Just a reminder that the next Lunch and Learn Webinar is coming up on Thursday, December 10th, 12 pm to 1 pm. 

Topic: Overview of TDHH Induction and Retention Program (Official launch in the new year).

If you haven’t already, register here. The webinar link will be sent with registration confirmation.

The handouts from previous webinars are posted on our website https://popdhh.ca/resources/popdhh-webinars/lunch-and-learn-thursdays-fall-2020/

Upcoming Events in the Community

We are pleased to share with you two exciting and valuable events, coming up next week:

Please share this announcement with all your EA colleagues, not just those who support DHH students.

WHO: ALL Education Assistants in British Columbia are invited to a meet the working group, discuss standards, and provide valuable input.

 WHEN: December 3rd – 7pm – 8pm or December 5th – 10am to 11am.

The meeting will be held via Zoom and the link will be provided upon registration. For more details visit eastandardsbc.ca.

What Has POPDHH Been Up To

Screenshot from one of the CATS pilot sessions

This November we launched two pilot programs:
  • November 17th and 24th, December 1st and 8th – Comprehending ASL Through Stories (CATS) – created and facilitated by John and Lynley.  More updates to come in the new year. We would also like to thank the participants from 4 school districts who agreed to join the pilot: Comox Valley, Kamloops, North Vancouver and Pitt Meadows – Maple Ridge.
  • November 18th and 25th, December 2nd and 9th – Introductory Webinar Series: Supporting DHH Students in the Classroom – created and facilitated by TamaraWe are excited to launch this program in Spring 2021, and are grateful to the staff from five districts participating in the pilot: Boundary, Chilliwack, Comox Valley, Langley and  Prince George.
Keep watch for updates about these exciting new programs in 2020!

Our busy team also attended several online workshops and training programs:
  • October 16th – October 24th – ASL Expressive Skills Test – Alana and Terry*
  • November 3rd – Conducting Assessments During COVID-19 – Tamara
  • November 7th and  November 8th – Language First Conference for SLPS who know ASL – Tamara
  • November 13th – ASL Round Table – Perspective, Pedagogy and Practice – John and Terry
  • December 1st to December 16th – Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist Training – Terry*
*More info about ASL Expressive/Receptive Skills Assessments and Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist will be coming soon. Feel free to email us at any time to find out more.

Reminder: Online TDHH Directory

Please visit our Online TDHH Directory to join or update your information. If there is a new professional in your school/district please share this with them so they can add their profile.

Please email Ivana at office@popdhh.ca if you are already a member but don’t remember your login info.

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