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Connecting Future Deaf Education Professionals Through CAID: The How and Why Behind Establishing A Student Chapter at Your University. Karen L. Kritzer, Ph.D (Kent State); Larry Quinsland , Ph.D (NTID) ; Chad Smith, Ph.D (TWU); Chris Kurz, Ph.D . (NTID).

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karen l kritzer ph d kent state larry quinsland ph d ntid chad smith ph d twu chris kurz ph d ntid
Connecting Future Deaf Education

Professionals Through CAID:

The How and Why Behind Establishing

A Student Chapter at Your University

Karen L. Kritzer, Ph.D (Kent State); Larry Quinsland, Ph.D (NTID);Chad Smith, Ph.D (TWU); Chris Kurz, Ph.D. (NTID)

ACE-DHH 2011, Fort Worth, Texas

outline
Outline
  • About CAID
  • Rationale for Student Chapters
  • Current Student Chapters and Activities
    • Kent State University
    • Texas Women’s University
    • National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • Discussion

www.caid.org

about caid
About CAID

Organization for teachers, administrators, educational interpreters, residential personnel, and other concerned professionals involved in education of the deaf

A resource for classroom teachers

A clearinghouse for information on deafness

A forum for sharing educational developments and research findings in the field

www.caid.org

history of caid
History of CAID
  • Established in 1850
    • First convention attended by 22 educators and 13 “honorary members”
    • Six schools represented
    • Set of officers chosen
    • Procedures established at this meeting held for 45 years
rationale for student chapters
Rationale for Student Chapters

Opportunity to network/reduces isolation

Forum to disseminate professional information

Puts pre-service teachers in contact with experienced teachers- opportunity for collaboration across grade levels and disciplines

Allows students to be part of something bigger, beyond their own universities

current student chapters
Current Student Chapters

Kent State University

Texas Women’s University

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

California State University- Fresno

ksu chapter
KSU Chapter

Membership in national organization required

Bi-weekly meetings (conducted voice-off)

Weekly social events (conducted voice-off)

Website/Facebook

Professional Events (multiple videoconferences)

Sponsor-a-Child

Fundraising Events (raising funds to attend 2011 conference)

twu chapter
TWU Chapter
  • Started in 2009
  • Includes local undergraduate and graduate students
  • Developing strategies for including distance education deaf education students
  • Activities center on:
    • building bridges between deaf & hearing students,
    • fundraising,
    • campus community involvement,
    • classroom prep activities
    • promoting an awareness of sign, and the need for professionals interested in working with children who are D/HH
  • Activities include See What I’m Saying, visits to the deaf nursing home, and family sign tutoring
  • Website/Facebook
ntid chapter
NTID Chapter

Student initiated (est. 2009)

Multiple interactions with MSSE students in their classes (Quinsland & Mousley)

Set up Facebook page

Need for regularly scheduled events

Need to plan for continuity due to student leader turnover

cal state fresno
Cal State- Fresno
  • Ad-hoc graduate student organization.
    • Already have 2 other university recognized student organizations in department of which they may be members (ASL Club and Interpreting Club)
  • Activities are funded through OSEP 325K Personnel preparation grant for retention and pre-professional development purposes
  • All graduate students are members of CAL-ED and thus also members of CAID
  • Attend CAL-ED conference annually, plan

to attend CAID conference

student survey outcomes
Student Survey Outcomes

Score: 1-5

(5= Strongly

agree)

N=14

student survey outcomes1
Student Survey Outcomes
  • Why did you want to join this organization? Has it met your expectations so far?
  • Themes:
    • Network with others in deafness-related majors
    • Practice signing
    • Get access to professional resources
student survey outcomes2
Student Survey Outcomes
  • How could CAID better meet your needs?
  • Themes:
    • More involvement with the Deaf community
    • Opportunities to network with other student chapters
    • More videoconferences
    • More events
benefits and challenges
Benefits and Challenges

Benefits

Challenges

Fundraising

Developing leadership skills

Surviving Turn-over

  • Students from different years and related majors get to know each other
  • Helps students to develop leadership skills
  • Forum to disseminate information
  • Opportunity to build signing skills
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Contact Information

Larry K. Quinsland, Ph.D.

[email protected]

Karen L. Kritzer, Ph.D.

[email protected]

Chris Kurz, Ph.D.

[email protected]

Chad E. Smith, Ph.D.

[email protected]

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