83 Learning Center results found.
Accessible Media as a Tool to Ensure Student Learning and Active Participation
From Jade Cox about educators
Dual Enrollment Courses
Does your school offer dual enrollment classes? Dual enrollment allows students to take classes at a local college and potentially earn college credit while still in high school. There are many benefits beyond earning college credit. Students can get a taste of college coursework while still in a supportive home environment. They can take classes that might not be offered at their high school. And they can explore their interests without the stress of needing to declare a major.
Map It Teacher Curriculum
The Map It curriculum, part of the Map It: What Comes Next Module, provides lesson plans, materials, and resources needed for educators and professionals to actively engage and guide students in the development of their self-determination and self-advocacy skills. The curriculum culminates with a student-focused transition plan and materials to support students' active involvement in the IEP process. It recognizes that educational settings and access to services vary across the country, creating different needs for students, educators, and professionals.
about module-resource, pepnet, transition
Summertime Cool: Ideas to Enrich and Teach
"What did you do on your summer vacation?" This was a familiar writing assignment for many people when they were growing up. I remember, don't you? The end of school is around the corner, and summertime fun will be here before we know it. Let's support students and their families in their building of great summer vacation memories with new ideas that inspire, as well as teach.
From Mary Ann Siller about educators
Spanish Language Resources from the DCMP
Welcome to the DCMP’s collection of Spanish language resources. Here, you can access DCMP articles that have been translated into Spanish, explore a F.A.Q. about accessibility (from dicapta), and find information about DCMP’s collection of Spanish language educational videos.
about educators, spanish
Captioning: Broadcast, Off-line, and Real-Time
An estimated 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans need
access to television programming and daily activities now more
than ever. How else would someone with hearing loss find out
about the newest developments in a conflict overseas or a
heightened terror alert? How would they participate in a town
hall meeting or a religious service? For 90% of these Americans
who don't know sign language, the answers are broadcast
captioning and CART (Communication Access Real-time
From Mark J. Golden about captioning
Clips and Lessons
Clips and Lessons allow you to select portions of DCMP videos, create clips, and then use those clips as stand-alone videos or as part of a Lesson. A Lesson can include clips, full videos, quizzes, text, and user-submitted files.
From DCMP Help Center
Barack Obama: The Power of Change
Archival footage from campaign speeches by Barack Obama is interspersed with interviews and reflections from famous cultural figures in this chronicle of the 2008 Presidental campaign. Examines the cultural significance of Obama’s rise to prominence set against a backdrop of “hope, change, inspiration, and equality—for all Americans.” Among those interviewed or featured in this production are Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Mitchell Schwartz, Stevie Wonder, Dr. Cornell West, Tavis Smiley, Hill Harper, and Tyson Beckford.
On the Need for Usable Videos for Deaf-blind Students and How It Can Be Met With Captioning and Description
The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) is a national non-profit that is
federally funded to serve as a free-loan media library of accessible educational videos
for K–12 students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind.
DCMP recently conducted interviews in order to determine how accessible videos are
used in the classroom with students who are deaf-blind and what other options need to
be included in order for these videos to meet the widest need possible.
about educators, deaf-blind
Common Core: DCMP is Your Key Resource
In an effort to ensure our students are college and career ready, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and The Council of Chief State School Officers, in collaboration with other stakeholders in the education community, created a framework known as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). To date, all but five states and the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico have adopted these standards.
How to Embed DCMP Videos
DCMP videos can be embedded in any secure web page or learning management system (LMS) that accepts HTML embed code and has a valid TLS/SSL certificate. If you see a "padlock" symbol in the address bar while using your website/LMS, this indicates the site is secure, and should work with DCMP video embeds.
From DCMP Help Center
Described Movies at Local Theaters
If you're the movie-watching type, you know that you get to enjoy great films the way they were meant
to be enjoyed: on the big screen. Watching a movie in a theater allows you to enjoy technically
illustrative audio and be mesmerized by bigger-than-life visuals. It allows you to fully empathize with the
characters, lose yourself in the dialogue, and fully engage with and follow the plot. But what if you
couldn't see? You couldn't be mesmerized by these visuals. You wouldn't be able to empathize with the
characters as well if you couldn't decipher what they looked like, especially if a character has a
particularly important feature used to identify and differentiate him/her from others. Could you
differentiate between voices? Would you be able to follow the plot as well as if you had sight?
about description, consumers
Description Timeline Highlights
With the advent of description, people who are blind or visually impaired gained an important tool with which to broaden their understanding and enjoyment of the unique visual nature of films and other visual media. Though a relatively new phenomenon compared to captioning, which established its roots more than 60 years ago, there have been many notable developments in the history of description.
about description, history
Summertime Cool Lessons
This activity list supports DCMP's Summertime Cool Lesson Calendar in the Summertime Cool: Ideas to Enrich and Teach Learning Center resource for educators of students who are blind and visually impaired.
From Mary Ann Siller about educators, blindness
Back to School with DCMP...For Parents!
Pencils ready! Depending on what kind of summer you have had, it is with a sigh of relief (or a groan) that the school year begins anew. So, in preparation for all those school supplies and sleepy eyes–it's quiz time–but this one's for you, parents. What is the name of the high-quality media service geared specifically toward improving the educational experience of your deaf and hard of hearing children? Another hint–it is also convenient, informative, and free!
From Staci Bechard about parents
What I Should Have Known About Captioning...
The script was written, the instructors selected, the television production team assembled, and the
studio reserved. One essential aspect of the project was missing—the captioning experts. Filming could
not proceed without their input.
From Pamela H. Beck, M.Ed. about captioning, educators