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VDEI upcoming webinars upcoming webinarsThe 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 Platinum sponsor ICED 2021 The ICED 23rd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED) starts today.2021-07-04T14:00:00Z
Education Week 2021 Week 2021Now in its 77th year, Education Week aims to positively profile and celebrate the strengths and achievements of Victoria's government education sector. This year’s theme is ‘Building Connections’. The theme celebrates the connections between schools and local communities and strengthens bonds with families and carers. Education Week is an opportunity for all primary and secondary schools, higher education, and early childhood services to showcase how they are building connections with the community around them. 2021-05-23T14:00:00Z
The key role of Educational Interpreters key role of Educational InterpretersThe Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) is celebrating 10 years of supporting the improvement of educational outcomes for Victorian students who are deaf or hard of hearing. More than 4500 students in Victorian schools have a hearing loss and many of these students access their learning environment through Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Providing communication access for Victorian students who are deaf or hard of hearing through Auslan is an important role of educational interpreters. 2021-04-26T14:00:00Z
World Autism Awareness Day 2021 Autism Awareness Day 2021Friday the 2nd of April marks World Autism Awareness Day 2021. Every child, young person and adult with autism has different strengths, interests and abilities. World Autism Awareness Day aims to highlight the important contributions of people with autism to ensure that all individuals can lead full and meaningful lives as valued members of society. 2021-04-01T13:00:00Z
New educational resources – Sally and Possum educational resources – Sally and PossumSally and Possum is an innovative video and television series for young deaf and hard of hearing children who use Australian Sign Language (Auslan) as their primary means of communication. The series was developed in Auslan with English voiceovers and includes a total of 6 series featuring 90 episodes. Sally and Possum has been broadcast nationally on ABC KIDS since June 2016 and continues today. 2021-03-21T13:00:00Z
World Hearing Day and Hearing Awareness Week Hearing Day and Hearing Awareness WeekToday we acknowledge World Hearing Day as part of Hearing Awareness Week. World Hearing Day marks the launch of the World Health Organisations’ World Report on Hearing. The theme ‘Hearing Care for ALL! Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate’ presents a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear diseases across the life course. 2021-03-02T13:00:00Z
Register Now: Latest Technology Webinar Series March 2021 Now: Latest Technology Webinar Series March 2021The Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) in collaboration with representatives from the Cochlear Implant Clinic and Hearing Australia will present a two-part live webinar series on hearing technology in March 2021. 2021-02-10T13:00:00Z
Master of Inclusive Education Initiative 2021 of Inclusive Education Initiative 2021Applications for Round 6 (R6) will open 9am Monday 1 March and close Wednesday 24 March 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 2021-01-31T13:00:00Z
VDEI 10th Anniversary 10th AnniversaryVDEI, 10 years of commitment to inclusive, transformative education for children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing.2021-01-26T13:00:00Z