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May 15, 2006

Clerc Center Launches Summer Institute

From: Gallaudet - May 15, 2006

For Immediate Release
Contact:           Susan Flanigan
Telephone:        202-651-5340 (Voice/TTY)

Clerc Center Launches Summer Institute June 19-July 9 Places Still Available
This summer, the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center is offering its highly acclaimed trainings and workshops in a three-week summer institute to be held on Gallaudet’s campus. The training sessions and workshops cover a variety of topics and are specially designed for professionals working with deaf and hard of hearing students.   Scheduled sequentially over the three-week period, each training session or workshop is taught by skilled practitioners from the Clerc Center and provides participants with an opportunity to learn something new, hone professional skills, and meet and network with other individuals in the field of deaf education. Participants are welcome to sign up for one or more of the trainings. Workshop offerings include:

• Reggio Emilia: Our Journey and Observations (early childhood education)
• See the Sound: Visual Phonics
• Portfolios for Student Growth: Linking Academics and Self-Awareness for Life-Long Success
• TecEds Digital Storytelling Camp
• GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment)
• Spoken Language and Sign: Optimizing Learning for Children with Cochlear Implants
• Reading and Writing Together: An Overview
• Lego Robotics Teacher Training
• Writer’s Workshop: Getting Started
For more information or to register, visit the Summer Institute 2006 website at:
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University comprises two federally mandated demonstration schools for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and; provides training and technical assistance to families, professionals, and programs; identifies, develops, evaluates, and disseminates innovative curricula and materials; and improves education for deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the United States in collaboration with schools and programs from around the country.