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2020 Virtual DB Summit for State Deaf-Blind Projects


 

The DB Summit for state deaf-blind projects is virtual this year and focuses on professional development. It runs from July 20 through January 20 and consists of 15 interactive sessions. Only one—Year 2 Outcome Reporting and OSEP Priorities on October 7—is required (for at least one director or coordinator from each project). The rest of the sessions are divided into three strands:

  1. Child-Specific TA (state deaf-blind projects only)
  2. Systems TA (state deaf-blind projects only)
  3. NCDB Professional Development Series: Deaf-Blind Strategies (general audience) – See NCDB Professional Development Series: Deaf-Blind Strategies to share with families and service providers

You can attend as many sessions as you like, but we recommend that you choose at least one from each strand. The State Deaf-Blind Projects Basecamp Group will be the location for pre- and post-session materials related to the first two strands.

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Project Directors' Conference

Don’t forget that OSEP’s Project Director Conference is also virtual this year. Required meetings for project directors/coordinators:

OSEP Remarks – July 20, 11-12:15 ET    

TA&D Program Meeting – July 21, 11-12:30 ET    

Outcomes and Reporting Webinar

October 7, 2020, 3:00-4:30 ET

Presenters: 

  • Susan Weigert, OSEP
  • Sam Morgan, NCDB
  • Julie Durando, NCDB

This webinar will provide a summary of OSEP findings from the Year 2 state deaf-blind project common measures APR data and implications for TA and project performance.

Sessions Overview

All sessions begin at 3 pm ET and last 90 minutes.

A more detailed description of each session will be coming soon. 

All full sessions will be captioned. During small group breakouts, however, only one room will be captioned. If you require captioning during breakouts, please let us know so we can make sure to route you to the correct room.

Child-Specific TA Strand

For State Deaf-Blind Projects
Includes Breakout Discussions

Increasing Cultural Competence
July 20

Distance TA for Teams and Families
July 21

Engaging Families: Introduction to Providing TA to Families Guide
July 22

Coaching Parents Using Distance TA
August 5

Virtual Supervision for Interveners
December 2


 

 

 

Systems TA Strand

For State Deaf-Blind Projects
Includes Breakout Discussions

State Efforts to Improve Transition Outcomes for Students who are Deaf-Blind with Additional Disabilities
August 19

Systemic Planning for Part C and Part B Professional Development
September 2

Increasing Identification
January 20

 

 

 

 



 

Deaf-Blind Strategies Strand

General Audience

Establishing Routines at Home
July 29

Meeting the Needs of Proficient Communicators
September 16

Alternate Academic Standards
October 21

Accessing Grade Level General Education Curriculum
November 4

Early Literacy and Numeracy
November 18

IEP Development
December 16

 

Sessions Organized by Date

July 20, 2020, 3 pm ET [Child-Specific TA Strand]
Increasing Cultural Competence 

July 21, 2020, 3 pm ET [Child-Specific TA Strand]
Distance TA for Teams and Families

July 22, 2020, 3 pm ET [Child-Specific TA Strand]
Engaging Families: Introduction to Providing TA to Families Guide 

July 29, 2020, 3 pm ET [Deaf-Blind Strategies Strand]
Establishing Routines at Home 

August 5, 2020, 3 pm ET [Child-Specific TA Strand]
Coaching Parents Using Distance TA 

August 19, 2020, 3 pm ET [Systems TA Strand]
State Efforts to Improve Transition Outcomes for Students who are Deaf-Blind with Additional Disabilities 

September 2, 2020, 3 pm ET [Systems TA Strand]
Systemic Planning for Part C and Part B Professional Development

September 16, 2020, 3 pm ET [Deaf-Blind Strategies Strand]
Meeting the Needs of Proficient Communicators

October 7, 2020, 12 pm ET 
Outcomes and Reporting Webinar

October 21, 2020, 3 pm ET [Deaf-Blind Strategies Strand]
Alternate Academic Standards

November 4, 2020, 3 pm ET [Deaf-Blind Strategies Strand]
Accessing Grade Level General Education Curriculum

November 18, 2020, 3 pm ET [Deaf-Blind Strategies Strand]
Early Literacy and Numeracy

December 2, 2020, 3 pm ET [Child-Specific TA Strand]
Virtual Supervision for Interveners

December 16, 2020, 3 pm ET [Deaf-Blind Strategies Strand]
IEP Development

January 20, 2021, 3 pm ET [Systems TA Strand]
Increasing Identification