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QuickClass Schedule


This is the final round of QuickClasses.

Class Dates Registration Begins Registration Ends
Oct. 10 - Nov. 20, 2016 Sept. 26, 2016 Oct. 6, 2016

 

***You may only register for one QuickClass at a time.***

Registration for QuickClasses will open by 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Register for a QuickClass by clicking on"my pn2" and choosing from available classes listed under the "Opportunities" section.

The schedule of classes is subject to change.


Oct. 10 - Nov. 20, 2016

Substance Abuse and Deafness (This Class is Full)

This course is for professionals working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in various settings.

The course will assist participants to understand various aspects of substance use dependency and how it impacts individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, their family, and others around them. This class will review prevalence information, what signs/symptoms to look for, substance abuse terminology; various approaches and models used for assessment and treatment of substance use disorders; barriers that deaf/ hard of hearing individuals face and unique characteristics of the population. Materials will also include clinical approaches, relapse prevention, aftercare and self-help information that is part of the recovery process for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Skill Building for New C-Print Captionists: Part 2

This course is for C-Print captionists who have been captioning for less than 2 years or on a limited basis.  Participants must have completed the “Skill Building for New C-Print Captionists: Part 1” QuickClass.

Post Production or Offline Captioning: Part 1

This course is for administrators, disability services professionals, and instructors who want to learn how to make classroom and online materials accessible through captioning.

The course will examine various types of captions, standards for captions, captioning methods and softwares, as well as laws related to captioning and accessibility. We will discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing compared to captioning in-house. Participants will gain knowledge about the captioning process as well as be able to choose an appropriate option for their institution.

Accommodations 101: Providing Services for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (This Class is Full)

This course is designed for professionals who work in disability services but do not have specific training for working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH), also those who need a refresher in working with this population.

Participants will learn the basics of providing accommodations to students who are D/HH and learn important elements to consider when choosing appropriate accommodations. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they learn to practical scenarios that disability service professionals are likely to encounter. At the end of the course, participants will be prepared to implement effective accommodations and auxiliary services for students who are D/HH.

Making Your Campus Accessible

This course is designed for disability services professionals, administrators, and other college personnel who want to learn how to improve access for members of the campus community who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Participants will explore strategies for making a campus accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Topics will include legal and civil rights foundations, the use of technology, safety and emergency preparedness, policies and procedures, and collaboration strategies. The focus will be on campus environments outside the classroom.

Hard of Hearing 101 (This Class is Full)

This course is an informational course for administrators, disability services professionals, and counselors who want to understand more about hearing loss and individuals who are Hard of Hearing.  

The course will examine the physical mechanics of hearing and the types and degrees of hearing loss. The participants will identify various communication strategies and ways to support individuals with hearing loss. Participants will gain knowledge of the psychological, emotional and social impacts of hearing loss.

Registration priority will be given to non-interpreters.

Making Sense of Hearing Assistive Technology (This Class is Full)

This course is designed for disability service professionals and VR counselors who would like to learn more about how assistive listening and alerting devices benefit deaf and hard of hearing individuals, especially FM systems. This course will review traditional assistive technologies, introduce new technology, and will demonstrate the ways technology can link together to create the most beneficial listening environments. Participants will feel confident in choosing the most effective communication accommodations for individuals with hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Interpreting for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals with Additional Disabilities (This Class is Full)

This course is for interpreters who have been working in the field for at least 2 years. This course will address the additional service needs of consumers who are deaf or hard of hearing and who also have another disability. The class will address vision loss, mental health issues, substance abuse, autism, and minimal language skills. During the course, participants will gain a working knowledge of the impact these additional challenges place on individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, understand various communication options, and consider how the additional challenge impacts the role of the interpreter.

Mentoring Interpreters in the Postsecondary Environment  (This Class is Full)

This QuickClass is designed for seasoned, working interpreters who would like to take the next step in their professional development and become a mentor to a new (or student) interpreter.

Many interpreters have experienced being a mentee sometime in their professional life. Sometimes that experience was extremely positive; sometimes not as effective as it could have been. Through a series of videotaped lectures, discussion boards and practice assignments, we will learn how to make a mentoring relationship as effective as possible. Participants will learn the basics of beginning a mentoring relationship, as well as how to run the mentoring meetings. This course is designed to introduce some theoretical frameworks and approaches that can serve as the foundation for development of one’s own personal style of mentoring.

Ethical Considerations for Interpreters (This Class is Full)

This course is for interpreters.

The course will examine the role of ethics in a professional settings.  Participants will examine how ethics and professionalism are influenced by culture, workplace environment, and individual backgrounds.  The class will explore how professional boundaries and dual relationships can affect the professional/consumer relationship.  Participants will use a framework for ethical decision making to discuss sticky situations and arrive at professional solutions.

Ethical Considerations for Disability Service Professionals (This Class is Full)

This course is for professionals working in disability services.

The course will examine the role of ethics in a professional settings.  Participants will examine how ethics and professionalism are influenced by culture, workplace environment, and individual backgrounds.  The class will explore how professional boundaries and dual relationships can affect the professional/consumer relationship.  Participants will use a framework for ethical decision making to discuss sticky situations and arrive at professional solutions.


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