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Monday, September 15, 2014

Map It: What Comes Next

Did you ever wish you had a map to help your students navigate their way toward personal awareness and independence?  Are you tired of using tools that were developed for students without hearing loss?  Are you ready for materials designed with YOUR students in mind?  Check out Map It: What Comes Next? —the newest transition training from pn2.

Map It: What Comes Next

What is it?

Map It Student holds a globe

Map It: What Comes Next? is a new online training program focusing on transition, designed to be interactive and engaging for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The training guides students through these three fundamental questions: 

  • Who Am I?
  • What Do I Want?
  • How Do I Get There?

Video vignettes in this interactive training feature students who are deaf and hard of hearing gaining self-awareness by applying real-life scenarios to WHO they areWHAT they want, and HOW do they get it.  Students engaged in Map It will: 

  • Complete a variety of assessments with interactive questions further helping them on their journey
  • Take steps to identify their goals and develop strategies to achieve them
  • Increase personal awareness and develop self-determination skills through questions and activities.

Map It Students: Who am I? What do I want? How do I get there?All videos are signed in ASL, with spoken English, and captions provided. Map It: What Comes Next? can be done in as short a time period as one week, or can be spread out over a semester.  As students go through the training, they will take interest inventories and personality screenings. All the assessments can be saved in an online portfolio.
 
Who is it for?
It is for high school students transitioning to either a postsecondary education program, vocational program, or getting ready for the world of work.
 
Where do I find it?
http://www.pepnet.org/e-learning/mapit
 
Why did we develop this?
The mission of pepnet 2 is to increase the education, career and lifetime choices available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing by supporting the service providers.
 
This enables deaf or hard of hearing students to enjoy a full range of postsecondary education and training options at the institution of their choice. With a nationwide collaboration of experienced professionals, pepnet 2 is able to offer tools and resources that can strengthen the institution’s ability to serve their deaf and hard of hearing students. 
 
To accomplish this, pepnet 2 provides:

  • In-person and online training to meet a variety of needs
  • Live, one-on-one assistance using our stakeholders’ preferred communication mode
  • A full library of materials that is available online and by download 



For more information about pepnet 2, please contact help@pepnet.org or go to www.pepnet.org
 
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