The New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance and Training (NEC) is pleased to announce
Deafblind Learning Modules for Professionals, Paraprofessionals, Parents and Interveners
The Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deafblind (ages 3 through 21). The development of these on-line modules is in response to a set of recommendations intended to establish a strong national foundation for professional and intervener training (National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2012). The module content was created by a diverse group of experts in the field of deafblindness including state and national deafblind project staff, parents of children who are deaf-blind, higher education faculty, teachers, educational interpreters, and interveners. Each module includes a variety of accessible videos, photographs, slide presentations, and learning activities. The modules have been guided by an advisory committee, and reviewed by a variety of experts in deafblindness, experts in module design, and field-test participants. For more information about the modules please contact NEC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 972-7515.
Spring 2016 Session from March 28th – June 15th, 2016: Module Sessions (1-4) (5-8) (9-12)
- NEC will host NCDB On-Line Modules to support educational teams working with a child(ren) who have combined vision and hearing loss or who are at-risk.
- We encourage teams to participant (i.e., one classroom teacher and one paraprofessional/aide) but parents and individual service providers are also welcome!
- Participants will be provided support in completion of 25 hours of training for each session: Module Session 1-4, Module Session 5-8, and Module Session 9-12.
- NEC staff will facilitate your understanding of content and technology, and enrich your learning. Participation in the Spring 2016 session will connect you to a consortium of learners in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and via discussion forums.
- The modules can be completed at a time most convenient for you and at your own pace.
NOTE: Each individual module takes 6-8 hours to complete so there is a time commitment. Many participants report that it’s a fun and convenient opportunity to share ideas and expertise!
- Following each four module session, you will receive a certificate of completion (from NEC) for a standard number of hours (approximately 25 total for each 4-module session).