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June 21, 2005

Australia New Zealand Conference for Educators of the Deaf

From: ANZCED - Jun 21, 2005

Australia New Zealand Conference for Educators of the Deaf
11-14 January 2006
Royal Lakeside Novotel
Rotorua, New Zealand

Nau mai, haere mai, tena koutou katoa
Welcome. Welcome, and greetings to you all.

It is a great pleasure to formally invite you to attend the ANZCED 2006 Conference.

We have brought together some of the world's most respected educators of the Deaf who will share their experience and knowledge and challenge our thinking.

The organizing committee has developed a programme to explore the theme:

Early, Effective, Coordinated – Towards Consistency

This theme challenges us to extend what we know about how students can have optimal access to their learning experiences.

Some of the most frequently discussed characteristics of Deaf education in Australia and New Zealand, are low incidence, geographic isolation and small populations.

While some may see these characteristics as limiting we believe that this very diversity is in fact our greatest strength. Innovative practice abounds, cooperation occurs in unexpected ways and when sound practice meets a collaborative environment new opportunities emerge.

The opportunity to explore the depths of your thinking has been combined with the opportunity to explore New Zealand's most renowned tourist destination.

Rotorua is like no other place on Earth. Visit geothermal wonders, experience the very heart of Maori culture and explore the beautiful outdoors and all the adventures it has to offer. We have developed an exciting programme so that you and your partner and/or family can maximize their time in this unique and fascinating region.

We hope you will join us in Rotorua and be a part of creating the best possible environment for deaf children and young people both now and in the future.

Looking forward to meeting you soon.
Ko te wawata ka tutaki akuanei.

David Foster
On behalf of the Organising Committee

Key Note Speakers

Early: Mary Pat Moeller
Director, Centre for Childhood Deafness at Lied Learning and Technology Centre.
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Nebraska USA
"Early Intervention – family centered challenges, evaluation techniques and implications of recent research"

Effective: Marc Marshark
National Technical Institute for Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York State, USA. University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
"Towards Educational Success for Deaf Students: Looking ahead while glancing back"

Joe McLaughlin
Dean of Deaf Studies and Special Services
Ohlone College
Fremont California USA
"Deaf Education Training and Development for Teacher Assistants"

Tyron Woolfe
"Deaf People - from Education to Employment"

To be confirmed. Unfortunately due to personal circumstances our presenter is unable to take her slot. We are endeavoring to secure an alternative speaker.
"Whole School Environment: Effective Practice

Registration Fees

Early Bird up to 30 - Sep – 2005 NZ$500
Registration up to 30 – Nov – 2005 NZ$600
Late after 30 Nov – 2005 NZ$700

Registration fees do not include airfares, accommodation or entry to optional social functions.