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POPDB will be closed from March 15, re-opening April 2 for spring break. 

Enjoy the break.

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Issues and Perspectives in Deafblindness

POPDB is pleased to announce the presenters for our 2024 in-person conference on deafblindness. Len Pierre will open our conference by sharing his perspective on Indigenous education and disability. Julie Maier will then share about her recent work and writing on topics in deafblind education. Please join POPDB as we learn together with Len and Julie.

Julie’s Topics include:

  • Strategies to Encourage and Support Literacy
  • The Lens We Use to View Students Makes a Difference
  • My Booklet Poster – All About Me
  • Creating Connections and Creating Informed Peers – Meaningful Participation

About Julie:

Julie is the Project Coordinator for California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS), a federally funded statewide technical assistance project serving the families and educational teams of children and youth with deafblindness. She has worked for CDBS for 11 years and been involved in the field of special education since 1987, including as a faculty member in the Special Education Department at San Francisco State University. Throughout her career Julie has supported and taught many individuals with deafblindness or the label of autism, first for 3 years in adult services and then in inclusive elementary schools. She has presented at many state, national, and international conferences, and national webinars on the topics of deafblind assessment, literacy skill development, the role of an educational intervener, supporting communication development, supporting, and involving families in educational transitions, and similarities between deafblindness and autism spectrum disorders. She has written or co-authored numerous published articles on assessment, self-determination, emergent literacy, autism and deafblindness, social supports, and collaborative teaming.

About Len:

Len Pierre is Coast Salish from Katzie (kate-zee) First Nation.

Len is a professor, consultant, TEDx Speaker, social activist, change agent, & traditional knowledge keeper. He has a Master’s degree in Education from Simon Fraser University focusing on Indigenous curriculum and instructional design. His experience includes Indigenous education and program leadership from various organizations across colonial Canada.

He specializes in the development of educational programs and services with decolonization and reconciliation as its core values. He comes to us with an open heart and open mind, and hopes to be received in the same way.

For teams supporting students with deafblindness in BC, contact your POPDB Teacher for more information. 

 

Not working with POPDB? 

For individuals not working with POPDB, there is a cost to attend: $350. Contact the coordinator, Allana Pierce, for a link to register and pay. There is a hotel conference rate available if required.
Email: apierce@sd38.bc.ca

Registration closes March 1, 2024 - no exceptions.

This is due to the need to submit participant numbers to the hotel for the menu and meeting space requirements. 

 

POPDB Conference

All Day

Issues and Perspectives in Deafblindness

POPDB is pleased to announce the presenters for our 2024 in-person conference on deafblindness. Len Pierre will open our conference by sharing his perspective on Indigenous education and disability. Julie Maier will then share about her recent work and writing on topics in deafblind education. Please join POPDB as we learn together with Len and Julie.

Julie’s Topics include:

  • Strategies to Encourage and Support Literacy
  • The Lens We Use to View Students Makes a Difference
  • My Booklet Poster – All About Me
  • Creating Connections and Creating Informed Peers – Meaningful Participation

About Julie:

Julie is the Project Coordinator for California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS), a federally funded statewide technical assistance project serving the families and educational teams of children and youth with deafblindness. She has worked for CDBS for 11 years and been involved in the field of special education since 1987, including as a faculty member in the Special Education Department at San Francisco State University. Throughout her career Julie has supported and taught many individuals with deafblindness or the label of autism, first for 3 years in adult services and then in inclusive elementary schools. She has presented at many state, national, and international conferences, and national webinars on the topics of deafblind assessment, literacy skill development, the role of an educational intervener, supporting communication development, supporting, and involving families in educational transitions, and similarities between deafblindness and autism spectrum disorders. She has written or co-authored numerous published articles on assessment, self-determination, emergent literacy, autism and deafblindness, social supports, and collaborative teaming.

For teams supporting students with deafblindness in BC, contact your POPDB Teacher for more information. 

 

Not working with POPDB? 

For individuals not working with POPDB, there is a cost to attend: $350. Contact the coordinator, Allana Pierce, for a link to register and pay. There is a hotel conference rate available if required.
Email: apierce@sd38.bc.ca

Registration closes March 1, 2024 - no exceptions.

This is due to the need to submit participant numbers to the hotel for the menu and meeting space requirements. 

 

AAC & DB: Programming at the Intersection of SLP-AAC and Deafblindness

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SET-BC, PRCVI, and POPDB are pleased to be able to host a unique event for educational personnel who support students with deafblindness or visual impairments and have augmentative and alternate communication needs (AAC). The purpose of this presentation is to explore the interaction between these fields and how educational personnel can effectively collaborate to ensure the needs of our students are being met. 

Three SLP-AAC specialists who are also experienced in the field of deafblindness and visual impairments will present and lead the panel discussion. 

  • Megan Mogan - Arizona Deafblind Project
  • Carla Wright - Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Kim Conlin - Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

For registration information, please contact your POPDB teacher. 

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This is the last day the POPDB office is open. 

Office re-opens August 26, 2024. 

Office Closed until Aug 26

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