Education professionals who serve students who are deaf or hard of hearing are invited to virtual roundtables being held throughout March, according to a memo from the New Jersey Department of Education.

The NJDOE’s Office of Special Education will host the roundtables, which will provide participants an opportunity to engage in discussions on current topics specific to their discipline.

The topics and dates are as follows:

  • Consulting Audiologists in Education: Participants will discuss ideas on reaching and working with clinical audiologists who make recommendations for the educational setting: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 4.
  • Educational Interpreters: Participants will share and discuss the contributions educational interpreters make as part of the educational/individualized educational plan team and identify areas for additional support: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9.
  • Teachers of the Deaf and Speech-Language Pathologists/Specialists: Participants will share strategies and best practices they employ to teach reading and written language to students who are deaf or hard of hearing: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15.

There is no registration fee, but space is limited to 50 participants for each session. Participants are encouraged to register via the NJDOE’s Calendar of Events  by the Feb. 18 deadline.

Questions can be directed to dhh.education@doe.nj.gov.

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