|Professional Standards for Educational Interpreters||https://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au/news/professionalstandardsei||Professional Standards for Educational Interpreters||After extensive consultation with experts and practitioners in the interpreting field, the Victorian Deaf Education Institute has developed the Professional Standards for Educational Interpreters – a framework to support the professional growth and practice of Auslan educational interpreters.
Educational Interpreters are specialist Educational Support staff who provide language and communication access in Auslan and English to support students who are deaf or hard of hearing in their learning environment.
|Get free access to a range of VDEI on-demand presentations||https://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au/Pages/FreeaccessVDEIpresentations.aspx||Get free access to a range of VDEI on-demand presentations||To help celebrate VDEI's 10th Anniversary year, we will be offering free access to a range of on-demand presentations between the 4 October and 4 November 2021. ||2021-10-03T13:00:00Z|
|International Day of Sign Languages – 23 September 2021||https://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au/Pages/InternationalDayofSignLanguages-.aspx||International Day of Sign Languages – 23 September 2021||Today is the International Day of Sign Languages.
The International Day of Sign Languages is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. The 2021 theme, declared by the World Federation of the Deaf, is ‘We Sign for Human Rights,’ highlighting how each of us – deaf and hearing people around the world – can work together hand in hand to promote the recognition of our right to use sign languages in all areas of life.
|National and International Week of Deaf People 2021||https://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au/Pages/WeekofDeafPeople.aspx||National and International Week of Deaf People 2021||This week (20th – 26th September 2021) marks the International Week of Deaf People and the National Week of Deaf People in Australia. The International Week of the Deaf People (IWDP) is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy. ||2021-09-19T14:00:00Z|
|‘Noise in School Classrooms’ webinar recording now available||https://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au/Pages/NoiseinSchoolClassrooms-.aspx||‘Noise in School Classrooms’ webinar recording now available||In case you missed the live event, the ‘Noise in School Classrooms’ webinar recording is now available via the VDEI Digital Resource Hub.
Professor Gary Rance presents data from two studies carried out at the University of Melbourne, exploring the effects of the classroom environment on primary school students, with and without hearing loss.
|DCA Launches Platypus Playhouse!||https://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au/Pages/DCALaunchPlatypusPlayhouse.aspx||DCA Launches Platypus Playhouse!||Working in consultation with the Victorian Deaf Education Institute, early learning educators and Auslan consultant, Chris Dunn, Deaf Children Australia (DCA) this month launched ‘Platypus Playhouse’, innovative bilingual (Auslan, English) learning resources designed to help deaf and hard of hearing children (0-4 years) build language. ||2021-08-30T14:00:00Z|
|Auslan language programs ||https://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au/auslanlanguageprograms||Auslan language programs ||A directory of Victorian government schools offering Auslan as part of their primary or secondary school language program is now available on the VDEI website. The directory features an interactive map of Victoria that shows schools currently offering Auslan as part of their school language program. ||2021-08-05T14:00:00Z|
|Master of Inclusive Education Initiative 2021 ||https://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au/mie2021||Master of Inclusive Education Initiative 2021 ||Applications for Round 7 (R7) will open 9am Monday 30 August and close Monday 27 September 2021 at midday.
Through better qualified teachers, this initiative will promote an advanced understanding of inclusive educational needs in the context of access and success for students with disability and diverse educational needs. The long-term vision is for all 1,549 Victorian government school to have a Masters qualified inclusive education teacher on staff, creating and leading a more inclusive school environment for all students regardless of their abilities and backgrounds
|VDEI upcoming webinars||https://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au/Pages/VDEIUpcomingweb.aspx||VDEI upcoming webinars||The Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) is hosting two live webinars in August and September to provide opportunities for educators and allied professionals to engage in online professional learning. Participants will gain practical knowledge and strategies to implement as part of their work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.||2021-07-04T14:00:00Z|
|VDEI Platinum sponsor ICED 2021 ||https://www.deafeducation.vic.edu.au/Pages/VDEIICED2021.aspx||VDEI Platinum sponsor ICED 2021 ||The ICED 23rd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED) starts today.||2021-07-04T14:00:00Z|