DeafBlind Event Registration
Find Upcoming Events and Register!
Please proceed to view our Event Calendar at MyQuickReg and register for the desired event by clicking the button to an external site below.
Community of Practice Meetings
These meetings are for licensed teachers who are designated representatives for their districts in Region 11 or for their regions in Greater Minnesota. These trainings for teachers who work with deafblind students occur twice per year in September and February. They meetings include workshops to provide knowledge and training in specific skills related to teaching students who are deafblind.
This training is prioritized for those non-licensed staff members or paraprofessionals who are working with students who are deafblind. Licensed teachers may be able to attend, depending on the available space. Intervener training occurs over 6 weekends per year, typically in October, November, January, February, March and April, for a total of 66 clock hours. During the weekend, training starts on a Friday evening and ends on a Saturday afternoon. School administrators need to approve training participation, so interveners-to-be should check with their administrators. Topics include: introduction to deafblindness and intervention, hearing and vision loss - impact of deafblindness, communication and the learner who is deafblind, concept development, the importance of touch, and self-determination and positive behavior supports.
Other Learning Opportunities
Open Hands, Open Access (OHOA) Cohorts are available through the Metro ECSU Moodle and hosted by the Minnesota DeafBlind Project and the Minnesota Low Incidence Project - Deafblind. The OHOA Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students (ages 3 through 21) who are deaf-blind and being served in educational settings.
The Event Calendar and MyQuickReg (third party) Online Registration System is NOT accessible for screen readers and other assistive technology devices. If you need assistance, please email email@example.com or call Shuyin Maciel at 612 638-1510 during business hours to provide you with a list of upcoming events and to help you register.
Ann Mayes, Statewide Education Specialist - Deafblind
(612) 638-1527, firstname.lastname@example.org