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Subj: Itinerant suggestions?
Date: 97-02-08 08:06:56 EST
From: DAVISTEACH@AOL.COM (Tina Davis)
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Hello edudeafers,

Are there any itinerants or people who do preteaching that can give some suggestions of how they get material from classroom teachers. I am having a hard time getting classroom topics/ vocabulary from the teachers and when I do get it it is info for that day or next, which is better than nothing, but it would help if I got it at least the Friday before so that I can start getting materials together, etc. Every week I give the teachers a form to write down the week's topics and for new vocab. Only half fill it out and they hand it in on Monday afternoon (I'm only there mornings which means I don't get it until Tues.). Maybe my form is too vague??? Does anyone use a specific format? or do you get your info some other way? Team meetings are out of the question because they are in the afternoon and I am at the school in the morning. The school is also 40 minutes away from my other schools sooo going there in the afternoon would take up about 2hrs of my day and I definitely do not have 2hrs. I'm lucky if I have 20 minutes. Any suggestions? (my time with the student can't change because of scheduling conflicts with the interpreter)

Also, how do you guys handle teachers who show movies/films that are not captioned. I asked this one particular teacher for a list of the movies he shows. I can not find them captioned ( I tried NAD). I asked him if it would be okay if I found him related movies that are captioned and he said "Then I would have to change my teaching pattern or preview all the new movies" Yes, he is difficult. I told the principal that it was against the ADA if they showed films that were not captioned. He said he knew that, but.... So, I am busy searching the net and calling publishers, but I haven't had any luck yet. Most of the companies say that they do not plan to caption because these particular movies are too old. Suggestions?

Thanks for your help
Tina Davis

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Subj: Re: Itinerant suggestions?
Date: 97-02-08 12:15:57 EST
From: KISCHEK1214@UNI.EDU (KARLENE KISCHER-BROWNE)
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To: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF)

Tina;

Is it possible that you could use a fax machine with some of this material? Perhaps not all, of course.

It sounds to me as if the principal is doing his/her job: putting you off with understanding talk and no action. You need to go to your supervisor(assuming you work for an area education agency or similar functioning entity.) Have them talk to him/her and to his supervisor.

As to the lack of captioning on films--We've had this struggle, too. There seems to be the perception that as long as there is an interpreter there, that person should be able to convey any information to the deaf child. I'm assuming there is one there for this child. If I understand the ADA and IDEA, using an interpreter is considered "reasonable accomodation," even for films.

Good luck!

Karlene

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Subj: Re: Itinerant suggestions?
Date: 97-02-08 19:19:29 EST
From: srobak@NS.MORAN.COM (Susan Robak)
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I hook up with the regular resource room teachers. I get a copy of the form that they send around to classroom teachers. At least I then know the topics that are going to be presented the next week ahead of time. Teachers only have to fill out one form and don't resent doing it as much. I also call the resource room teacher after team meetings. Her imput is usually enough to give me the information I need. I usually thank her with a small present once in a while. I do this at several of my buildings. In one of my buildings, I use an aide who has access to the information at the team meetings. She makes me a copy of her notes and I have the information for preteaching. Depending on the teacher, sometimes I ask them to make me a copy of their planbook for the week.

Sue Robak
srobak@ns.moran.com

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Document 1 2 3 4 Subj: Re: Itinerant suggestions? Date: 97-02-13 16:03:38 EST From: berke@EROLS.COM (Steve and Jamie Berke) Sender: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education) Reply-to: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education) To: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF) For Tina Davis: Perhaps you could do what they did for me when I was mainstreamed in the '70s -- ask the teachers to get a copy of the filmstrips' scripts. My teachers used to get ahold of the scripts from the producers and give me those scripts to study at home. Of course, this gave me a bit of an unfair advantage over the hearing kids who had to take notes while watching the movie..heh heh.

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