Victorian Deaf Education Institute
Welcome to the VDEI

 

The Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) was established to enable excellence in deaf education throughout Victoria. Through VDEI, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is committed to improving educational outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing children and young people from birth to adulthood.

 
In partnership with schools, universities, early childhood and deafness professionals, VDEI achieves this by:
  • Providing and delivering excellence in professional learning programs across the disciplines involved in deaf education;
  • Identifying the evidence for best practice in teaching and learning to support development throughout an individual's life cycle;
  • Enabling improved curriculum access and inclusion in learning for deaf students through innovation and technology based solutions; and
  • Contributing to a local and global learning community through strengthened networks for knowledge exchange and capacity building.
VDEI enables hundreds of professionals each year including mainstream teachers, teachers of the deaf, audiologists, speech pathologists, psychologists, and speech and language support staff to have the opportunity to build their expertise in providing improved learning support to the 3800 Victorian children and young people with hearing loss.

VDEI is a world-class learning centre - a place where individuals and groups can connect, converse and access the resources necessary to learn and innovate for the advancement of deaf and hard of hearing children and young people from birth to 18 in Victoria.
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calendarJul 28
Transition to Secondary School Information Morning last Saturday at VDEI
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It was a great turn out for the secondary transition information morning on Saturday 26 July at VDEI!     Families and carers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing were able to chat with representatives from secondary educational settings an... read more
calendarJul 28
There are 4 places left for Robynne Moore's workshop this Friday 1 August
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VDEI has four spots left for 'Communication skills for professionals - recognition and management of emotions' two day workshop with psychologist Robynne Moore this Friday 1 August and 15 August 2014 at VDEI.  For more information and to register ... read more
calendarJul 04
The annual 'cap that!' campaign is asking teachers to turn on captions
The annual cap that! campaign, supported by National Literacy and Numeracy Week, asks teachers Australia-wide to turn on captions in schools for literacy and learning benefits for all students. Captions are essential for Deaf and hearing impaired st... read more
calendarJun 17
Past PD: Literacy in deaf education research with Professor Greg Leigh - 16 June 2014
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Teachers and professionals working with students with hearing loss attended Professor Greg Leigh’s presentation, 'Literacy in deaf education research' on 16 June 2014.   Professor Greg Leigh recently made the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List fo... read more
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It was a great turn out for the secondary transition information morning on Saturday 26 July at VDEI!     Families and carers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing were able to chat with representatives from secondary educational settings and Visiting Teacher services about options available for their children.    Deaf Children Australia, the Cochlear Implant Clinic and Australian Hearing were also on hand to talk to parents about how they support children in secondary schools.   ...