At the beginning of each school year, teachers often take the time to get to know their students—their favorite subjects, their goals, their families, etc. With deaf and hard of hearing learners, though, many educators stop and let that one characteristic define the student and the student-teacher relationship. But in the edWebinar, “Deaf Learners: Designing Practice to Support Their Learner Variability, Culture, and Families,” sponsored by Digital Promise, the presenters explained why educators need to dig deeper and understand all of the factors influencing the student’s motivation and interest in learning.
Presented by Melissa Herzig, Ed.D., Director of Translation, Science of Learning Lab, and Assistant Director, Educational Neuroscience, Gallaudet University; Andrea Sonnier, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Education, and Creator, Critical Consciousness School, Gallaudet University; and SaraBeth Sullivan, Research Intern, Learner Variability Project, and Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Neuroscience, Gallaudet University