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From: National Center on Deaf-Blindness <bullr@xxxxxxx>
Date: September 30, 2016 at 12:00:15 PM CDT
Subject: NCDB Releases Network Created Products to Support Interveners
Reply-To: National Center on Deaf-Blindness <bullr@xxxxxxx>
National Deaf-Blind Network Creates Tools to Support Interveners!
There is cause for celebration!!
On October 1, 2016, NCDB will release network created products that advance
National Intervener Certification Launches
National Intervener Certification E-Portfolio (NICE)
In partnership with the Paraprofessional Resource and Research Center (PAR2A)
at the University of Colorado in Denver, we are launching the National
Intervener Certification E-portfolio (NICE). NCDB has partnered closely with
state deaf-blind projects, practicing interveners, and university experts to
design an online e-portfolio system to support the demonstration of
practicing interveners' knowledge and skill sets in meeting the needs of
students or clients who are deaf-blind.
NCDB's role in this partnership will be to provide technical assistance to
interested state and university collaborators who wish to host groups of
interveners to use two NICE modules. These modules will support trained
interveners in using the online portfolio platform and in creating and
describing artifacts from their practice to build a complete portfolio to
submit for evaluation.
The PAR2A Center will manage the NICE Review Board, a group of trained
experts and advisers from the field of deaf-blindness, who will assist in
scoring portfolios. Ultimately, the PAR2A Center will determine if
e-portfolios have passing scores and award national certificates to
NICE creates a path for recognizing and honoring the role of the intervener
in the United States, as well as championing the access and communication
needs of individuals who are deaf-blind. Very exciting!
OHOA Modules Ready for Release
Open Hands Open Access Modules
Since 2012, NCDB has partnered closely with more than 180 diverse partners in
the national deaf-blind network to create, field test, and revise the Open
Hands, Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules.
On October 1, 2016, we launch the final nine modules that constitute this
open access resource, bringing to 27 the total number of modules, all of
which are aligned with the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC) Knowledge
and Skills Competencies for Interveners.
Currently, there are 4,546 registered users in the OHOA modules that
represent adult learners from all 50 states. Both state and university
partners are hosting cohort groups in OHOA to provide enriched learning
experiences and to accomplish specific personnel development goals based on
state and community needs.
On the NCDB website you will find a complete description of the OHOA modules
and a downloadable brochure to share with interested users.
NCDB wants to acknowledge the contributions of state projects, university
partners, families, educators, interveners and service providers in
developing both NICE and OHOA. This work could not have been accomplished
without their effort, time and expertise. This work celebrates an entire
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Government. Project Officer, Jo Ann McCann.
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