PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT (PL&D) REPORTS
Celia King, Resource Teacher of the Deaf Waitakere, attended a presentation by Cheryl Johnson, High Stakes: Promoting DHH Student Success, and the Deaf View 3 conference in Wellington.
Julie Oge, Resource Teacher of the Deaf South Auckland, attended Deaf View 3 in Wellington, 9-10 March.
A report by Kathy Bruce who attended Carrying the Tapa - A Course for Non-Pasifika Teachers teaching Pasifika Students held in Wellington 1-3 October 2012.
Jim Casey, Regional Co-ordinator Waikato/Bay of Plenty, attended the AG Bell Association Conference in Arizona, USA.
Jayne Simpson Allen, Cochlear Implant Habilitationist, attended the 1st International Congress on Family-Centered Early Intervention for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Jayne gave a presentation on e-HAB: Cochlear Implant Habilitation using Skype. To read her brochure please click here.
Read information and download resources from the Listening Tour - Establishing an Auditory Foundation for Developing Sound Speech
A report on the use of SPEC courses by students on RTD caseloads. To read the course flyer please click here.
A report on Guided Writing for At Risk Writers Yrs 4-8 For more information contact Janefrey Lovie, Senior Teacher KIS
KDEC Conference 15th November 2011
Brian Coffey (Ministry of Education, Special Education Strategic Policy Manager) gave a presentation on current policies and priorities for Special Education in general and Deaf Education in particular. To read his powerpoint notes please click here.
Susan Skarsholt (Senior Teacher, Central Auckland RTDs), Margie Gilbert and Emma Francis (Auckland RTDs) attended a course on the Observation Survey of Early Literacy Development - Marie Clay. To read their summary notes please click here.
ANZCED Conference 2011 - Melbourne, Australia
Connie Mayer gave a presentation on the progress in reading and writing made by students with Cochlear Implants. A very similar version of this presentation can be found on the Hearing Hub website www.hearinghub.ca. Register on this website, click on RESOURCES, BLOGS, PAM MILLET'S BLOG, BLOG ARCHIVES 2010, then click on the video presentation "From Language to Literacy in Children with Cochlear Implants".
Marie Fram gave a presentation on Speech Production: Promoting Phonetic to Phonological Achievement. To read her powerpoint notes please click here.
A presentation was given by David Foster (CEO of KDEC) and Bernie Mulcahy-Bouwman (Principal of van Asch) on New Zealand's Special Education Policy, Strategy and Initiatives. To read this report please click here.
Helen Jacob (RTD and Lead Teacher, Ka Hikitia) and Clint Green (Senior Teacher, Central BOP RTDs) gave a presentation on Ka Hikitia. To read their presentation notes please click here.
Eileen Raynel (Senior Teacher, Franklin/Papakura RTDs), Margaret Pihama (Senior Teacher, South Waikato RTDs) and Mary Ann Harding (Senior Teacher, Northland) attended ANZCED and many of the workshops on offer. To read their notes and summary of events, please click here.
Jill Selwood (Senior Teacher, North Waikato RTDs) wrote notes on two interesting workshops that other KDEC staff were unable to attend. To read about Bone Anchored Hearing Aids please click here. To read about Family Centered Practice please click here.
Lynne Guy (Regional Coordinator, Northland/Auckland) attended an interesting workshop on deaf children and their modality preference in a bimodal/bilingual environment. To read her notes please click here.
David Foster (CEO) completed his sabbatical in 2009.
To read his report please click here.
Kathleen (Kathy) Bruce, Resource Teacher of the Deaf in Waikato, completed her sabbatical in Term 2, 2009.
To read her report please click here. Once the powerpoint is opened click on VIEW then NOTES PAGE to read detailed accounts of her visits with professionals working in Singapore, England and Scotland.