Sunday, April 14, 2013
Let's Convene at a Convention!
Looking for something to do on your summer vacation? (other than rest up for the fall, but let's not think about that now). There will be a CAID conference, June 26-28, in Rochester NY at NTID/RIT (National Technical Institute for the Deaf/Rochester Institute of Technology).
If you are not familiar with CAID, and you teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students, you might want to learn more! CAID is the "Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf". This organization has been serving teachers of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing for over 160 years. At the conference in June there will be sessions on various topics of interest to teachers of deaf/hh students, as well as exhibits, keynote speakers, etc. What a great way to meet other teachers and get new ideas!
And even more exciting (OK, not more exciting, but it is about math, so I had to say that) - there will be a pre-conference before the conference (yeah I know) and the pre-conference is about mathematics! There will be two days of sessions regarding best practices in mathematics teacher for deaf/hh students, including some cool ideas for language/vocabulary instruction, on-line mathematics videos, and active learning ideas in a mainstream (or other) setting.
So, if you are a teacher, and you teach any deaf/hh students, consider coming to this informative professional conference. Have a look at www.caidconference.org/2013/ for more information. I'll be there, and I look forward to meeting you!