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.
Welcome to the VDEI
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calendarJan 21
Telepractice in Deaf Education with Sally Martin
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Telepractice in Deaf Education is a series of four twilight webinars. Effective use of video conferencing technology has the potential to improve student access to information and technology delivered by teachers of the deaf. The goal of the webinar... read more
calendarJan 21
Family Information Morning
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Transition to primary school and secondary school for children and students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Families and carers are invited to find out information on the range of educational settings and options (primary and secondary) for childr... read more
calendarJan 12
Don Goldberg's therapy ideas for diverse populations - A VDEI event 13-14 February
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Register for the 2 day event "A cornucopia of therapy ideas for diverse populations" with Dr Don Goldberg on Friday 13 February and Saturday 14 February 2015 from 9am to 4pm at VDEI. More information and session registration​ Remote acc... read more
calendarDec 22
Have you registered for Literacy Instruction for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing?
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Don't miss this excellent two day seminar presented by Dr Susan Easterbrooks and Dr Stacey Tucci on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 January 2015 at VDEI.  For more information and to register for the session click here ... read more
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Don't miss this excellent two day seminar presented by Dr Susan Easterbrooks and Dr Stacey Tucci on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 January 2015 at VDEI.  For more information and to register for the session click here ...