ACE-D/HH Web Site / Goal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Design a comprehensive implementation plan for the restructuring of U.S. D/HH Education teacher preparation.
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During the course of the last few weeks, Karen Dilka, Laurence Hayes and I collaborated on the design, writing and submission of a low-incidence, personnel prep grant entitled: "A Cross Disciplinary, Multi-State, Technologically Facilitated Personnel Preparation Program for Teachers & Educational Interpreters Who Provide Educational Support for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students" (Preparation of SPED...to Serve Infants, Toddlers & Children w/Low-Incidence Disabilities - CFDA 84.325A). The abstract for the resulting proposal reads as follows:
The preparation of teachers of the deaf and educational interpreters constitutes two of the most specialized and therefore expensive preparation areas in education. Additionally, even if sufficient funds are available, the ongoing shortage of Deaf Education and Educational Interpreting faculty make if extremely difficult for colleges and universities to offer in-depth, cross disciplinary preparation programs. This grant addresses the dual problems of program cost and faculty availability by providing a cross disciplinary (Deaf Ed. & Ed. Interpreting), multi-state (Ohio & Kentucky) personnel preparation program that utilizes recent technologically developments (e.g., Web. VTell, videophone, etc.) to enhance the depth and breadth of professional development, while simultaneously increasing the array of course work and educational support for the related professionals that work with d/hh students (e.g., Speech Pathologist, Audiologist, School Psychologist, K-12 General Educators & High Incidence Special Education Educators). The design of the grant is such that it will also serve to provide: a) informational support and recognition to parents and teachers of d/hh students; b) additional, Web based, educational opportunities for d/hh students; c) education and employment opportunities for Deaf individuals; and d) a regional, technologically facilitated model for the professional preparation of special education personnel. By the completion of the Project,126 professionals will have been prepared to provide educational support to d/hh students. Those students will range from infants to 12th graders and they will be in located educational programs not only in Ohio and Kentucky, but throughout the nation. The Project has been specifically designed to both recruit and employ d/hh individuals.
In developing this proposal, Karen, Laurence and I explored and I believe identified a number of strategies and/or components that might serve at lease as a "starting point" for our (meaning ACE-D/HH) collaborative development of an "Implementation Plan" for all the work we are doing this semester. I will share more information re. those points during the next week or so. I would also encourage others to share their "implementation" ideas with me (i.e., either directly or via the listserv) so that the resulting design reflects/represents as many ideas as possible.
No additional information to report at this time. The grant writing is going "fast-and-furious", once completed pertinent aspects of the proposed model will placed on the Web site for our consideration and discussion.
The Deaf Education Teacher Preparation & Educational Interpreter Programs at Kent State University and Eastern Kentucky University are using the current RFP for the personnel preparation of low-incidence professionals (CFDA 84.325A) that is due 10/15/99 to design a collaborative, multi-state, cross disciplinary, technologically facilitated preparation program design. It is our hope that this design/grant work will result in elements or components that could be used in our larger "Implementation Plan". Additional information concerning the resulting design will be shared as they are completed.
Submitted by: Harold Johnson
This section of the grant will represent the summative work of the other goals. While I am constantly thinking of the "next step" in our effort, we need to get a bit futher along before this part of the grant becomes a priorit. As such, my "weekly submissions" may not be quite so "weekly" for a while.
submitted by: Harold Johnson
The "Project Leadership Team" (see Goal # 6), as guided by the Project Evaluator, will conceptualize, write, disseminate and work to achieve consensus concerning a comprehensive restructuring of U.S. Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Programs. That restructuring will focus upon the development and use of an Internet linked network of D/HH Education faculty, students, teachers and parents of deaf children that collaboratively work to improve instruction, increase instructional resources and enhance the academic performance of all deaf students through the innovative use of Internet linked, computer based technologies.
An "implementation plan" for the comprehensive restructuring of teacher preparation within the field of D/HH Education will be written. The partner consortium/resources, course syllabi, multi-media case studies, faculty skills, grant opportunities and recruitment strategies that were developed by this project will constitute the foundation upon which the implementation plan will be based.
Drs. Johnson, Dilka, Brelje, Marvelli, Mercaldo & Schirmer.
Oct.-Apr.= conceptualize the redesign of U.S. Deaf Ed. teacher preparation; Apr.= present re-conceptualized at the ACE-D/HH conference & seek feedback; Apr.-Jul.= modify conceptual model; Jul.= disseminate model for the redesign of U.S. Deaf Ed. teacher preparation.
Project Director (PD) - Harold Johnson $1,000
Project Director (PD) - Karen Dilka $1,000
uploaded by Harold Johnson