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Objective 1.4 Pamela Broadston, Ed.D. University of Arkansas – Little Rock Kate Reynolds, Ph.D. University of New Orleans.

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1 Objective 1.4 Pamela Broadston, Ed.D. University of Arkansas – Little Rock Kate Reynolds, Ph.D. University of New Orleans

2 Objective 1.4 Multi-state D/HH Teacher Preparation and Certification Models

3 Objective 1.4: Charge Establish an advanced technology- facilitated, multi-state teacher preparation and certification model and a pilot investigation of the implementation of that model so that there is greater access to d/hh teacher preparation programs within the multi- state area and an increase in the number of d/hh teachers within the multi-state area.

4 Overall Outcome : Empirical evidence of the use of an advanced technology- facilitated, multi-state d/hh teacher preparation and certification model and an increase in the number of d/hh teachers with multi state certification.

5 Activity 1: In collaboration with the Southeast Regional Resource center (SERRC), conduct a needs assessment

6 Preliminary Data – Activity 1 *Note: Initial needs assessment conducted by SERRC has unverified data. We are currently researching sources and credibility of data. State D/HH Certified Tchrs. in FTE Students who are D/HH Teacher to Student Ratio Needed Certified D/HH Tchrs. Alabama :7? Arkansa s :19? Floridan/a3764n/a? Georgia :7? Louisian a :15?

7 Mississip pi :19? Oklahom a n/a889n/a? Texas :7? Puerto Rico n/a889n/a? Virgin Islands 2231:11? Preliminary Data – Activity 1 *Note: Initial needs assessment conducted by SERRC has unverified data. We are currently researching sources and credibility of data.

8 Certification Requirements Matrix was developed and presented at SERRC meeting in Tampa, FL

9 Activity 2: In collaboration with SERRC, establish a “Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)”

10 Preliminary Results: Activity 2 Original and amended MOU signed by all State Directors of Special Education and Chief Certification Officer in the SERRC states. Identification of state liaisons

11 Activity 3: With SERRC, and through the use of web-based videoconferencing, establish multi-state d/hh teacher preparation and certification models for the 10 southeastern states and territories.

12 Preliminary Actions: Activity 3 Choice given to individual to research existing successful models of cross boundary (i.e., state, district, IHL) collaboration in a variety of disciplines other than deaf education.

13 Remaining Activities Activity 4 -conduct research concerning the viability of a web- based, video conferencing- facilitated, multi-state d/hh teacher preparation and certification model

14 Pilot Programs – Collaborative Delivery of Instruction Nanci Sheetz (Valdosta State) and Susan Easterbrooks (Georgia State) have initiated a cooperative online instructional schedule of courses that allow their students to share instructors and classes without cross-enrolling.

15 Kate Reynolds (UNO), Pamela Broadston (UALR), and Nanci Sheetz (Valdosta State) collaboratively taught a combined UNO/UALR asynchronous class online. This course used captioned and interpreted streaming video as well as moderated threaded discussions. Pilot Programs – Collaborative Delivery of Instruction

16 Activity 5 Disseminate the resulting research

17 SERRC Initiatives - Completed Establish Southeast Regional Center’s Low Incidence Disabilities Task Force (SERCLID) in VI, D/HH and D/B Establish 2 task forces: Regional Certification Standards Model and Regional Personal Preparation Model (approx. 30 members each) Identify instructional delivery methods used by the 16 IHL personnel preparation programs in the SERRC service area Plan two 2-day work sessions for task force members (Tampa and New Orleans) in the Spring 2004

18 Challenges  Look at cross-boundary preparation programs that do not threaten the integrity of existing programs in the SERRC service area that prepare teachers in the field of d/hh.

19  Determining how to coordinate activities with SERRC without duplicating efforts since missions are identical. Challenges

20  Establish on-going intrastate and interstate dialogue between SDE certification officers, SDE directors of Special Education and IHL administration and faculty in D/HH. Challenges

21 Contact Information Dr. Pamela Broadston Dr. Kate Reynolds


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