What has POPDHH been up to?

Mentorship 2018- 2020: In September this year we had an opportunity to welcome and connect with a whole new group of keen Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing around the province. We had amazing workshops on IEP development, Response to Intervention, ASL, and even toured the BC School for the Deaf to get a glimpse on what it was like to be a student in a fully accessible classroom. Our team building activity was at an escape room where we had to work together to solve various mysteries before time ran out. Fun was had by all and we look forward to our next meeting.

Education Fair at the BC Family Hearing Resource Centre:  On October 3rd, POPDHH team was invited to join educators and professionals from different specialized programs to speak with families who currently receive services from early intervention agencies, and are preparing for a transition to the school system in the future. Lynley shared information about educational options for students who are deaf and hard of hearing with dozens of families. Congratulations on a successful event, BCFHRC!  Our team is always delighted to share information and collaborate with families, early intervention teams and community schools to ensure that kindergarten transitions go smoothly for everyone.

Upcoming Events and Workshops

October 19th 2018 – CAEDHH-BC Conference at the Burnaby South Secondary (MJ Fox Theatre)
October 19th 2019 – DHH Support Staff Networking Day at Burnaby South Secondary (Library)

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend from POPDHH Team!

From the Community

ASL and LSQ Rally in Victoria – Sept 22, 2018: Katelin Miller, a TDHHs covering Cambell River and Comox Valley districts, shared with us:
“I had the privilege of going to the Recognize ASL and LSQ Rally in Victoria, BC, on September 22, 2018. I attended with my mom and sister. To quote Nigel Howard: “It’s not that people who are Deaf can’t hear, but it’s that they don’t hear.” I think that this is important to reflect with our students – to empower them, and to inspire them that they CAN.
Another message that stood out was To have language is to have dignity. Allowing our students to have equal access is to give them dignity. This was a great topic to share with my students and introduce the Proposed Accessible Canada Act.

Photos: Speaker at the ASL&LSQ Rally; Katelin with her sister and mom

The Surrey School district and PRVCI Workshop – Move to Include All Children: Oct 15 and 16, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:30pm at 14123 – 92 Ave, Surrey.
Click on the image below for details.

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Provincial Outreach Program: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4446 Wattling Street Burnaby, BC V5J 5H3
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