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Expectations in Transition Meeting-Encouraging Student Participation

Transition planning for high school students has been going on in some formal way for over two decades within the school system. Some states set the transition age at 14, and others started the planning at age 16. In most cases, it was addressed as a separate process with its own set of paperwork from that of the Individual Education Plan developed in an IEP meeting where academic progress, classroom accommodations and other student needs were addressed. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) places emphasis on the importance of the transition planning process, with clear guidelines as to how planning should take place. From Theresa Johnson, M.Ed. about educators, parents, transition, deaf

In Education, Transition, and Life: Teachers Made the Difference

Dr. Ernest E. Hairston writes about two of his great teachers: William King and Malcolm (Mac) Norwood. From Ernest E. Hairston about history, dcmp

DCMP Helping Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Students in Transition

Transition is the buzz word in deaf services these days. Anyone who works in a mainstream or residential high school or anyone in vocational rehabilitation encounters this word frequently, especially around graduation time. The problem is that there does not seem to be a consensus on when to start the process or even what the process is. We all know that kids graduate high school—but then what? The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) is doing their part to make sure that the "then what?" is not an ending but truly a commencement. From Cindy Camp about educators

Is Your Student Ready for What Comes Next?

Life is a series of transitions. Children face changes and challenges as they transition from kindergarten to first grade; from elementary to middle school; and from middle to high school. But perhaps the most challenging transition comes after graduation from high school, because there are so many choices. Teachers and parents often struggle to ensure that their students are ready for this major transition. From Cindy Camp about educators, parents, transition

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

Amy's Start Toward a Successful Future: Why is It Important to Talk About the Future?

When I was in 2nd through 4th grade, I started attending meetings to plan for my future. My mom wanted me to be involved and listen to people in my meeting. In the meeting, I felt so confused and overwhelmed when I listened to their discussions about my future. In 5th grade, I was still attending the IEP (in Texas they are called ARD) meetings to discuss my future and how to improve my education. By this time, I was very upset and still did not understand why I had to be involved in the meeting every year! My mom tried to explain why I had to attend the meeting and why it was important, but I still did not want to attend the meeting. Then, later when I was in the 6th through 7th grade, I finally started to participate and discuss issues on how to improve my education and plan my future a little bit at a time. Just in case, I had my advocate there to take over and tell them about my classes if I needed help. From Amy Johnson about educators, parents

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. about educators

Map It: What Comes Next? Module

Map It: What Comes Next is a free, online, interactive training designed for transition-aged students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The training utilizes three questions: about module, pepnet

DCMP: A Parenting Tool for the Times

The DCMP has a host of educational titles that can be a part of any parent's repertoire of tools for family success. From Diana Poeppelmeyer about parents

The Equal Access Journey: One Parent's Testimony of How Captioning Benefitted Her Children's Education and Kick-started Her New Career

I am the mother of three children: a college freshman (Kyle) who is profoundly deaf, a teen-aged daughter (Megan) with sloping mild to profound hearing loss, and a hearing son (Keegan) who is finishing the second grade. My parental journey through an inaccessible world—and all the steps therein—began 14 years ago when my nearly five-year-old son was identified as having a hearing loss, was emboldened when Megan was diagnosed with a hearing loss, and continues today, step by step, learning experience by learning experience. From Michelle Rich about parents

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

Focus on Learning

There are numerous ways that educational programs demonstrate their commitment to student success, including ensuring that educational media is accessible to all students. For many years, the Described and Captioned Media Program has provided thousands of hours annually of accessible educational media. Feedback we get from users has been overwhelmingly positive, and it’s powerful to see the impact accessible media has had on students as they progress through their educational programs. From Dr. Marcia Kolvitz, Ph.D. about description, captioning, dcmp, educators, research

The Logic of the Motion Picture in the Classroom: Films in Schools for the Deaf (1915–1965)

Motion pictures have been a powerful medium for entertainment since their inception. In 1915 The Birth of a Nation grossed an amazing $10,000,000. Deaf persons loved silent films, as the visual quality was often extremely high (especially for those produced in the 1920s), and actors stressed the use of body language and facial expression. From Bill Stark about history, dcmp

Deaf History

Teachers, parents, and other adults working in some educational capacity with a K–12 student (or students) who is deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind are invited to register for a free DCMP account. Media is available instantly from our website, and can often be mailed to you on DVD. about dcmp, history