National Summit on Deaf Education - 2011 Webcast Series

Broadcast Dates: April 28, 2011 and October 5, 2011 

The 2011 National Summit on Deaf Education will showcase several models that can be adapted for use by state teams in addressing critical issues within their states. It's an opportunity for state teams to learn strategies for using current research and effective strategies to make decisions for improvement as they are applied to accountability for student outcomes in deaf education. This activity provides States with an opportunity to apply the information presented toward addressing the goals of the National Agenda. 

The Summit will NOT host an onsite meeting in 2011 but will provide two webcasts that each include two presentations. By using the webcast format, the Summit is modeling the use of technology to deliver the presentation content to state teams across the country. The presentations will be broadcasted live and each will be followed by a brief question and answer period with the presenters. States (or regions within states) are encouraged to bring together team members to view the webcasts. 

The mission of the Summit is to promote and advance knowledge and leadership through professional and parent stakeholder partnerships that result in collaborative state education systems and improved outcomes for children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing. The National Summit on Deaf Education joins leaders in education and administration with parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing for the purpose of designing educational systems and services that will successfully launch every deaf or hard of hearing student from birth to young adulthood to his/her highest academic and social potential. Information and materials from previous Summits are posted on the National Deaf Education Project Website at http://www.ndepnow.org/  

Registration for the 2011 Summit is now available at the PEPNet Website at http://www.pepnet.org/2011Summit.asp 

About American Society for Deaf Children

We believe deaf or hard-of-hearing children are entitled to full communication access in their home, school, and community. We also believe that language development, respect for the Deaf, and access to deaf and hard-of-hearing role models are important to assure optimal intellectual, social, and emotional development.  Read More


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