The IESDB Foundation helps provide educational opportunities supporting students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind, or visually impaired from birth through age 26 across Idaho through the teaching, learning and outreach services of IESDB.
The Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation provides support through grants, fundraisers, and community activities to support children at from Birth to 24 years of age who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or blind/visually impaired in the state of Idaho.
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How can we teach astronomy in an accessible way? Learn from experts and see concrete examples in this upcoming panel discussion on September 29. Watch on Facebook Live or register for the free webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1_6dM_MRQhKBqiIr_Jd_0g
Registration is open for our 153rd APH Annual Meeting! Join us virtually to “Learn Your Way” and better understand different learning techniques in support of each unique individual. Join us to grow and develop these skills October 6-8 and 13-15! Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3nvxKaP
Have you heard? AG Bell is hosting its first Family Forum: Open House!! This is free to AG Bell members and only $20 for non-members! This is an opportunity for parents to meet with teachers, therapists, and other parents to check in with families as the school year gets going. Visit bit.ly/AGBFamilyForum to learn more and sign up today!
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Looking for a ❄️ winter internship? It’s never too early to plan ahead! Check out this internship opportunity at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore that will begin in January 2022.
👀 You could learn to snowshoe and lead snowshoe programs with youth, as well as gain experience leading virtual lessons. Other activities could include
presenting virtual and in-person 📚 curriculum-based lessons and activities on topics like ecology, ecosystem health, the National Park Service mission, and local history. You will create and post content on the park’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Learn more and apply ➡️ https://www.nps.gov/slbe/getinvolved/winter-interpretation-interns.htm
📸 NPS - A view of the lake during the winter season
#FindYourPark #SleepingBearDunes #NPSYouth #OutdoorEducation #Internship
We’re so excited...only 1 week until the “What’s Possible with Hearing Technologies Today” webinar! Sign up now to join us live or to access the recording and watch on your own time: https://bit.ly/3BGqsVN
Idaho SESTA > Home Idaho SESTA is a state-wide training and technical assistance project funded through the Idaho State Department of Education, Special Education. SESTA provides supports to school district personnel across the state. Please feel free to reach out to your SESTA Coordinator, submit a helpdesk request o...
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Fair Housing Disability Rights Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. Join this educational webinar to learn about protections for persons with disabilities under fair housing law, including Fair Housing Act accessible design and construction standards for multi-family buildings, reasonable accommodations, and reasonable modifications. Presented by John R. Petruszak,....
2021 Virtual Deaf Cultural Festival Enjoy these fun and educational virtual offerings in celebration of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Deaf Cultural Festival.
If you’ve been wanting to work for the National Park Service, check out 🌱 The Bridge Project from the Greening Youth Foundation and Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS), which has extended applications to September 17th!
⭐️ Through the Bridge Project’s hiring pathway, you will have the opportunity to apply to federal and non-federal jobs in the conservation, environmental, and outdoor recreation fields. Federal jobs are available at varying GS levels, including a Park Ranger, budget analyst, historian, technical writer, park guide, and education technician. The U.S. Forest Service is hiring for integrated resource technicians and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hiring for maintenance professionals. Applicants will still need to apply through USAJobs but will have access to useful information on applying for federal positions, resume writing, and interview tips! Non-federal roles include communications, volunteer engagement, sales, HR, membership, and development.
Learn more about the Bridge Project and find your next job in the conservation field ➡️ https://www.wildernessstewards.org/thebridgeproject
#GreeningYouth #NPSYouth #Diversity #Conservation
NDC Secures Second OSEP Grant for Another Five Years of Funding We have exciting news to share! The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has once again received funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This means we can continue our work for another five years, and hopefully beyond!
Harvard Museum of Natural History Education Director Wendy Derjue-Holzer has agreed to arrange ASL interpretation of this event. Additional accommodations might be available upon request.
Are you curious about what fossils tell us about life on Earth—and how dinosaurs and other ancient animals, in turn, awaken our imaginations to create true and imagined tales?
We welcome you to attend our free, virtual, family-friendly event "The Fossils Are Talking!" with children's book author Elizabeth Shreeve and Harvard College Student Chapter of Storywish cofounder and Harvard student Felicia Ho.
Register for the event on Sunday, September 19th, 11:00am to 11:45am with ASL interpretation: https://bit.ly/FossilsAreTalkingHMSC
The adventure will kick off with Elizabeth reading and sharing surprising secrets from her newest book, Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas (Candlewick Press, 2021). Elizabeth will make connections between the story of life on Earth and fossils that can be seen in the museum. Felicia will then guide our time-traveling crew in a conversation with Elizabeth about the inspirations and discoveries behind the book—and how to start making your own stories! Advance registration required.
Presented in collaboration with the Harvard College Student Chapter of Storywish.
Do you have a student who is a braille reader? We can produce customized projects all year round to best suit your needs, including partial books and chapters, or graphics only. Check out this video about our braille services: https://youtu.be/YVzAx36zvc4.
Classroom Observatory Application M***ana Learning Center and M***ana State University are partnering to offer a free, non-credit online course for high school teachers interested in using a state-of-the-art robotic telescope and integrate image-capturing and research capabilities into their curriculum. High school teachers in M***a...
IESDB Foundation Board members appreciate the East Idaho Aquarium and the Fluor Education Grant making this opportunity available to IESDB students.
IESDB Foundation Board members appreciate the East Idaho Aquarium and the Fluor Education Grant making this opportunity available to IESDB students.
The Idaho Association of Teachers of Language and Culture is presenting a virtual conference, “Honing Our Practice: Guiding Learners to Higher Levels of Proficiency” on September 11 from 9 a.m. to noon MDT. It will include ASL interpretation.
The event is part of the organization’s series of professional-development opportunities for the 2021-22 school year. Information about presenters and registration instructions are available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VD7Cxx6h89zcZDWvltSlembFdYrTNL8DfB_-4th9fi4/edit.
Publicity Information - ACTFL PD Series Like what we are doing? Join us as a member via Eventbrite and spread the word! How can we serve you? Take a moment to fill out this survey! Back to School Jumpstart - Honing Our Focus September 11, 2021; 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM MT (3 hours via Zoom) Focus: How can a ...
The Idaho Project for Children and Youth with Deaf Blindness has released a new podcast series. The goal of this project is to provide training and consultation to service providers and families of children and young adults who have combined vision and hearing loss.
The series features compelling discussions with some of the best-known experts in the field of deaf-blindness. It’s hosted by Dr Robin Greenfield, who interviews a different expert in each episode. With three episodes already released, the Dr Greenfield has conversed with such notable names as David Brown, Maurice Belote and Tanni Anthony.
Listeners are treated to conversations ranging from 30 to 45 minutes in which experts discuss their history in the field of deaf-blindness while sharing the experiences, training and knowledge they have accumulated through the years.
“This series is really fun to listen to as well as a treasure trove of information from some of the most talented people in the field of severe disabilities and deaf-blindness,” said Dr Greenfield.
The first three episodes are live now with new episodes coming in October and December.
Visit tinyurl.com/icydb-podcasts to listen.
The Summer Internship Program Applications are now open! Our comprehensive program provides students or recent graduates with disabilities with a paid internship as well as opportunities to build their leadership, advocacy, and professional skills and create bonds with the broader disability community. Visit buff.ly/2PGem76 to learn more & apply at https://buff.ly/3jUHaKO by Oct 20 at 5pm ET!
Help us discover what goes on inside our brains when we learn to read! Vanderbilt’s Brain Development Lab is recruiting children of all hearing statuses, ages 10 to 16, to participate in a research study about how children learn to read.
To see if your child is eligible, complete this brief 3–5-minute questionnaire! https://redcap.link/DHHReadingStudy
Want to learn more about us and our lab? Check out our website!
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Applications are open for the Idaho Science Education Grant. The Idaho Legislature has established matching grants for K-12 STEM education programs. Title 33-129 of the Idaho Code specifies that the Idaho State Department of Education shall administer a program of matching grant funds to encourage the establishment, expansion, or maintenance of science education programs in the State of Idaho. Matching grants can be awarded only to private nonprofit corporations incorporated or registered in the State of Idaho. "Science education programs" include, but are not limited to, demonstration programs intended to encourage knowledge of and interest in the disciplines of STEM among Idaho’s elementary and secondary school students. These funds are for expansion or maintenance of existing science education programs in the State of Idaho. The application is available at https://www.sde.idaho.gov/academic/science/
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Guess what?! For the 2021 - 2022 academic school year, schools can join and become a member of the Jr. NAD for FREE!
Chapters will receive monthly emails, have access to the Jr. NAD portal, get our online Jr.NADmag three times a year, become eligible to attend the Jr. NAD National Conference in March 2022, and more!
Learn more and apply today!: https://youth.nad.org/junior-nad/
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Let’s Talk LSL: Virtual Chats Are you a parent of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing? Find community and candid conversation with Hearing First’s Let’s Talk LSL virtual chats.
Does your child wear hearing aids? We are studying how children with hearing aids listen and understand in noisy places. Earn $15/hour and help other children by participating in our studies! Contact Meggie Dallapiazza at [email protected] or by calling 319-849-8835.
Youth Programs Gallaudet University Youth Programs is proud to offer many programs for middle school and high school students such as Academic Bowl, Battle of the Books, and more!
[09/09/21] Pierce College Science Dome representatives have agreed to provide ASL interpretation at this event. Registration and additional details are available free of charge below.
Division for Early Childhood Two-Part Special Federal Event Please click the link to complete this form.
Thank you to Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA-17] for co-sponsoring the #CogswellMacyAct. (A smiling Congressman with light skin, brown hair, white dress shirt, striped tie and dark sport coat and speaking into a microphone.)
Ask YOUR representative to join in and co-sponsor S.813 & H.R.1959. Support access and communication rights of students who are #Deaf, #hardofhearing, #blind, #visuallyimpaired and #deafblind.
More info here: https://cogswellmacyact.org/ways-to-get-involved/
The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 grants program. The NAEF supports a wide variety of professional activities within the visual arts. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021 by 11:59 pm ET. http://ow.ly/RnR550G5Pv0
NIH-funded modern “white cane” brings navigation assistance to the 21st century Robotic cane with 3D camera can accurately guide user to chosen location, avoiding obstacles.
Are you a Student or Recent Graduate with a Disability seeking Employment?
A WRP Recruiter will be interviewing students from UNF this Fall!
The WRP is a recruitment program for students and recent graduates with disabilities, and serves as a primary pipeline for bringing new talent into the federal government. Participating in the WRP is an excellent way to:
-Find an internship or permanent position at federal agencies
-Explore careers in the federal service
-Gain Interviewing experience
For more information and to register, visit https://www.wrp.gov/wrp?id=student_landing_page
-Be a US citizen
Be a current full time degree seeking student or;
-You can apply if you have a reduced course load due to a documented disability or less credit hours to complete for your degree than would be equivalent to a full time load
-You cannot participate if you graduated with your final degree prior to 4-1-19
If you have any questions, please contact:
Andrew W. Sullivan III, UNF SAS/UNF Workforce Recruitment Coordinator
OUR MISSION The IESDB Foundation is designed to promote, ensure and maintain excellent comprehensive educational opportunities for students served by Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind (IESDB) from birth to 26 years of age across the State of Idaho.
OUR VISION The foundation’s board of directors believe that through such opportunities, the educators, staff and students served by IESDB will be able to strengthen programs and ensure successful outcomes.