and Deaf Students - Dr. Jonathan Chapman, Child/Adolescent Psychologist

    Dr. Chapman works at the London Family Health Team. Over the past few years, he has been involved in providing psychological services with Deaf students at various schools for the Deaf in Ontario. He has worked in multi-disciplinary educational and clinical settings, providing assessments and developing strategies for future planning for clients and their families. His work also includes intervention, consulting, and research. He has also developed and taught numerous university courses related to psychology. His professional areas of interest include psychological experiences of Deaf/hard of hearing people from various backgrounds, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, CBT, family attachments, and collaborative problem solving.

    Topic: This session will review the definition of ADHD. It will examine approaches and strategies that can be used to support students in everyday learning. Case studies about specific situations may be used.

Session 3

  • Presentation 3A - Room: Resource - Forde Library

    Topic : Google Docs etc... - Chris Jaramillo, SERT, Ernest C. Drury School, Provincial Schools Branch

    Chris Jaramillo is a Specialist teacher of the Deaf (OCT) who has extensive classroom experience with elementary aged Deaf children. She has become a leader in the use of various technologies at Provincial Schools.

    Topic: Chris will use iPad technology to demonstrate a number of unique Google based (and other) applications commonly used in today’s classrooms in Ontario schools. Hands-on experience will be provided.

  • Presentation 3B - Room: Staff Cafeteria

    Topic: Transition Planning and Options for Deaf Youth - Deb Garbett, Case Management Consultant, Ministry of Education, Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf, Provincial Schools Branch

    Please see the info shared above about this session.

  • Presentation 3C - Room: Resource - Kennedy Room

    Topic: Product Updates / Q and A - Frontrow Canada - Tyrena Miehm, ExcelAVue - John Pedlar

    Topic: This is a split session. Tyrena and John will provide separate sessions about their products and update new technologies on the horizon. Both John and Tyrena will respond to questions that arise.

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