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Itinerant Teacher/ Teacher Consultant. Rachael Abler & Paula Wade April 13, 2009. What is a teacher consultant/Itinerant teacher?. A teacher who works with students that are hard of hearing or deaf. They travel to several different schools.

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Itinerant teacher teacher consultant

Itinerant Teacher/Teacher Consultant

Rachael Abler & Paula Wade

April 13, 2009


What is a teacher consultant itinerant teacher

What is a teacher consultant/Itinerant teacher?

  • A teacher who works with students that are hard of hearing or deaf.

  • They travel to several different schools.

  • A teacher who works with students in a variety of settings.

    • One School

    • Multiple Schools

    • Multiple Districts


What they do

What they do?

  • An itinerant teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing generally travels around, visiting multiple deaf and hard of hearing students in local neighborhood school programs. The itinerant acts as a link between the school and family of the deaf or hard of hearing child.

  • Berke, Jamie. 2009. Education - Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


Qualifications to become a tc

Qualifications to become a TC

  • Masters degree with valid Michigan teaching certificate and HI special education endorsement

  • Three years of successful teaching experience

  • Experience in supporting students with moderate and severe impairments

  • Ability to obtain teacher consultant approval from the State of Michigan

  • http://masb.mistaff.com/teacher_consultant_hearing_impaired


Daily routine

Daily Routine

  • Changes daily

  • Can change due to emergencies

  • Depends on the day

    • Some days start in the office with paper work

    • Prepare for meetings

    • Prepare for lessons

  • Start at the school

    • Talk with teacher

    • Work with student

  • Travel to office or another school


Weekly routine

Weekly Routine

  • Day in the office

  • Service Days

    • Work with the students

    • Check equipment

  • Meeting Day

  • Meeting with children

    • Based on IEP


Philosophy

Philosophy

  • An itinerant teacher fulfills many roles, a few key ones which are listed below:

    • Make sure student has appropriate/adequate support services.

    • Monitor language development.

    • Monitor auditory training and use of auditory equipment.

    • Tutoring as needed.

    • Berke, Jamie. 2009. Education - Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


Curriculum

Curriculum

  • There is no set curriculum.

  • Work is based upon goals and school’s curriculum


Ideal

Ideal


Reality

Reality


Itinerant teacher teacher consultant

Pros

  • Assist student

  • Work on certain assignments

  • Support

  • Teach self skills

  • Teachers

  • Technology background


Itinerant teacher teacher consultant

Cons

  • Pull student out

  • Times to see them

  • teachers


Itinerant teacher teacher consultant

IEPs

  • Initial

  • Team Meeting

  • Meeting

  • Follow up


Lessons

Lessons

  • Self created

  • Based on IEP goals

  • Can relate to struggles or successes


Screening

Screening

  • S.I.F.T.E.R.

    • Screening Instrument for Targeting Educational Risk

  • Ling Sounds


Other assignments

Other assignments

  • Struggling aspects

  • Pre-work

  • Post-work


Technology

Technology

  • FM Systems

  • Hearing Aids

  • Cochlear Implants

  • Desktop amplifiers

  • Tower speakers


Travel

Travel

Drive Own Car

District Owned Car

School district does upkeep

Have to remove supplies each night

Use district’s mileage and gas

  • Responsible for upkeep

  • Make your office

  • Use your own mileage but get reimbursed

  • Use own gas


Paperwork

Paperwork

  • Initial

  • Assessment

  • IEP

    • Doctor information

    • Audiogram

    • Parental consent

  • Report

  • Parent’s work

  • Teacher information


Resources

Resources

  • BOOKS FOR ITINERANT TEACHERS

    • Smith, Mary Deane (1997). The Art of Itinerant Teaching for Teachers of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing .

    • Bullard, Carolyn. The Itinerant Teacher's Handbook.

  • Published articles:

    • American Annals of the Deaf has published at least two articles:

    • Luckner, J. & Miller, K., 2: (March), Itinerant Teachers: Responsibilities, Perceptions, Preparation, and Students Served, volume 139, 111-118.

    • Yarger, C.C., & Luckner, J.L. (1999). Itinerant Teaching: The Inside Story. volume 144(4), 309-314.


Resources1

Resources

  • Web Resources:

    • Role of the Itinerant Teacher for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - Page with details on the tasks and responsibilities of an itinerant teacher.

    • Chotiner-Solano, Barbara. (2009). The Itinerant Connection. Retrieved on April 7, 2009 from http://deafness.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=deafness&cdn=health&tm=2&f=00&su=p284.9.336.ip_p736.8.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.theitinerantconnection.com/

      • This website defines itinerant teaching, and has downloadable forms for itinerant teachers.

    • Durkin, Lauren, Jill Jablonski,Krystyne Kendrick, Kara Yang. Strategies for the Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved on April 7, 2009 from http://deafness.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=deafness&cdn=health&tm=2&f=00&su=p284.9.336.ip_p736.8.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.deafed.net/PublishedDocs/TCNJ%2520itinerant%2520strategies.ppt

      • This is a PowerPoint presentation of advice and guidance for itinerant teachers.

    • The Florida Deaf Education Professional Development Online Community . 2002. Itinerant Tools and Treasures . Retrieved on April 7, 2009 from http://deafness.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=deafness&cdn=health&tm=2&f=00&su=p284.9.336.ip_p736.8.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.fsdb.k12.fl.us/rmc/training/itinerant/index.html

      • The Resource Materials and Technology Center at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine suggests resources for itinerant teachers.


Mainstream teachers resources

Mainstream Teachers’ Resources

  • They don't have to do it alone, we (Itinerant TODs) are they to support the student AND support the teachers.

    • Durkin, Lauren, Jill Jablonski,Krystyne Kendrick, Kara Yang. Strategies for the Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved on April 7, 2009 from http://deafness.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=deafness&cdn=health&tm=2&f=00&su=p284.9.336.ip_p736.8.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.deafed.net/PublishedDocs/TCNJ%2520itinerant%2520strategies.ppt


References all educational articles or informative information

ReferencesAll Educational Articles or Informative Information

  • Berke, Jamie. 2009. Education - Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved on April 7, 2009 from http://deafness.about.com/cs/schooling/a/itinerant.htm.

  • Durkin, Lauren, Jill Jablonski,Krystyne Kendrick, Kara Yang. Strategies for the Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved on April 7, 2009 from http://deafness.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=deafness&cdn=health&tm=2&f=00&su=p284.9.336.ip_p736.8.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.deafed.net/PublishedDocs/TCNJ%2520itinerant%2520strategies.ppt

  • Moores, Donald. 2008. Inclusion, Itinerant Teachers, and the Pull-out Model. Retrieved from April 7, 2009 fromhttp://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_annals_of_the_deaf/v153/153.3.moores.html (Electronic Version)

  • Nett, Kathy. What is an Itinerant Teacher?. Retrieved from April 7, 2009 from lms.spasd.k12.wi.us/gems/khnett/WHATISANITINERANTTEACHEROFTH.doc (Electronic Version)

  • Reed, Suzanne. 2002. Beliefs and Practices of Itinerant Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Concerning Literacy Development . Retrieved on April 7, 2009 from http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_annals_of_the_deaf/v148/148.4reed.html (Election Version)


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