ANNUAL STATEWIDE PROFESSIONAL / FAMILY CONFERENCES
Professional Conference, March 6-7, 2014
Family Conference, March 7-9, 2014
“Renew, Re-energize, Relax”
Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc, WI
This exciting and affordable conference offers ….
· Informative keynote presentations and a wide variety of workshops
· Networking opportunities with other professionals / families from around the state
· Meet and learn from adult role models who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf
· Well-supervised and fun-filled children’s activities while parents attend workshops
· Opportunities for children and families to socialize and build friendships
· Opportunities to Renew, Re-energize and Relax throughout the Conference
· Silent Auction to raise money for conference scholarships
· Accessible workshops for Deaf, Hmong and Spanish speaking individuals
FEATURING Professional Conference Keynote Speaker...
Dr. Malinda Eccarius, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
"Ecological Assessment: Describing Students and Their Settings"
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Ecological assessment is a useful, flexible tool for teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing can use as evidence to answer important and difficult questions. Data collection is simple. The information is objective. The teacher looks for patterns: how does the student’s performance match the expectations for all the students, and what in the environment supports or distracts the student?
FEATURING Family Conference Keynote Speaker...
Tina Childress, Ma, Ccc-A
"Come. See. Hear. - Life As A Deaf Audiologist"
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Tina is an educational audiologist who works in the mainstream school setting and is also a consultant and cochlear implant specialist in the residential school setting. She is a sought out presenter, trainer and adjunct lecturer by families and professionals on a variety of topics relating to hearing loss but especially cochlear implants, assistive technology, aural rehabilitation and the social/emotional impact of hearing loss. Tina's perspective is unique in that she is a late-deafened adult (she was an audiologist first!) and received her first cochlear implant in 2000 and became a bilateral recipient in 2005. She has a PASSION for mentoring, teaching and helping others navigate through the world of hearing loss and believes in paying it forward with her dual perspective as an audiologist and bilateral cochlear implant recipient. Tina is active on many local and national Boards and Committees where she is a strong advocate for accessibility and sharing resources. She currently lives in Illinois with her husband and two daughters.
Special All Day ASL Advanced Skillbuilding
Session with Doug Bowen-Bailey of Digiterp
And Patty Gordon of StoryBlend
Saturday, March 8, 2014; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
"Interpreting Literature: Applying Principles for Literacy Development in Classroom Interpreting"
Literature is the foundation of much of our educational experience. For mainstreamed students and their interpreters, the challenge of representing both the form and meaning in literature is stimulating and overwhelming. This mini-workshop is designed to an approach to interpreting literature based on Schleper's 15 Principles for Reading to Deaf Children (Gallaudet University, Clerc Center)
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