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Beyond Survival: Technological Opportunities for Recognition, Resources & Research Harold Johnson/Kent State Univ. Joyce Daugaard/Univ. of Min. Sharon.

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1 Beyond Survival: Technological Opportunities for Recognition, Resources & Research Harold Johnson/Kent State Univ. Joyce Daugaard/Univ. of Min. Sharon Baker/Univ. of Tulsa CEASD Convention April 7, 2003 Sioux Falls, SD

2 Guiding Concept Teachers are the most important classroom technology and students are the most underutilized classroom resource.

3 Presentation Outline Who are we? Why are we here? What are the major problems we want to address? What do we want to do? How do we want to do this? What would this this look like? What have we accomplished so far? What are we asking of CEASD and its members? What can CEASD and its members expect in return? Where do we go from here?

4 Who are we? Three faculty members… From three deaf education teacher preparation programs Representing one organization, i.e., the Association of College Educators – Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (ACE-D/HH)

5 Why are we here? To propose and discuss how CEASD and ACE-D/HH can collaboratively address some of the major problems confronting Deaf Education.

6 What are the essential problems we want to address? Too much interpersonal and informational isolation Too low expectations for student performance Too few engaging and rigorous learning resources and opportunities Too little academic content and consistency Too much of a gap between teacher preparation and actual teaching Too little recognition for instructional excellence Too little sharing of instructional solutions Too little recruitment, preparation and retention of ethnically and linguistically diverse teachers.

7 What do we want to do? Reduce isolation Increase expectations Expand learning resources and opportunities Establish academic content and consistency Ground theory in practice and practice in theory Recognize instructional excellence Share instructional solutions Recruit, prepare and retain ethnically and linguistically diverse teachers.

8 How do we want to do this? Use Web based video conferencing technologies to establish a K-20 Virtual Professional Development School for the field of Deaf Education. The school would serves to: –i–identify and share models of instructional excellence as demonstrated by our most effective teachers and interpreters; –p–provide virtual field experiences and actual student teaching placements for preservice teachers; –p–provide effective and efficient mechanism to carry out research; –m–mentor new teachers and retain effective current teachers; –p–provide virtual learning experiences and mentors for students; –p–provide ongoing professional development opportunities for professionals; –r–recruit diverse individuals to become teachers; –e–etc.

9 What would this this look like? …jump to video clips

10 What have we accomplished so far? The following maps demonstrate something rather remarkable that had happened during the course of the last two years… –t–the growth of an on-line community of learners for Deaf Education Each dot represents ten individuals that have become registered users of the Deaf Education Web site (www.deafed.net)

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12 Registered users on 1/1/01 Total website registrations: 0

13 Registered users - 6/30/01. Total website registrations: 1,222

14 Registered users - 1/1/02 Total website registrations: 3,689

15 Registered users - 6/30/02 Total website registrations: 6,312

16 Registered users - 1/1/03 Total website registrations: 9,099 Current # of registrations: 10,660 = +1,571

17 A Description of our community

18 Deafed Teacher Preparation Programs and Schools for the Deaf Key: Teacher preparation program Participating teacher preparation program State school for the deaf

19 Our Web Resource Our Search Engine

20 Our Job & Resume Bank

21 Our Calendar of Events

22 Our Topical Teams of Experts

23 Our Best of the Web

24 Our Cyber Mentors

25 Our Scholarships

26 Our Document & Web Link Database

27 Our Faculty Work *C-1: Syllabi Use – 75 C-2: Case Studies – 12 C-3: Grant Writing – 13 C-4: Course Enhancements –a–a: Web Activities – 48 –b–b: Cyber Mentors – 28 –c–c: Cyber Tutors – 7 –d–d: Cyber Pen Pals – 10 –e–e: Web Page Dev. - 8 *C = Choice

28 … Our Faculty Work (cont.) C-5: Cur. Dev. Teams – 17 C-6: Dev. Of Case Stu. – 15 C-7: Portfolios – 24 C-8: K-12 Tech. Settings – 7 C-9: Faculty Dev. Forums – 209 C-10: Web Enhanced Courses – 52 C-11: On-Line Courses - 11

29 C-12: Collaboration –a–a: Multi-Faculty – 51 –b–b: K-12 School Programs – 21 –c–c: Regional/National Projects – 47 –d–d: Master Teacher Iden. – 47 C-13: Topical Teams – 44 C-14: Other – 102 Total Choices To Date: 817

30 Additional Technology Work Free course development software Evaluation of a Web based, state standard linked, curriculum enhancement tool The establishment and support of an initial, nation wide, Web based video conferencing network The proposal of an Internet2 application for Deaf Education Provision of a four day (4/15-18/03) H323 & Internet2 Training Institute Soon to be announced ReviewVideo pricing structure for the purchase of Polycom equipment

31 What are we asking of CEASD and its members? Encourage your colleagues to use the Web site, e.g., post jobs & calendar events become Cyber Mentors use the DeafWeb Net Search engine, Topical Teams of Experts and other on-line informational resources identify one individual from each school for the deaf to be the primary informational contact, e.g., Nomination of three Master Teachers of mathematics and/or science (i.e., Choice 12d) Information concerning current/projected use of video conferencing technologies Information concerning outreach interactions with local school districts, school resources and state projects Proposing and considering collaborating on grant activities

32 What can CEASD and its members expect in return? Participation in a nation wide on-line community of learners. Effective and efficient sharing and gathering of information. Recognition for existing instructional excellence and curricular resources. Opportunity to shape and benefit from the work of the next generation of teachers and interpreters. Opportunity to collaborate on state, regional and national grant efforts, e.g., NSF MSP grant competition. Opportunity to suggest, participate in and benefit from research studies. Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of d/hh students.

33 Where do we go from here? We discuss your questions and suggestions. You think about what has been suggested and decide if you want to give this a go What do you think?

34 We thank you for your time this morning and we hope we will have the opportunity to work with you in the very near future


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