10 Tips for Creating Membership for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Learners in the Mainstream Environment


September 16, 2021 | 4:00pm

As Liz Fosslien and Molly West Duffy said in their book, No Hard Feelings, “diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard.” In the hustle and bustle of the school environment, how do we ensure belonging and membership for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in a mainstream environment? We don’t want our students to only have a seat at the table, we want to hand them the mic. Learn how three educators in the Cleveland area have used simple strategies in their classrooms to create membership for each student, making certain the needs of the whole child are met.

Presented by: Eric Moore, Teacher of the Deaf, Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Rochelle Rambaldo, Elementary Educator, Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Kelly Ann Kollar, American Sign Language Interpreter, Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Angelica Gagliardi, Outreach Specialist, The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness at OCALI


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